The New Penguin Guide to the Law: Your Rights and the Law Explained

The New Penguin Guide to the Law: Your Rights and the Law Explained


Editor-in-chief John Pritchard, By (author) John Pritchard, Edited by Laura Morrison, With Stuart Baker, With Paul Butt, With John Cahill, With Paul Elmhirst, With Murray Fairclough, With Phillipa Grant, With Ashley Holmes

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 864 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 230mm x 46mm | 1,379g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141014008
  • ISBN 13: 9780141014005
  • Sales rank: 422,931

Product description

This book is established as the best home reference guide to the law. It covers all aspects of the subject in an easy, accessible style which cuts through the legalease of the normal law guides. New topics covered in the fifth edition include pensions, child support changes, tax credits, squatters, unmarried fathers and parental responsibility, pre-nuptial contracts, the Adoption and Children Act 2002, commonhold, leasehold enfranchisement, limited liability partnerships and the Enterprise Act. In particular, there have been extensive updates to the employment section of the book, covering new disciplinary and grievance procedures introduced by the Employment Act 2002, new rights for fixed term and part time workers, adoption leave, paternity leave and maternity leave rights and a new right to request flexible working and changes to discrimination law.

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Author information

John Pritchard is editor in chief of 'Legal 500', 'Legal Business' and 'Legal Times'. He lives in London.