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Author Hockman, Stephen.

Title Law Reform 2015
Published London : Profile Books, 2014
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Contents Copyright Page; Contents; The contributors; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: Child Abuse; Political initiatives and the national debate; Mandatory reporting; Court processes; Attitudinal change; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 2: Civil Legal Aid; 'Whatcha gonna do about it?'; Proclaiming what Labour stands for; Addressing the challenge; Testing the Dutch initiative; Conclusion; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 3: Constitutional Rights; Labour's track record; Constitutional rights under the coalition; The next general election; Summary of principal recommendations
Access to the lawConclusion; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 12: Planning Law and Housebuilding; Housing; Landbanking; Retail; Industry; The local plan framework; National policy; Compulsory purchase; Step-in rights to allow local authority completion of housing; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 13: Policing Reform; The relationship between police and public; Governance and complaints; Neighbourhood policing; Promoting integrity; Reform agenda for an incoming Labour government; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 14: Public Procurement; Is Europe to blame?
Chapter 4: Employment LawScope of employment: Worker status; Regulating hours and methods of work; Tribunal reform; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 5: Energy Law and Policy; Does energy have to be left to the markets?; A new model for the energy sector; Building a legal framework to accommodate these models; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 6: Equalities Law and Tackling Inequality; The concept of an equal economic recovery; Putting inequality at the heart of the agenda; Labour's record in government; The impact of coalition policies on inequality
Making the case for human rightsThe need for rights and liberties; Systemic failure to promote and protect rights; The road to reform; Impact of the Human Rights Act; It isn't cracked: The 'mirror principle' in practice; Why the hostility towards the HRA?; Is the HRA working?; Conclusion; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 10: NHS and Social Care Law; Legal and policy framework; A list of problems; The way forward for NHS policy under Labour; An agenda for reform; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 11: Personal Injury Law; Liability reform; Process reform; Damages
The law's role in enabling an equal recoveryPolicies for an equal recovery; Conclusion; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 7: Family Law; Children: Private and public law matters; Marriage, divorce, cohabitation and financial provision; Adoption; Assisted reproduction and surrogacy; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 8: Serious Fraud and White Collar Crime; Corporate prosecutions; The identification doctrine; The way forward; Fines; Incentives for whistleblowers?; Conclusion; Summary of principal recommendations; Chapter 9: Human Rights: Reflections on the 1998 Act
Summary The law cannot stand still - it has to adapt to the changing world we live in. Debate about law reform is therefore critical in an open, democratic society. It helps us to understand the legal rights that underpin our society, and it also has a bearing on efforts to bring about social change and build a just society. These topical essays on key areas of the law highlight the urgency of this debate. As well as reviewing the fitness for purpose of our legal system, they argue powerfully for a radical programme of law reform, reflecting in the process the spirit of Britain's political ba
Notes Taking stock of how the UK is doing at public procurement
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Author Miliband, Ed (Edward Samuel), 1969-
ISBN 1782831479
9781782831471