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Cook on Costs 2022 edition has published

This well-established and practical title returns fully updated with legislative changes concerning every aspect of civil costs, providing concise and comprehensive commentary on costs developments as well as straightforward explanations of the remuneration of solicitors and barristers.

Key updates and what’s new?

New topics covered in the 2022 edition include the Guideline Hourly Rates review and the latest report on mandatory ADR.

Source: Cook on Costs

The Family Court Practice 2021 Autumn Supplement has published

The Family Court Practice (also known as the Red Book), covers the entire range of family business and contains all the essential materials you need to practise in the Family Court.

Key updates and what’s new?

The FCP Autumn Supplement updates subscribers on the latest developments in case law, practice and procedure, including coverage of both the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 which introduces ‘no fault’ divorce (due to be implemented in April 2022) and the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

Also includes essential updated Welsh materials relating to devolved children law in Wales.

Source: The Family Court Practice (The Red Book)

Tolley’s Company Law Handbook, 29th Edition is now live on LexisLibrary

Now in its 29th edition, the essential Tolley's publication is the first point of reference for accountants, solicitors, company secretaries and all those involved in company law. Fully updated with all the latest company law developments and in an A-Z format, this practical guide will enable you to remain at the forefront of company legislation matters.

Key updates and what’s new?

This new edition covers, among tax law developments and other changes:

  • Satyam Enterprises Ltd v Burton on the application of the Duomatic principle where beneficial owner consented to course of action
  • Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation v Hardy on the validity of section 117 CA 2006 requests to inspect and require copies of register of members
  • Re Peter Jones (China) Limited ordering the Registrar to remove from the register readily separable unnecessary material that had been lodged in error
  • MDW Holdings Ltd v Norvill on breach of environmental warranties in a share purchase agreement, and the status of an entire agreement clause
  • Re Pottinger Private Ltd on liability of LLP members to disqualification under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986
  • Burnell v Trans-Tag Ltd on the application to a former de facto director of a company of the duty to avoid conflict of interest
  • The Appeal in Chalcot Training v Ralph
  • New rules on service of documents on overseas companies
  • Coronavirus-related amendments to guidance on filing and other aspects
  • The post-Brexit "on-shoring" of the Market Abuse Regulation and EU rules relating to prospectuses

Source: Tolley’s Company Law Handbook

Tristram and Coote's Probate Practice 1st Supplement to 32nd Edition publishes

Tristram is the definitive work on probate and is extensively referred to by the Probate Registries.

Key updates and what’s new?

The first supplement to Tristram and Cootes 32nd edition includes:

  • Coverage of the current situation of the probate registries and offices; the registries offer a much reduced service during the pandemic;
  • the recent developments in applications for grants of probate and administration using the forms PA1A and PA1P as they apply across the work; and
  • the revised practice in summons applications for inventory and account.
  • the revised procedure in applications for resealing grant
  • the indexation provisions for the taxpaying threshold and the unused residence nil rate band have been negated until 5 April 2026;
  • death benefit payments under life assurance schemes which may be paid to personal representatives of frontline Health and Social Care staff who die after contracting Covid 19 at work are not subject to Inheritance Tax as they are not due to the estate as of right;
  • the temporary arrangements for declarations and signatures made to help with Covid 19 social distancing have become permanent;
  • new regulations and practices whereby over 90% of non-taxpaying cases will not need to complete inheritance tax forms will have an effect on deaths on or after 1 January 2022. Such regulations and practices will be published later this year.
  • case law update on the test for testamentary capacity: Clitheroe v Bond [2021] EWHC 1102 (Ch)
  • case law on the power to admit a will to probate with words omitted: Mundil v Williams [2021] EWHC 586 (Ch)
  • case law update on s.9(1)(d): Sangha v The Estate of Sangha [2021] EWHC 1599 (Ch)
  • new commentary on the function of a reply and defence to counterclaim in probate proceedings in response to a revocation defence - with a draft precedent alleging that a revocation clause in a later will was impliedly limited to a particular country.
  • new commentary on promises to leave property by will or on death - in view of the increased number of proprietary estoppel claims being combined with probate claims.

Source: Tristram and Coote's Probate Practice

Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents publishes updates to one title

The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents offers an unrivalled collection of non-litigation precedents for everything specialist and generalist practitioners are likely to encounter.

Key updates and what’s new?

The following titles have been fully updated since they were last reissued:

  • Landlord and Tenant (Business Tenancies) (Vol 22(1))

Atkin’s Court Forms publishes updates to two titles

Atkin’s Court Forms is a unique encyclopaedia of forms and precedents of pleadings covering more than 130 practice areas. It provides practitioners with an unrivalled collection of the main procedural documents needed in every civil proceeding before the courts and judicial tribunals of England and Wales.

Key updates and what’s new?

The following titles have been fully updated since they were last reissued:

  • Landlord and Tenant; Enfranchisement: Private Sector; Statutory Right to Buy: Public Sector; Management of Premises (Vol 24(3))
  • Elections; Evidence (18(4))

Source: Atkin's Court Forms

Halsbury’s Laws of England publishes updates to four titles

Halsbury’s Laws of England is the only comprehensive narrative statement of the law of England and Wales, containing law derived from every source. Unique to LexisNexis, it provides a trusted encyclopaedic source to answer questions across all areas of law.

Key updates and what’s new?

The following title contains important Brexit elements that will be of interest to customers:

  • Employment (Vols 39-41A)

Anthony & Berryman’s Magistrates’ Court Guide 2022 has just published on library

Combining the experience and knowledge of an established practitioner team and two leading academics, Doyle, Keay and Curl: Annotated Insolvency Legislation provides a practical discussion of relevant insolvency provisions and case law.

Key updates and what’s new?

This title provides practical guidance on the key primary and secondary insolvency legislation. It features the complete texts of the key statutory provisions as well as detailed analysis and commentary, providing

Source: Doyle, Keay and Curl: Annotated Insolvency Legislation

The tenth edition of Doyle, Keay and Curl: Annotated Insolvency Legislation has published in print and on LexisLibrary

Anthony & Berryman’s Magistrates’ Court Guide 2022 is the definitive guide to all activities of the magistrates’ court and provides a completely up-to-date picture of the law as at 1 October 2021.

Key updates and what’s new?

The 2022 edition includes the following updates:

  • The Sentencing Act 2020
  • The Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines
  • The Domestic Abuse Act 2021
  • The latest cases on:
    • Assault on emergency worker – meaning of ‘acting in the exercise of the functions’ as such worker
    • Breach of a restraining order – ‘without reasonable excuse’ sufficient to ensure a blameless person will not be convicted- no requirement for any further mental element
    • Obstructing the police – no obligation for individual to give name and address – the Covid regulations did not create such an obligation or require one to be implied
    • Test to be applied in appeals by way of case stated in the assessment of the trial court’s decision on ‘lawful excuse’ when Convention rights are engaged
    • Deliberate physically obstructive conduct by protesters is capable of constituting a lawful excuse for the purposes of section 137 of the Highways Act 1980, even where the impact of the deliberate obstruction on other highway users is more than de minimis
    • Prosecution costs – recovery of pre-commencement costs
    • Sentence reduced by 25% on account of unjustified delay between arrest and notice of prosecution
    • If an offender is convicted in the magistrates’ court of offences and some are committed for sentence, but others are sentenced by the magistrates’ court, both courts must impose a surcharge
    • Causation in causing death offences
    • Sending indictable only cases to the Crown Court in the absence of the defendant
    • Time limits – when a written charge is issued

Circumstances in which a defendant will be allowed to vacate his or her plea of guilty in the magistrates’ court

Source: Anthony and Berryman's Magistrates' Court Guide 2022

The 4th Edition of Corporate Finance: IPO & M&A has published on LexisLibrary

Corporate Finance: IPO & M&A describes the theory and practice of these complex, inter-related and dynamic areas. The book sets out an up to date and accessible framework for the understanding, analysis and implementation of IPO and M&A deals.

Key updates and what’s new?

Includes new material that takes into account recent developments, including innovations in IPOs, such as the rise of private equity, new techniques in allocation/pricing and the use of SPACs.

Source: Corporate Finance: IPO & M&A

The 130th edition of Paterson’s Licensing Acts 2022 has now published

Paterson's is the definitive reference work on licensing law in England and Wales.

Key updates and what’s new?

Celebrating its 150th anniversary, the work continues to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date source for practitioners. The 2022 edition covers major changes in licensing laws over the past 12 months including the popular new section addressing Coronavirus-related statutes, regulations, and government Guidance.

Source: Paterson's Licensing Acts 2022

Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents publishes updates to one title

The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents offers an unrivalled collection of non-litigation precedents for everything specialist and generalist practitioners are likely to encounter.

Key updates and what’s new?

The following titles have been fully updated since they were last reissued:

  • Powers of Attorney (Vol 31(2))

Atkin’s Court Forms publishes updates to two titles

Atkin’s Court Forms is a unique encyclopaedia of forms and precedents of pleadings covering more than 130 practice areas. It provides practitioners with an unrivalled collection of the main procedural documents needed in every civil proceeding before the courts and judicial tribunals of England and Wales.

Key updates and what’s new?

The following titles have been fully updated since they were last reissued:

  • Landlord and Tenant; General Litigation; Business Tenancies (Vol 24(2))
  • Trademarks and Trade Names; Transport; Trespass to Goods and Conversion (Vol 39(2))

Halsbury’s Laws of England publishes updates to three titles

Halsbury’s Laws of England is the only comprehensive narrative statement of the law of England and Wales, containing law derived from every source. Unique to LexisNexis, it provides a trusted encyclopaedic source to answer questions across all areas of law.

Key updates and what’s new?

The following titles contain important Brexit elements that will be of interest to customers:

  • Medical Products and Drugs (Vol 75);
  • Mental Health and Capacity (Vol 75); and
  • Financial Institutions (Vol 48).

Source: Halsbury's Laws of England

Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents publishes updates to four titles

The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents offers an unrivalled collection of non-litigation precedents for everything specialist and generalist practitioners are likely to encounter.

Key updates and what’s new

The following titles have been fully updated since they were last reissued.

  • Building Societies (Vol 6(1))
  • Burials (Vol 6(1));
  • Employment (Vol 14(1)A)); and
  • Leasehold Enfranchisement (Vol 25(4)).

Source: Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents

Atkin’s Court Forms publishes updates to four titles

Atkin’s Court Forms is a unique encyclopaedia of forms and precedents of pleadings covering more than 130 practice areas. It provides practitioners with an unrivalled collection of the main procedural documents needed in every civil proceeding before the courts and judicial tribunals of England and Wales.

Key updates and what’s new?

The following titles have been fully updated since they were last reissued.

  • Technology and Construction Court (Vol 37(1))
  • Transfer and Consolidation (Vol 37(1))
  • Health and Safety at Work (Vol 21(2))
  • Highways (Vol 21(2))

Source: Atkin’s Court Forms

Tolley’s Tax Annuals

Tolley’s Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax Annuals now updated for 2021-22.

Key updates and what’s new?

The 2021-22 editions include all of the vital developments in the last year relevant to each of the taxes. Included are full coverage of the Finance Act 2021 plus cases, statutory instruments and other HMRC announcements.

Source: Tolley’s Income Tax; Tolley’s Corporation Tax; Tolley’s Capital Gains Tax; Tolley’s Inheritance Tax

The new 35th edition of Butterworths Company Law Handbook has published this month

With its combination of statutes, statutory instruments and Retained European Legislation, this title is considered the essential reference work for corporate lawyers, accountants, company secretaries, tax advisers, regulators and students.

Key updates and what’s new?

  • Fully updated to include all amendments in relation to the UK's exit from the EU - including relevant savings and transitional provisions
  • Relevant provisions of, and amendments made by, the Financial Services Act 2021
  • New Regulations relating to insolvency including the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Liability for Wrongful Trading and Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020; the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Change of Expiry Date) Regulations 2021; and the Administration (Restrictions on Disposal etc to Connected Persons) Regulations 2021
  • New EU and FCA provisions supplementing the Prospectus Regulation
  • Other relevant new legislation including the Bearer Certificates (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations 2020; the Supervision of Accounts and Reports (Prescribed Body) and Companies (Defective Accounts and Reports) (Authorised Person) Order 2021; and the Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment etc) Regulations 2021

Source: Butterworths Company Law Handbook

The new Sixth edition of Morcom on Trade Marks has published this month

Morcom on Trade Marks (formerly known as Modern Law of Trade Marks) is a comprehensive guide on trade mark law, enabling practitioners to provide clients with effective advice with the best possible support and authority. It includes detailed analysis of important UK and European legislation and in-depth commentary on key cases.

This new sixth edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account all the latest developments since the last edition published in 2016.

Key updates include:

  • Coverage of the most important new decisions of the Courts and other decision-making bodies, and legislation (eg Unjustified Threats legislation of 2017);
  • The implementation by the UK of the 'recast' EU Harmonisation Directive of 2015;
  • Detailed treatment of the consequences of the exit of the UK from the EU (including a brand new chapter) and coverage of measures ensuring that proprietors of EU Trade Marks and International Registrations designating the UK, also geographical indications will retain protection of their rights in the UK as well as in the other 27 EU Member States;
  • A comprehensive update of The European Union Trade Mark section (Part VIII) to incorporate relevant changes to the EUTM law and regime, and new decisions that will continue to be of relevance to businesses world-wide;
  • Inclusion of references to important decisions of the EU institutions, in particular the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court, which continue to be an important part of jurisprudence relevant to UK trade mark law;
  • Updated 'Consolidated' versions of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Trade Marks Rules 2008, and the full text of the 2015 Directive included as Annexes.

Source: Morcom on Trade Marks

The new Sixth Edition of International Family Law Practice will publish this month

This major practitioner reference work provides comprehensive coverage of the international elements of English law and also includes all relevant source material.

  • Fully updated throughout, including the implications of the UK's final departure from the EU.
  • Provides timely, practical and expert advice on Brexit and related international matters, at a time of unrivalled uncertainty
  • Provides an unparalleled width of specialist coverage, with chapters dealing with key topics such as recognition of foreign marriages and divorce, same-sex and cohabitation relationships, financial provision after an overseas divorce, marital agreements, child abduction, child relocation, surrogacy, international adoption, enforcement and registration of orders, stays in the UK, Europe and worldwide, pensions, trusts, Islamic Law, immigration issues and forced marriage.
  • Useful practical chapters dealing with service, affidavits and statements of truth, evidence, cross border alternative dispute resolution, international judicial collaboration and legal aid.
  • Indispensable appendices which not only contain the disparate relevant domestic and international legislation but also various Protocols and international Declarations.

Source: International Family Law Practice Sixth edition

The new fifth edition of Public Rights of Way and Access to Land will publish this month

Public Rights of Way and Access to Land explains the creation and loss of public rights of way and access to land, how their existence can be ascertained, and the nature of the obligations to maintain and manage them. It is a vital resource for both practitioners in local authorities and planning departments, and with landowners and their advisers.

This new edition will offer coverage of all relevant recent developments, including:

  • The Anti-Social Behavior Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013
  • The Deregulation Act 2015
  • Statutory Instruments and important case law
  • The latest Government guidance and ongoing effects of the Covid pandemic.

Source: Public Rights of Way and Access to Land Fifth Edition

Latest LexisNexis Middle East publication launched: ‘The Gulf Cooperation Council: Institutions, Laws, Policies and External Relations’ by Dr. Pasquale Borea

Deepen your knowledge of the institutions, policies, and external relations of the Gulf Cooperation Council with Dr. Pasquale Borea’s latest work, which aims to develop the understanding of the GCC among the academic community, students, and practitioners. This book discusses:

  • the history & the evolution of the GCC;
  • the aspirations of the GCC unified economic agreement (monetary and customs union);
  • how the GCC can learn from the Brexit experience;
  • the impact of the GCC VAT agreement on the individual member states; and
  • GCC foreign policy with a focus on trade.

Key Updates:

This book hopes to contribute to deepening knowledge about the Gulf Cooperation Council for the academic community as well as students and practitioners. It also aims at providing invaluable analysis of the legal framework in which institutions, policies and external relations of the organization are placed and to suggest various reforms for one of the most unique sub-regional organizations on the international stage. The resulting enhanced understanding of the GCC will be invaluable for practitioners and researchers alike.

Source: The Gulf Cooperation Council: Institutions, Laws, Policies and External Relations

LexisNexis and Sader Publishing Launch the First Trilingual French Civil Code

It is by joining forces that LexisNexis, leading legal publisher in France and around the world, and Sader Publishing, the oldest and most prestigious legal publisher in the Arab world, have successfully published a trilingual version (French - English - Arabic) of the French Civil Code.

Key Updates:

More than 200 years after its first edition, the Civil Code continues to have a global reach. It remains the point of reference for many codified and non-codified texts around the world.

To make sure that language is no barrier, LexisNexis and Sader Publishing have taken the initiative to combine in one book, an English and Arabic translation of the entire French Civil Code in order to make the concepts accessible to as many people as possible – especially common law trained lawyers. Each section of the Civil Code is preceded by an explanatory note, written by a renowned professor.

This Code is part of LexisNexis' desire to share the civil law tradition with lawyers from around the world and contribute to advancing the Rule of Law globally.

Why this title?

This trilingual publication is unique and therefore, has no equivalent on the market.

Source: French Civil Code

The new edition of Goode and McKendrick on Commercial Law has now published and is available now on LexisLibrary

This Sixth edition of Goode on Commercial Law has been retitled Goode and McKendrick on Commercial Law and it remains the first port of call for the modern-day practitioner with its coverage of commercial law in both a national and an international context.

This highly acclaimed and authoritative text, which is regularly cited by all courts from the Supreme Court downwards, combines a deep theoretical analysis of foundational principles with a practical approach in the context of typical commercial and financial transactions. It is also complete with diagrams and specimen forms covering a wide range of transactions.

Why is this important to our customers?

Last published in 2016, this new edition covers key recent developments, including:

  • Analysis of a number of high-profile Supreme Court decisions on aspects of commercial law including retention of title clauses, insolvency, letters of credit and arbitration;
  • The latest on Incoterms 2020 and the Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018;
  • Commentary on the extensive changes in the regulation of payment systems and the increasing reliance on electronic communications and the emergence of cryptocurrencies;
  • A discussion of recent developments in commercial contract law including the principles applicable to the interpretation of contracts, the regulation of no reliance and basis clauses and the emergence of negotiating damages;
  • An exploration of the importance of certainty in commercial law and the relationship between law and technology, particularly as it relates to cryptoassets and cryptocurrencies and electronic signatures;
  • An examination of the implications of Brexit for the future of commercial law.

Source: Goode and McKendrick On Commercial Law

New edition of Finance Act Handbook is available online in LexisLibrary/TolleyLibrary

This annotated version of the Finance Act 2020 provides section by section and schedule by schedule commentary written by a team of 20 specialist tax writers and practitioners.

Why is this important to our customers?

Combines legislation and commentary in a handy, accessible format. Also includes an introductory section which provides an overview of the whole act.

Source: Finance Act Handbook 2020

New 5th edition of A Modern Approach to Wills, Administration and Estate Planning publishing in print and in library

Written by leading lawyers in the field, this popular guide to the tax efficient drafting of wills, estate planning and administration provides practitioners with help and guidance, and discusses the typical problems and pitfalls that may be encountered in practice. The precedents have been carefully selected to deal in a straightforward fashion with the common needs of clients.

The book begins by looking at the essential legal framework of wills, trusts and taxation through a combination of detailed and authoritative commentary, worked examples and expertly drafted precedents. It then examines specific topics including: transferable nil rate band, using IPDIs, provision for children, pilot trusts, gifts, APR and BPR, instruments of variation and disclaimer, and tax efficient administration. The authors narrative commentary is supplemented by 40 precedents.

Why is this important to our customers?

New case law and updated precedents for practitioners. Contains expert tax guidance building on the authors earlier title A Modern Approach to Lifetime Tax Planning for Private Clients.

How does this compare to our competitors’ offering?

Unique as a practical guide that combines wills, administration and estate planning with tax advice in a compact volume.

New 3rd edition of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption published in print and on Library

The new edition of this comprehensive work offers a full overview of the legislation set in both a national and international context, with a full explanation of the scope of the Act and Ministry of Justice guidance together with detailed insight into anti-corruption measures and sentencing.

Updated to include: Recent pre BA corruption trials and the learning points/ challenges in prosecuting or defending historic bribery offences; Sentencing for breach of s 7 BA 2010 (failure to prevent bribery); SFO investigations into bribery offences- developments re privilege and section 2 notices; disclosure of s 2 information, impact of Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR; likely increase in use of civil recovery powers; FCPA policy changes and increase use in monitorships; Increase in corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent bribery/corruption with extraterritorial effect in other jurisdictions too such as France (SAPIN2); Developments re cross jurisdictional bribery investigations and possible impact of Brexit on information sharing powers.

Why is this important to our customers?

Written by expert practitioners in white collar international crime (Richard Lissack QC and Fiona Horlick QC) it offers a definitive voice amid confusion toward the bribery legal system.

It is a complex subject area with rule changes and case law that affect businesses and organisations globally. Both authors are high profile and recognised experts in the field and have assembled an international panel of contributors.

How does this compare to our competitors’ offering?

There is one main competing book published by OUP:  Bribery: Law and Practice Paperback – 10 Mar 2016, Monty Raphael. Ours is internationally focussed and far more up to date than their title.

New “Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)” chapter now available in Tolley’s Health and Safety at Work Service on LexisLibrary

A new chapter titled “Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)” has now published online first in Tolley’s Health and Safety at Work Service. The chapter will also be available in print when the Service Issue publishes in June.

The chapter covers:

  • An overview of the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19);
  • UK Government strategy and guidance on reducing the spread – including testing, social distancing, isolating and shielding;
  • Occupational health and safety issues – including personal protective equipment, sanitation and hygiene measures, social distancing, closure of non-essential businesses, and protection for pregnant workers;
  • An overview of relevant health and safety law including the general duty of care, HSWA, Management Regs, COSHH Regs, and Working Time Regs.

Link of the content in LexisLibrary: Tolley's Health & Safety At Work Service

Updated EF&P Insurance title now available on LexisLibrary

INSURANCE (2020 Reissue) contains a detailed commentary on insurance law written by one of the leading academics in this field, Andrew McGee, Professor of Business Law at the University of Manchester and a barrister of Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham

What’s the story?

Professor McGee’s commentary provides interesting reading with a hard pragmatic edge: statute and case law are presented within the framework of current insurance practice; subscribers can see easily how principles established in historical cases and statutes continue to provide the basis for today’s insurance contracts; key modern day cases which extend those principles, such as Pan Atlantic v Pine Top, are examined in detail. The text has also been updated to reflect the major changes brought about by the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 and the Insurance Act 2015. On the Regulatory side the move from the Financial Services Authority to the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority is also reflected.

The 15th Edition of Banks on Sentence publishes on library

Banks on Sentence is the definitive sentencing guide. It is used by judges, barristers and solicitors for sentencing hearings in the Magistrates' Court, Crown Court, Courts Martial and the Court of Appeal. The source is only available on Lexis Library.

The 15th Edition includes:

  • The new and updated digital guidelines cross-referenced
  • New public order offences guidelines 2019
  • New general guideline and expanded explanations 2019
  • Arson and criminal damage guidelines 2019
  • Stalking Protection Act 2019
  • Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019
  • Offensive Weapons Act 2019
  • Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020

Link of the content in LexisLibrary: Banks on Sentence

The latest edition of Civil Court Service (the Brown Book) has published

Civil Court Service 2020 provides access to the full text of the Civil Procedure Rules and all relevant materials, combined with authoritative commentary from a team of leading judges and practitioners.

  • New developments for the 2020 edition include:
    • New requirements for pleading claims for vehicle hire
    • The amended rule on obtaining judgment in default
    • The new statement of truth for witness statements
    • New requirements for witness statements made in a foreign language
    • New limits on hearings in private
    • New requirements about communications with the court
    • Changes to the accelerated possession procedure
  • The housing materials cover useful and hard to source material, now including:
    • The Tenant Fees Act 2019
    • The Assured Shorthold Tenancies (Notices and Prescribed Requirements) (England) Regulations 2015
    • Reg 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

Which customer segment or persona is this relevant to?

Judiciary, Bar, Small and Solo

Why is this important to our customers?

Customers expect a new edition of The Brown Book every year so that they can be confident they have the most up to date information to hand – and this is what we have provided.

The latest edition of the Civil Court Practice (the Green Book) has published

The Green Book 2020 has been fully updated to take into account all relevant case law and statutory developments since the last edition, as well as all the latest updates and amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules. It contains all the sources relating to civil proceedings in the High Court and the County Court, complemented by commentary from eminent experts.

What's new for the 2020 edition:

  • Fully reviewed and updated, from the Civil Procedure Rules, commentary and case law to Practice Directions, court guides and fees
  • Expanded Europe section in light of current legislation and case law, explaining the significance of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU to the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts
  • Revised with everything you need to know for court proceedings based on the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR

Which practice area is this relevant to?

Civil Procedure, Litigation

Why is this important to our customers?

Customers expect a new edition of The Green Book every year so that they can be confident they have the most up to date information to hand – and this is what we have provided.

Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia: Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers Reissue

This can be a short paragraph or something quite details which could be turned into a PDF (e.g. table to content) The title has been fully updated by reflect changes to the operation and training and powers of these Officers of Court.

Why is this important to our customers?

The title is the only texts to deal with these Officer of Court.