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xxi, 229 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Anthony Page and Wilfrid Prest
  • Rationalising the common law : Blackstone and his predecessors / Michael Lobban
  • The "least repulsive" work on a "repulsive subject" : Jeremy Bentham on William Blackstone's commentaries on the laws of England / Philip Schofield
  • Blackstone, expositor and censor of law both made and found / Jessie Allen
  • William Blackstone, Edward Gibbon and Thomas Winchester : the case for an Oxford enlightenment / Ian Doolittle
  • Rational dissent and Blackstone's Commentaries / Anthony Page
  • Blackstone, parliamentary sovereignty and his Irish critics / Ultán Gillen
  • Blackstone, family law and the exclusion of the half blood in inheritance / Tim Stretton
  • Blackstone and women / Carolyn Steedman
  • Professing law in the shadow of the commentaries / David Lieberman
  • Hammond's Blackstone and the historical school of American jurisprudence / David M. Rabban
  • "A very narrowing effect upon our profession" : a progressive jurist confronts Blackstone / John V. Orth
  • Blackstone's posthumous reputation / Wilfrid Prest.
William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69) is perhaps the most elegant and influential legal text in the history of the common law. By one estimate, Blackstone has been cited well over 10,000 times in American judicial opinions alone. Prominent in recent reassessment of Blackstone and his works, Wilfrid Prest also convened the Adelaide symposia which have now generated two collections of essays: Blackstone and his Commentaries: Biography, Law, History (2009), and Re-Interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries: A Seminal Text in National and International Contexts (2014). This third collection focuses on Blackstone's critics and detractors. Leading scholars examine the initial reception of the Commentaries in the context of debates over law, religion and politics in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland. Having shown Blackstone's volumes to be a contested work of the Enlightenment, the remaining chapters assess critical responses to Blackstone on family law, the status of women and legal education in Britain and America. While Blackstone and his Commentaries have been widely lauded and memorialised in marble, this volume highlights the extent to which they have also attracted censure, controversy and disparagement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509910458 20180604
Law Library (Crown)
clx, 812 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 225 pages ; 24 cm
  • Regulatory parity in post-Brexit UK-EU financial regulation : EU norms, international financial standards, or a hybrid model? / Eilís Ferran
  • The UK financial market : free movement of persons / Catherine Barnard
  • EU financial governance after Brexit : the rise of technocracy and the absorption of the UK's withdrawal / Niamh Moloney
  • The UK's third-country status following Brexit : post-Brexit models, third-country equivalence, and Switzerland / Kern Alexander
  • The "default option", the WTO, and cross-border financial services trade after Brexit / Andrew Lang.
This timely book examines the legal and regulatory implications of Brexit for financial services. The UK's withdrawal from the EU is likely to have significant market, political, and policy consequences for the UK financial system, for the single market and the euro area, and for the international financial system. As the UK disentangles its financial system from the EU, law will matter to a profound extent. Treaties, legislation, and regulation, at UK, EU, and international levels, and the many dynamics and interests which drive them, will frame and shape the ultimate settlement between the UK and the EU. Law will also shape how the EU financial system develops post-Brexit and how the international financial system responds. Written by leading authorities in the field, this book addresses and contextualises the legal, regulatory, and policy issues across five dimensions, which correspond to the major legal spheres engaged: financial regulation implications and market access consequences for the UK financial system; labour law and free movement consequences for the UK financial system; the implications internally for EU financial governance and the euro area; the implications and relevance of the EEA/EFTA financial services market; and the trade law and World Trade Organization law implications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509915804 20180409
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 336 pages ; 25 cm
  • Brexit and international trade : one year after the referendum / Valerie Hughes
  • Squaring the circle : the search for an accommodation between the European Union and the United Kingdom / Armand de Mestral
  • Renegotiating the EU-UK trade relationship : lessons from NAFTA / David A. Gantz
  • Trade policy in the age of populism : why the new bilateralism will not work / Thomas Cottier
  • Brexit and financial services : navigating through the complexity of exit scenarios / Maziar Peihani
  • How does it feel to be a third country? The consequences of Brexit for financial market law / Matthias Lehmann and Dirk Zetzsche
  • Cross-border insolvencies after Brexit : views from the United Kingdom and Continental Europe / Howard P. Morris, Gabriel Moss, Federico M. Mucciarelli, and Christoph G. Paulus
  • Failing financial institutions : how will Brexit impact cross-border cooperation in recovery, reconstruction and insolvency processes? / Dorothy Livingston
  • UK patent law and copyright law after Brexit : potential consequences / Luke McDonagh
  • The effect of Brexit on trademarks, designs and other “Europeanized” areas of intellectual property law in the United Kingdom / Marc Mimler
  • Brexit and environmental law : the rocky road ahead / Markus Gehring and Freedom-Kai Phillips
  • Advancing environmental justice in a post-Brexit United Kingdom / Damilola S. Olawuyi
  • Brexit and international environmental law / Richard Macrory and Joe Newbigin
  • Brexit, Brexatom, the environment and future international relations / Stephen Tromans
  • Lessons from Brexit : reconciling international and constitutional aspirations / Oonagh E. Fitzgerald
  • Brexit and human rights / Colm O’Cinneide
  • Brexit : can the United Kingdom change its mind? / Helen Mountfield
  • Conclusion / Oonagh E. Fitzgerald and Eva Lein.
"This book explores the implications of the United Kingdom's departure from the United Kingdom from an international law perspective in the areas of financial services, trade, intellectual property, the environment and human rights."-- Publisher's description.
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xxxvi, 193 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introductory observations
  • Contractual estoppel : general principle
  • Applications
  • Entire agreement and non-reliance clauses
  • Limits
  • Limits : controls over exclusion clauses
  • Contractual estoppel in the family of estoppels.
This book is the first comprehensive account of contractual estoppel. Contractual estoppel is a new and exciting development in the common law, widely employed and of considerable practical utility. The concept has been noticed by academics, mostly to be criticised as anomaly, misnomer and an objectionable policy choice, and commentary on the concept has been limited to recitation and critique of a few principal cases. Yet this book examines numerous judicial decisions which apply or discuss contractual estoppel, and offers a full and systematic exploration of its origin, principled basis, practical applications and limits. In this new title, the author, Alexander Trukhtanov, responds to policy objections and seeks to answer the charge that contractual estoppel is a misnomer, anomaly or distortion of reliance-based categories of estoppel, by showing that contractual estoppel is its own category of legal estoppel. The book is a single point of reference for a systematic and organised exposition of the subject and an explanation of how it fits into existing law. It is practice-oriented but engages with important conceptual points. Contractual Estoppel will be of interest to practitioners, whether draftsmen, litigators or advocates, as well as academics and post-graduate students of contract law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138208537 20180205
Law Library (Crown)
cclxxxii, 1196 pages ; 24 cm
Law Library (Crown)
lxxx, 409 pages ; 26 cm
  • Preface to the second edition
  • Preface to the first edition
  • The propert time for performance
  • The importance of timely performance
  • Performance due on a contingency
  • The obligation and its performance
  • Excuses for failure to perform on time
  • The effect of failure to perform on time
  • Specific relief
  • Notices making time of the essence
  • Damages for delay
  • Withholding performance
  • Termination
  • Frustrating delay
  • Express contractual provisions.
This is the only work to focus on the subject and includes consideration of variations in practice in different sectors. The second edition includes a new chapter on express contractual provisions relating to delay, with specific reference to construction contracts, charterparties, sale of goods and contracts for the sale of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198792321 20180530
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 174 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface
  • Equality
  • European perspectives
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Age and ageism
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race, colour, ethnicity and migrant workers
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex equality
  • Sexual orientation and gender reassignment
  • Discrimination in the workplace.
Discrimination and the Law provides an exploration and evaluation of discrimination law, focusing primarily on discrimination in employment. Introducing readers to the concepts of equality and the historical origins of discrimination law, Malcolm Sargeant explores the wider political, social and economic contexts through which discrimination law has evolved. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes a new chapter considering discrimination against trade unionists, discrimination against `non-standard' workers as well as the public sector equality duty. The book begins with an examination of what is meant by such concepts as equality and discrimination followed by an analysis of the Equality Act 2010 and the impact of EU and international law. All the protected characteristics contained in the Equality Act 2010 are critically considered (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation). Issues not covered by the legislation such as those relating to multiple discrimination and caste discrimination are also analysed. Important cases from the UK courts as well as international courts are considered. The book also contains an appendix with the most relevant parts of the 2010 Act. Important cases are highlighted in the text and some reflections as the basis for further discussion are included at the end of each chapter. This is an essential introduction to the wide-ranging law relating to discrimination in the UK for law, HRM and business students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138702356 20180306
Law Library (Crown)
xlii, 470 pages ; 25 cm
  • The adversarial trial
  • The burden and standard of proof
  • Witnesses I competency and compellability
  • Witnesses II vulnerable witnesses
  • Witnesses III examination and cross-examination
  • The privilege against self-incrimination and the right to silence
  • Confession evidence
  • Improperly obtained evidence
  • Suspect evidence corroboration and identification
  • Character evidence
  • Hearsay evidence
  • Opinion evidence
  • Public interest immunity.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 234 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The court framework in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England
  • Violence and theft in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England
  • Law and land-holding in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Law and land-holding in Anglo-Norman England
  • Angevin reform
  • Crime and the Angevin reforms
  • Law and land-holding in Angevin England
  • Magna carta and the formation of the English common law.
The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at the Norman Conquest. Within a strong interpretative framework, it also integrates legal developments with wider changes in the thought, society, and politics of the time. Rather than simply tracing elements of the common law back to their Anglo-Saxon, Norman or other origins, John Hudson examines and analyses the emergence of the common law from the interaction of various elements that developed over time, such as the powerful royal government inherited from Anglo-Saxon England and land holding customs arising from the Norman Conquest. Containing a new chapter charting the Anglo-Saxon period, as well as a fully revised Further Reading section, this new edition is an authoritative yet highly accessible introduction to the formation of the English common law and is ideal for students of history and law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189331 20171121
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xvii, 234 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Editor's Preface to First Edition Author's Preface to First Edition Author's Preface to Second Edition Abbreviations CHAPTER 1 Introduction The concept of law The functions of law Disputing and negotiating English common law The formation of the English common law CHAPTER 2 The Court Framework in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England The king's court Local and itinerant justices Shire courts Hundred courts Seignorial courts Urban courts Ecclesiastical courts Conclusions CHAPTER 3 Violence and Theft in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England Bricstan's case Offences, offenders, and motives Prevention and police Trial Punishment and compensation Conclusions CHAPTER 4 Law and Land-holding in Anglo-Saxon England Aescwynn of Stonea, Ogga of Mildenhall, Wulfstan of Dalham and their gifts to the church of Ely The forms of land Land, lordship, and law The customary framework Disputes Conclusions CHAPTER 5 Law and Land-holding in Anglo-Norman England Land, lordship, and law The forms of land-holding The customary framework: control of land held in fee Disputes Anglo-Norman land law and common law property Conclusions CHAPTER 6 Angevin Reform Kingship, Stephen's reign, and Angevin reform The eyre Chronology The stages and nature of reform Henry II and reform The administrator's mentality Conclusions CHAPTER 7 Crime and the Angevin Reforms Ailward's case Classification The continuation of traditional methods Presentment and the extension of royal authority The limits of royal authority Conclusions CHAPTER 8 Law and Land-holding in Angevin England Abbot Samson of Bury St Edmunds New procedures The impact of change Conclusions CHAPTER 9 Magna Carta and the Formation of the English Common Law King John and the administration of justice Magna Carta Law and legal expertise The common law Concluding comparisons Glossary Note on sources Further reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189348 20171227
The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at the Norman Conquest. Within a strong interpretative framework, it also integrates legal developments with wider changes in the thought, society, and politics of the time. Rather than simply tracing elements of the common law back to their Anglo-Saxon, Norman or other origins, John Hudson examines and analyses the emergence of the common law from the interaction of various elements that developed over time, such as the powerful royal government inherited from Anglo-Saxon England and land holding customs arising from the Norman Conquest. Containing a new chapter charting the Anglo-Saxon period, as well as a fully revised Further Reading section, this new edition is an authoritative yet highly accessible introduction to the formation of the English common law and is ideal for students of history and law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189348 20171227
Green Library

12. Gender and the law [2018]

xiii, 257 pages ; 25 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 241 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
128 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The hardships of the English laws in relation to wives : with an explanation of the original curse of subjection passed upon the woman, in an humble address to the legislature
  • Remarks on Mrs. Muilman's letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Chesterfield (1750)
  • Appendix one: Responses from the weekly miscellany (1736, 1737)
  • Appendix two: Excerpts from The lawes resolutions of womens rights (1632), Baron and feme: a treatise of the common law concerning husbands and wives (1700), and the Treatise of feme coverts; or, the lady's law
  • Appendix three: Excerpts from the Sarah Chapone-Samuel Richardson correspondence, with passages from The hardships of the English laws in relation to wives.
Susan Paterson Glover here presents, in modern type, a critical edition of the first printed work by an English woman writer, Sarah Chapone, on the inequity of the common law regime for married women. Glover's extended, original introduction provides an account of Chapone's life; a discussion of the influence of Mary Astell's work on Chapone's thought and work; and a review of the legal status of women in England's eighteenth century, with particular attention to marriage and the doctrine of coverture and the relations of women, law, and property. It concludes by acknowledging the importance of this text to any consideration of the evolution of a discourse of "rights" for women in the Anglo-American legal tradition, and its contribution to a movement for property rights and women's equality whose genesis is generally located in the legislative changes of the nineteenth century. The edition contains valuable appendices including, among other writings, excerpts from Chapone's correspondence with Samuel Richardson; excerpts of responses to Chapone's work from the Weekly Miscellany; and excerpts from contemporary legal literature. Also included is an annotated text of Chapone's pamphlet on the Muilman controversy, Remarks on Mrs. Muilman's Letter to the Right Honourable The Earl of Chesterfield (London, 1750).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409450771 20180611
Law Library (Crown)
lii, 466 pages ; 24 cm
Law Library (Crown)
170 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword / Chantal-Aimée Doerries
  • Strategy and why it is important / Nicholas Luckman
  • Barristers' finance / Howard Sears
  • Practice management and business development / Paul Martenstyn, Alex Taylor
  • International development / David Grief
  • Marketing and branding / Natalie Hearn, Rachel Murray, Lindsay Scott
  • Recruitment and talent management / Nick Rees
  • Women in law / David Barnes
  • Wellbeing / Nicholas Hill
  • Compliance and risk management / Christine Kings
  • Technology @ the bar / Felicity Schneider
  • Pro bono/CSR / Chris Broom.
The business of running a barristers' chambers has changed immensely over recent years. The traditional image of chambers has been, in many respects, confined to the past and they are now, in large part, run as modern, highly efficient, businesses often with an international reach. The role of the barristers' clerk continues to be vital to managing and developing the practice of independent sole practitioners operating under the umbrella of a chambers. However, the ever-changing face of the legal profession has necessitated that clerks, and chambers, adapt to the fresh demands of the new business environment. In addition to the now multi-faceted role of the clerks, the management and administrative structure of many chambers today often includes CEOs, accountants, HR and marketing teams. This practical guide, edited by David Barnes, Chief Executive & Director of Clerking at 39 Essex Chambers, provides readers with in-depth insight and advice into the management of chambers including business strategy, international development, talent management and compliance.The book features chapters from some of the most prominent clerks and CEOs currently working within the world of the Bar, as well as experts in accounting and recruitment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787420915 20180611
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 267 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: The eighteenth century and the Middle Ages
  • The Norman yoke : feudal law
  • The Norman yoke : canon law
  • Daniel Leonard and the modern British Empire
  • Is there a British Empire?
  • Imperial origins : Wales, Ireland, and America
  • Empire by consent
  • Conclusion.
This book contributes to the increasing interest in John Adams and his political and legal thought by examining his work on the medieval British Empire. For Adams, the conflict with England was constitutional because there was no British Empire, only numerous territories including the American colonies not consolidated into a constitutional structure. Each had a unique relationship to the English. In two series of essays he rejected the Parliament's claim to legislate for the internal governance of the American colonies. His Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law (1765) identified these claims with the Yoke, Norman tyranny over the defeated Saxons after 1066. Parliament was seeking to treat the colonists in similar fashion. The Novanglus essays (1774-75), traced the origin of the colonies, demonstrating that Parliament played no role in their establishment and so had no role in their internal governance without the colonists' subsequent consent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319664767 20180129
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viii, 280 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Justice delayed : absent recognitors and the Angevin legal reforms, c. 1200 / William Eves
  • Testament and inheritance : the lessons of the brief widowhood of Isabel, countess of Pembroke / David Crouch
  • A crossroads in criminal procedure : the assumptions underlying England's adoption of trial by jury for crime / Elizabeth Papp Kamali and Thomas A. Green
  • The General Eyre and royal finance / Jens Röhrkasten
  • Royal privilege and episcopal rights in the later thirteenth century : the case of the Ashbourne Advowson, 1270-1289 / Joshua C. Tate
  • The clerk William Tyssyngton and the pursuit of fugitives in the late thirteenth-century / Karl Shoemaker
  • Profits and perils of an Irish legal career : Sir Elias Ashbourne (d. 1356), Chief Justice and Marcher Lord / Robin Frame
  • Two jurisdictions in dispute about canonical appeals : London and Canterbury, 1375-6 / F. Donald Logan
  • The outlaw in later medieval Ireland / Áine Foley
  • The origins and development of judicial tenure 'during good behaviour' to 1485 / Ryan Rowberry
  • 'Et subridet etc.' : smiles, laughter and levity in the medieval year books / Gwen Seabourne
  • Men of law and professional identity in late medieval England / Anthony Musson
  • Legal services for the poor in the early common law / David J. Seipp.
Law mattered in later medieval England and Ireland. A quick glance at the sources suggests as much. From the charter to the will to the court roll, the majority of the documents which have survived from later medieval England and Ireland, and medieval Europe in general, are legal in nature. Yet despite the fact that law played a prominent role in medieval society, legal history has long been a marginal subject within medieval studies both in Britain and North America. Much good work has been done in this field, but there is much still to do. This volume, a collection of essays in honour of Paul Brand, who has contributed perhaps more than any other historian to our understanding of the legal developments of later medieval England and Ireland, is intended to help fill this gap. The essays collected in this volume, which range from the twelfth to the sixteenth century, offer the latest research on a variety of topics within this field of inquiry. While some consider familiar topics, they do so from new angles, whether by exploring the underlying assumptions behind England's adoption of trial by jury for crime or by assessing the financial aspects of the General Eyre, a core institution of jurisdiction in twelfth- and thirteenth-century England. Most, however, consider topics which have received little attention from scholars, from the significance of judges and lawyers smiling and laughing in the courtroom to the profits and perils of judicial office in English Ireland. The essays provide new insights into how the law developed and functioned within the legal profession and courtroom in late medieval England and Ireland, as well as how it pervaded the society at large.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472477385 20180205
Law Library (Crown)
x, 195 pages ; 25 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xxv, 390 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction to private investment funds
  • Marketing private investment funds
  • Taxation of private investment funds
  • The legal duties arising from the provision of investment advisory and management services
  • The regulatory duties arising from the provision of investment advisory and management services
  • Governance issues in partnerships used as private investment funds
  • Governance issues in offshore companies used as private investment funds
  • Investor protection concerns in private investment funds
  • US and EU regulatory responses to the global financial crisis
  • Self-regulation and private actors
  • Side letters as a means of mitigating the governance challenge
  • Board of directors composition as a means to mitigating the governance challenge
  • Listings of private investment funds as a means of mitigating the governance challenge
  • Evaluating and implementing private monitoring solutions
  • Litigation and enforcement involving private funds after the global financial crisis
  • The global frontiers of private investment funds
  • Towards a unified theory for private investment funds.
This book provides the clearest, most concise analysis available on the legal and regulatory issues arising in connection with private investment funds. It advises legal practitioners on the structuring, formation, and operation of a range of asset classes, including hedge funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds, and real estate funds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198807247 20180521
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