Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law and Practice

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Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law and Practice


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“The practitioner's 'Bible' on all aspects of public and private child law” Sarah Forster, Garden Court Chambers

“…the equivalent of having the best legal brains available at your fingertips…it is an invaluable resource and I endorse it without reservation.” Peggy Ray, Senior Partner and co-founder of Goodman Ray Solicitors

In every area of legal practice there is a book which is so authoritative, comprehensive and practical that it not only explains the law but shapes it. In children law, that book is Hershman & McFarlane: Children Law and Practice.

Written by three of the country's leading child law practitioners, advised by a board of eminent child law experts, Hershman & McFarlane: Children Law and Practice is now firmly established as the leading reference on the subject.

The authors help the reader to:
-Obtain an overview of children law
-Familiarise themself with the broad concepts
-Inform themself of case-law and legislation
-Study the detail of many aspects of children law

Conceived and written around the Children Act 1989, the work is regularly commended for its user-friendly approach and for concentrating on the issues that really matter in practice. Clear narrative is complemented by numerous time-saving checklists, procedural tables and flow-charts. Relevant statutory materials are included and the whole work is extensively cross-referenced.

Since publication in 1991, Hershman & McFarlane: Children Law and Practice has become the leading authority on children law. Used extensively by all sectors of the profession including solicitors, the judiciary, barristers and social services.

Hershman & McFarlane: Children Law and Practice is relied upon daily in all levels of court. Here's why: it contains authoritative commentary, and detailed and practical advice; is written by the late David Hershman QC and The Rt. Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane; it has easy-to-use layout, and, the flow-charts, checklists and procedural tables take you step-by-step through all the procedures relevant to your application. It includes comprehensive legislation, including all the relevant statutes and statutory materials; and it provides frequent and economical updating service.

To keep pace with all of the latest changes in this important area of practice the work is updated three times a year.

*This title was acquired by Bloomsbury Professional in February 2016 and will be distributed by Bloomsbury Professional as of 22nd July 2016. For any queries please contact us on mailto:[email protected] or call 01444 416119.

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Product details

Published 19 Dec 2018
Format Loose Leaf
Edition 1st
Extent 1260
ISBN 9781526511546
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 244 x 158 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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