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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.
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on 5 February 2014
I had a choice: pay £200 to a solicitor for an hours worth of advice or spend just over £30 on this book. The headline says it all. There are over 20 detailed chapters with bang up to date information on all aspects of employment law. I has already purchased the very good Employment Tribunal Claims 3rd Edition but needed more information in certain areas. This book definitely provided it. For solicitors who need to reference the latest employment legislation or individuals who are representing themselves at tribunals this book is invaluable.
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on 26 February 2014
I have been using this book for years and would thoroughly recommend it if you are an adviser in the area of employment law. The fact that I can have it on my Kindle makes it easier to access rather than carrying a large book around with me. We'll worth the money.
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on 15 January 2015
NOW IN A NEW TENTH EDITION FROM LAG: 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.
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on 21 January 2014
Employment law is a complicated animal. Legalese is a baffling language. Tamara Lewis translates all that into plain English in logical steps. As a trade union official, this is an essential text book for me in my day job. It helps me not only understand legal positions, it helps me explain that to members. It has also helped me to prepare stronger cases for referral to our solicitors. Couldn't recommend it enough.
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on 4 May 2014
a great law book easy reading every thing is explained without all the confusing legal terms that unless you been to uni you got no chance of understanding this is the third employment law book by Tamara Lewis i have purchased would recommend any one with a problem at work or if you are a shop steward this book is a must
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on 19 October 2014
Just purchased this book! Was marginally cheaper than high street bookstores. Has an impressive list of employment statues, and appears easy to read! Great delivery time.
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on 8 March 2014
I have the previous edition which was invaluable for work. This updates and includes current changes in a very user friendly format.
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on 4 September 2014
Invaluable resource for activists and those helping people with employment problems.
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on 12 April 2015
Excellent book. Helpful for anyone who wants to understand employment law.
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