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Hershman & McFarlane

Children Act Handbook 2015/16

A source of key children proceedings legislation and related guidance

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As part of the acquisition process of Jordan Publishing by LexisNexis, Hershman and McFarlane Children Act Handbook has been divested to a third party publisher, Bloomsbury Publishing plc. The point of contact for all enquiries for this title is now Emma Smith at Bloomsbury, whose contact details are as follows:

Email: emma.smith@bloomsbury.com
Telephone: 01444 416119

For more information about the acquisition by LexisNexis please click here.

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Hershman & McFarlane Children Act Handbook 2015/16 provides a single volume source of key children proceedings legislation and related guidance. It contains consolidated and fully amended texts of the Children Act 1989 and relevant provisions of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and supplementary Practice Directions.

The Handbook meets the need for a reliable, up to date and yet still portable source which is specifically designed for use in court by all child law practitioners, judges and social workers.
Part I – Statutes
Adoption and Children Act 2002 ss 1, 18–29, 52
Children Act 1989 1

Part II – Statutory Instruments
Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) Rules 2014
Family Procedure Rules 2010
 Relevant core Rules and Practice Directions

Part III – Practice Guidance
Practice Guidance (Committal for Contempt of Court) (3 May 2013)
Practice Guidance (Committal for Contempt of Court) (4 June 2013)
President’s Circular (Committals) (2 August 2013)
Practice Guidance (Transparency in the Family Courts: Publication of Judgments) (16 January 2014)
President’s Guidance (Allocation and Gatekeeping for Care,
Supervision and other Proceedings under Part IV of the
Children Act 1989 (Public Law)) (22 April 2014)
President’s Guidance (Continuity and Deployment (Public Law)) (22 April 2014)
President’s Guidance (Use of Prescribed Documents (Public Law)) (22 April 2014)
President’s Guidance (Allocation and Gatekeeping for Proceedings under Part II of the Children Act 1989 (Private Law)) (22 April 2014)
President’s Guidance (Continuity and Deployment (Private Law)) (22 April 2014)
President’s Guidance (Use of Prescribed Documents (Private Law)) (22 April 2014)

Part IV – Miscellaneous
Calendars 2012–2015 859
"Now in its latest edition for 2015-2016, this book is the answer to the family law practitioner's prayer for a handy portable reference to key children proceedings legislation and related guidance. 

Published by Family Law imprint of Jordan Publishing Limited, this long established work of reference (with us since 2001) contains the relevant and completely up to date legislation accompanied by expert commentary, so you have at your fingertips the consolidated and fully amended texts of the Children Act 1989, the relevant provisions of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and the supporting practice directions.

Considering the complexity and sensitivity of this area of law and the resulting pressure it places on practitioners, this book has been purpose designed for use in court. In the majority of cases, it will save you time trawling through cumbersome multi-volume loose leaf reference works. Its authority and reliability means you can more easily adjust to the changes brought about by the continually changing Family Court structure.

The book is divided into three parts which indicate the scope of its contents. Parts I and II present statuses and statutory instruments. Part III, 'Practice Guidance' is, we think, of particular benefit to the everyday work of the practitioner and advisor. As for case law authorities, you will of course, need to research these separately as appropriate..."
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Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS


"Purpose-designed for portability and convenience, this is the book you need for court if you are in any way professionally involved in children and family matters and either an advisor or a professional.  In most cases, it will certainly save you time trawling though those multi-volume loose-leaf reference works, which are rather cumbersome to haul around court. "
Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

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"essential ... it is a great boon to have all these materials in one relatively small volume ... this volume is a must"
New Law Journal


"indispensable"
Counsel


"a useful addition to the practitioner's family law library"
ChildRIGHT


"recommended as an easy-to-use key source"
Legal Executive Journal


"A must if you specialize in this field"
Internet Law Book Reviews


"As good as ever"
Association of Lawyers for Children


"The major benefits of the book are – in addition to its accuracy and comprehensive nature – its portability and ease, making it ideal for court … a must have acquisition for the specialist practitioners library"
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Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

 In the ten years since the publication of Children Law and Practice, one drawback of the layout of the text has been that, in order to have both the commentary and the statutory material at court, it has been necessary for users to carry both volumes of the work with them. This modestly sized handbook is being published in order to ease the physical burden on users by providing core statutory material in a portable supplement.

 We hope that this handbook will be a useful addition to the family law library and that the selection that we have made is sufficient to meet both the need for portability and the need to provide essential core material. Any suggestions for additional material are welcome.

 The Children Act Handbook will be updated each year and issued as part of the subscription package to all Children Law and Practice subscribers. In addition, the Handbook will be available for sale separately to non-subscribers.

 David Hershman and Andrew McFarlane
 August 2001

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