BiographyStephen Cretney, FBA QC is an Emeritus Fellow at All Souls College Oxford.
After Practice as a solicitor in the City he became an academic lawyer, with appointments in Kenya, Southampton and as a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Exeter College Oxford. As a Law Commissioner from 1978 to 1983 he was responsible for the Commission's family law programme.
On leaving the Commission he became Professor and Dean of the Faculty of law at Bristol University and in 1993 was elected Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College. He has served on a number of official committees dealing with the prison system, the administration of Family Law, judicial training and legal education.
- This is the edited text of a paper read to the annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, Keele University, September 2006DOI: 10.1017/S0008197307000086ISBN: 1469-2139ISBN: 0-19-929773-8ISBN: 0-19-928091-6ISBN: 0021-1273
Research InterestsFamily Law and its History, Legislation and Law Reform, Socio-Legal Studies