Joshua Hitchens and Niamh Daly write in their preface:
Forced marriage is an age-old evil which affects all sections, religions, ethnicities and classes of society. It is a problem which requires a response both from all arms of the state and all disciplines of the law. The purpose of this book is to encourage practitioners to approach cases holistically, considering remedies across all practice areas and the full array of statutory services available in cases concerning forced marriage.
The book is divided into five parts. Part 1 is intended to provide an accessible route into the book and contains chapters defining forced marriage, setting out the legal avenues to prevent, punish and remedy a forced marriage as well as chapters setting out the main causes and categories of forced marriage. Part 2 sets out the law and procedure in the family courts, Part 3, the criminal courts, Part 4 concerns the Court of Protection and Part 5 provides guidance on best practice for a range of professionals.
We thank everyone at Bloomsbury, particularly Kiran Goss, Jane Bradford and Jenny Lank for their patience and making this book possible.
The law is stated as at January 2021. Any errors are our own.