1. Benefits for Migrants Handbook 6th edition

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    BOOK REVIEW CPAG - BENEFITS FOR MIGRANTS HANDBOOK 6th edition By Rebecca Walker, Timothy Lawrence and Michael Spencer CHILD POVERTY ACTION GROUP ISBN: 978 1 90607 667 2 www.cpag.org.uk AN IMPORTANT “HANDS ON” ADVICE HANDBOOK FOR MIGRANTS FROM THE CHILD POVERTY ACTION GROUP (CPAG) NOW IN A SIXTH EDITION An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers These three experienced authors, Rebecca Walker, Timothy Lawrence and Michael Spencer, have fully revised and expanded this excellent handbook for its sixth edition. As they say, it is the essential guide for European Economic Area nationals, asylum seekers and refugees, families with different immigration statuses, British citizens returning from abroad and other migrants who need to “navigate the complexity of the immigration and benefit rules” in what is an emotionally charged climate here in the United Kingdom at present. The three authors have re-structured the book making it easier to use, and they continue the fine record which the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has established with their ‘handbook’ series of advice manuals. This title, like others covering all aspects of what are ‘difficult’ areas of welfare law has become well established and highly regarded. It makes a major and certainly vital contribution to the aims of the CPAG, which exists to ‘promotes action for the prevention and relief of poverty among children and families with children.’ Do read the introductory chapter which sets out how to use the book by checking the rules which may affect you and finding out about the relevant law. The biggest single problem both for readers looking for advice and for advisers is that the law determining benefit entitlement for migrants is both complex and frequently changing: a problem now covering many other areas as well. Produced and updated by this team of experts from CPAG in these ever changing and complex areas of law, this particular handbook has become the standard text for any professional adviser. It sets out a systematic approach to the rules which are ridiculously complicated and bureaucratic (as always). It is time for rules to be made simpler but we fear that is a long way off yet. It is to be hoped that one day some simple, straightforward sets of rules can be devised which everyone can understand with ease: we have the ability available with the clarity of judgements which many senior judges regularly produce in the judgements… it is just a pity that the drafted rules we have are so difficult to understand. So we are a long way off this ideal concept but CPAG’s handbooks go a long way towards the helpful approach needed to understand these difficult and worrying rules. Do follow the 7 steps which are set out in chapter one which we feel are of great assistance. The final word of thanks goes to Walker, Lawrence and Spencer for producing a readable handbook which is authoritative and of immense practical use to advisers when confronted with all the usual suspects: delays; the need to provide evidence; and problems with the enforcement of rights. It also offers tactics in an easy to read format and the seven appendices contain a massive amount of useful detail without which any application being made faces serious obstruction. So, thank you, CPAG, for maintaining these high level advice manuals for the vulnerable. The law is as stated on 1st June 2014.

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    • Beginning Medical Law

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      BOOK REVIEW BEGINNING MEDICAL LAW Companion website By Claudia Carr Routledge Taylor & Francis Group ISBN: 978 1 13801 302 5 And an ebook www.routledge.com AN EXCELLENT FIRST STEP TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS ARE ALL ABOUT An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers As Claudia Carr explains in her excellent text book on the subject of Medical Law, “medical law and ethics is a relatively new area of law that is growing in complexity by the day”, so she presents this basic primer in easily understandable terms dealing with both contemporary and current controversial issues. As with all the Routledge text books, this particular title is probably the best on the market as an introduction to the way in which “Medical Law” operates in England and Wales for those new to this developing subject. Carr adopts a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary which is carefully clarified throughout the book. One of the main reasons why we consider the Routledge series of legal textbooks to be of outstanding value both in terms of cost and in content is the way in which their authors (all legal experts) explain substantive legal issues in such a readable fashion. For both tutors and students, a decision on which textbook or revision book to use is always difficult but it is clear to us from the feedback we have received from students that the Routledge texts lead the legal field. Many of their titles also have excellent links to websites sometimes marked as ‘companion websites’ which also add much assistance to the hard-pressed learner and is a great additional tool for all. We would also say that the formats used by Routledge for their books are very much of a mainstream formula for legal texts which eases the student into methods of legal reasoning for those just beginning their legal studies and for all undergraduates: they certainly helped us with our preparation so do ensure you look very carefully at all the titles they have on offer! Carr uses diagrams, tables and what she calls ‘on-the-spot questions’ to make the subject come alive. For us, the companion website is an innovation! Therefore, do look at the features at the beginning of the book which will assist with your learning and engagement with the subject matter. The key definitions and the many key cases together with the learning objectives in each of the 13 chapters are of particular help to those new to the subject and the title remains an ideal first introduction to Medical Law for undergraduates and anyone interested in this growing area of substantive law for 21st century. The law is stated as at 1st August 2014.

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      • Licensing Law Handbook 2nd edition

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        BOOK REVIEW LICENSING LAW HANDBOOK A Practical Guide to Liquor and Entertainment Licensing 2nd edition By Russell Hewitson ISBN: 978 1 907698 17 0 THE LAW SOCIETY www.lawsociety.org.uk/bookshop NEW FROM THE LAW SOCIETY: YOUR MOST UP TO DATE POINT OF REFERENCE FOR LICENSING LAW MATTERS An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers Practitioners involved in licensing matters will certainly welcome this new second edition of the ‘Licensing Law Handbook’ recently published by Law Society Publishing. As expert author Russell Hewitson explains, the Licensing Act 2003 radically overhauled the various laws and procedures relating to the sale of alcohol and the provision of entertainment to create a unified structure. The Act, as he reminds us, was the culmination of a review of licensing law and procedure, which from the late 1990s onwards, introduced radical changes to licensing practices and procedures. It established a single scheme for licensing premises used for the supply of alcohol, or regulated entertainment, or late night refreshment. Since the implementation of the Act in 2005, a number of amendments have been made, all of which are rigorously examined and clearly explained in this carefully structured and well organised Handbook. Hewitson has obviously succeeded in his aim of providing a practical guide, both to the new law and to procedures. ‘I recall my first experiences of licensing and practice as a newly qualified solicitor,’ he remarks. ‘How I wished then that there was a clear, concise and practical guide to licensing law and procedure. ‘It is hoped,’ he adds, ‘that licensing practitioners will find that this book and the information available on the internet complement each other.’ The Handbook has therefore been extensively revised to take account of the latest statutory reforms including the Live Music Act 2012…. the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011… the Mandatory Licensing Conditions Order 2012… and the Police and Crime Act 2009. In one compact volume and over 22 chapters, virtually every pertinent aspect of licensing law is covered, from licensable activities, to closure of premises, to hearings and appeals. One of the most topical sections of the Handbook is the chapter on offences involving children, particularly in view of the often horrifying reports in the media of childhood alcohol consumption. Should children, for example, be allowed into pubs? Many regard this as the proverbial ‘grey area’ of licensing law, although the Handbook does much to clarify the position which holds basically that children should not be allowed in premises serving alcohol unless accompanied by an adult. In line with its practical and insightful approach, the book also offers four appendices which range from an operating schedule tool kit and scale of fines to, additionally, the Licensing Act 2003 representation form and -- what a gift to researchers – useful websites. Researchers will also benefit from the extensive tables of cases, statutes, statutory instruments plus a table of treaties and conventions. If you are a licensing practitioner, consider this Handbook as an essential purchase for your library. The law is stated as at 1 July 2013.

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        • Law Firm Strategies for the 21st Century

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          BOOK REVIEW LAW FIRM STRATEGIES FOR THE 21st CENTURY Strategies for Success Consulting Editor Christoph H. Vaagt On behalf of the International Bar Association ISBN: 978 1 909416 16 1 GLOBE LAW AND BUSINESS www.globelawandbusiness.com GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR LAW FIRMS GOING GLOBAL: AVOIDING THE ‘SMOKE AND MIRRORS’ APPROACH An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers If you are a lawyer tasked with the management of your firm -- or you’re contemplating doing so -- you’ll find the wealth of insights contained in this recent publication from Globe Law and Business both illuminating and practical, particularly if you’re looking to expand in challenging international markets. Here at your disposal are over 250 pages of rather high powered advice and consultancy from over two dozen expert international contributors, each discussing issues of strategy and good governance from a specific viewpoint, but focusing overall on building profitability as the result of making the right decisions rather than the wrong ones. The general thrust of the book is that law firm strategy must be focused not just on the bottom line, but on a value-based, ethics-based, consensus-based and client-centered ethos. The detail of just how all this may be achieved – across a range of jurisdictions– is a particularly valuable aspect of this book. In helping law firm managers cope with the challenges and complexities of building and consolidating a law practice in a range of international markets, this volume is a useful guide, drawing as it does on the specific experience of a broad range of practitioners and consultants who have been there and done that. Consulting editor, Christoph Vaagt, for example, a specialist in law firm strategy processes, is a former chairman of the law firm management section of the German Bar Association. Now a frequent speaker for the International Bar Association, he expresses the hope that this book will ‘help partners of law firms understand the challenges their firms confront and… start a process which may address these to the benefit of each member of the firm and of the legal community at large.’ A slightly more light hearted, but still deadly serious approach is taken by several of the other contributors; Note in particular the article by Robert Bata of WarwickPlace Legal LLC entitled ‘How to screw up your international expansion: a 15-step Guide.’ A more succinct summary of the pitfalls and pratfalls besetting certain law firms looking to expand abroad you could scarcely hope to find; mentioning no names of course. Also note Lisa R Smith’s article on ‘How to merge: Lessons from 20 years of law firm mergers.’ In all, the book emphasizes the market and resource side of law firm management, pointing out new ways to look at, think about, and carry out the right strategies with a view to staying a step ahead of competitors. Certainly this is a book that should be in every law firm manager’s library.

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          • Employment Tribunal Claims 4th edition

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            BOOK REVIEW EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CLAIMS Tactics and Precedents 4th edition By Naomi Cunningham and Michael Reed ISBN: 978 1 908407 35 1 LEGAL ACTION GROUP www.lag.org.uk THE ART OF WINNING AT A TRIBUNAL: THE DEFINITIVE HOW-TO BOOK An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers ‘How useful,’ says Cox J, ‘to be able to reach for a book like this and find, all in one place, sensible and realistic guidance on every conceivable aspect of employment legislation.’ This ‘rare gem’ as the New Law Journal has described it, is less a law book as such, than an overwhelmingly practical guide to the conduct of an employment tribunal. Unlike most practitioner titles published by the estimable LAG (Legal Action Group), this book is aimed at helping those who are not qualified to navigate their way through the often intricate procedures and pitfalls of an employment tribunal, including claimants acting for themselves or their unqualified, or partly qualified advisers. However, also note the usefulness of this book for lawyers: those who find themselves involved in tribunal work only occasionally, or specialist employment lawyers who will find this book, with its practical plain-speaking approach, a valuable assistant in helping them explain tribunal matters to their often uncomprehending clients. Logically structured, the book is divided into chapters that broadly correspond to the sequence of employment tribunal proceedings. Practical guidance on each stage of proceedings is methodically delivered chapter by chapter, while at the same time, alerting hopeful claimants to the unwritten rules inherent in the decision making process. The book demystifies the procedures as well as the jargon which emerges as an inescapable part of the tribunal process. This new fourth edition has been updated to include, most importantly, the new employment Tribunal Rules of procedure 2013, plus useful advice on tribunal fees, as well as guidance on the Early Conciliation Process shortly due to come into force. Those fees of course, are at the centre of Cunningham and Reed’s very sound advice as to whether or not a claimant should go ahead with a claim. Think not about what you’ll get, (probably an unrealistic hope), but what it will cost you to get it – is the central message. Then there is the time factor. ‘Read this first: time limits’ cautions the headline on the first page of the text, followed by ‘read this second’ and eventually ‘read this third: mitigation’. In other words, if you have lost your job, get cracking and start assembling your evidence now – it may be months before you get a hearing – and do read this easy-to-read book, with its wealth of resources for those wanting further information on cases, statutes, statutory instruments and so forth. The publication date is stated as at 13 November 2013.

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            • Children in Need 2nd edition

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              BOOK REVIEW CHILDREN IN NEED Local authority support for children and families 2nd edition By Ian Wise QC, Steve Broach, Jamie Burton, Caoilfhionn Gallagher, Alison Pickup, Ben Silverstone and Azeem Suterwalla ISBN: 978 1 908407 41 2 LEGAL ACTION GROUP www.lag.org.uk FOR FAMILY LAW PRACTITIONERS: AN AUTHORITIATIVE, PRACTICAL AND ACCESSIBLE GUIDE TO THE LAW AND PRACTICE PERTAINING TO CHILDREN IN NEED An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers Following the success of the first edition of “Children in Need”, a new second edition of this indispensable handbook from the Legal Action Group has appeared quite quickly. LAG is an organisation consistently admirable for its increasing list of practical titles for the busy practitioner and this title enhances its reputation. Written in clear and robust prose, this handbook led by Ian Wise QC maintains a practical approach to a complex and sensitive subject: namely the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Not only does it assist practitioners and advisers but it is a valuable and accessible resource for claimants and local authorities as well. The key purpose of the book, as the subtitle indicates, is to explain the statutory obligations of local authorities towards vulnerable children and their families. In the words of the authors, ‘the fundamental legal obligations are straightforward; the needs of vulnerable children should be met to ensure proper respect for the dignity of the child.’ Children in need, furthermore, are entitled to ‘participate in any decision taken about their lives.’ The book of course elaborates on these principles throughout. The seven authors -- all impressively experienced in handling the cases discussed -- are careful to point out the distinction between powers and duties of a public body such as a local authority: They assert rightly that ‘it is only when a public body has a “duty” to act, that ‘a child has a “right” to some benefit or service.’ This rights-based ethos on the part of the editorial team provides cogent analysis of domestic and international law, focusing on Part 3 of the Children Act 1989. It also informs and drives the coverage and analysis of the more recent material set out in the book including recent key cases. Dealing with case-law developments pertaining to migrant children and their families, it also cites details of the new National Standards for Youth Justice Services (2013). The wealth of further resources contained in this volume is certainly impressive, including the tables of cases, statutes, statutory instruments and guidance. There is also a table of international treaties, conventions and directives. Also note the five appendices which include primary and secondary legislation and further guidance. Easily navigable, the book provides an index of over twenty pages at the back. Children in need, their families, their advisers and social workers too, will benefit greatly from the information and insights provided in this erudite, authoritative and carefully researched handbook. The law is stated as at 1 October 2013, although wherever possible, further developments have been included.

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              • Child Support The Legislation 11th edition

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                BOOK REVIEW CHILD SUPPORT: THE LEGISLATION 11th edition Commentary by Edward Jacobs ISBN: 978 1 906076 75 7 CHILD POVERTY ACTION GROUP www.cpag.org.uk CHILD SUPPORT LEGISLATION WITH ANALYSIS AND COMMENT An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers This is definitely an indispensable volume for all legal practitioners and judges dealing with any matters relating to child support. Writing in the preface, author Edward Jacobs refers to the ‘statutory complexity’ inherent in this notoriously complex area of law, which he and his team at the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) have endeavoured most successfully, in our view, to clarify for the benefit of professionals practicing in this field. Now in its eleventh edition, this comprehensive and authoritative work of reference has been published in line with the aims of the CPAG, which promotes action for the prevention and relief of poverty among children -- and families with children -- by various practical means. These include raising awareness of strategies which may either prevent or eradicate poverty and ensuring that those who are eligible for income maintenance are able to receive their full entitlement. Edward Jacobs is a barrister, a former full-time chairman of child support tribunals and a Child Support Commissioner. It is his extensive experience and insightful comment throughout that lends this book (of almost 1,000 pages) its authority and weight. He points out that there are now three sets of child support rules operating (speaking of complexity) to summarize his comments, most cases are still governed by the 2003 rules. It is pointed out that the 2013 rules… are currently being brought into force in stages. This book therefore covers the primary and secondary legislation pertaining to all three child support schemes, including those under the Child Support Act 1991, together with the rules of procedure for the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal, accompanied by detailed commentary, emphasising interpretation and application of decisions. The book will thus enable interested parties and their advisers to deal with cases under all three variations of the child support legislation. This new edition has been updated to cover all amendments to legislation and covers the latest case law. It also functions as an invaluable research resource with its extensive tables of cases, upper tribunal decisions and commissioners’ decisions. Also extremely useful is the detailed index, the handy list of abbreviations and the concise note on ‘using the book.’ We should also add that the CPAG offers a complete child support law online package which includes not only an online version of this book but the CPAG’s ‘Child Support Handbook’ as well. Thank you very much CPAG!

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                • Child Support Handbook 2013-2014

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                  BOOK REVIEW CHILD SUPPORT HANDBOOK 2013/2014 Updated by Mark Brough ISBN: 978 1 906076 74 0 CHILD POVERTY ACTION GROUP www.cpag.org.uk NEW FROM THE CPAG: THE LATEST EDITION OF THE CHILD SUPPORT HANDBOOK FOR 2013/14 An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers If you are a lawyer dealing with child support issues, this compact handbook will make your life a whole lot easier. Or even more importantly, if you’re a parent, or carer and you need information on any aspect of child support, this recent publication by the Child Poverty Action Group is definitely for you. If by any chance you have the current or last year’s edition, get this new one for 2013/14. It has been completely revised and updated to include the new system of calculating child support introduced in 2013. It also contains details of when cases will be transferred to the new Child Maintenance Service and includes the latest information regarding future changes to the scheme, the ‘gateway’ service for example, which encourages parents to make their own private arrangements. The Handbook is published in line with the aims of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) which promotes action for the prevention and relief of poverty among children -- and families with children -- by various practical means. These include raising awareness of strategies which may either prevent or eradicate poverty and ensuring that those who are eligible for income maintenance are able to receive their full entitlement. The book is clearly written, logically organised and easy to navigate via the detailed table of contents and the index of some fifteen pages at the back. A useful, indeed well-nigh indispensable feature is the five appendices which include useful addresses; statutes; information and advice (for assistance regarding your rights); useful publications -- and finally, a list some six pages long of abbreviations used in the notes. This appendix in particular is a vital aid to understanding what all those puzzling acronyms are about. And this is the beauty of the book. It is intended to be as accessible to laymen as to lawyers, which can only be a good thing in this era of diminishing and disappearing legal aid. Certainly it answers a number of key questions such as: How do you apply for child support? By what means is the amount of child support calculated? Also, how do you challenge a child support decision and what are the consequences of not paying child support? It is significant that the handbook has received laudatory comments not just from professional publications such as ‘Solicitors Journal’ and ‘Family Law’, but some of the top women’s interest magazines too, including ‘Bella’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ – all of which are pretty well unanimous about the book’s clarity and accuracy. Note also that the handbook is cross-referenced to legislation and case law. Every practitioner dealing with matters relating to children should have a copy.

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                  • Biodiversity and Climate Change

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                    BOOK REVIEW BIOVIDERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE Linkages at International, National and Local Levels Edited by Frank Maes, An Cliquet, Willemien du Plessis and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray ISBN: 978 1 78254 688 7 The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTD www.e-elgar.com FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS: LEGAL APPROACHES TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers Environmental lawyers, particularly those who practice internationally will appreciate the diverse insights into biodiversity and climate change contained in this book. Recently published as part of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series from Edward Elgar, the book presents the work of twenty-one expert contributors from around the world, each focusing on the complex issues of linking biodiversity with climate change, with a view to tackling biodiversity loss with a range of innovative solutions via environmental law. Biodiversity, which of course refers to the diversity of all life on earth, obviously affects everyone on our planet and the matter of arriving at legal solutions to preventing its depletion, or loss in any given region emerges as increasingly urgent. In recent years consequently, there have been a number of international conferences, including Kyoto, which have given rise to a similar number of protocols on the environment. The editors reminded us that at the latest Climate Change Conference in Doha in 2012, parties to the Kyoto Protocol could only agree to extend the Protocol commitments to reducing emissions. This was a conference which certainly generated mixed results, with a number of countries refusing to adopt reduction emission commitments. However, the continuing work to preserve – and conserve – biodiversity carries on, as the amount and quality of the research contained in this book indicates. The learned articles are grouped under four categories, ranging from national and local experiences to international and transboundary approaches to land use and agriculture to solutions from science and technology. The science and technology category is particularly interesting in that it contains chapters on linking ecology to legislation and using biosecurity to prevent, or at least mitigate the impacts of climate change. These of course are only two examples of the rich store of information and certainly rather unique insights contained in this volume. In the words of the editors, the book does not provide the final answer to any of the issues and problems discussed. It nonetheless offers an important and positive contribution to the debate on the linkages between biodiversity and climate change. As observed by Benjamin J. Richardson at the University of British Columbia, Canada, this book ‘makes an important academic contribution towards linking legal solutions to global warming with biodiversity conservation’ -- particularly, he adds, in developing countries. Policy makers, academics and students as well as environmental lawyers themselves can only benefit from acquiring this meticulously footnoted book for their professional libraries.

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                    • A Short Introduction to the Common Law

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                      BOOK REVIEW A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE COMMON LAW By Geoffrey Samuel ISBN: 978 1 78254 637 5 EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTD www.e-elgar.com COMMON LAW TRADITIONS AND PROCESSES INTRODUCED An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers Geoffrey Samuel’s ‘A Short Introduction to the Common Law’ published by Edward Elgar, is a book every student of English law should read -- and certainly any continental lawyer or jurist coming from a civil law tradition will undoubtedly find the English common law easier to understand after having read this book; not just the civil process, but the legal mindset that emerges from within a common law jurisdiction. Gracefully and clearly written and logically organised, the book provides an immediately accessible route to understanding the Common Law for lawyers from non-common law jurisdictions –which means most of continental Europe-- or those who are beginning their study of law in England and Wales As Professor of Law at Kent Law School and also Professor affilie in the School of Law at Sciences-Po, Paris, Samuel is ideally placed to deliver the insights and special knowledge which actually make the common law come alive, together with the historical traditions that created it. But as Samuel is the first to point out, this ‘short introduction’ cannot cover everything. What it does do and admirably too, is to point up the differences between the common law and the civil law tradition. This comparative approach works well as a means of explaining the complexities as well as the simplicities of the common law, both to civil lawyers and those preparing to practice in a common law jurisdiction. This is a concise and readable volume in which Samuel deals with a wide range of topics, from the historical perspective to the procedural tradition of common law. Key topics include the English civil courts, civil procedure, remedies, sources of law, legal reasoning, legal theories and institutions, as well as legal education and legal categories. Alternative Dispute Resolution is also covered. With its erudite historical perspective, this compact, convenient volume explains precisely why the common law has become what it is today. This is one of those books that inspire readers to undertake further research and if this is you, there are ample references you can look up in the extensive 6-page bibliography to speed you on your way. Also note the detailed index, the table of cases and practice directions and the table of statutory texts. Any student of the common law should make this book an obligatory purchase.

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