Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers a fresh approach to the study of constitutional and administrative law.Three of the subjects foremost scholars provide you with clear and insightful commentary on the key institutions, legal principles and conventions, and blend this with a carefully selected and diverse range of materials and case studies. Youll acquire both a thorough knowledge of public law and practice, and an understanding of the theoretical and political debates in this fascinating and dynamic field of law. Online Resource CentreThis book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre providing detailed updates to the law following publication, web links to useful sites, and, for lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions with answers and feedback.
This book combines extracts from major cases and secondary materials with critical commentary to provide a complete resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of intellectual property law.
The objective of this casebook, like others in the Ius Commune Series, is to help uncover common roots, notwithstanding differences in approach, of the European legal systems, with a view to strengthening the common legal heritage of Europe. The casebook covers the big legal families in the EU and contains judgments from the supreme courts and other courts of the Member States. In view of the importance of EC legislation (eg harmonisation directives and regulations) in this field, the consumer law casebook contains much material derived from Community law, such as extracts from directives (eg on unfair contract terms, distance selling, doorstep selling, product liability, package holiday tours etc) and judgments of the ECJ and national court decisions. Furthermore, attention is paid to the way in which, when interpreting EC directives in the consumer field, the ECJ refers to concepts common to the legal systems of the Member States and how the courts of the Member States incorporate the concepts found in the directives (as interpreted by the ECJ) in their legal systems. The casebook also compares harmonised and pre-harmonised law, especially in the case law of the Member States. The casebook concentrates on private law in the field of consumer protection but also addresses topics, in particular in the field of enforcement, that are primarily a matter of public law.
The new edition of this book continues to be one of the leading works on competition law for students, and the ideal companion to the author's Introductory Guide to EC Competition Law and Practice (8th edition, 2004), also published by Hart Publishing. The book has been completely updated to take into account recent developments in EC competition law, including the modernisation effected by Regulation 1/2003, the Merger Regulation and changes to the rules on IP and competition law. As such it remains an invaluable work of reference for law students and practitioners seeking a succinct compilation of cases and other materials, accompanied by the author's penetrating and often critical observations and analysis. The bulk of the text is made up of extracts from Commission Decisions, Opinions of the Advocates General at the ECJ, and judgments of the ECJ and CFI. These are supplemented by extracts from EC legislation, and comments, notes and questions prepared by the author. The text is up to date as of June 2006.
The second edition of this book examines the law relating to employment, industrial relations, and labour market regulation in the United Kingdom, including relevant dimensions of EC law and policy. The text introduces selected extracts from cases, statutes, reports, official statistics, and academic commentary and analysis, and the whole is designed to provide all the materials needed for courses in labour law or employment law. The text emphasises recent developments including the expansion of legal regulation, new forms of work, the integration of labour law with broader policies aimed at the enhancement of competitiveness and the prevention of social exclusion, equal opportunities and the protection of rights in the workplace, and new mechanisms for worker participation in decisions.
Since its first edition, this textbook has been the first choice of teachers and students alike, due to its clear introduction to the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and its detailed examination of the law of the World Trade Organization. The third edition continues to explore the institutional and substantive law of the WTO. Material has been restructured to closely align with teaching approaches making it even more user-friendly. It has been updated to incorporate all new developments in the WTO's body of case law. Questions and assignments are integrated to allow students to assess their understanding, while chapter summaries reinforce learning. Chapters end with an exercise reflecting real-life trade problems: these challenge students (and practitioners) and enable them to hone their analytical skills. This title is an essential tool for all WTO law students and will also serve as the practitioner's introductory guide to the WTO.
International Trade Law
This book examines claims involving unjust enrichment and public bodies in France,England and the EU. Part 1 explores the law as it now stands in England and Wales as a result of cases such as Woolwich EBS v IRC, those resulting from the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Metallgesellschaft and Hoechst v IRC and those involving Local Authority swaps transactions. So far these cases have been viewed from either a public or a private law perspective, whereas in fact both branches of the law are relevant, and the author argues that the courts ought not to lose sight of the public law issues when a claim is brought under the private law of unjust enrichment, or vice versa. In order to achieve this a hybrid approach is outlined which would allow the law access to both the public and private law aspects of such cases. Since there has been much discussion, particularly in the context of public body cases, of the relationship between the common law and civilian approaches to unjust enrichment, or enrichment without cause, Part 2 considers the French approach in order to ascertain what lessons it holds for England and Wales. And finally, as the Metallgesellschaft case itself makes clear, no understanding of such cases can be complete without an examination of the relevant EU law. Thus Part 3 investigates the principle of unjust enrichment in the European Union and the division of labour between the European and the domestic courts in the ECJ's so-called 'remedies jurisprudence'. In particular it examines the extent to which the two relevant issues, public law and unjust enrichment, are defined in EU law, and to what extent this remains a task for the domestic courts.
This is the third book in the 'Ius Commune Casebooks for the Common Law of Europe' series,developed for use throughout Europe and aimed at those who teach, learn or practice law with a comparative or European perspective. The book contains excerpts from legal commentaries, leading cases and legislation from the main legal traditions within Europe (English, French and German law), as well as the Netherlands, but also relying on the contribution of mixed legal systems such as those of Scotland and South Africa. Unjustified Enrichment concerns the law of restitution and contains a wide selection of extracts from the basic texts and commentaries. The materials are chosen and ordered so as to foster comparative study, prefaced by comparative introductions and complemented with annotations prepared by a multinational team. The whole Casebook is in English.
Since the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997 empowered the EC to adopt rules in the field of conflicts of laws, legal instruments have been adopted that provide common rules on issues that touch upon the day-to-day life of European citizens. There are now instruments covering jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, family matters and maintenance obligations, and the law applicable to contractual and non-contractual obligations. There are also acts establishing swift procedures for recovering claims abroad, i.e. the European Enforcement Order, the European Order for Payment Procedure and the European Small Claims Procedure, and acts regulating cross-border insolvency proceedings and judicial assistance in the field of service of documents, taking of evidence and access to justice. This long list of Community acts is not exhaustive of Community conflicts of laws rules: numerous further provisions are scattered among other EC acts, e.g. directives on consumer, labour and insurance contracts, company law, IP rights, securities, privacy, and so on. Besides this the European Court of Justice has issued many judgments addressing relevant aspects of the conflict of laws found in the acquis communautaire in this field. This book, which assembles all the relevant Community acts and ECJ decisions in one place, provides a guide to the maze of legal instruments now in place, supplemented by brief commentaries identifying the leading principles and anticipating future developments.
This book is intended as a complement to the authors' Insurance Law: Doctrines and Principles,following its general pattern but integrating the jurisprudence from other common law jurisdictions, particularly the USA, as a means of demonstrating how problems which have long confronted the English courts frequently receive different legislative/judicial responses elsewhere. Although the emphasis of the book lies with the case law spanning some two centuries, the authors introduce each section with a brief narrative designed to focus the reader’s attention as he or she works through the cases. A critical approach is adopted and emphasis is given to major journal articles and to the current UK and EU reform agenda. Readership: undergraduates, external students taking the London LL.M Insurance Law course, CII candidates and those who lack access to a law library.
Designed to teach a course on questions that arise in and are associated with business bankruptcy. Contains actual documents tracing a conventional Chapter 11 case from inception to conclusion to give students an idea of a typical business bankruptcy. Also contains an introduction to American bankruptcy law, its purpose, and its history.
Public Relations Writing: Principles in Practice is a comprehensive core text that guides students from the most basic foundations of public relations writing-research, planning, ethics, organizational culture, law, and design-through the production of actual, effective public relations materials. Now published by Sage Publications, this edition has been updated throughout to include current events and Web addresses. Core content includes such subject areas as news and features, writing for print and broadcast, persuasive communications, newsletters and employee communication, annual reports, brochures, direct mail, global communication and the Internet.