Law Masters from the Palgrave Mc Millan series

Legal terminologies for law students

Intellectual Property Law Tina Hart, Linda Fazzani
Paperback, September 2000, 2nd edition.

Paperback  
September 2000 
288 pages
2nd edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:0333802950
17.50.

Description:
Intellectual Property Law provides an introduction to the highly complex and technical area of commercial law that covers the world of copyright, patents and trade mark law. Written in a lively and accessible style, it covers the topics comprehensively yet succinctly. The authors combine their backgrounds in academic teaching and private legal practice, to produce both an intellectually stimulating and practical introduction to the subject. The book provides both a viewpoint for those in business and private practice who require an overview of this area, and a text which will encourage students to explore the subject further.

This new edition has been completely updated and now includes new material on the Databases Regulations, Competition Act 1998, the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property, and the issues raised by the growing use of the Internet.

Contents:
Introduction
PART I: PATENTS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Patents
Patentability (1)
Patentability (2)
Ownership
Protecting the Patent
Breach of Confidence
PART II: TRADE MARKS AND PASSING OFF
Trade Marks
Registration of Trade Marks
Protection of Trade Marks
Passing Off
Character Merchandising
Trade Marks - International Provisions
PART III: COPYRIGHT AND DESIGN
Copyright
Subsistence (1)
Subsistence (2)
Infringement
Defences
Ownership and Duration of Copyright and Moral Rights
Performance Rights
Registered Designs
Unregistered Designs
PART IV: COMPETITION
Intellectual Property and Competition Law
PART V: FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
The Future of Intellectual Property

Author Biographies:
TINA HART is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Derby, where she teaches the Law of Tort, Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law.

LINDA FAZZANI is a Consultant at Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she heads the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group. She writes regularly on IP and IT topics.

 

Intellectual Property Law Tina Hart, Linda Fazzani
Paperback, September 2003, 3rd edition.
(not yet in print)

Paperback  
September 2003
304 pages
3rd edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:1403911797
16.99.

Description:
Intellectual Property Law provides an introduction to the highly complex and technical area of commercial law that covers the world of copyright, patents and trade mark law. Written in a lively and accessible style, it covers the topics comprehensively yet succinctly. The authors combine their backgrounds in academic teaching and private legal practice, to produce both an intellectually stimulating and practical introduction to the subject. This new edition has been updated throughout to include recent developments in this area.

Contents:
Preface
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of European and International Legislation
Introduction
PART I: PATENTS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Patents
Patentability (1)
Patentability (2)
Ownership
Protecting the Patent
Breach of Confidence
PART II: TRADE MARKS AND PASSING OFF
Trade Marks
Registration of Trade Marks
Protection of Trade Marks
Passing Off
Character Merchandising
Trade Marks - International Provisions
PART III: COPYRIGHT AND DESIGN
Copyright
Subsistence (1)
Subsistence (2)
Infringement
Defences
Ownership and Duration of Copyright and Moral Rights
Performance Rights
Registered Designs
Unregistered Designs
PART IV: COMPETITION
Intellectual Property and Competition Law
PART V: FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
The Future of Intellectual Property
Bibliography
Index

 

Land Law Kate Green, Joe Cursley
Paperback, June 2001, 4th edition.

Paperback  
June 2001 
256 pages
4th edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:0333802942
14.99.

Description:
Land Law provides a clear and straightforward introduction to basic English land law rules. Revised throughout by new author Joe Cursley, this fourth edition updates the statute and case law. It includes a commentary on the likely impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on land law, and on the Law Commission's proposals for reform of the registered land system. The clear style enables the student to gain a firm grounding in the basic concepts and rules of land law, and the book provides ample practice and revision material.

Contents:
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Preface
PART I: INTRODUCTION
Introduction to Land Law
Buying and Selling Land
Adverse Possession
PART II: THE ESTATES AND INTERESTS
Freehold Land
Leases
Mortgages
Easements and Profits
Covenants in Freehold Land
PART III: TRANSFERRING LAND
Conflicting Interests in Unregistered Land
Registered Title
PART IV: TRUSTS OF LAND
Trusts of Land
Co-ownership
PART V LAND LAW, PAST AND PRESENT
Licences in Land
Further Reading
Index

Author Biographies:
KATE GREEN was formerly Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of East London, specializing in land law and legal theory.

JOE CURSLEY is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of East London. He has taught land law in higher education for many years, and also teaches housing and contract law.

 

Landlord and Tenant Law Margaret Wilkie, Godfrey Cole
Paperback, May 2000, 4th edition.

Paperback  
May 2000 
304 pages
4th edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:0333794281
16.99.

Description:
Landlord and Tenant Law is an easily accessible introductory text for students of law and related business and professional courses, and for those practitioners starting out in property management. The clear, concise style allows the authors to cover the subject in admirable breadth and depth. Summaries, exercises and workshops concluding each chapter help the reader to make sense of a complex area of law.

This fully revised fourth edition centres initially on the general law of leases, their contractual nature and the interests and obligations which a lease creates. The second part of the book explores the protection afforded to tenants by Statute. This includes residential accommodation, as well as agricultural and business lettings. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and other recent developments are discussed, along with thorough examination of the consequences of long-term legislation implemented in the last few years, whose effects are only now becoming clear.

Contents:
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Preface
PART 1: LEASES: THE GENERAL LAW
Essential Characteristics of a Lease
Different Types of Lease
Formalities for Creating a Lease
Covenants and Conditions in Leases
Obligations Implied on Behalf of the Landlord
Obligations Implied on Behalf of the Tenant
Enforceability of Covenants between the Landlord and Tenant and their Successors in Title
The Effects of Some Covenants often Included in Leases
Enforceability of a Lease Against a Purchaser of the Freehold Reversion: Title
to Leasehold Property
Termination of a Lease
PART II: LEASES: STATUTORY LAW
Private Residential Accommodation
Private Residential Accommodation: Long Leases
Public Sector Residential Accommodation
Business Tenancies
Agricultural Holdings
Further Reading
Index

Author Biographies:
MARGARET WILKIE has practised as a solicitor and is an experienced teacher and examiner. She was Principal Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Westminster and is now Visiting Lecturer at the Universities of Surrey and Sheffield. She has written books and articles on property related subjects, and is co-author of a book on commercial leases.

GODFREY COLE is a District Chairman in the Appeals Service. Prior to that he was an academic for over twenty years, the majority of which was spent at the University of Westminster. He has taught and examined a wide range of subjects including Landlord and Tenant Law and has published numerous articles.

 

Law of the European Union Josephine Shaw
Paperback, September 2000, 3rd edition.

Paperback  
September 2000 
656 pages
3rd edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:0333924916
18.50.

Reviews:

This is...one of the best books of its kind on the market. It is student friendly in the best sense of the term. While in no way patronising or talking-down to its readers, it steers them thoroughly and in a helpfully structured way through the subject and anticipates the difficulties often encountered by those studying it for the first time. The achievement of these objectives is assisted by placing the law in its wider historical, political and economic contexts. Problems and complexities are treated clearly and firmly. The book systematically encourages student-centred learning by posing questions and review problems and providing suggestions for further reading and lists of key websites as well as a full general bibliography.' - Professor John Bridge, Journal of European Information Association

Description:
A new and fully updated edition of Jo Shaw's popular textbook, Law of the European Union provides an account of the constitutional principles and legal institutions of the European Union. Written in an easy-to-understand and engaging style, the book assumes no prior knowledge. It places EU law in its context, examining its relationship with the national legal systems and national constitutions, as well as the role of the EU within a wider global order.

This much anticipated new edition is completely up-to-date after the coming into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam and fully updated in all areas of coverage. It covers the 2000 Intergovernmental Conference, the Convention drafting a Fundamental Rights Charter for the EU, the resignation of the Commission in March 1999 and the programme for reforming the Commission. Two new chapters deal with values and principles in the EU constitutional framework, and at the end of most chapters can be found lists of relevant websites for further reading.

Contents:
Preface
Table of cases
Table of articles
List of abbreviations
Table of equivalences
PART I: INTRODUCING THE EUROPEAN UNION
Studying the Law of the European Union
Evolving From Community to Union
The Unfinished Union: The Treaty of Maastricht and beyond
PART II:THE INSTITUTIONAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
The Institutions of the European Union
The Evolving EU Constitutional Framework
PART III: THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS INSTITUTIONS AT WORK
The legal and constitutional dimensions of policy-making in the European Union
Legislative, administrative and budgetary procedures
The Implementation and Enforcement of EU law
PART IV: VALUES AND PRINCIPLES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
Fundamental Rights and General Principles of Law
Citizenship and the European Union
PART V: THE EU LEGAL ORDER AND THE NATIONAL LEGAL ORDERS
Article 234 EC - The Organic Connection Between National Courts and the Court of Justice
EU Law and the Legal Systems of the Member States
The National Dimension: Domestic Remedies for Breach of EC Law and National Reactions to the Challenge
PART VI: THE JUDICIAL CONTROL OF THE EU INSTITUTIONS
Introduction to the Judicial Control of the EU Institutions
Judicial Review of the Acts of the Institutions
Judicial Control of Failure to Act
Non-Contractual Liability and Compensation for Loss Caused by the EU
Bibliography
Index

Author Biographies:
JO SHAW is Professor of European Law at the University of Leeds, and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Law and Integration. She is co-editor of New Legal Dynamics of European Union (1995) and editor of Social Law and Policy in an Evolving European Union (2000).

Legal Method Ian McLeod    
Paperback, June 2002, 4th edition.

Paperback  
June 2002 
376 pages
4th edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:033397025X
15.99

Description:
Legal Method provides a lively introduction to both the nature of law and its sources and the techniques which lawyers use when handling those sources. Now in its fourth edition, it has become a well-established and popular text for those who want a clear and accessible introduction to the subject. This edition has been fully updated throughout, and includes the Human Rights Act 1998 and the leading cases decided under this act to date.

Contents:
PART ONE: IDEAS AND INSTITUTIONS
An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning
The Classifications of English Law
The Jurisdictions of the Principal English Courts
The Constitutional Context of Legal Method
The Legal Structure of the European Community
The Enforceability of European Community Law in the United Kingdom
European Community Law and National Sovereignty
The Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Finding, Citing and Using the Sources of Law
PART TWO: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DOCTRINE OF BINDING PRECEDENT
Ratio Decidendi and Obitier Dictum
Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions of Precedent
Does the House of Lords Bind Itself?
Does the Court of Appeal Bind Itself?
Does the High Court Bind Itself?
Precedent as a Vehicle for Law Reform
Precedent and Principle in the European Court of Justice
PART THREE: STATUTE LAW AND STATUTORY INTERPRETATION
An Introduction to Statute Law and Statutory Interpretation
Legislative Drafting
Plain Meanings, Mischief and Purposes
The Idea of Legislative Intention
Modern Interpretation in Practice
Legislative Interpretation in the European Court of Justice

Author Biographies:
IAN MCLEOD teaches at London Metropolitan University. Following professional experience as a local government lawyer and as a prosecuting solicitor, he has specialised in Public Law and Legal Theory as well as Legal Method.

 

Legal Theory Ian McLeod
Paperback, April 2003, 2nd edition.

Paperback  
April 2003 
240 pages
2nd edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:1403904596
14.99.

Description:
Why do some rules have the status of law while others do not? Is law simply a matter of rules anyway? What is justice? Is there a duty to obey a law even if it is unjust? Should the law concern itself with the activities of consenting adults in private? This fully-updated new edition of Legal Theory asks questions such as these and explains some of the answers which legal theorists have given from Ancient Greece to the present day. Written in a very readable style, this book makes intrinsically difficult material accessible and interesting.

Contents:
Preface
The Nature of Legal Theory: From Laws to Law
The Nature and Functions of Law
The Natural Law Tradition
English Analytical Positivism
Kelsen's Hierarchy of Norms
The Revival of Natural Law: Fuller and Finnis
Policies, Principles, Rights and Interpretation: Dworkin's Theory of Adjudication
American Realism
Critical Perspectives on Law
Theories of Justice
Legal Regulation of Morality

Author Biographies:
IAN McLEOD is a member of the Law Department at London Guildhall University. He has practised as a solicitor and has over twenty years' experience, with particular interests in Legal Theory, Legal Method and Public Law. He is also the author of Legal Method in the Palgrave Law Masters series.

 

Social Security Law Robert East
Paperback, August 1999.

Paperback  
August 1999 
352 pages




216mm x 138mm
ISBN:0333715772
17.99.

 

 

Reviews:

'I am very impressed with it. It is very comprehensive in coverage, but always comprehensible...It is also amazingly cheap.' - Robin M. White, Lecturer, Dundee University

Description:
Social Security Law is an up-to-date, critical, yet authoritative account of the British social security system and its legal framework. It sets out the principal features of the main social benefits, giving a detailed exposition of the legal basis of entitlement to each benefit. It then takes the reader several steps further in placing the understanding of social security law into its wider social, political, historical and European context.

Contents:
Poverty
An Introduction to the Legal Framework, Administration, Appeals System and Types of Benefit of the British Social Security System
The British Social Security System in Context
Jobseeker's Allowance
Income Support
General Provision for Income-Related Benefits
Benefits for the Sick and Disabled
Pensions
Family Credit and Working Families Tax Credit
Child Benefit
Housing Benefit
Council Tax Benefit
The Social Fund
Reform: Past, Present and Future
Appendix - April 1999 Benefit Rates

Author Biographies:
ROBERT EAST has been teaching law at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level for a number of years, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. He has published in the spheres of Social Security Law and Criminal Justice. He is currently Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Glamorgan.

 

Torts Alastair Mullis, Ken Oliphant
Paperback, October 1997, 2nd edition.

Paperback  
October 1997 
384 pages
2nd edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:0333719034
12.99.
 

Description:
Torts make headline news. From mass disasters like Hillsborough and King's Cross to scandal-mongering in the popular press, torts are seldom far from the front pages. Yet, despite its human interest, the law of torts is notoriously difficult for students. This new edition is an accessible introduction to this exciting area of law which covers the basic principles of the law of torts as well as directing the reader towards the complexities of the subject and its relationship with society.

Contents:
Introduction - PART 1: THE TORT OF NEGLIGENCE - Negligence: Introduction - The Duty of Care Concept - Nervous Shock - Economic Loss and Negligent Misstatement - Omissions - Problem Plaintiffs - Problem Defendants - Breach of the Duty of Care - Causation - Remoteness of Damage - Defences - PART 2: INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON AND PERSONAL PROPETY - Interference with the Person and Personal Property - Occupiers' Liability - Product Liability - Breach of Statutory Duty - Trespass to the Person - PART 3: INTERFERENCE WITH LAND - Interference with Land: Introduction - Private Nuisance - The Rule in Rylands v. Fletcher - PART 4: INTERFERENCE WITH REPUTATION - Defamation - PART 5: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF TORTIOUS LIABILITY - Vicarious Liability and Joint Torts - Remedies - Bibliography - Index

 

Torts Alastair Mullis, Ken Oliphant
Paperback, March 2003, 3rd edition.

Paperback  
March 2003 
432 pages
3rd edition

216mm x 138mm
ISBN:0333963792
13.99.

Description:
A long awaited new edition of this popular textbook which provides an accessible introduction covering the basic principles of the law of torts as well as directing the reader towards the complexities of the subject and its relationship with society. This new edition has been updated to reflect the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998, including analysis of the first cases brought under the Act and relevant decisions by the European Court of Human Rights. It also covers recent developments in the tort of negligence, the law of vicarious liability and the law relating to the calculation of damages. Recent developments in the law of defamation and privacy have highlighted the clash between the freedom of the press and the rights to reputation and privacy. This issue is examined in this new edition, including analysis of the House of Lords decisions in Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd. and Douglas v Hello! Ltd. Also covered is the statutory reform of the Consumer Protection Act 1987, with analysis of recent cases considering the Act's effect.

Contents:
Preface
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Introduction
PART ONE: THE TORT OF NEGLIGENCE
Introduction
The Duty of Care Concept
Nervous Shock
Economic Loss
Omissions
Special Duty Problems: Particular Parties
Breach of the Duty of Care
Causation
Remoteness of Damage
Defences
PART TWO: INTERFERENCE WITH THE PERSON AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
Interference with the Person and Personal Property
Occupiers' Liability
Product Liability
Breach of Statutory Duty
Trespass to the Person
PART THREE: INTERFERENCE WITH LAND
Introduction
Private Nuisance
The Rule in Rylands v. Fletcher
PART FOUR: INTERFERENCE WITH REPUTATION
Defamation
PART FIVE: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF TORTIOUS LIABILITY
Vicarious Liability and Joint Torts
Remedies

Author Biographies:
ALASTAIR MULLIS is Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Law School, University of East Anglia. He was previously at King's College London.

KEN OLIPHANT is a Lecturer at the Cardiff Law School. He was previously also at King's College London.