Lucinda Ferguson

University of Oxford, Faculty of Law

Associate Professor of Family Law, University of Oxford; Tutorial Fellow in Law, Oriel College, Oxford

St. Cross Building

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Oxford, OX1 3UJ

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Not Merely Rights for Children But Children's Rights: The Theory Gap and the Assumption of the Importance of Children's Rights

(2013) 21 International Journal of Children's Rights 177-208
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2014
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Children’s rights, rights for children, s 1 Children Act 1989, welfare principle, best interests, will theory, interest theory, expressive function of law, children’s autonomy, AC v Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services) 2009 SCC 30

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The End of an Age: Beyond Age Restrictions for Minors' Medical Treatment Decisions

Number of pages: 97 Posted: 05 Jul 2007
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Legal capacity, medical treatment, law reform, children's rights, age discrimination, freedom of religion, Canadian law

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The Curious Case of Civil Partnership: The Extension of Marriage to Same-Sex Couples and the Status-Altering Consequences of a Wait-and-See Approach

(2016) Child and Family Law Quarterly (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2016
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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ss1 and 3(1)(a) Civil Partnership Act 2004, civil partnership, Articles 8 and 14 European Convention on Human Rights, Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, discrimination, Wilkinson v Kitzinger and another (No 2) [2006] EWHC 2022 (Fam)

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'Families in All Their Subversive Variety': Over-Representation, the Ethnic Child Protection Penalty, and Responding to Diversity Whilst Protecting Children

(2014) 63 Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 43-87
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Child protection, s31(2) Children Act 1989 threshold, s1 Children Act 1989 'best interests', culture, diversity, ethnic minorities, ethnic penalties, contextualised subjects

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Hard Divorces Make Bad Law

Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 2017
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Jul 2017
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 s1; contested application for a decree nisi; unreasonable behaviour; no fault divorce

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School Exclusion and the Law: A Literature Review and Scoping Survey of Practice

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 85/2014
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2015
Lucinda Ferguson and Naomi Webber
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law and University of Oxford - Department of Education
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Permanent exclusion; English secondary schools; Education Act 2002, s51; education law; best interests; head teachers; discretion; autonomy; independent review panels

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The Jurisprudence of Making Decisions Affecting Children: An Argument to Prefer Duty to Children's Rights and Welfare

Law in Society: Reflections on Children, Family, Culture and Philosophy - Essays in Honour of Michael Freeman (Brill 2015), Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 6/2017
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 21 Nov 2016
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Children's rights; welfare; best interests; duty; s1 Children Act 1989; welfare principle; virtue ethics; virtue jurisprudence; flourishing; United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Arbitration in Financial Dispute Resolution: The Final Step to Reconstructing the Default(s) and Exception(s)?

(2013) 35: 1 Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 115-138, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 48/2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 28 May 2013
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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family arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, nuptial agreements, ss 23-25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, autonomy, fairness

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Wyatt v Vince: The Reality of Individualised Justice – Financial Orders, Forensic Delay, and Access to Justice

27: 2 Child and Family Law Quarterly 195-208, 2015
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Jul 2015
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Commentary on Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General)

Helen Stalford, Kathryn Hollingsworth, Stephen Gilmore, eds, Children's Rights Judgments (Hart, 2017)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Jul 2017
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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children's rights; human rights; corporal punishment; best interests; constitutionality

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Introduction: The Importance of Theory to Children's and Family Law

in Elizabeth Brake and Lucinda Ferguson (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law (OUP 2018)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Lucinda Ferguson and Elizabeth Brake
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law and University of Calgary
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family law, children's law, philosophy, theory, normative arguments, definition of family, intimacy, caring, polyamory, alimony, spousal support, surrogacy, children's rights, parental rights, private ordering

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Brexit, Non-Court Dispute Resolution, and Family Justice

Family Law 1130-1141, October 2017
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2017
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Brexit; non-court dispute resolution; alternative dispute resolution; mediation; arbitration; family law; family justice

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An Argument for Treating Children As a 'Special Case'

in Elizabeth Brake and Lucinda Ferguson (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law (OUP 2018)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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children’s rights, paramountcy principle, best interests, welfare, childhood, social construct, childhood goods, vulnerability, parental rights, equality, equal moral consideration

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Arbitral Awards: A Magnetic Factor of Determinative Importance – Yet Not to Be Rubber-Stamped?

(2015) 37 Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 99-101
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 06 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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s25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, consent orders, arbitration, autonomy, nuptial agreements

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Uncertainty and Indecision in the Legal Regulation of Children: The Albertan Experience

(2007) 23(2) Canadian Journal of Family Law 159
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Dec 2012
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Alberta, legal history, children's rights, welfare, mature minor

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Children at Risk of School Dropout

Chapter in JG Dwyer (ed), Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law (OUP 2019)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jun 2019
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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school dropout; permanent exclusion; expulsion; education law; children’s rights; right to education; best interests; school accountability; discretion; autonomy

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Family, Social Inequalities, and the Persuasive Force of Interpersonal Obligation

International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 61-90, 2008
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2013
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Complicating the 'Holy Grail', Simplifying the Search: A Critique of the Conventional Problematisation of Social Immobility in Elite Legal Education and the Profession

The Law Teacher, Vol. 51, (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Feb 2017
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Socio-Economic Disadvantage; Meritocracy; Micro-Adjustments

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Trial by Proxy: How Section15 of the Charter Removes Age from Adolescence

(2005) 4 Journal of Law & Equality 84-102
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Apr 2015
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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Retroactivity, Social Obligation, and Child Support

(2006) 43 Alberta Law Review 1049
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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The Parental Support Obligation

Nicholas Bala, Martha Shaffer, Lucinda Ferguson, “Family Law for the Older Canadian” in Ann Soden, ed., Advising the Older Client (Toronto, Ont.: Butterworths, 2005)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Mar 2015
Lucinda Ferguson
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
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parental support obligation; filial support obligation; Canada