A Practical Approach To Local Government Law

Paperback | December 1, 2006

byJohn Sharland

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The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellentresource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promotes clarity and ease of understanding.This second edition of A Practical Approach to Local Government Law provides comprehensive coverage of the rull range of law and legislation relating to local government and local authorities. Since the first edition published in 1997, there have been significant legislative changes in the field oflocal government, including the enactment of the Local Government Act 2003 and the new Capital Finance Rules brought into force in April 2004. This new edition takes these changes fully into account, and covers the increasingly key areas of; partnerships and joint ventures; procurement; freedom ofinformation; wellbeing; best value; and human rights.Very much a practical guide, A Practical Approach to Local Government Law 2/e makes extensive use of examples, checklists, and key documents, to assist the busy practitioner in quickly locating the material they need, whilst also providing valuable context for the student coming to this complexsubject for the first time.

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The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellentresource for those new to the law, where the expe...

John Sharland is a Partner at Sharpe Pritchard. Formerly he was Chief Solicitor for the London Borough of Hackney, and a solicitor in the legal departments of London Boroughs Croydon and Hammersmith and Fulham.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.88 inPublished:December 1, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199283478

ISBN - 13:9780199283477

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Table of Contents

1. Origins and Background2. Councillors3. Officers4. The Structure of Local Government5. Meetings6. Powers of Local Authorities7. Trading and Charging Powers8. By-laws and Local Legislation9. Elections10. Local Authority Companies11. Local Authorities and Landowners12. Local Government Ombudsman13. Challenges by Way of Judicial Review and Defence to Actions14. Human Rights15. Provision of Information and Publicity16. Data Protection17. Best Value18. Contracts and Procurement19. Public/Private Partnerships20. Competition and State Aid21. Local Authorities and the Law of Tort22. Local Government Finance - Revenue23. Local Government Finance - Capital24. Local Government Finance - AuditAppendix 1 - Exempt Information (Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972)Appendix 2 - Compulsory Purchase Order Procedure (Acquisition of Land Act 1981)Appendix 3 - Priniciples on Which Compensation for a Compulsory Purchase Order is Assessed (Land Compensation Act 1961)Appendix 4 - Checklist for Judicial ReviewAppendix 5 - The European Convention on Human RightsAppendix 6 - Specimen Certificate Issued Under Section 3 of the Local Government (Contracts) Act 1997 (the "Act")Appendix 7 - Byatt RecommendationsAppendix 8 - Duty of Care Summary