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Review: Bromley’s Family Law by Nigel Lowe and Gillian Douglas

Review: Bromley’s Family Law by Nigel Lowe and Gillian Douglas

Jonathan Bishop

Abstract

Bromley’s Family Law is a long established core text for students of family law, and this 2015 edition was an attempt to update it. In terms of contemporary issues like Internet trolling and digital addiction, the authors of the book, Nigel Lowe and Gillian Douglas, fail to capture any of the implications contemporary technologies and cultures have had on family law. The absence of discussion of social media, particularly how Crown Prosecution Service guidance relating to it can impact on the enforcement of court orders and the treatment of children and those lacking maturity, is concerning. If one takes a traditional approach to family law this might be a worthwhile textbook, but on any programme looking for how technology has impacted on family law, it is not suitable for the age we are in.

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Jonathan Bishop (2015). Review: Bromley’s Family Law by Nigel Lowe and Gillian Douglas. International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation 2(1), pp.47-51. Available at: http://resources.crocels.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/bromleys-family-law-by-nigel-lowe-and-gillian-douglas.pdf