Professor Nigel Lowe is the leading expert in international family law, with a world-wide reputation for his work in child law, international family relocation and child abduction. His career, spanning more than 40 years, has produced a huge body of literature and is internationally influential and of particular importance within Europe.
A collaborative effort by members of the judiciary, practitioners and fellow academics from both the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions International and National Perspectives on Child and Family Law is a recognition of the impact of his work. It covers key issues in international child and family law including those in which Professor Lowe's work has been particularly influential, namely adoption, wardship, parental responsibility, children's rights, international family relocation and the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.
International and transnational family law has been a developing field of study and a growing area of legal practice over recent years. At a time of great international change and with the complications and implications of Brexit, this book covers many of the key issues in family law today and provides the reader with an exploration of possible future developments in the field.
Gillian Douglas is Professor of Law and Executive Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Learned Society of Wales and the Academy of Social Sciences. She is a co-editor of the Child and Family Law Quarterly and a case reports editor for the Family Law journal.
Mervyn Murch CBE is Emeritus Professor in Cardiff University's School of Law and Politics. For over 40 years he has undertaken socio-legal family law research associated with social policy and law reform.
Victoria Stephens is a freelance legal researcher, currently working for the Hague Conference on Private International Law. She also works as a project manager at the international NGO, IREX Europe, and has previously worked for the UK Cabinet Office, Department of Health and the Law Commission of England and Wales.
Introduction - Nigel Vaughan Lowe: An Appreciation (p. 1)