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A Practical Approach to Local Government Law 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780199283477
ISBN: 0199283478
Previous Edition ISBN: 185431503X
Published: January 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £57.00



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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 of local 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 of information; wellbeing; best value; and human rights.

Very much a practical guide, the new edition 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 complex subject for the first time.

Subjects:
Local Government Law
Contents:
1. Origins and Background
2. Councillors
3. Officers
4. The Structure of Local Government
5. Meetings
6. Powers of Local Authorities
7. Trading and Charging Powers
8. By-laws and Local Legislation
9. Elections
10. Local Authority Companies
11. Local Authorities and Landowners
12. Local Government Ombudsman
13. Challenges by Way of Judicial Review and Defence to Actions
14. Human Rights
15. Provision of Information and Publicity
16. Data Protection
17. Best Value
18. Contracts and Procurement
19. Public/Private Partnerships
20. Competition and State Aid
21. Local Authorities and the Law of Tort
22. Local Government Finance - Revenue
23. Local Government Finance - Capital
24. Local Government Finance - Audit
Appendix 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 Review
Appendix 5 - The European Convention on Human Rights
Appendix 6 - Specimen Certificate Issued Under Section 3 of the Local Government (Contracts) Act 1997 (the "Act")
Appendix 7 - Byatt Recommendations
Appendix 8 - Duty of Care Summary