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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.
Law Library (Crown)
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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
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viii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
  • 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.
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xii, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The cathedral church : foundation, form and function
  • The episcopal throne : the appointment and functions of the bishop
  • The font, altar and pulpit : sacraments, worship and mission
  • The nave and crossing : the cathedral community, hospitality and outreach
  • The choir and presbytery : the dean, canons and musicians
  • The chapter house : the body corporate : Council, Chapter and College of Canons
  • The library and cloister : education : learning and teaching
  • The treasury : cathedral property, treasure and finance
  • The fabric of the cathedral church : care and conservation
  • The cathedral close : the precinct, houses and security
  • Conclusion: The cathedral as a normative space : conception and experience.
This original book is a comprehensive, richly documented and critical examination of laws applicable to Anglican cathedrals in England, some of the most iconic monuments in the national heritage and centres of spiritual and cultural capital. Law is the missing link in the emerging field of cathedral studies. The book fills this gap. It explores historical antecedents of modern cathedral law, traces aspects of them that still endure, and explains the law with particular reference to the recommendations of the Archbishops' Commission on Cathedrals 1994 which led to the most radical changes in the legal history of these churches since the Reformation, culminating in the Cathedrals Measure 1999 and associated later legislation. The book compares the domestic constitutions and statutes of all the cathedrals of the Church of England today - old foundations, new foundations and parish church cathedrals - as well as policies and guidelines applicable to or adopted by them. Whilst national law acts as a fundamental unifying force, there is considerable diversity as between these in terms of the breadth and depth of their coverage of topics. In the socio-legal tradition, the book also explores through interviews with clergy and others, at half of the cathedrals, how laws are experienced in practice. These reveal that whilst much of the law is perceived as working well, there are equally key areas of concern. To this end, the book proposes areas for further research and debate with a view to possible reform. Taking an architectural feature of cathedrals as the starting point for each chapter, from cathedral governance through mission, ministry, music and education to cathedral property, what emerges is that law and architecture have a symbiotic relationship so that a cathedral is itself a form of juristecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962699 20171030
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x, 263 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Credit and the market : Vanity fair and The way we live now
  • Contract and abstraction (?) : agency in Ruth and Bleak house
  • Contract and freedom (?) : constrained existence in Middlemarch and The mayor of Casterbridge
  • Satus-to-contract reassessed : the Victorian promise of marriage
  • Liberal anguish : Wuthering heights and the structures of liberal thought
  • Epilogue: History is always in the future.
In Liberalizing Contracts Anat Rosenberg examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it gestured, most basically that of promise, most broadly the capitalist market order. She does so by placing canonical realist novels in conversation with legal-historical knowledge about Victorian contracts. Rosenberg argues that current understandings of the liberal effort in contracts need reconstructing from both ends of Henry Maine's famed aphorism, which described a historical progress "from status to contract." On the side of contract, historical accounts of its liberal content have been oscillating between atomism and social-collective approaches, missing out on forms of relationality in Victorian liberal conceptualizations of contracts which the book establishes in their complexity, richness, and wavering appeal. On the side of status, the expectation of a move "from status" has led to a split along the liberal/radical fault line among those assessing liberalism's historical commitment to promote mobility and equality. The split misses out on the possibility that liberalism functioned as a historical reinterpretation of statuses - particularly gender and class - rather than either an effort of their elimination or preservation. As Rosenberg shows, that reinterpretation effectively secured, yet also altered, gender and class hierarchies, there is no teleology to such an account.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138923706 20171002
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xxiii, 208 pages ; 26 cm
  • A history of patents
  • Private bill procedure
  • The beginnings
  • The protection of inventions by enactment
  • The non obstante clause and the right to work
  • The restriction and regulation of company patents
  • The specification and its concealment
  • The prolongation of patents
  • The grant of parliamentary rewards : an alternative
  • Restoration and renewal fees
  • Re-dating and priority fights
  • The end of private business.
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xxiv, 498 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / Dominic Grieve QC MP
  • Introduction / Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss
  • Preliminary thoughts / Javier García Oliva and Helen Hall
  • Church/state relations and their historical evolution : whale knees or penguin wings?
  • Religion in the current paradigm : the flight of the penguin?
  • Non-religious beliefs in the current paradigm
  • The rule of law and the religious character of the Constitution and the wider legal framework
  • Parliamentry supremacy and the religious character of the Constitution and the wider legal framework
  • Checks and balances, separation of powers and the religious character of the Constitution and the wider legal framework
  • Human rights and the religious character of the Constitution and the wider legal framework.
This book examines the existing constitutional and legal system in England, Wales and Scotland, through the prism of its treatment of religion. The study encompasses questions of Church/State relations, but pushes far beyond these. It asks whether the approach to religion which has spread out from establishment to permeate the whole legal framework is a cause of concern or celebration in relation to individual and collective freedoms. The primary focus of the work is the synergy between the religious dimension of the juridical system and the fundamental pillars of the Constitution (Parliamentary Sovereignty, the Rule of Law, Separation of Powers and Human Rights). Javier Garcia Oliva and Helen Hall challenge the view that separation between public and religious authorities is the most conducive means of nurturing a free and democratic society in modern Britain. The authors explore whether, counterintutitvely for some, the religious dynamic to the legal system actually operates to safeguard liberties, and has a role in generating an inclusive and adaptable backdrop for our collective life. They suggest that the present paradigm brings benefits for citizens of all shades of religious belief and opinion (including Atheist, Humanist and other anti-theist perspectives), as well as secondary advantages for those with profound beliefs on non-religious matters e.g. Pacifism and Veganism. In support of their contentions, Garcia Oliva and Hall examine how the religious dimension of the legal framework operates to further essential constitutional principles in diverse settings, ranging from Criminal to Family Law. In a ground-breaking move, the authors also set the legal discussion alongside its social and cultural context. They consider how the theological perspectives of the larger faith traditions might influence members' ideas around the key constitutional precepts, and they include extracts from interviews which give the personal perspective of more than 100 individuals on contemporary issues of law and religious freedom. These voices are drawn from a range of fields and positions on faith. Whilst the authors are at pains to stress that these sections do not support or advance their legal conclusions, they do provide readers with a human backdrop to the discussion, and demonstrate its crucial importance in 21st century Britain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138838352 20171002
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9. Abuse of process [2017]

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xli, 312 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Pre-charge and investigation
  • 3. Forums for raising abuse of process
  • 4. Disclosure
  • 5. Entrapment
  • 6. Delay
  • 7. Non-availability of evidence
  • 8. Unfair conduct and abuse of executive power
  • 9. Adverse publicity
  • 10. Ability to participate in criminal proceedings
  • 11. Extradition
  • 12. Confiscation proceedings and civil recovery
  • 13. Tactical and procedural considerations
  • Appendices: Skeleton arguments for application to stay criminal proceedings as an abuse of process. 1. Delay
  • 2. Inabilty to participate and unfit to plead
  • 3. Loss of evidence and investigative failure
  • 4. Human trafficking.
Law Library (Crown)
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xvi, 519 pages ; 22 cm
  • Background
  • Substance
  • People
  • Arbitration and the law
  • Conclusions.
Despite plague, fire, political upheaval and religious strife, in the 17th century English people of all kinds used mediation and arbitration routinely to help resolve their differences. Kings and poor widows were parties. Kings and yeomen arbitrated. Francis Bacon, Edward Coke, Samuel Pepys, Robert Hooke and James I himself all took what they called arbitrament for granted as the best way of resolving all kinds of disputes they could not manage themselves. The redoubtable Lady Anne Clifford was exceptional; she successfully withstood the insistent demands of James I to arbitrate in her land dispute with her husband and family. Women appear as often as men in many of the primary sources and have a chapter to themselves. There are five parts: Part One describes the background; Part Two the subject matter: land, family and business; Part Three the people: parties and arbitrators; Part Four the law, and Part Five draws conclusions. The 17th century saw great changes in English life, but few and only towards its end in the ways in which parties managed their disputes by arbitrament, usually asking an even number of third parties, first to arrange a settlement as mediators and, if that failed, to adjudicate as arbitrators. Parties relied on bonds to ensure each other's performance of the submission and award. But, as the century drew to its close, lawyers advised their clients to take advantage of the courts' offer to accept a claim and, with the parties' consent, to refer it to arbitration, with arbitrators appointed by the court. That process came to be called a rule of court and the Government established it by the Arbitration Act 1698.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780957215313 20170213
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lxxii, 571 pages ; 26 cm
  • General introduction: Some problems relating to the role of international law
  • International legal sources I : the United Nations conventions
  • International legal sources II : the United Nations Security Council resolutions
  • International legal sources III : FATF recommendations
  • International legal sources IV : the European Union and the Council of Europe
  • International legal sources V : the UN Security Council delisting procedure
  • Money laundering offences under POCA 2002
  • The terrorism acts and conspiracy
  • UK sanctions regimes
  • Regulatory responsibilities
  • The professions and financial crime
  • Claims arising under UK private law
  • Money had and received
  • Knowing receipt
  • Dishonest assistance
  • Deceit
  • Conspiracy
  • Investigations and remedies under POCA 2002
  • Anti-terrorism legislation
  • Judicial cooperation including obtaining evidence
  • Cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom in the prevention and prosecution of financial crime
  • Extraterritorial application of US law
  • Virtual currencies, artificial intelligence, and emerging legal questions.
This thoroughly revised and updated new edition provides a practical guide for banks and their lawyers in respect of their regulatory responsibilities, their private law duties, their liabilities to third parties, and their obligations to assist persons seeking the recovery of assets (including regulatory bodies within and without the jurisdiction) as they relate to "tainted money". It also sets the law in its national and international policy context and pays particular attention to the international sources of the relevant law. It draws on the expertise of civil and criminal practitioners, public international lawyers, and overseas (in particular US) lawyers. The second edition addresses recent practice under the main international conventions, including the Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (October 2012) and the Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (November 2013). UN Security Council Resolutions, in particular resolution 1904 of 17 December 2009 which established the delisting ombudsperson (in response to criticism by national courts), have been considered. The book considers the work of international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force and new primary legislation at domestic and European level, including the Fourth Money Laundering Directive. Additionally, decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union and national courts are analysed and explained. It also provides a further assessment of the extent to which there has emerged an international law of tainted money to complement the emergence of an international financial system. In a concluding chapter, it gives an overview of the emerging response of courts and regulators (national, EU, and international) to the challenges presented by new technologies such as Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198716587 20170502
Law Library (Crown)

12. Barristers [2017]

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1 videodisc (150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
A groundbreaking documentary series following some of the UK's leading legal minds. For the first time ever, cameras have access to the working of the British courts. Over fifteen months, they have unprecedented access to the barristers, their cases, and the courts system.
Law Library (Crown)
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xi, 222 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction / Professor Jeremy Cooper
  • Reflections of a retired Lord Chief Justice / Lord Judge
  • Reflections of a serving Lord Chief Justice / Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd
  • Walking the tightrope of independence in a constitutionally illiterate world / Baroness Chakrabarti CBE
  • The embattled judge / Joshua Rozenberg QC
  • Judges and the modern media / Alan Rusbridger
  • Being a judge in the modern world : a view from the Caribbean / Mrs Justice Desirée Bernard
  • The new world of tribunals : a quiet revolution / Professor Jeremy Cooper
  • Reflections on the Tribunal Reform Project / Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill
  • Improving the delivery of justice in the shadow of the Magna Carta / Lord Justice Ryder
  • The modernization of access to justice in times of austerity / Lord Justice Ryder
  • The centrality of justice : its contributions to society and its delivery / Lord Thomas Cwmgiedd
  • Judicial indepedence in a changing constitutional landscape / Lord Thomas Cwmgiedd
  • How diverse are judges / Lady Hale of Richmond
  • Should judges make law? / Lord Justice Laws.
"The role of the judiciary is constantly evolving and is in many ways more important than ever. Indeed, many argue that the sovereignty of parliament is eroding and being replaced by the respective power of judges. The Jackson Reforms of 2010, for example, saw judges bestowed with more power over case and budget management than ever before. Equally, courtrooms are transforming under the weight of technological innovation and the increasing presence of litigants in person. Stemming from a series of lectures arranged by the Judicial College on the theme of 'Being a Judge in the Modern World', this book provides a survey of many significant aspects of the modern judicial role. With contributions from some of the most senior judges in the UK and beyond, this collection provides...insight into the development of the legal system and the challenges faced by today's judiciary. Additional contributions from the realms of journalism and civil liberties offer an external perspective and provide a wider context to the judicial voices."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
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xxxvii, 308 pages ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in).
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The conveyance or transfer
  • Determination of the boundary from documentary and other extrinsic evidence
  • Determination of the boundary from the physical evidence on site and by presumption
  • Boundaries of registered land
  • Extinction of title
  • Party structures and features
  • Establishing the boundary in particular cases
  • Establishing ownership of the sub-soil including mineral rights
  • Resolving boundary disputes
  • Court-based remedies and orders.
The second edition of this book has been much expanded and updated to offer you: * guidance from an experienced practitioner to help identify and assess the evidence * a summary of the funding options * a concise exposition of the law, showing how it applies to practical problems * detailed coverage of the rules relating to the First-Tier Tribunal (Land Registration Division) and how it has worked in practice. Statutory extracts are given in the appendix for quick reference and an expanded range of precedents are included on the accompanying CD-ROM for ease of customisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784460327 20170911
Law Library (Crown)
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89 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Monstrous negotiations
  • Monstrous citizenships
  • Citizens and their monstrous families
  • Monstrous fears.
This book examines the result of the 23 June 2016 UK referendum on leaving the EU where 51.9% of the eligible voters who voted chose to leave. Politicians and media have stressed not only that leave means leave, but also that much of the British voting public was motivated to vote leave by issues of immigration and border control. Guild investigates how the issue of EU citizenship became transformed into a discussion about immigration through four themes: the negotiations between the UK and the EU before the referendum; the nature of and difference between British and EU citizenship; the issue of third country national family members and the fears incited by the referendum in light of the rejection of expertise.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340886 20170403
Law Library (Crown)
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xiii, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Empire and law, 'Firmly united by the circle of the British diadem' 1 Internal others: Jews, Gypsies, and Jacobites 2 'In a country of liberty?':Sslavery, villeinage and the making of whiteness in the Somerset case (1772) 3 Imperial disruptions: City, nation, and empire in the Gordon Riots 4 'This fleet is not yet republican': Conceptions of law in the mutinies of 1797 5 Wedding and Bedding: making the Union with Ireland, 1800 Conclusion Select bibliography Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526120403 20171204
The rule of law, an ideology of equality and universality that justified Britain's eighteenth-century imperial claims, was the product not of abstract principles but imperial contact. As the Empire expanded, encompassing greater religious, ethnic and racial diversity, the law paradoxically contained and maintained these very differences. This book revisits six notorious incidents that occasioned vigorous debate in London's courtrooms, streets and presses: the Jewish Naturalization Act and the Elizabeth Canning case (1753-54); the Somerset Case (1771-72); the Gordon Riots (1780); the mutinies of 1797; and Union with Ireland (1800). Each of these cases adjudicated the presence of outsiders in London - from Jews and Gypsies to Africans and Catholics. The demands of these internal others to equality before the law drew them into the legal system, challenging longstanding notions of English identity and exposing contradictions in the rule of law. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526120403 20171204
Green Library
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xiii, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Empire and law, 'firmly united by the circle of the British diadem'
  • Internal others : Jews, Gypsies, and Jacobites
  • 'In a country of liberty?' : slavery, villeinage, and the making of whiteness of in the Somerset case (1772)
  • Imperial disruptions : city, nation, and empire in the Gordon Riots
  • 'This fleet is not yet republican' : conceptions of law in the mutinies of 1797
  • Wedding and bedding : making the union with Ireland, 1800
  • Conclusion.
The rule of law, an ideology of equality and universality that justified Britain's eighteenth-century imperial claims, was the product not of abstract principles but imperial contact. As the Empire expanded, encompassing greater religious, ethnic and racial diversity, the law paradoxically contained and maintained these very differences. This book revisits six notorious incidents that occasioned vigorous debate in London's courtrooms, streets and presses: the Jewish Naturalization Act and the Elizabeth Canning case (1753-54); the Somerset Case (1771-72); the Gordon Riots (1780); the mutinies of 1797; and Union with Ireland (1800). Each of these cases adjudicated the presence of outsiders in London - from Jews and Gypsies to Africans and Catholics. The demands of these internal others to equality before the law drew them into the legal system, challenging longstanding notions of English identity and exposing contradictions in the rule of law. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526120403 20180115
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1 online resource.
  • Legal and administrative. Building control
  • The Building Regulations and Approved Documents
  • Local authority control
  • Private certification
  • Work under the supervision of a competent person
  • Technical. Structural stability (Part A)
  • Part 7 - Fire (Part B)
  • Materials, workmanship, site preparation and moisture exclusion (Part C)
  • Toxic substances (Part D)
  • Sound insulation (Part E)
  • Ventilation (Part F)
  • Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency (Part G)
  • Drainage and waste disposal (Part H)
  • Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems (Part J)
  • Protection from falling, collision and impact (Part K) / KT Bright
  • Conservation of fuel and power (Part L)
  • Access to and use of buildings (Part M) / KT Bright
  • Electrical safety (Part P)
  • Security (Part Q).
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xvii, 201 pages ; 25 cm.
  • An anthropological approach to studying asylum law and practice
  • The evolution of the British asylum system
  • The work of the British Home Office and UK border agency
  • Taking and making refugee claims : the work of immigration case workers, interpeters, and barristers
  • The immigration and asylum tribunal and the work of immigration judges
  • The politics of 'permission' and the Court of Appeal
  • The Kafkaesque experience of asylum seekers
  • Interest groups, asylum policy, and home office intransigence.
The central concern of this book is to find answers to fundamental questions about the British asylum system and how it operates. Based on ethnographic research over a two-year period, the work follows and analyses numerous asylum appeals through the British courts. It draws on myriad interviews with individuals and a thorough examination of many state and non-state organizations to understand how the system works. While the organization of the book reflects the formal asylum process, a focus on specific legal appeals reveals the 'political' factors at play as different institutions and actors seek to influence judicial decision-making and overturn/uphold official asylum policy. The final chapter draws on the author's ethnographic findings of the UK's 'asylum field' to re-examine research on the Refugee Determination System in the US, Canada and Australia which has narrowly focused on judicial decision-making. It argues that analysis of Refugee Determination Systems must be situated and studied as part of a wider, political, semi-autonomous 'asylum field' which needs to be better understood. Providing an in-depth ethnographic study of a national asylum system and of immigration law and practice, the book will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and policy-makers in the UK and beyond working in this highly topical area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214958 20170321
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 465 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue-- 1. Contexts and perspectives-- 2. Marriage, fame and shame-- 3. 'Bawdy courts' in rural society before 1530-- 4. Urban aspirations: pre-Reformation provincial towns-- 5. Stews-side? Westminster, Southwark and the London suburbs-- 6. London church courts before the Reformation-- 7. Civic moralism in Yorkist and early Tudor London-- 8. Sex and the celibate clergy-- 9. Reform and Reformation, 1530-58-- 10. Towards the new Jerusalem? Reformation of sexual manners in provincial society, 1558-80-- 11. Brought into Bridewell: sex police in early Elizabethan London-- 12. Regulating sex in late Elizabethan times: retrospect and prospect.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316631737 20170626
How was the law used to control sex in Tudor England? What were the differences between secular and religious practice? This major study reveals that - contrary to what historians have often supposed - in pre-Reformation England both ecclesiastical and secular (especially urban) courts were already highly active in regulating sex. They not only enforced clerical celibacy and sought to combat prostitution but also restrained the pre- and extramarital sexual activities of laypeople more generally. Initially destabilising, the religious and institutional changes of 1530-60 eventually led to important new developments that tightened the regime further. There were striking innovations in the use of shaming punishments in provincial towns and experiments in the practice of public penance in the church courts, while Bridewell transformed the situation in London. Allowing the clergy to marry was a milestone of a different sort. Together these changes contributed to a marked shift in the moral climate by 1600.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316631737 20170626
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