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Now in a new tenth edition from LAG...
on 27 October 2013
A CLEAR AND PRACTICAL APPROACH TO EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR THE BUSY PRACTITIONER
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
Employment lawyers everywhere will welcome this latest edition -- the tenth to be precise -- of `Employment Law', recently published by the Legal Action Group. As author Tamara Lewis describes, it covers `the wide range of employment problems in a clear and practical form'.
The aim, she adds, is to provide everyone and anyone involved in employment law with a supportive guide which not only identifies the relevant law and evidential issues; it can be used as a self-contained guide to the conduct and procedures pertaining to unfair dismissal and discrimination cases - hence the emphasis on evidence, precedents and checklists.
It is pointed out that employment law is a large subject (huge in fact) which has burgeoned over the last decade or so as a result of EC influence, which is why this volume of over 900 pages is now twice the size of the first edition, although as the author explains, it is impossible to cover the whole of employment law in one volume. As this particular guide comes from the estimable Legal Action Group, which seeks to redress where possible any form of injustice against the vulnerable, the book centres on advice that would be most useful to low paid workers and their advisers, as well as issues relating to discrimination.
The expert author has endeavoured to include all the changes and new developments in this area of law, including `a completely new set of employment tribunal procedural rules.' The end result is what has been rightly referred to as `the definitive text on employment law for the adviser'. As the focus is on the claimant, the approach is practical and the language is clear.
The organisation of the book too, is logical and therefore timesaving for the busy practitioner. Each chapter starts with a summary of the main points, with extensive cross-referencing throughout. There are over 80 pages of tables of cases, statutes, statutory instruments and of European and international legislation. The no less than six appendices include useful forms and a bibliography of further sources including websites. The detailed table of contents and index at the back are invaluable aids to navigation.
Here then, in one compact volume, is an amazingly useful and up to date resource for busy practitioners grappling with an increasingly diverse and complex area of law. The law is stated as known at 1 August 2013.