Book Chapter

Child and Family Law: Progress and Pusillanimity



Sutherland EE (2011) Child and Family Law: Progress and Pusillanimity. In: Sutherland E, Goodall K, Little G & Davidson F (eds.) Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 58-83.

This chapter assesses what the Scottish Parliament has achieved in the light of the problems it was designed to solve; the promises held out for it by its creators; and the subject-specific goals of child and family law itself. It shows that the Scottish Parliament has been active and productive, passing a myriad of statutes devoted to the field and numerous others impacting significantly on aspects of it.

Scottish Parliament; child law; family law

Publication date31/12/2011
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Publisher URL…0195-chapter-004
Place of publicationEdinburgh

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Professor Elaine Sutherland

Professor Elaine Sutherland

Emeritus Professor, Law