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, Head of Chambers, Fourteen

“…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, Winner Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law, October 2016

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

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

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 and 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.

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 Andrew McFarlane QC; 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 has a 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.