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Straightforward Law Titles cover most key aspects of UK law as it affects the rights of the individual citizen. All Titles are regularly updated in line with changes of either UK or European Law.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Business Law
Public Law
Knowing Your Rights and Using the Courts

What to Expect When You Go to Court
The Rights of the Consumer
Employment Law
The Rights of the Private Tenant
The Rights of Disabled People
Family Law
Divorce and the Law
Bankruptcy, Insolvency and the Law
Company Law
Probate and the Law
Contract Law
Intellectual Property and the Law
Give me Your Money - A Guide to Debt Recovery
Housing Rights
Producing Your Own Will

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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide - A Practical Guide to Your Human Rights and Civil Liberties

This timely and comprehensive book, post-Brexit, is written by an experienced human rights barrister and covers all aspects of human rights and civil liberties in the United Kingdom. The much talked about UK Bill of Rights, supposedly replacing the Human Rights Act, is also covered.

The book is wide ranging and certainly topical as we enter a new phase of our relationship with Europe. It will be invaluable to the layperson, student and professional alike.

book cover Human RightsMain Areas Covered in the book are:                                   

*Where do rights come from? 
* The right to life
* Right to freedom of expression
* Right to privacy
* Right to freedom of association
* Social rights
* Prohibition of torture
* Right to a fair trial
* Right and duties as a citizen

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Published March 2017


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The Author: Dr Michael Thomas Walter Arnheim is a practising London Barrister, Sometime Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge and author. He has written eighteen published books to date, including most recently The God Book and Two Models of Government. Previously published books include The Handbook of Human Rights Law, Principles of the Common Law, The U.S. Constitution for Dummies and The Problem with Human Rights Law.

Dr Michael Arnheim £10.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Business Law

The book is intended for both the student and layperson and will also be suitable for the professional. Each chapter has relevant case law throughout which provides a suitable back drop to the subject matter.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The book begins with contract law, covering consideration and contracts, terms of contract, errors and contracts, contracts and illegality, duress and undue influence, discharge of a contract and remedies for breach of contract. Negligence and duty of care is then discussed, covering causation, the liability of the employer and liability for dangerous products. Remedies for negligence are also covered.

Employment law is covered, with a general outline of law plus discrimination and termination of employment. In addition, company law is covered in depth. Finally, we discuss the all important area of intellectual property. Patents, trade marks, copyright, infringement of copyright plus design law are covered.

All of the main areas that relate to business law in the United Kingdom are covered in depth . the book should prove ideal to all of those who wish to enhance their knowledge of this important area.

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Published April 2014 

The author: Robert Franks teaches law, specifically the English Legal System and has also written 'What to Expect When You go to Court'.

Robert Franks £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Public Law

 

A Straightforward Guide to Public Law is a wide ranging book covering all the relevant law and practice that constitutes the operation of constitutional and administrative law in the United Kingdom. ** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **

The book starts by placing the history of the growth of the constitution in the UK, from the Magna Carta onwards. Within this context, we then examine the actual nature of the British constitution, and its unwritten nature and how it has formed relative to those countries with a written constitution. We look at sources of constitutional law, and the rule of law, examining Dicey's famous exposition.

From this point we look at the administration of government, how it functions, examining the role of Parliament, and the role of the players on a day to day basis plus the formulation and passage of legislation. We also look at Electoral law and how the process of voting works in the UK, which serves to elect those politicians who form the government. The civil service is examined, which is non-elected, along with its functions.

The European Community, its development and impact on public law is outlined and also Human Rights law. The final chapters deal with police organisation and public order, plus the process of judicial review, which gives the right to challenge decisions of public bodies. This brief but comprehensive book should prove invaluable to both students and layperson in understanding the meaning and operations of public law in the United Kingdom.

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Published April 2014

The author: Robert Franks teaches law, specifically the English Legal System and has also written 'What to Expect When You go to Court'.

Robert Franks £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Knowing your Rights and Using the Courts

Knowing your Rights and Using the Courts is a comprehensive guide to the British Legal System and also the practical use of the courts when contemplating any form of legal action.

The book will enable the reader to understand this complex area and to feel confident to embark on the process, in most cases, without the use of a solicitor.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The book is comprehensive and covers the following areas:

* The British legal system
* The court system and how it works
* The costs when taking legal action
* Obtaining remedies generally
* Neighbour nuisance
* Suing for damages and obtaining compensation
* Handling your own divorce
* Landlord and tenant
* Small claims
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* Motoring and the law
The book also contains all the forms (sample) used in legal proceedings proceedings.

The author: Amanda Howlett is an experienced advice worker, assisting those in need of general legal advice prior to using the legal system. She has many years experience of the British Legal system and bring this to bear in this comprehensive guide. Revised Edition - Nov 2012

Amanda Howlett £9.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to What to Expect When You Go to Court

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALL ASPECTS OF THE COURT SYSTEM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

A Straightforward Guide to what to Expect When You Go to Court, is designed for anyone who gets called to court, either as a defendant, a litigant or witness. It is also designed for anyone bringing their own case to court without the aid of a solicitor.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The book is comprehensive, clear and is aimed at the layperson and also the professional or student. The following areas are covered:

* The court system-which court is which
* Who's Who in court
* Before the hearing
* Necessary paperwork needed by those in court
* On the day-what to expect-your particular role-how to handle the situation
* In court-during and after the hearing

The book contains a useful glossary of terms, useful forms, agreements etc.

The author: Robert Franks was involved in setting up the very first U.K. neighbourhood law center in South Kensington. In 1991, he opened the first U.K. Law Shop which specializes in providing information to people who handle legal matters in person. He has written this book in the hope that all may benefit from his experience.

Revised Edition: May 2014
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Robert Franks £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to the Rights of the Consumer

This Straightforward Guide to The Rights of The Consumer, Revised Edition, substantially revises and updates the previous edition by incorporating changes in the law to 2006.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The book will enable the layperson, or professional, to understand more about this complex area and to know more about the rights and obligations of the individual. It is clear and concise and is ideal for anyone who wishes to understand more about the area of consumer law.

The book is comprehensive and covers the following areas in detail:

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* Liability for defective goods
* Consumer credit *Trade Descriptions Act
* The consumer and unsafe goods - Food hygiene and the law
* Control of prices
*Consumer remedies
* European legislation

Revised Edition: Jan 2015

David Bryan £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Employment Law

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO EMPLOYMENT LAW

This Straightforward Guide To Employment Law, Revised Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the area of UK Employment Law. The book is concise and intended both for the layperson and as a primer for the professional. It will enable all who read it to gain a wider understanding of this complex area.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The following areas are covered:

* The Employment Act 2002
* Legislation to 2007
* European legislation
* The law generally relating to industrial relations
* Contracts of employment
* Employment protection
* Dismissal and disciplinary proceedings
* Redundancy
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The author: Karen Lee has worked for many years as an employment advisor to the private and public sectors. She has considerable experience of employment law and also teaches the same at the University of London. She brings her considerable experience to bear in this book.

Revised Edition - Jan 2015

Available as an e-book

Karen Lee £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Your Rights as a Private Tenant

A Straightforward Guide to Housing Rights, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive and clear guide to all areas of Housing Rights.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The following areas are covered in detail:

* A Brief history of housing provision in the UK
* Differing rights of private and public sector tenants
* Access to the different housing sectors
* Owner Occupation
* Rights of Owner Occupiers
* Houses in multi occupation
* Housing benefits
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The author: Roger Sproston BA MsC is a housing practitioner with 20 years experience in the public and private sectors. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and acts as an independent consultant.

Fifth Edition - July 2015

Roger Sproston £9.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Rights of Disabled People

 

A Straightforward Guide to the Rights of Disabled People, First Edition, is a comprehensive and clear guide to all areas of law and practice as it affects disabled peoples's rights. These rights have been affected considerably in recent years, particularly in the realm of welfare benefits.

Rights Of Disabled PeopleThe book includes the following:

* The Law and Disablity: definitions and the 2010 Equality Act
* The Benefits System and Entitlements e.g. Attendance Allowance, PIP, carers allowance, etc
* Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme such as help with payments and the Hardship fund
* Carers and help for carers The Care Act 2014
* Options for Care - paying for Care Homes
* Being in Hospital - what you should expect, your options and your consent
* Disabled children and the whole range of assessment and benefits
* Education, Employment, and Tenancy Rights of the Disabled


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The author: Doreen Jarrett is an experienced carer and has shown particular compassion and empathy in her writing. This is her third book with us.

First Edition - Aug 2015

Doreen Jarrett £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Family Law

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ALL ASPECTS OF FAMILY LAW INCLUDING THE CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS ACT

Part of the Straightforward Guides Series this Guide to Family Law, Revised Edition, is a clear and concise guide to all aspects of the law as it affects the family, with changes in the law up to 2006 covered in depth.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The book is intended for the layperson but can also be utilised by the professional or the student.

The book includes the following:

* Decrees relating to marriage
* The Civil Partnerships Act 2004
* Rights of occupation
* Financial provision for children
* Domestic violence
* The relationship between adults and children
* The resolution of disputes
* Protection of children

 

The Author: David Bryan is a legal expert specialising in family law and employment law. He has had many years experience of law and has produced this comprehensive guide in the hope that people, particularly the layperson, might benefit.

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Available as an e-book

David Bryan £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Divorce and the Law
INCLUDING THE CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS ACT 2004

This revised publication in the Straightforward Guides Series, Guide to Divorce and the Law is a comprehensive guide to divorce and the law.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The book will enable the reader to understand this complex area and to feel confident to embark on the process, in most cases, without the use of a solicitor. The book will also assist the student or professional.

The book is comprehensive and covers the following areas:

* The law and divorce
* The use of solicitors when contemplating divorce proceedings
* The role of the courts in divorce proceedings
* The grounds for divorce
* Conciliation and mediation
* Defending divorce
* Divorce and children
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* The Civil partnerships Act 2004
The book also contains all the forms (sample) used in divorce proceedings.

Revised Edition- March 2015. Available as an e-book

Sharon Freeman £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Bankruptcy, Insolvency and the Law

Bankruptcy, Insolvency and the Law substantially revises and updates the successful second edition, by detailing changes in the law to 2006.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **It is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn more about the subject generally or who wants first hand advice on this complex area.

The book is sensitively written by an expert in the field and is comprehensive and covers the following areas in detail:

* The Law and Bankruptcy
* The role of the courts
* The grounds on which an individual can be made bankrupt
* How to avoid bankruptcy by arrangement with creditors
* What happens if you are made bankrupt
* How to wind up a company
* The position of company directors
* Standard forms in bankruptcy

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Available as an e-book

David Marsh £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Company Law

 


company law imageThis book is a concise and clear guide to the UK law as it affects companies, their formation and their operation in the business environment. The book is comprehensive and designed for both the layperson and students of law.

Revised Edition - Mar 2014

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Andrew Pierce £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Probate and the Law

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ALL ASPECTS OF PROBATE

A Straightforward Guide to Probate and the Law, is a wide-ranging guide to the law as it affects all aspects of probate.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The grant of probate can prove a difficult area for most lay people and advisors and this book will prove to be an ideal step-by-step guide which will help people in the early stages of obtaining a grant of probate. The book contains all the necessary forms required when dealing with probate.

The following areas are covered in detail:

* Definition of probate
* The law generally
* When a grant of probate is required
* Liability for inheritance tax
* Application for grant of probate
* Costs of obtaining probate
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The author: Julie Peters is a qualified advisor, specializing in conveyancing, probate and family law. She also teaches for the Workers Educational Association and teaches for various other institutions. She has written this book in the hope that it will benefit the layperson and professional.

Revised Edition - Nov 2015. Available as an e-book

Julie Peters £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Contract Law

A THE COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE BOOK COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF CONTRACT LAW

Contract law is a very complex area, one that affects us all, in one way or another. Quite often we find ourselves in need of clear advice and it isn't available. However, this latest publication in the Straightforward Guides Series, Guide to Contract Law provides clear and comprehensive answers to all matters relating to contracts and contract law.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The book substantially revises and updates the previous edition in the light of ongoing changes in the law and also practice.

The following areas are covered in detail:

* Contracts and the Law generally
* The impact of European Law
* The formation of a contract
* The contract as an agreement
* Privity of contract
* Implied terms in contracts
* Misrepresentation
* Remedies for breach of contract

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The author: Peter Clarke specialises in all matters relating to contracts and the law. He has particular experience in small business and contract law. In addition to writing, he lectures extensively and contributes articles to local and national press. Revised Edition - Nov 2014. Available as an e-book

Peter Clark £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Intellectual Property and the Law


THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **'Intellectual property and The Law' is a concise guide to the legal framework governing intellectual property. The book is comprehensive and covers all areas relating to copyright, patents etc.

The following areas are covered:

* Copyright and terms of copyright
* Patents
* Trademarks
* Infringement of copyright
* Unregistered designs
* Franchises
* Merchandising
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The author: Matthew Ward is a legal practitioner specializing in copyright and intellectual property. He represents a varied client group and also teaches in this area. Married with three children he lives in East Sussex.

Revised Edition - Nov 2015

Available as an e-book

Mathew Ward £8.99
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Top of PageGive me your Money - A Guide to Debt Recovery


THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALL ASPECTS OF RECOVERING DEBT FROM BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUALS

This popular book in the Straightforward Guides Series, Give Me Your Money A Straightforward Guide to Debt Collection, Revised Edition, is a comprehensive and clear updated guide to the legal framework governing the process of collection of debts from business and individuals.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The following areas are covered in detail:

* Credit checking and terms of business
* Chasing commercial debtors
* Chasing individual debtors
* Issuing a county court claim
* Taking a defended debt claim to trial
* Collecting money after a court judgment

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **The author: Anthony Reeves has specialized in the area of debt recovery for six years, working for a firm of solicitors in Warminster as Debt Recovery Manager.
He has also written three further books in this area for Elliot Right Way (See you in Court 1999) and for Fitzwarren (The Litigation handbook 2006 and The Employment handbook 2003). In addition, he has written an analysis of the county court system in England and Wales, The Path to Justice (Emerald Imprint) This book has arisen out of the need for clear advice to the layperson.

4th Edition- August 2012

Anthony Reeves £9.99
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Top of PageProducing Your Own Will

THE INDISPENSABLE GUIDE TO CREATING A WILL

For anyone, the process of producing a will and ensuring that their affairs after death are catered for, is a complex task. In addition, the process of probate and administration of estates is an area which many people do not understand.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **This book aims to demystify the whole area of wills and probate and provide invaluable information for the reader. The book is aimed, essentially, at the person who wishes to proceed without a solicitor. In addition, it can also be used as a point of reference by those who are thinking of taking professional advice.

Producing your own will is comprehensive and covers the following areas in depth:

o Who can make a will-who does this book apply to
o What property is covered in a will
o Who can benefit from a will
o The form and type of a will
o Involvement of the courts and wills
o Tax considerations
o Probate-administering estates
o The problem of not leaving a will

The author: Philip Kingsley specialises in family law and advises on the formulation of wills and also ** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **representing clients in cases related to Wills and trusts.
Revised Edition - Apr 2013

Available as an e-book

Philip Kingsley £8.99
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