You may not have thought it possible, but it apparently is a most welcome addition. So, why?
Here is the whole field of employment law compressed, as it were, into one authoritative and useful volume with a splendid maroon cover….or is it burgundy- you decide. So, if you’re involved in employment law in any capacity – whether you’re an academic, learner, practitioner, trades union official, employer or employee, you’ll find this an invaluable work of reference and just the ticket with all it contains about the subject.
The book, in the words of High Court Judge Sir Michael Burton, President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee, succeeds in giving an excellent view, both panoramic and detailed, of all that needs to be known to bring or defend an employment issue before the courts or tribunals. ‘We judges,’ Burton adds, ‘will feel the more comfortable as we see the tome on the desk in front of the advocate or litigant in person appearing before us.’
You could not have, or even imagine, a more cogent summary as set out here with a convincing argument for the efficacy of the ‘tome’ in question. It provides complete coverage of practice and procedure in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Central Arbitration Committee. It also covers employment issues in the High Court and Court of Appeal and is fully up to date with developments in law and procedure.
Key areas of substantive law are covered, notably summaries of all the current leading cases, plus specialist coverage of issues that typically come up at tribunals, for example: the calculation of compensation and guidelines for determining damages in discrimination cases, plus advice on drafting compromise agreements, group litigation and consent orders.
Of immediate interest to all is the expanded coverage of employment law and procedure in the civil courts. In addition there is information on practice and procedure in Scotland by Brian Napier QC of the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh, and Fountain Court Chambers.
In all, this opening edition of ‘Blackstone’s Employment Law Practice’ offers you the pooled knowledge, experience and practical insights of an experienced and knowledgeable team of practitioners who have, in their words, attempted to cover the law up to 21 January 2009.
And to ensure that the book continues to provide an up to date reference source, it will be published annually and is a welcome addition to the employment law library of any firm or chambers for its outstanding coverage of this specialist area.