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Law, Law Reform and the Family
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Law, Law Reform and the Family

Stephen Cretney


This collection of essays examines the process and problems of law reform with special reference to the development of family law. The author demonstrates the different pressures and influences that affect the development of the law, including the views of judges, the advice of civil servants and the requirements of Parliamentary drafting to an extent which has not previously been appreciated. Topics covered include the involvement of the Catholic Church in the 1969 divorce reforms; the struggle for power within the family from 1925 to 1975; approaches to the reform of intestacy; the Children ... More

Keywords: law reform, family law, judges, civil servants, Church, 1969 divorce reforms, intestacy, marriage conciliation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198268710
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268710.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Cretney, author
All Souls College, Oxford