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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    essays by leading academics lawyers parliamentarians and parliamentary officials provides a critical assessment of the UK Parliament s two main constitutional roles as a legislature and as the preeminent institution for calling government to account Both functions are undergoing change and facing new challenges Part 1 legislation includes chapters on Parliament s emerging responsibilities for pre legislative scrutiny of government bills and for evaluating proposed legislation against explicit constitutional standards The impact on legislation of the European Union and the growing influence of the House of Lords are also examined Part 2 accountability investigates how Parliament operates to scrutinise areas of executive action previously often shielded from effective parliamentary oversight including national security war making powers and administrative justice There are also chapters on parliamentary reform including analysis of the House of Commons Wright reforms parliamentary sovereignty privilege and the European Convention on Human Rights Euroscepticism and parliamentary sovereignty and the regulation of lobbyists The book will be of interest to anyone who is curious about the work of Parliament and is aimed at legal academics practitioners and political scientists Alexander Horne is Deputy Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the United Kingdom Parliament and a

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849467162 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    as a source of law is often highly political and is the product of a process or the creation of officials often closely bound into party politics Legislation is also one of the exclusive powers of the state As such legislation is plainly both practical and inevitably political at the same time most understandings of the relationship between law and politics have been overwhelmingly theoretical In this light public law is often seen as part of the political order or as inescapably partisan We know relatively little about the real impact of law on politicians through their legal advisers and civil servants How do lawyers in government see their roles and what use do they make of law How does politics actually affect the drafting of legislation or the making of policy This volume will begin to answer these and other questions about the practical day to day relationship between law and politics in a number of settings It includes chapters by former departmental legal advisers drafters of legislation law reformers judges and academics who focus on what actually happens when law meets politics in government David Feldman is the Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849469906 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Gordon The status of the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty in the contemporary UK Constitution is much contested Changes in the architecture of the UK Constitution diminishing academic reverence for the doctrine and a more expansive vision of the judicial role all present challenges to the relevance coherence and desirability of this constitutional fundamental At a time when the future of the sovereignty of Parliament may look less than assured this book develops an account of the continuing significance of the doctrine It argues that a rejuvenation of the manner and form theory is required to understand the present status of parliamentary sovereignty Addressing the critical challenges to the doctrine it contends that this conception of legally unlimited legislative power provides the best explanation of contemporary developments in UK constitutional practice while also possessing a normative appeal that has previously been unrecognised This modern shift to the manner and form theory is located in an account of the democratic virtue of parliamentary sovereignty with the book seeking to demonstrate the potential that exists for Parliament through legislating about the legislative process to revitalise the UK s political constitution Michael Gordon is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool Hardback

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849464659 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    finding the ground covered by an embarrassing mass of proposals That embarrassing mass increased throughout the twentieth century Much ink has been spilled on what should be done with the upper House of Parliament much less ink has been expended on why reform has been so difficult to achieve This book analyses in detail the principal attempts to reform the House of Lords Starting with the Parliament Act of 1911 the book examines the century of non reform that followed drawing upon substantial archival sources many of which have been under utilised until now These sources challenge many of the existing understandings of the history of House of Lords reform and the reasons for success or failure of reform attempts The book begins by arguing against the popular idea that the 1911 Act was intended by its supporters to be a temporary measure No one peers included should be allowed to pronounce about the future of the House of Lords without reading Chris Ballinger s authoritative shrewd and readable account about reform attempts over the past century He punctures several widely held myths and claims in the current debate Rt Hon Peter Riddell CBE Director Institute for Government and former

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849466608 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    book provides a wide ranging overview of the ways in which the law applies to Parliament and considers how recent changes to our constitutional arrangements in particular the Human Rights Act the establishment of a Supreme Court and increasing devolution have impacted on Parliament as an institution It includes discussion of a number of topical issues including the operation of parliamentary privilege in civil and criminal law examining the recent examples of super injunctions and Members expenses the powers of Parliament s Select Committees the work of Parliament s watchdog Committees the Joint Committee on Human Rights and the House of Lords Constitution Committee It reflects on the effect of Freedom of Information on Parliament It also discusses arguments that have been raised in favour of a new Bill of Rights for the United Kingdom and arguments for and against the continuation of the doctrine of Parliamentary sovereignty The book is aimed at legal academics practitioners political scientists parliamentarians and parliamentary officials and others interested in the relationships between Parliament and the law This book published under the auspices of the Study of Parliament Group is very much to be welcomed The editors are to be applauded for their initiative and the various authors have a profound knowledge of Parliament s operation The essays are a mine of information For that reason the chapters will prove a springboard for further analysis But the book is more than that because it raises some profound issues about Parliament s future and its relationship with other institutions of the state Those in Parliament whether as Members or officials and those interested in Parliament such as academics public officials including dare I say judges and many others besides will all learn from it From the Foreword by Sir Ross Cranston FBA Alexander Horne is

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849462952 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    reform he complained of finding the ground covered by an embarrassing mass of proposals That embarrassing mass increased throughout the twentieth century Much ink has been spilled on what should be done with the upper House of Parliament much less ink has been expended on why reform has been so difficult to achieve This book analyses in detail the principal attempts to reform the House of Lords Starting with the Parliament Act of 1911 the book examines the century of non reform that followed drawing upon substantial archival sources many of which have been under utilised until now These sources challenge many of the existing understandings of the history of House of Lords reform and the reasons for success or failure of reform attempts The book begins by arguing against the popular idea that the 1911 Act was intended by its supporters to be a temporary measure No one peers included should be allowed to pronounce about the future of the House of Lords without reading Chris Ballinger s authoritative shrewd and readable account about reform attempts over the past century He punctures several widely held myths and claims in the current debate Rt Hon Peter Riddell CBE Director Institute

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849462891 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    EU criminal law In it Valsamis Mitsilegas critcally examines key issues in EU criminal law emerging after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and addresses the implications of recent legislative judicial and constitutional developments including the constitutionalisation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights for the future of European criminal justice The monograph focuses in particular on criminalisation post Lisbon mutual recognition trust and defence rights post Lisbon including

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849466486 (2016-02-13)
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  • Hart Publishing, Oxford - Good books for lawyers
    Edition Jane Wright April 2020 364 pages Hardback 9781841139074 50 00 More info Add to basket Vicarious Liability in Tort Claire McIvor April 2020 296 pages Paperback 9781841138657 50 00 More info Add to basket Agreement Based Constructive Trusts First Edition Ying Khai Liew April 2020 342 pages Hardback 9781849465960 65 00 More info Add to basket Comparative Law in Practice Contract Law in a Mid Channel Jurisdiction First Edition

    Original URL path: http://www.hartpublishing.co.uk/SeriesDetails.aspx?SeriesName=Hart%20Studies%20in%20Private%20Law&SeriesFullTitle=Hart%20Studies%20in%20Private%20Law&Published=no (2016-02-13)
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