Clarke Hall & Morrison on Children

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Acknowledged as being the leading work on both the civil jurisdiction of the family courts and the criminal
jurisdiction of the youth courts, Clarke, Hall and Morrison gathers together all the legislation, circulars and
guidance notes that relate to every aspect of child law. It also includes useful procedural tables, checklists,
precedents and flowcharts. Expert commentary explains and clarifies the law throughout and makes sure that the reader is fully aware of its practical implications. The work includes expert analysis of all the relevant case law and contains all relevant source materials accompanied by explanatory commentary.


Issue 116, November 2023

The following chapters have been updated:

Binder 1
Division 1: Cardinal Principles and Jurisdiction

Chapter 1 Parentage

Chapter 3 The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights

Chapter 5 Parental responsibility

Chapter 6 The Cardinal Principles of the Children Act 1989

Chapter 8 Jurisdiction

Division 2: Part II of the Children Act 1989: Private Law Proceedings

Chapter 2 Section 8 Orders

Division 3: Financial Provision for Children

Chapter 2 The courts’ powers

Chapter 3 Maintenance under the Child Support Act 1991

Division 5: International Child Abduction and Protection

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Recovering a child taken outside England and Wales

Chapter 3 Children removed to and from Member States (other than Denmark) of the European Union

Chapter 4 Children removed to and from the United Kingdom: 1980 Convention Countries

Chapter 5 Child Protection

Division 6: Wardship and Inherent Jurisdiction

Chapter 1 Wardship

Chapter 2 The Inherent Jurisdiction

Division 9: Part IV of the Children Act 1989: Care Proceedings

Chapter 1 Care proceedings

Division 10: Adoption

Chapter 4 Placement for adoption

Chapter 5 Adoption Procedure

Division 11: Practice and Procedure

Chapter 4 Enforcement of orders

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Division 13: Care Standards

Chapter 1 Care standards and safeguarding of children

Division 14: Youth Justice

Chapter 1 The youth justice system

Chapter 3 Investigation of criminal offences

Chapter 4 The criminal courts

Chapter 5 Sentences and orders of the court

Binder 3
Division D: International Abduction & Protection — Statutes

The following has been updated:

Child Abduction and Custody Act 1984

Child Abduction And Custody (Parties To Conventions) Order 1986

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Richard A H White  General editor
Nigel Lowe  General editor
The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder  Consultant editor
Nageena Khalique  Editor
Elizabeth Isaacs  Editor
V Rt. Hon The Baroness Hale of Richmond  Author
 Adrian Turner Author
 Christopher McFarland Editor
 Hugh Travers Editor