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This book provides in-depth studies of some of the leading family law cases which have shaped modern family law in England and Wales. Family law cases tend to raise highly controversial issues, often on striking facts, frequently provoking wider social debate and/or extensive publicity. Consequently, the landmark cases chosen for this collection provide considerable scope, not only for doctrinal analysis and explanation of the importance and impact of the decisions, but also for in-depth examination of the social or policy developments that influenced them. The stories behind the cases provide a fascinating insight into the complexities of family life and the drama that can be found in the family courts of England and Wales.
About the Author
Stephen Gilmore is Professor of Family Law at King's College London.Jonathan Herring is a Professor of Law at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College. Rebecca Probert is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick.