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Stone's Justices' Manual 2013
Edition: 2013
Format: Hardback, 3 Vols, Key Materials and CD ROM
Author: Edited by Paul Carr, District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) and Adrian Turner, Barrister
ISBN: 9781405778909
Publishers: LexisNexis (Butterworths)
Price: £635
Publication Date: 30 June 2013

Publisher's Title Information

This unrivalled title provides the most reliable coverage of the legislative changes affecting magistrates' courts. It provides comprehensive coverage of all existing, new and amended legislation and hundreds of new cases that set precedents or clarify particular principles of law. The accompanying CD-ROM completes the service. An updating CD-ROM and supplement in October ensure you remain completely up-to-date.
Butterworths Stone's Justices' Manual is relied upon each year by thousands of professionals to provide the most reliable and current coverage of the legislative changes affecting magistrates' courts.
As part of the subscription an updating CD-ROM is provided in October.
Butterworths Supplement to Stone's Justices' Manual is included in the subscription price and is a valuable addition to the Stone's service, with recent cases and legislation included, as well as updated and new commentary on relevant changes to the law in the magistrates' courts.
Fully cross-referenced to the main work, the Supplement ensures your Butterworths Stone's Justice Manual 2013 is updated with the latest developments.

Contents

Part I - Magistrates' Courts Procedure;
Part II - Evidence;
Part III - Sentencing;
Part IV - Road Traffic;
Part V - Youth Courts;
Part VI - Family Law;
Part VII - Transport;
Part VIII - Miscellaneous Offences and Civil Proceedings;
Part IX - Precedents and Forms;
Part X - Stop Press: Miscellaneous Legislation.

The Author


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Unfair Dismissal
A Guide to Relevant Case Law
Edition: 31st
Format: Paperback
Author: Tony Gould, Yvonne) Frost
ISBN13: 9781405780049
Publishers: LexisNexis (Butterworths)
Price: £146
Publication Date: March 2013

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Introduction

This the 31st edition of the IRLR Unfair Dismissal Guide and it takes account of the effect on the case law of 10 cases dealing with unfair dismissal reported in Industrial Relations Law Reports during 2012.

Although fewer unfair dismissal cases were reported in 2012 as compared with previous years, it remains one of the commonest types of complaint brought before employment tribunals (46,300 out of 321,800 jurisdictional claims brought in 2011-12).

2012 saw the Coalition Government continue with its socalled "red tape challenge" to reduce bureaucracy for business, including the reform of employment law. The most important change to take place was the increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one to two years, although this only affects those whose continuous employment began on or after 6 April 2012. It is still too early to say whether the government's hopes for a consequent increase in employment are being fulfilled. Looking ahead to 2013, the major legislative change in this area seems likely to be the proposed 12 months' pay cap on the compensatory award, which it is currently anticipated will become law sometime in the summer.

Relevant major case law developments during 2012- included the Supreme Court's further development of the Lawson v Serco ruling on territorial jurisdiction (see Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd) and the Court of Appeal judgments on the now repealed retirement procedures (see R& R Plant (Peterborough) Ltd v Bailey) and on the identification of transferees on transfers of undertakings (Spaceright Europe Ltd v Baillavoine).

The purpose of the Unfair Dismissal Guide remains to analyse the most important decisions of the courts and tribunals and extract the main relevant findings. Eleven PCW principles have been added from the cases reported in 2012. As before, the aim of the Guide is to assist those acting, advising or adjudicating on this subject on the current approach of the courts to the range of problems of a interpretation posed by statute.

The preparing this edition of the Guide the same methodology has been adopted as in previous years. Shifts in emphasis in the judicial interpretation of the statutory language have been taken into account and consideration given to whether the relevant principle for the reported case would still be regarded as authoritative were it to be scrutinised by the appeal courts today.
Where essentially the same point has been dealt with in more than one reported case, the highest authority is cited or, where that is not possible, the most recent or the most frequently quoted decision. For this and other purposes, therefore, the Guide distinguishes between the principle and the case. The principle, if still relevant, should be found in the Guide. A particular case may not be referred to either because it is no longer relevant or because the principle enunciated is captured better by another reference.

As in previous years, where there are conflicting lines of authority, both sets of decisions are referred to unless a clear trend has been established in favour of one or the other.

Certain matters are not specifically dealt with, for example the statutory definition of redundancy, employment tribunal procedure and exclusions and qualifications for bringing a claim where they are not based on the statutory provisions (eg whether or not a contract is illegal, or who is or is not an employee). That is because they are outside the remit of the Guide as they involve statutes or common law older than the concept of unfair dismissal and/or case law outside the area of unfair dismissal itself.

The statutory extracts included in the Guide are generally those in force at the end of 2012. Despite their repeal from 6 April 2009, references to the statutory dispute resolution procedures have been maintained in this edition of the Guide because they remain relevant in the circumstances set out in the transitional provisions and to ongoing cases. For the same reasons, despite their repeal with effect from 6 April 2011, references to the default retirement age and consequent provisions have also been maintained. Footnotes indicate where the statutory provisions have been repealed and/or are only in force in accordance with transitional provisions.


Tony Gould
Employment Law Editor/Writer
Non-practising Solicitor
LexisNexis Butterworths
January 2013


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The Civil Court Practice 2013 (The Green Book) Hardcopy & eBook Set
Edition: 2013
Format: Hardcopy & eBook Set
Edition: 2013
Author: Editor-in-Chief: The Right Honourable the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
General Editors: P K J Thompson QC, MA, LLB (Hons), of Lincoln's Inn, one of Her Majesty's Counsel; Louise di Mambro LLB (Hons) (Lond), of the Middle Temple, Barrister, Registrar of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Registrar of the Privy Council;
Senior Contributing Editor: David di Mambro LLB (Hons) (Lond), Ch Arb, FCI Arb, of the Middle Temple, Barrister, Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies and a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee.
Consulting Editor: The Right Honourable Lord Justice Moore-Bick.
ISBN: 9781405778640
Publishers: LexisNexis (Butterworths)
Price: £485
Publication Date: 31st March 2013

Publisher's Title Information

Whether you're practicing in the High Court or county courts, you need the Green Book. This esteemed guide is essential to bringing, defending and appealing civil proceedings and has indispensible coverage of the Civil Procedure Rules.
The Green Book is known for its clear, comprehensive and pertinent explanation of the Rules, the cases and their application. This detailed coverage is unrivalled by other texts on civil procedure and places the Green Book firmly at the top of the litigation tree.
The Green Book package:
Volume One examines procedure in the civil courts and contains the Civil Procedure Rules (Reissued for free in October).
Volume Two covers general and more specific jurisdictions of the civil courts. Also included are the Supreme Court Rules and Practice Directions and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Rules and Practice Directions.
Forms Supplement sets out all available forms listed in CPR PD 4 together with some additional forms.
Procedural Tables Supplement sets out the procedures to be followed in different circumstances, minimising the risk of error.
A CD-ROM provides the full text and the complete set of editable forms that can be downloaded (free updated replacements sent August and October).
Civil Court News, a quarterly newsletter summarising recent cases and articles on the latest developments.
eBook, get expert advice on the move.
Essential commentary and explanatory notes are included throughout, written by an expert editorial board, including Lord Justices of Appeal, QBD and Chancery Masters, district judges and leading practitioners.
All in 2 main volumes - nothing archived. Available in four formats - book, CD-ROM, eBook and online as part of the Civil Procedure menu.
The 2013 edition includes all recent updates to the CPR.

Special Offer for Students

Pupils within three years of call, newly qualified or students can benefit from a 60% discount. So rather than £534.96 (inc. VAT) this must-have guide will cost just £213.98 (inc. VAT).
To redeem your discount, simply fill in the Special Order Form and get your Head of Chambers, Partner, Training Principal or Course Leader to sign it.
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Editorial Board: Master Bowles, Master of the Supreme Court, Chancery Division; Master Leslie, Master of the Supreme Court, Queen's Bench Division, a Bencher of the Middle Temple, former member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (1997-2002) and a former member of the working party on Practice Directions (1997-2000); Master Colin Campbell, Costs Judge; His Honour Judge Michael Cook; Her Honour Judge Margaret de Haas LLB (Hons) (Lond), Senior Circuit Judge and the Designated Family Judge for Merseyside; His Honour Judge David Pugsley, Circuit Judge and formerly Chairman of Employment Tribunals; District Judge Henrietta Manners; District Judge Stephen E Rogers; Nicholas Bacon QC; Charles Bourne MA (Cantab), Maîtrise (Sorbonne), of the Middle Temple, Barrister; Christopher Buckley MA (Cantab), of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister; Iain Goldrein QC, MA (Cantab), FRSA; David Greene MSc (Lond), FCI Arb, Solicitor of the Supreme Court, a former member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee and a former member of the working party on Practice Directions (1997-2000); Robert Hendy LLB (Hons) (Lond), BCL (Oxon), of the Inner Temple, Barrister, Master of Civil Appeals; Elizabeth Jeary, of the Court Funds Office; Stephen Jones MA (Oxon), of the Inner Temple, Barrister; Lynne Knapman, Deputy Master of the Crown Office; Shantanu Majumdar BA (Oxon), of the Middle Temple, Barrister; Dov Ohrenstein MA (Cantab), of Gray's Inn, Barrister; Alison Padfield BA, BCL (Oxon), Lic Sp Dr Eur (Brussels), of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister; Robert Pearce QC, MA, BCL (Oxon), of Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn; Ashley Roughton BSc (Lond), PhD (Cantab), of the Inner Temple, Barrister; Lydia Seymour BA (Oxon), of the Inner Temple, Barrister; Alan Simons LLB (Hons) (Lond), Former District Judge; Adrian Zuckerman, Professor of Civil Procedure, University of Oxford, Fellow of University College

Review

This is a comprehensive package for the money and those practicing in the High Court or county courts will benefit from the set. This package is essential with its indispensible coverage of the Civil Procedure Rules. The set comprises Volume One, Volume Two, Forms Supplements, Procedural Tables Supplement, a CD-ROM & the eBook. The CD provides the full text and the complete set of editable forms that can be downloaded (free updated replacements sent August and October). There is also the Civil Court News, a quarterly newsletter summarising recent cases and articles on the latest developments.

The text is clear and comprehensive with full explanations of the Rules, the cases and their application.

The Green Book reaches the highest level attainable.

Rob Jerrard


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Paterson's Licensing Acts 2013
Edition: 121st
Format: Hardback, two Vols
Authors: General Editors: Jeremy Phillips and Simon Mehigan QC, Francis Taylor Building; and His Honour Judge John Saunders QC
ISBN: 9781405770330
Publishers: LexisNexis
Price: £290
Publication Date: 31/12/2012
 

Publisher's Title Information

Paterson's is the definitive work of reference dealing comprehensively with licensing law in England and Wales. It provides a detailed and clear analysis of new and forthcoming changes in licensing law and incorporates all relevant legislation, regulations, orders, standard forms and precedents to provide a fully comprehensive and up-to-date reference source for practitioners.
 
The 2013 edition includes a CD-ROM containing the full text of the book, plus historical materials no longer included in the hard copy. The CD-ROM also includes forms and is fully searchable for ease-of-use. An updated CD-Rom is published mid-year and sent free to subscribers as part of their subscription.
Some highlights from the 2013 edition:
Government's proposals on Taxi Licensing reform
Authoritative analysis by leading commentators of all recent licensing case law
Analysis of Live Music Act 2012 - and its impact on music in public houses
Thorough review of Sex Establishments
Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, which came into force in April 2012 and prospective introduction of EMROs, Late Night Levy and the new licensing fee structure
Commentary and analysis of Government's intended reform of 'Regulated Entertainment'
Thorough review and consolidation of all footnotes to the Licensing Act 2003, now that the regime is settling down, having generated considerable case law

Contents

Volume 1: Alcohol, Refreshment, Entertainment, Taxi, Security Industry and Street Trading Licensing
1. Commentary;
2. Statutes;
3. Statutory Instruments;
4. Forms;
5. Additional Materials; Annex - Appeals, Applications and Procedure;
Volume 2 - Betting, Gaming and Lotteries;
1. Commentary;
2. Statutes;
3. Statutory Instruments;
4. Forms;
5. The Gambling Act 2005; Additional Materials; Annex - Appeals, Applications and Procedure;

The Authors

General Editors: Jeremy Phillips and Simon Mehigan QC, Francis Taylor Building; and His Honour Judge John Saunders QC


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Electronic Evidence
Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardback
Author: General Editor Stephen Mason
ISBN: 9781405779876
Publishers: LexisNexis
Price: £175
Publication Date: 15th Nov 2012

Publisher's Title Information

Electronic evidence is now recognised as the main source of evidence worldwide. It affects every aspect of law, criminal and civil, and with the internet, is even more important for all lawyers to understand and apply to daily practice.
Electronic Evidence Third edition provides you with essential guidance on how to understand electronic evidence and how to use this successfully in litigation and other means of dispute resolution.
This title brings together all the issues relating to disclosure, procedure and admissibility of electronic evidence as well as comprehensive coverage of jurisdictions including Australia, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the USA.

Key benefits:

Currently the only text available on this subject
Enables you to advise on electronic evidence confidently
Covers the complexities and types of electronic evidence in one source, and also makes suggestions for further reading on more technical issues, to save you time
Ensures compliance with procedures and duties to the court for the disclosure of electronic evidence
Includes coverage of key foreign jurisdictions and a glossary to ease understanding

New to Electronic Evidence Third Edition:

Developments in cloud computing
More cases in encryption of evidence (in the UK and USA)
A new separate chapter on encryption of evidence
New chapter on the EU - the EU is now moving fairly rapidly into developing the EU prosecutor and EU investigator in criminal matters, and there are developments in relation to the European Arrest Warrant and European Investigation Order. In essence, the EU want to move towards the harmonization of criminal procedure. The moves will have a significant effect on all Member States, and will also affect electronic evidence significantly
Civil matters - there are continuing developments in disclosure/discovery, mainly in respect to amendments to practice directions (minor), and respecting relevant case law

Contents

Part One:
Fundamentals of digital evidence: The practical foundations of digital evidence, illustrated with relevant case law;
Part Two:
Country-specific chapters;
Appendices;
 
1. Selected list of resources;
2. The Sedona Guidelines;
3. Commonwealth Draft Model Law on Electronic Evidence;
4. ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence;
5. Guides to ACPO from across the world

The Author

By Stephen Mason, Barrister, with a team of international contributors


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Anthony & Berryman's Magistrates' Court Guide 2013
Edition: 2013
Format: Paperback
Author: Edited by FG Davies
ISBN: 9781405770125
Publishers: LexisNexis (Butterworths)
Price: £101
Publication Date: 21st Nov 2012

Publisher's Title Information

Anthony and Berryman's Magistrates' Court Guide is a popular annual publication which provides a complete picture of the law. Practical and easy to use, it is the single most important guide to all the activities of the magistrates' court, whilst its straightforward and concise coverage of new case law represents excellent value for money.
It includes coverage of:
New case law
Current court procedure
Criminal offences
Sentencing and more..
The simple 'law card' format and tables of statutes provide instant information to time-pressured practitioners.

New to the Anthony and Berryman's Magistrates' Court Guide 2013 edition:

Updates / amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules
Updates / amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules
All relevant case law updates
Contents
Criminal offences
Sentencing
Road traffic
Family proceedings
The youth court
Betting and gaming
Licensing
Council tax
Court procedure
Remands in custody and bail
Justices in the crown court
The role of the justices' clerk
Applications to a justice

The Author

F G Davies BA, Barrister, Deputy Justices' Clerk, Cambridgeshire

Reviews

“It remains the essential reference in one volume for practice and procedure linked in a form of 'law card' style system which we liked for its ease of use, with the concise commentary we need quickly.” * Phillip Taylor.
 

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