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Encyclopedia of Local Government Law

Encyclopedia of Local Government Law
Number of volumes: 6
Series:  Local Government Library
Practice Area:  Local Government
ISBN:  9780421260504
General Editor: Professor S H Bailey
Subscription Information: 3 releases a year, Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Looseleaf
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Incorporating full texts of Acts and regulations, and accompanied with a detailed commentary and full references to relevant judicial authorities, the Encyclopedia of Local Government Law:
  • Forms a complete reference work on the law affecting local authorities
  • Reproduces all the relevant legislation relating to local authority administration, including finance
  • Provides annotations which clarify the technicalities and explain the implications
  • Includes the Local Government Act 2003 with full commentary
  • Draws together relevant cases which have interpreted the legislation
  • Gives you an overview of the practical application of the law
  • Sets out, in tabular form, the powers and functions of different types of authorities
  • Contains key Department Circulars and memoranda
  • Enables you to check that the correct procedures are being followed
  • Reflects developments and changes in the law through new and replacement material

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  • The legal framework of local authorities
  • The administrative machinery of local authorities
  • Contract, tort and criminal liability
  • Judicial control of local authorities
  • Local authority finance
The Local Government Act 1972
The Local Government Act 2003
Other acts
Statutory instruments to 1980
Statutory instruments 1980 on
Statutory instruments 1992 on
  • Allocation of principal functions
  • Principal powers and duties of parish and community councils
  • Table of comparison - sections 67(1), 67(4), and 67(5) and 68(1) and (2)
  • Table of the more commonly used specific statutory powers authorising the purchase of land compulsorily
  • Table of principal licensing and registration functions
  • List of principal by-law making powers
  • Civil procedure rules
Selected departmental circulars and memoranda
Selected precedents
Commission for local administration in England:
  • Guidance on good practice 1: running a complaints system
  • Guidance on good practice 2: good administrative practice
  • Guidance on good practice 3: council housing repairs
  • Suggested terms of reference for a professional adviser


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