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Blackstone's Civil Practice 2006 provides authoritative expert description and analysis of the process of civil litigation in the county courts and in the High Court. It combines a unique narrative commentary with the full text of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions and Pre-Action Protocols and Practice Guides. The CD-ROM includes hypertext linking for references to the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions, and also includes all relevant forms.
This book addresses the various ways in which modern approaches to the protection of national security have impacted upon the constitutional order of the United Kingdom. It outlines and assesses the constitutional significance of the three primary elements of the United Kingdom's response to the possibility of terrorism and other phenomena that threaten the security of the state: the body of counter-terrorism legislation that has grown up in the last decade and a half; the evolving law of investigatory powers; and, to the extent relevant to the domestic constitution, the law and practice governing international military action and co-operation. Following on from this, the author demonstrates that considerations of national security – as a good to be protected and promoted in contemporary Britain – are reflected not merely in the existence of discrete bodies of law by which it is protected at home and abroad, but simultaneously and increasingly leaked into other areas of public law. Elements of the constitution which are not directly and inherently linked to national security nevertheless become (by both accident and design) implicated in the state's national security endeavours, with significant and at times far-reaching consequences for the constitutional order generally. A renewed and strengthened concern for national security since September 2001 has, it is argued, dragged into its orbit a variety of constitutional phenomena and altered them in its image, giving rise to what we might call a national security constitution.
The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislation changes and amendments. Published within weeks of an 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. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 makes the right to access documents a reality for the first time. This legislation creates a new fundamental "right to open government". The legislation will have a very significant impact on all public authorities. The Act also makes substantial amendments to, for example, the regimes of data protection and public record keeping.The right to access documents itself finally comes into force in January 2005 and it will then become essential for practitioners in the field to know about how to work with and apply its various sections. The, 2nd edition of this popular Guide, provides updated commentary and information on developments since Royal Assent. The new edition will include the finalised Codes of Practice and reference to relevant Statutory Instruments plus further information and commentary on:Data Protection and related Scottish and European legislation.