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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt is the leading authority on the law relating to civil and criminal contempt. It provides a detailed, comprehensive and authoritative discussion of the principles and procedures that make up the law in this area. Since the last edition, the law of contempt has evolved considerably. In the intervening six years the Civil Procedure Rules and the Human Rights Act have been introduced, and numerous leading cases have been decided.
This new edition will bring the reader up to date with all the major developments in case law and legislation, providing a one-stop source of current and practical analysis. It covers both civil and criminal contempt in detail providing a comprehensive discussion of all the issues, from the history of contempt through to modern practice and procedure. It also covers the complex mix of rules, principles and practice in depth, providing an essential reference tool for practitioners and academics alike.