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10 October 2016

New edition of “Law Of Children In Northern Ireland: The Annotated Leg

Members of the legal profession including the Lord Chief Justice joined the President of the Law Society at the launch of a new book this week.

The Society have launched a completely new and revised second edition of the very popular Law of Children in Northern Ireland: the Annotated Legislation.

The new edition will provide the family law practitioner with the annotated texts of the major primary and secondary legislation applying to children in Northern Ireland, conveniently collected in one volume.

The authors have used their extensive practical experience to produce updated and amended versions of the relevant legislation. In addition the book contains an expanded section on the international aspects of the law relating to children together with new commentary on consent to medical treatment and extended coverage of the Human Rights Act.

Reference is also made to unreported Family Care Centre decisions as well as decisions of the House of Lords/Supreme Court on appeals from Northern Ireland and to relevant applications to the European Court of Human Rights.

The legislation has also been fully annotated with reported and unreported judgments of the Northern Ireland High Court and Court of Appeal. The format of the text also allows (where appropriate) easy reference to the standard English textbooks.

The new book is available to order from by clicking here

In the photos

Mr Justice O'Hara, Judge Gemma Loughran & Michael Long QC, Alan Hunter Chief Executive of the Law Society and John Guerin at the launch of the new book.

Authors Judge Gemma Loughran & Michael Long QC at the launch of their new book