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eyeCIVIL JUSTICE AFTER COVID

A change for the better?

This new book 'Civil Justice after COVID' provides a far reaching focus on the  Civil Justice System and how it operated pre-COVID19 and  also on how the whole civil justice system will likely change after COVID19. The effects of the 'lockdowns', 'social distancing', and 'track and trace' regime impinge critically on our fundamental human rights. This book will lead many others in the inevitable debates on those human rights, and their ramifications.
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The onset of the pandemic has highlighted numerous problems with the old system and also shines a light on what changes will be needed to enable people to adapt to the challenge.

The following areas are covered in detail:

1. The Civil Courts before COVID
2. We are not accountants.
3. Less Pre-Action, more action
4. How much to reveal?
5. Remote Hearings
6. Changes to the court rules and processes
7. Relief from Relief?
8. The impact on lawyers and their clients
9. Funding the civil courts

"This book does not intend to get all sociological about the purpose of the civil justice system. If you want to read about that then study a Jurisprudence course or something similar. The ordinary person may never use a civil court in their lifetime, but on the rare occasion they do, you might expect that they will have some romantic notion that the England & Wales courts are the envy of the world and something we should be proud of. After their first encounter, that rose-tinted view may well be dispelled when the reality of what it's really like hits home, and more painfully so if they lose. "Civil Justice" can occupy many pages in books by legal scholars. In simple terms, civil justice is the process of how the law affects civil rights and duties and the machinery and resources provided by the state for the resolution of disputes between individuals and organisations. It comprises of the law, civil procedure, courts, and the judiciary. The challenge is to find a system that is reasonably accessible to enable people to enforce their rights and not be too complicated or expensive so that it discourages people from using the system. It boils down to how much civil justice can we afford? The criminal justice system has had a bigger share of the pie in terms of resources in the past couple of decades and the civil justice system is like the poor relation. This might be because crime is a social evil and there needs to be a suitable process for prosecuting offenders; it is also politically expedient to spend more money on addressing crime than helping people fight their battles in the civil courts. " Quotation from the Introduction

Published: August 2021  £10.99 The author: Anthony Reeves is a Chartered Legal Executive who has worked in civil litigation for the past 20 years. His areas of interest include debt recovery, contractual disputes and property litigation. He is the author of several law books for the lay person.

 


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eyePOWERS OF ATTORNEY

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALL ASPECTS OF CREATING A POWER OF ATTORNEY This book will enable the layman to understand the workings and the importance of Powers of Attorney. Lasting Powers of Attorney were introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and enables the person being the Donor to appoint another person to deal with their financial affairs if they become mentally incapable. These became valid from the 1st October 2007 and cover financial matters, property matters and personal welfare issues. Personal welfare issues could include making of treatment or daily living decisions.

Click to show contents pageThe following areas are covered in detail.

*Lasting Power of Attorney
*Enduring Power of Attorney
*Ordinary Powers of Attorney
*Donors Capacity
*Risk of Abuse
*Certificate Providers
*Registering the Lasting Power of Attorney
*Duties and Responsibilities of Attorneys
*Property and Financial Affairs
*Health & Welfare

 

Revised Edition: Dec 2020

The author: Peter Wade is a qualified Solicitor specializing in conveyancing, probate and family law. He has also taught these subjects for the Workers Educational Association and other educational institutions. He has brought his considerable experience to bear in this comprehensive guide.

 

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eye GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE UK

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ALL ASPECTS OF THE LAW DEALING WITH MARRIAGE AND CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE UK

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• Outline of the law and marriage In the UK
• The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
• Civil Partnerships Act 2004
• Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019
• Tax-inheritance-employment-adoption and other Rights
• Wills and Probate

This latest publication in the Emerald Series, Guide to Marriage and Civil Partnerships in the UK, New Edition, Updated to 2020, is a concise guide to the rights of individuals in relation to the law covering Marriage and civil partnerships. The book will enable anyone fully understand the law covering wider aspects of marriage and civil partnerships, such as employment, property ownership, adoption and also dissolution and divorce.

The author: Steve Richards is a journalist specializing in the areas of marriage and divorce. He was instrumental in setting up specialist advice agencies throughout the UK dealing with solely marriage and divorce related advice. He has written this book in the hope that it will benefit the layperson and professional.

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eyeGUIDE TO MANAGING SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE MANAGEMENT OF SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

Click to show contents pageThis latest book in the Emerald Series, A Guide to Managing Separation and Divorce - Third Edition, will provide practical and straightforward advice with the aim of minimizing unnecessary costs and achieving outcomes the whole family can live with. It is intended to be a 'starting point' with little jargon or 'black letter law'.

The book covers:

* The Emotional Impact
* Finances
* Children
* Dispute Resolution
* When to Spend on Professional Help
* Assess What You Want To Achieve
* Moving On
* Resources

Authors: Diane Roome and Elisabeth Sneade met at law school and are both qualified solicitors with many years of experience in the field of family law.

Fourth Edition October 2020

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eyeGUIDE TO MANAGING PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY -
ALTERNATIVES TO BANKRUPTCY

This invaluable guide to managing the process of, and surviving, personal bankruptcy has been written in the light of the record numbers of people currently declaring themselves bankrupt. The book is aimed solely at individuals, not at companies or other organizations. A detailed background to the insolvency service and the general law covering bankruptcy is given along with the alternatives to bankruptcy. Overall, anyone reading this book will benefit from the detailed information.

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* The Personnel Involved in Bankruptcy
* Alternatives tp Bankruptcy - Debt Management Plans
* Individual Voluntary Arrangements
* Admiistrative Orders
* Debt Relief Orders
* The Process of Bankruptcy
* Bankruptcy and Alternatives in Scotland and Northern Ireland

 

Author: David Marsh is a specialist advisor in the area of bankruptcy and alternatives of approach depending on circumstances. He has written this book in the hope that it will benefit readers and promote a greater understanding of this complex area of bankruptcy law.

Revised Edition May 2020

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eyeGUIDE TO THE LAW OF TORT

A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW OF TORT

This latest book in the Emerald law Series A Guide to the law of Tort, by Roger Caldwell, is the perfect introductory text to this complicated area dealing with negligence generally and liability for negligence and breach of duty.

A Guide to the law of Tort is the ideal book for all those who wish to develop their knowledge of this area, whether professional, layperson or student and covers the following areas:Click to show contents page

o Negligence generally
o Breach of duty
o Causation
o Employer liability
o Nuisance
o Strict liability
o Defamation
o Defences

Pub:Revised July 2020

The Author: Roger Caldwell is a lecturer in law, specialising in Tort and also the English legal system generally. He has published 4 other books in this area and has written extensively for general and trade press.

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eyeTHE PATH TO JUSTICE

A REVIEW OF THE COUNTY COURT SYSTEM IN ENGLAND AND WALES

This latest book in the Emerald Home Lawyer Series, The Path to Justice, A Review of the County Court System in England and Wales, is an ideal introductory book for the person who needs an insight into how the English Legal System functions at all levels and a critical analysis of the shortcomings, with the views of major figures in the legal world on how to change the system so that it functions effectively.

This book critically examines the workings of the English legal system, looking at the main institutions and the role of Parliament and the law and also the role of the European Union and its role in the English Legal System. It then offers a critical insight into the overall workings and recommendations for change.

The book will prove an invaluable guide for all those who wish to develop their knowledge in this areas and is written in a clear concise style accessible to all.

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o The Woolf Report-Access to Justice
o Changes since Woolf
o The publics perception of the Civil Courts
o The perception of the legal profession
o Proposals for change





The author: Anthony Reeves is a specialist in the area of debt recovery working for a firm of solicitors as a recovery manager. He has also researched the court system in England and Wales and in this book provides a practical analysis of its operations. He has written four further books in this area.

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eyeHOUSING LAW

Guide to Housing Law a concise guide to the rights of individuals and organisations in relation to residential housing law. The book will enable anyone to understand the complex area of law that governs the area of residential housing and to understand the relationship between the Click to show contents pagepublic and private sectors. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to understand the processes involved, and also for those who want a clear and practical guide.

The book is extremely comprehensive and covers the following areas in detail:
* Introduction to housing law
* Different tenure types
* Freehold land
* Leasehold property
*Repairing responsibilities
*The public sector
* The private sector
* The role of the courts

Second Edition February 2021

The author: Roger Sproston is a housing consultant with 30 years experience of working in the public and private sectors. He has written this book in the hope that it will benefit the layperson and professional.

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