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Recently Published and Popular Titles

The new fifth edition of Government and Information Rights, is the leading text providing advice on the access, disclosure and retention of government records under UK, EU and ECHR requirements. Written as an essential guide for all those dealing with public authority information, the new edition is extensively revised following numerous developments in both the UK and EU law.

The recently published third edition of The Law of Compulsory Purchase details the practice, procedure, policy and valuation of a compulsory purchase and allows readers to find the answers needed quickly and easily. This authoritative book is the sole volume to this complex area of the law.

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Local Government Law Books

Planning Policy

The making of planning policy is a major political and legal issue and there is currently a considerable focus by the government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on local plan policy making. The current climate is characterised by government concern at the slow pace of local plan adoption in England, the controversial introduction of neighbourhood planning, new strategic planning tools with the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 and local development... Read more

The Law of Compulsory Purchase

Being spread across several statutes of varying antiquity and many judicial decisions, compulsory purchase and compensation law can appear daunting. This authoritative book is your single accessible volume to this complex and wide-ranging area of the law. The Law of Compulsory Purchase sets out the practice, procedure, policy and valuation of a compulsory purchase and allows you to find the answers you need quickly and easily. It provides a summarised... Read more

Cornerstone on Information Law

Cornerstone on Information Law is aimed at data protection officers and practitioners in Freedom of Information (‘FOI’)/environmental information; and also at lawyers, who may oversee their work but who are likely to have general rather than specialist knowledge in this area. FOI/environmental information practitioners are to be found in small teams in most public authorities (eg local and central government, quangos, universities, regulatory bodies). They handle information requests from the... Read more

Cornerstone on Mandatory, Additional and Selective Licensing

Cornerstone on Mandatory, Additional and Selective Licensing provides an authoritative guide to the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation and other residential premises under Parts 2 and 3 of the Housing Act 2004. The book offers practical advice and guidance to local authorities and landlords on the licensing requirements as of 2017. The changes brought in during 2017 present a considerable challenge to local authorities as they will become responsible... Read more

Government and Information Rights: the Law Relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation

Government and Information Rights: The Law Relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation is the leading text offering comprehensive and practical advice on the access, disclosure and retention of government records under UK, EU and ECHR requirements. It is essential reading for all those dealing with public authority information. The fifth edition is extensively revised following numerous developments in both UK and EU law as well as the ever expanding... Read more

Planning Enforcement

Planning enforcement is one of the most diverse and complex areas of law. It is primarily concerned with the taking of steps against development carried on without planning permission or in breach of conditions on a planning permission. These powers are principally contained in Part VII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. They were heavily amended by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991. Subsequent amendments have been made... Read more

Local Government Contracts and Procurement

Local Government Contracts and Procurement, Third Edition is a truly accessible guide to the complex regulatory regime governing local authority contracting and tendering. The third edition will guide the reader easily through the key stages of a local government procurement exercise, providing detailed coverage of preparation; tendering; selecting; UK and EU constraints, and negotiating and managing commercial contracts. Fully revised and updated, Local Government Contracts and Procurement 3ed provides: Coverage... Read more

Cornerstone on Local Authority Prosecution and Enforcement

This book covers all enforcement activities of local authorities, in an accessible manner including tables, flow-charts, worked examples and precedents to illustrate practical enforcement measures. Read more