An encyclopedia of the laws of England. Its 56 volumes contain material from statutes, statutory instruments and other regulations, cases, codes of practice, conventions and command papers. Where a new Act is not yet in force, both the old and the new law is given, so that the subscriber has the legislation the moment it comes into effect but can continue to refer to the old law in the meantime. Material is dealt with in narrative form under title headings arranged in alphabetical order. Each title is the work of an expert or experts in that particular subject. This edition covers all the developments in statute and case law in recent times, either by means of new titles or by rewriting material under old titles. Among areas of law which have particularly been changed are taxation, administration, foreign relations, local government, and landlord and tenant, and the work reflects all the important recent developments in these fields, including the accession of the UK to the European Communities. Annual Abridgement volumes constitute an important companion work that provides a permanent record of developments in the law since 1974.
Each volume includes summaries of important cases, Acts, statutory instruments and other legislation of the year in question.show more