Local Government
In early 2014 the EU will adopt three new procurement directives. These  will introduce numerous and radical changes to the current rules, as well as regulating concession contracts fully for the first time. This edition of the work regarded as ‘the bible’ on procurement issues provides a detailed explanation of the legal and policy framework for procurement  in the EU and UK, including full analysis of how the 2014 directives will change the rules.
This 3rd Edition will publish in two Volumes: Volume 1 detailing the core public sector rules, and Volume 2 covering more specialist areas such as utilities and defence, as well as enforcement and remedies.
  • Deals with every aspect of the EU procurement rules, as well as their implementation in the UK
  • Contains detailed explanations of how the 2014 directives will affect all aspects of the rules
  • Includes full analysis of the “problem areas” in the new directives
  • Looks in depth at procedures for awarding PFI/PPP contracts
  • Offers detailed analysis of “grey” areas of practical importance, such as post-tender negotiations and corrections to tenders
  • Includes extensive advice on the consequences of non-compliance
  • Uses practical examples to show what legal issues mean in practice
  • Extensive new chapter on disclosure of information
  • Includes chapters on framework agreements, competitive dialogue, electronic procurement and information requirements
  • Explains the implications of the latest Court of Justice and UK court decisions

This comprehensive work provides all that is needed for  local authority licence applications or registrations . Areas covered  include the full range of alcohol licences, taxis, casinos, houses in multiple occupation, tattoo parlours, pet shops and dog breeding, street trading and lotteries etc .

The extensive statutory and case material is supplemented with a full explanation of the background to, and guidance  in the context of the various administrative procedures of local authorities. The appropriate remedies available are fully discussed, and the role of the courts is reviewed in seeking redress against a local authority decision.

  • Explains the working of local authorities in either granting or refusing licence applications, and describes ways in which appeals against their decisions can be pursued
  • Sets out – with sample forms – each of the procedures to follow in making an application for all the licences granted by local authorities
  • Presents the applications for over 50 different licences in alphabetical order
  • Reproduces the relevant statutory provisions, circulars and forms and provides the relevant precedents

Changes to the licensing regime established under the Licensing Act 2003  including those set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act  2011, the Live Music Act 2012 and the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The amendments include the following:

  • More local powers
  • Dealing with late-night drinking
  • Temporary events
  • Live Music
  • Protecting children from harm
  • Reducing burden and bureaucracy and covering costs
  • The Licensing Authorities as Responsible Authorities
  • Primary Care Trusts and Local Health Boards as Responsible Authorities
  • Changes to ‘Interested Parties’
  • Reducing the evidence burden on Licensing Authorities
  • Temporary Event Notices
  • Persistent selling of alcohol to children
  • Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Orders
  • Suspension of licence for failing to pay annual fee
  • Licensing policy statements
  • Late Night Levy

Local Authority Licensing and Registration:

  • Provides all you need for successful local authority licence applications or registration
  • Recognised as the leading legal work covering local authority licensing functions, useful to  private practice,local authority lawyers  and licensing and regulatory officers alike
  • Explains the workings of local authorities in either granting (with or without conditions) or refusing licence applications, and describes ways in which appeals against their decisions can be pursued
  • Practical treatment includes sample forms for making an application for licences granted by local authorities
  • Presents the applications for over 50 different licenses in alphabetical order for ease of use
  • Reproduces the relevant statutory provisions, circulars, guidance and forms, and provides precedents to save you time and effort
  • Keeps you informed of the  comprehensive changes  to alcohol, entertainment and refreshment late at night  brought about  by the
  • Licensing Act 2003  (and its amendments) including analysis of all the important High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court rulings.
  • Provides thorough and comprehensive reference information that is updated regularly as implementation progresses and afterwards as the law develops

The Encyclopedia sets out in full all the relevant primary and secondary legislation with clear and authoritative commentary. It is the one-stop reference source needed for clear, precise and up-to-date information on all aspects of the subject.

  • All the relevant legislation and case law in one source
  • New law relating to matters from warehouses to granny flats, boats to village stores
  • Ever-increasing range of litigation embracing the council tax, non-domestic rate etc.
  • Incisive commentary throughout
  • Detailed coverage of every important rating decision
  • To facilitate swift and easy use, it contains a Referencer to guide readers to the relevant case law
  • Brought fully up to date by regular releases

Setting out and explaining the law and practice of elections and referendums in England and Wales, Schofield’s Election Law:

  • Covers parliamentary, European parliamentary, local, parish and community, Welsh Assembly, Greater London elections and local referendums
  • Explains who can and cannot be a candidate in an election
  • Looks at when elections can or must be held
  • Describes who arequalified voters and how they should be registered
  • Deals with the roll of the returning officer and the preparation for elections
  • Goes through the election process, from notice of the election and the poll itself to the count and post-count procedure
  • Sets out the rights, duties and obligations of candidates and their agents
  • Examines the procedure for absent voting
  • Considers a range of offences related to elections, including corrupt and illegal practices
  • Describes how and when elections can be challenged
  • Details the registration of political parties
  • Takes into account referendums and electoral systems, such as first past the vote, single transferable vote, etc
  • Contains the complete text of all relevant statutes and statutory instruments, presented in their revised form removing the need to track amendments since they were first enacted
  • Features election case reports
  • Reproduces election circulars and specimen forms

Releases will include legislation covering the regulations for Police and Crime Commissioner elections, the implementation of individual electoral registration, and additional amendments to election law together with legislation covering local government referendums and mayoral elections. It is also anticipated that House of Lords reform may make some progress, however, whilst the Law Commission have commenced their review of electoral law in the United Kingdom draft legislation is not expected until 2017 at the earliest.

Providing practical guidance on all aspects of the EU public procurement legislation, EU Public Procurement: Law and Practice:

  • Deals with the latest directives and best practices in public procurement in the context of the Government’s Efficiency Review
  • Offers guidance on every aspect of EC rules and their application in the UK
  • Sets out how the legislation applies, from drawing up specifications to awarding contracts
  • Helps you to avoid the penalties of non-compliance by taking you through the procedures to be followed in relation to the awarding of contracts, qualification criteria, advertisement requirements and technical specifications
  • Covers the various forms of redress open to aggrieved contractors and the means by which the legislation can be enforced
  • Discusses the main problem areas related to public procurement, and shows how they can be avoided
  • Looks at works, supplies, services and utilities
  • Covers the new EC consolidated directives
  • Includes flow diagrams to help you to understand the processes
  • Features coverage of complex procurement situations such as Public Private Partnerships and housing-led schemes
  • Discusses how to apply the rules to PFI/PPP and strategic partnering projects
  • Reproduces source materials from the UK and the EC and provides a comprehensive array of statutory and other relevant sources, including the Common Procurement Vocabulary; essential for the drawing up of all contracts

Incorporating full texts of Acts and regulations, and accompanied with a detailed commentary and full references to relevant judicial authorities, the Encyclopedia of Local Government Law:

  • Forms a complete reference work on the law affecting local authorities
  • Reproduces all the relevant legislation relating to local authority administration, including finance
  • Provides annotations which clarify the technicalities and explain the implications
  • Includes the Local Government Act 2003 with full commentary
  • Draws together relevant cases which have interpreted the legislation
  • Gives you an overview of the practical application of the law
  • Sets out, in tabular form, the powers and functions of different types of authorities
  • Contains key Department Circulars and memoranda
  • Enables you to check that the correct procedures are being followed
  • Reflects developments and changes in the law through new and replacement material

Cross on Principles of Local Government Law is the leading general reference text on all the key areas of law applicable to local authorities. This edition incorporates the Local Government Act 2003 which has made fundamental changes to the duties and powers of local authorities. The text is based on the core chapters of Cross on Local Government Law, the definitive authority on the subject.

  • Ideal paperback reference for all those working on local authority law
  • Provides an easily accessible account of local authorities’ duties and powers
  • Easy to consult, with extensive tables and exhaustive indexing and cross-referencing
  • One of the first comprehensive guides to the legal landscape after the Local Government Act 2003