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How to Do Things with Rules
  • Language: en

How to Do Things with Rules

  • Categories: Law

New to English law? Need to know how rules are made, interpreted and applied? This popular and well-established textbook will show you how. It simplifies legal method by combining examples with an account of rules in general: the who, what, why and how of interpretation. Starting with standpoint and context, it identifies factors that give rise to doubts about the interpretation of a rule and recommends a systematic approach to analysing those factors. Questions and exercises integrated in the text and on the accompanying website will help you to develop skills in reading, interpreting and arguing about legal and other rules. The text is fully updated on developments in the legislative process and the judicial interpretation of statutes and precedent. It includes a new chapter on 'The European Dimension' reflecting the changes brought about by the Human Rights Act 1998.

Regulating Commercial Gambling
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 545

Regulating Commercial Gambling

Three quarters of the British population gamble (mainly on the National Lottery), and they generate around 46 billion pounds a year. This volume sets recent developments in the regulation and deregulation of its three primary forms - betting, gaming, and lotteries - against an account oftheir social and legal history. Many of the concerns that excite controversy today are little different from those with which the Home Office grappled for most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Based upon Home Office files and contemporary accounts, this book begins by evaluating how the law was used to control andsuppress popular gambling. Miers shows how and why prohibition gave way to the recognit...

Responses to victimisation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Responses to victimisation

  • Categories: Law

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State Compensation for Criminal Injuries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 319

State Compensation for Criminal Injuries

With effect from 1st April 1996, the Government intends thats the new tariff-based scheme for compensating victims of crimes of violence will come into force. This scheme, authorized by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995, replaces the common law basis of assessment used under the old scheme, and greatly reduces the discretion formerly exercised by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. The new book deals with the new scheme's procedures, conditions of eligibility, the definition of criminal injury, the range of qualifying, injuries and of eligible persons and the assessment of compensation. operation since 1964. . Full statutory and related texts are also included.

Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Criminal Injuries Compensation

  • Categories: Law

The 2012 Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) deals with some 33,000 applications for compensation each year. It has, since 1964, been one of the principal means by which the state aims to meet victims' expectations following an offence of violence, but it also displays a clear doctrinal effort to differentiate 'deserving' from 'undeserving' victims. Over much of the same period criminal courts and agencies have enjoyed powers to order offenders to pay compensation to their victims, most recently as an element of restorative justice. Split into two parts, Criminal Injuries Compensation is an authoritative analysis of the statutory provisions governing these various remedies. Part One...

Legislation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 259

Legislation

This volume provides a general account of the making, interpretation and application of the various types of legislation applicable to the UK. Legislation is dealt with from inception, through formulation, drafting and enactment, to interpretation and impact. The text of this edition has been revised to include discussions of the role of Parliament, government and the courts in the enterprise of legislation. The authority of the various types of legislation in relation to each other and to other sources of law is also considered. The treatment of interpretation is examined to take account of recent literature and case law in the interpretation of statutes. A new section has been included on statutory codes of practice.

Fast-track Legislation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 186

Fast-track Legislation

Fast-track Legislation : Constitutional implications and safeguards, 15th report of session 2008-09, Vol. 2: Evidence

Robin Butler
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

Robin Butler

With almost four decades of experience in the Civil Service, Robin Butler, Lord Butler of Brockwell, has been privy to a succession of parliamentary shake-ups and international policy crises. During his remarkable career, Butler served as Private Secretary to Edward Heath, Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher and as Cabinet Secretary under Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair. He has been in some risky situations, such as his proximity, with Margaret Thatcher, to the 1984 IRA bombing in Brighton and, with John Major, to the mortar attack on Downing Street in February 1991. To the public, however, he is perhaps best known for his role as the chairman of the 2004 inquiry into Iraq's weapons of m...

In the Shadow of Luxembourg: EU and National Developments in the Regulation of Gambling
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 316

In the Shadow of Luxembourg: EU and National Developments in the Regulation of Gambling

  • Categories: Law

This book provides a number of differing views on the consequences of the stream of gambling related case-law from the European Court of Justice and political debates alongside current regulatory developments occurring within five Member States.