Thomson's Family Law in Scotland (Paperback)

Thomson's Family Law in Scotland By Katy MacFarlane Cover Image

Thomson's Family Law in Scotland (Paperback)


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A well-established, clear and comprehensive book on Scots family and child law that will be of practical use to students and practitioners.
This book is set out in a clear and logical manner and includes chapters on:

- the formalities and legal consequences of marriage; civil partnership and cohabitation;
- divorce, dissolution and the breakdown of cohabitation;
- the rights and capacity of children;
- adoption and permanence; and
- the Children's Hearings System.
The eighth edition incorporates all recent legislative changes including the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019, Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019, Children (Scotland) Act 2020 and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020.
Katy Macfarlane is a Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh Law School where she teaches courses on child and family law and mental health law. From 2000 to 2007, she headed up the Scottish Child Law Centre. Katy is a solicitor, safeguarder for the children's hearing system, child welfare reporter in family actions in Edinburgh Sheriff Court and a trained mediator. She co-authored the annotated Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (W Green) and is co-editor of the Family Law Bulletin (W Green). Katy is on the Board of Trustees of the Scottish Child Law Centre and is a member of the Scottish Government cross party groups on Children and Young People; and Mental Health.
Product Details ISBN: 9781526513878
ISBN-10: 1526513870
Publisher: Tottel Publishing
Publication Date: November 30th, 2022
Pages: 504
Language: English