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Blackstone s Guide to the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Blackstone s Guide to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Author John Wadham
ISBN-10 9780191621277
Release 2011-05-26
Pages 320
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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the scope, extent and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force on 1 January 2005, creating a new statutory 'right to open government'. It has imposed new duties on public authorities regarding the disclosure and handling of information. The new edition of this popular Blackstone's Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the Act, combined with comment and analysis on the effect of the legislation. It incorporates and discusses the case law and decisions emerging from the Information Commissioner, Information Tribunal/First-tier Tribunal, and the High Court, including Her Majesty's Treasury v ICO, British Union for the Abolition of Anti Vivisection v Home Office and ICO, and Home Office and MOJ v ICO, as well as relevant decisions of the Scottish Information Commissioner. It also includes analysis of the replacement of the Information Tribunal by the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) and the Upper Tribunal. Up-to-date with all changes since the publication of the previous edition, and containing a fully updated copy of the Act, this Blackstone's Guide is an essential purchase for all those involved in receiving requests for access under the Act.



Blackstone s Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998

Blackstone s Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 Author John Wadham
ISBN-10 0198705751
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 496
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The Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 provides clear, concise coverage of the operation and application of the Human Rights Act 1998, discussing the successes and failures of the Act and the debate surrounding its possible eventual replacement with a Bill of Rights. The Guide assesses the case law of the European Court and analyses the impact of Convention rights in landmark domestic judgements across a wide range of areas, including terrorism, privacy, discrimination, and criminal law. It explains the interpretive techniques employed by the courts to read legislation compatibly with Convention rights, and maps the UK and Strasbourg courts' divergence in approach to certain areas of human rights protection. It also highlights the aspects of the Act that the courts have not yet clarified. The new edition of this popular Guide considers all relevant developments since the publication of the previous edition. The book contains a copy of the Human Rights Act 1998 as amended, and the European Convention for the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. The Blackstone's Guide series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the scope, extent and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.



Blackstone s Guide to the Bribery Act 2010

Blackstone s Guide to the Bribery Act 2010 Author Monty Raphael
ISBN-10 0199579784
Release 2010-09-09
Pages 184
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This new Blackstone's Guide combines the full text of the Act with an expert narrative. It provides detailed and practical commentary on the effect of the legislation in a straightforward layout, enabling ease of use as a reference source.



Data Protection in the UK

Data Protection in the UK Author Peter Carey
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045670158
Release 2000
Pages 372
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The Data Protection Act 1998 came fully into force on 1 March 2000 and its effects are far-reaching. Every organisation that holds personal data, from banks to local authorities, must comply - even the personnel records held by employers come within the Act's provisions. The penalties for failing to comply are stiff and repeat offenders face hefty fines. This invaluable handbook offers practical solutions to real problems, with specific chapters dedicated to the Internet, telecommunication, CCTV and the obligations of employers. Data Protection in the UK fully describes the operation of the 1998 Act, all relevant subordinate legislation as well as the telecom regulations. It clearly describes the dramatic and potentially costly changes to the law, including: the new definition of 'processing' - meaning many more data operations will be caught the expansion of the definition of 'data' to include manual records, a new category of sensitive personnel data requiring, in most cases, an individual's consent as a necessary prerequisite to processing updated and amended Data Protection Principles and a banning of the transfer of personal data to non-EEA countries, save in exceptional circumstances, the need for, and the necessary contents of, contracts between data controllers and data processors, the replacement of 'registration' with 'notification' and all the relevant guidelines



Blackstone s Guide to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Blackstone s Guide to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Author Edward Rees QC
ISBN-10 0199679568
Release 2013-09
Pages 592
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Provides a clear and accessible introduction to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), which has been completely updated to contain all recent developments. It contains the full updated text of POCA 2002, plus other essential materials.



Blackstone s Guide to the Equality Act 2010

Blackstone s Guide to the Equality Act 2010 Author John Wadham
ISBN-10 9780191645396
Release 2012-05-17
Pages 552
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The Equality Act 2010 was an extremely significant reform of UK discrimination law, consolidating the existing complex mass of statutory provisions into one statute. The Act brought new rights against discrimination and imposed new duties on employers, service providers and public authorities, and also introduced a new socio-economic duty on public authorities to reduce the inequalities of outcome which result from socio-economic disadvantage. It defined nine protected characteristics: age, disability, combined grounds, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Much more is now known about the Equality Act in practice; amendments have been made to the Act itself (such as those made as a consequence of insurance premium and gender cases in the European Court of Justice) and statutory guidance to the Act has been produced. Case law on the new provisions is also starting to appear. This fully revised edition of Blackstone's Guide to the Equality Act 2010 covers all recent developments and clearly and concisely explains the intricacies of the Equality Act. Combining the full text of the Act, as amended, with narrative from an expert team, the book is an invaluable resource for all who encounter the evolving legislation. The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the extent, scope, and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.



Blackstone s Guide to Consumer Sales and Associated Guarantees

Blackstone s Guide to Consumer Sales and Associated Guarantees Author Robert Bradgate
ISBN-10 0199255946
Release 2003
Pages 309
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Blackstone's Guide to Consumer Sales and Associated Guarantees provides a practical guide to the important new Guarantees Directive and its implementation. The Directive affects (a) consumers' rights and remedies against the seller where they purchase defective goods, and (b) the enforcement of manufacturers' guarantees. The book deals with the relationship and interaction of these new rights with the existing sale of goods law. Written by leading experts in the field, the Guide is both clear and comprehensive in its coverage. It also contains the full text of relevant legislation including the Sale of Goods Act as amended and the EC Directive on Sale of Consumer Goods and Associated Guarantees.



Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Author Matthew Burgess
ISBN-10 9781317645191
Release 2015-06-19
Pages 250
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Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is written to inform, instruct and inspire journalists on the investigative possibilities offered by the Freedom of Information Act. Covering exactly what the Act is, how to make FOI requests and how to use the Act to hold officials to account, Matt Burgess utilises expert opinions, relevant examples and best practice from journalists and investigators working with the Freedom of Information Act at all levels. The book is brimming with illuminating and relevant examples of the Freedom of Information Act being used by journalists, alongside a range of helpful features, including: • end-of-chapter lists of tips and learning points; • sections addressing the different areas of FOI requests; • text boxes on key thoughts and cases; • interviews with leading contemporary journalists and figures working with FOI requests. Supported by the online FOI Directory (www.foidirectory.co.uk), Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is a must read for all those training or working as journalists on this essential tool for investigating, researching and reporting.



Foundations of Health and Social Care

Foundations of Health and Social Care Author Robert Adams
ISBN-10 9780230229334
Release 2007-07-20
Pages 568
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Written specifically for students and practitioners in health and social care taking foundation degrees or further professional qualifications, this book offers a wealth of material on contexts, knowledge bases, skills and practices, as well as dealing with work carried out by those involved in treatment, therapy, advocacy and management.



Blackstone s Guide to the Defamation Act

Blackstone s Guide to the Defamation Act Author James Price QC
ISBN-10 0199664218
Release 2013-09-19
Pages 240
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The first detailed and practical commentary on the effect of the Defmation Act 2013 combines the full text of the Act with an expert narrative provided by a team of specialists from 5RB and presents them in a straightforward layout, enabling ease of use as a reference source.



Blackstone s Guide to the Terrorism Act 2006

Blackstone s Guide to the Terrorism Act 2006 Author Alun Jones
ISBN-10 0199208433
Release 2006
Pages 205
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In the immediate aftermath of the London bombings on July 7, 2005, the government announced very quickly that new anti-terror legislation was to be swiftly enacted. The resulting Terrorism Act has been the subject of intense political and legal debate, and creates a number of new terrorist offences including; ·The Encouragement of Terrorism ·The Dissemination of Terrorist Publications ·The Preparation of Terrorist Acts ·Training for Terrorism ·Attendance at a place used for Terrorist Training The new Act also and particularly controversially, extends the time during which police may detain suspects without charge. These new offences combined with the recent establishment of a specialist prosecution unit dealing with terrorist prosecutions, means that investigation into terrorist offences is predicted to become intense and controversial, leading to a far greater number of prosecutions. Similarly, the aggressive use of investigative powers is expected to lead to challenge in the High Court by way of proceedings for judicial review, and there may be challenges to the legality of certain provisions in the higher domestic Courts and in the European Court of Human Rights. This new Blackstone's Guide offers comprehensive coverage on the new Act, while also placing it in the context of what has gone before, namely; The Terrorism Act 2000; The Anti -Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001; The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005; and the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. This body of anti-terror legislation is dealt with in logical order, tracing the criminal process through investigation and arrest right through to prosecution and appeal. At each stage the legislation is discussed with reference to Hansard, the common law, authority in UK and abroad in relation to principles of jurisdiction, human rights, the rules of evidence, and other criminal justice statutes. The book provides clear guidance as to how the new procedures and offences can be both implemented and challenged effectively, before trial and at trial, and includes the full text of the Terrorism Act 2006. The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published within weeks of the Act, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.



Blackstone s Guide to the Companies Act 2006

Blackstone s Guide to the Companies Act 2006 Author Alan Steinfeld
ISBN-10 0199217106
Release 2007
Pages 789
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This new Blackstone's Guide provides the complete text of the Companies Act 2006, together with a clear explanation of the legislation and its impact. The Companies Act is a major piece of legislation - comprising 1300 sections and 16 schedules. It represents an attempt to reform company law for the 21st century in accordance with the Government's stated objectives of encouraging small companies, promoting shareholder involvement and fostering a long term investment culture. It puts whole areas of company law which are the product of the common law such as directors' duties and derivative actions on a statutory basis for the first time, and implements EU Directives on Takeovers and Transparency Obligations. The 2006 Act almost completely consolidates companies legislation in one place with only a few minor provisions remaining in the 1985 Act. This Guide provides a clear analysis of the new legislation, explaining both its genesis and likely effect. The authors adopt a topic-based approach, focussing on the most important changes and developments for both private and public companies. The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer timely and expert commentary on the meaning and effects of the legislation, plus a copy of the Act itself. The Guides are a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for anypractitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.



Blackstone s Guide to the Criminal Procedure Rules

Blackstone s Guide to the Criminal Procedure Rules Author Duncan Atkinson
ISBN-10 0199588708
Release 2011-01-13
Pages 504
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The new edition of this Blackstone's Guide provides the full updated Criminal Procedure Rules 2010, including amendments made in July 2010, and the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction, together with a practical explanation of the Rules.



The Operational Auditing Handbook

The Operational Auditing Handbook Author Andrew Chambers
ISBN-10 9780470662113
Release 2011-12-05
Pages 900
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Never out of print since 1997, and substantially updated for this second edition, The Operational Auditing Handbook has earned an international reputation as a hands-on, practical manual for internal auditors and managers to enable them to carry out audits and reviews of a wide range of business activities including: Finance and accounting Sarbanes-Oxley compliance Purchasing Operations and production Marketing and sales Distribution Personnel and management development Research and development Information technology Security Environmental responsibility Subsidiaries and remote operating units The Operational Auditing Handbook clarifies the underlying issues, risks and objectives for a wide range of operations and activities and is a professional companion, with many checklists, for those who design self-assessment and audit programmes of business processes in all sectors. Reflecting the strategic importance of information technology today, this second edition is considerably expanded in this area with leading edge material. Other completely new material includes clear, authoritative guidance on how to achieve effective of governance, risk management and internal control processes.



Audit Accountability and Government

Audit  Accountability and Government Author Fidelma White
ISBN-10 0198262329
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 221
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This book explains, from a public law perspective, the constitutional purpose and significance of audit, a topic which has been largely neglected, and casts light on important aspects of accountability in the British system of government. The book suggests that audit, as an accountability mechanism, has been underplayed to date and that greater significance should be attributed to its role in delivering both democratic accountability and, within government, managerial accountability. Thefocus of the book is central government audit in Britain, but the constitutional role of audit at a local level and at a European Union level is also considered. The book begins by explaining, in a non -technical way, the basic concepts of accounting and audit, and sets audit in its historical context. The different types of audit and the institutional framework within which audit is conducted are then analysed. Any shortcomings in each area are identified and suggestions for change are explored. The constitutional significance of the changes to the role of audit that are currently taking place are analysed, as are the effects of developments, such as the creation of agencies, contracting-out, and more recently, resource accounting and budgeting and devolution, on the constitutional role of audit. The fundamental principles, both institutional and substantive, of public sector audit are identified and new tasks that audit could fulfil at central government level are proposed.



Blackstone s Guide to the Sexual Offences Act 2003

Blackstone s Guide to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 Author Kim Stevenson
ISBN-10 0199270007
Release 2004
Pages 319
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'... an authoritative text book on this major revision of the law relating to sex offences... The authors have done an excellent and extremely brave job in offering comment on so many aspects of this major consolidating statute.' -Brian Rowland, Internet Law Book Reviews; and Police Journal'Clearly laid out, this book explains the provisions of the Act in a simple and accessible manner.' -childRIGHTThe Sexual Offences Act will be a far-reaching piece of legislation which will codify and revise the existing legislation relating to sexual activities. A considerable number of new crimes will be introduced or redefined, along with the criminalization of certain types of conduct not previously covered by legislation. This book provides a full, clear analysis of the Act, and covers in detail issues such as rape, child sexual abuse, adults with mental disorders and learning disabilities, sex offenders, and recent developments in the law of evidence. Includes a full copy of the Act.Readership: Criminal Law practitioners (solicitors, barristers, and judges); the Crown Prosecution Service, the Police, the Probation Service, health and social services, education and penal services; counselling and support organizations and groups; medical professionals; academics and students working in the fields of law, criminology, social science, gender studies; reference libraries in the UK and worldwide.



Blackstone s Guide to the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988

Blackstone s Guide to the Copyright  Designs and Patents Act 1988 Author Gerald Dworkin
ISBN-10 9781854310231
Release 1989
Pages 454
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Including a copy of the act, the culmination of 15 years of consideration of reforms to the law of copyright, this book provides a legal framework for the advances in technology in recent years and aims to explain the detail of the act as well as describe the existing law which underpins it.