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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Date of Publication: 1 Dec 2005


Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt is the leading authority on the law relating to both 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, from the history of contempt through to the latest developments in practice and procedure. Since the last edition, the law of contempt has evolved considerably. In the intervening seven years the Civil Procedure Rules and the Human Rights Act 1998 have been introduced, and numerous leading cases have been decided, such as recent House of Lords decisions relating to jury secrecy. There have also been important changes in the law relating to granting and enforcing injunctions in family cases, and to the protection of journalists sources. This new edition brings the reader up to date with all these major developments. * The most authoritative guide to civil and criminal contempt available * Shows how the law works in principle and how to apply it in practice * Gives in-depth coverage of the complete range of case law * Contains extensive coverage of Commonwealth law, in particular Canada, New Zealand and Australia REVIEWS It is important to have a comprehensive ‘bible’ on the subject and this is most certainly such a book… essential for any lawyer interested in contempt and also a very good read (Solicitors Journal) An authoritative overview which should be a first port of call on contempt issues… (Law Society’s Gazette) Arlidge, Eady and Smith is an important and indispensable work of the higest merit and which no media lawyer can afford to be without (Communications Law, Vol 5, no 5, 2000). Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt (3rd Edition) Author: The Hon Mr Justice Eady Author: Professor A T H Smith, LLD Series: Common Law Library Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Jurisdiction: UK and Commonwealth ISBN: 0421883405 Price: £265