Children Act Private Law Proceedings: A Handbook

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Children Act Private Law Proceedings: A Handbook is an invaluable companion for all practitioners involved in private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989. It provides both a detailed, widely researched analysis of substantive law and a clear guide to the relevant procedure.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and takes account of all recent case-law and important procedural developments, such as the introduction of the revised Private Law Programme. The contents have been recognised to provide a separate chapter on the implications of domestic violence for residence and contact. The introductory chapter has been completely rewritten in order to examine the changing nature of the family and its impact on private law proceedings.
 The extensive text is supplemented by fully updated appendices containing essential statutory and other materials.


 John Mitchell Author