Fifty Years in Family Law: Essays for Stephen Cretney

Fifty Years in Family Law: Essays for Stephen Cretney


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ISBN-13: 9781780680521
Publisher: Intersentia
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Acknowledgements vii

List of Authors xi

Introduction Rebecca Probert Chris Barton 1

Collective Responsibility: Law Reform at the Law Commission Brenda Hale 7

A Paean for the Law Commission: A View from the Inside Joanna Harwood Penny Lewis 21

In the Matter of Cretney v. Bromley (1974): Stephen Cretney's Principles of Family Law Simon Rowbotham 39

'Why Should They Cite Us?': Lessons from an 'Uncommon' Family Lawyers's Influence on the Common Law Stephen Gilmore 57

Child Focused Legislation: For the Sake of the Children? Christine Piper 71

The Illegitimacy Saga Andrew Bainham 83

Marital Agreements: 'The More Radical Solution' Joanna Miles 97

Buggers and Broomers: Have They 'Been Practising Long Enough'? Chris Barton 107

Civil Rites Rebecca Probert 121

Towards a Matrimonial Property Regime for England and Wales? Jens M. Scherpe 133

Holding Onto the Past? Adoption, Birth Parents and the Law in the Twenty-First Century Sonia Harris-Short 147

Inherently Disposed to Protect Children: the Continuing Role of Wardship Nigel Lowe 161

The Law of Succession: Doing the Best We Can Elizabeth Cooke 175

Divorce, Internet Hubs and Stephen Cretney Jonathan Herring 187

The Co-Respondent's Role in Divorce Reform after 1923 Sue Jenkinson 201

Simple Quarrels? Autonomy vs. Vulnerability Gillian Douglas 217

Shapeshifters or Polymaths? A Reflection on the Discipline of the Family Mediator in Stephen Cretney's World of Private Ordering Neil Robinson 231

Family Law - What Family Law? John Eekelaar 247

Regulating the Bar Ruth Deech 265

A Failed Revolution: Judicial Case Management of Care Proceedings Judith Masson 277

Openness and Transparency in the Family Courts: A Policy Journey 2005-2011 Mavis Maclean 297

Fifty Years in the Transformation of American Family Law: 1960-2011 Sanford N. Katz 303

A Royal and Constitutional Affair: the Second Marriage of H.M. King Leopold III of the Belgians Walter Pintens 317

Index 329

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