Family Law is an accessible, student-friendly textbook which provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by undergraduate courses. Written with clarity, Family Law offers an introduction not just to the black-letter law but also to the social, economic and historical developments that have helped to shape it, considering key academic debates and areas of controversy. Authored by a highly experienced lecturer, Family Law is structured in two parts around family law and child law, the framing areas of the common syllabus. Developed with all the latest legislative developments, case law and potential reforms in mind, including the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, R (A child) , Radmacher v Granatino , Re AR (A Child: Relocation) , and Kernott v Jones , the Final Report of the Family Justice Review and the controversy over the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2011 (including the Family Law Manifesto campaign led by the Family Law Bar Association and supported by other organisations working with children and vulnerable families) this is the ideal textbook for all students of family or child law today. Student-friendly features include: * Outline contents at the beginning of each chapter which provide students with a context as they read; * Bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter which highlight and reinforce the key concepts; * Further reading lists which point students towards contemporary sources for more detailed study; * An introduction to the key academic debates and areas of controversy, helping students to deepen their critical evaluation of the subject; * A free companion website, which offers students the opportunity to test their own understanding and apply their knowledge to a set of hypothetical problem-based questions. In addition, revision podcasts will prove invaluable as exam time approaches.