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The Adult Safeguarding Practice Handbook 2e

The second edition of this best-selling book continues to provide an essential guide to best practice in adult safeguarding. It includes recent legislation, guidance and research-based developments and relates them to practice examples.

Mental Capacity Law, Sexual Relationships, and Intimacy

This edited collection brings together a range of academics, practitioners and organisations to consider the implications of recent case law around consent in sexual relationships on the day-to-day lives of people with cognitive impairments.

Adult Social Care Law and Policy

Lessons from the Pandemic

Available Open Access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence.

The pandemic exposed weaknesses in adult social care, putting people who draw on services in more precarious positions. This book explores the impact of emergency laws and operational changes, providing solutions for improving laws and regulations going forwards.

Labour Law and the Person

An Agenda for Social Justice

This book introduces an innovative approach to social justice for labour law centred on the concept of 'relational autonomy and vulnerability'. Highlighting the need to balance individual needs with societal needs and government involvement, the book sets an inclusive labour law agenda that adapts flawlessly to the ever-evolving labour market.

Children’s Voices, Family Disputes and Child-Inclusive Mediation

The Right to Be Heard

ePDF and ePUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Considered from a children’s rights perspective, this book provides a critical socio-legal account of child-inclusive mediation (CIM) practice. It draws on interviews with relationship professionals, mediators, parents and children to consider the risks and benefits of CIM.

Racial Justice and the Limits of Law

This book examines law’s troubled relationship with racial justice. Both a lawyer’s guide to anti-racism and an anti-racist’s guide to legal action, it unites these perspectives to help both groups understand how to use the law to tackle racial injustices.

What Are Prisons For?

Hindpal Singh Bhui argues that we need to look at who is sent to prison and why to disentangle reality from ideology and myth. Including the voices of prisoners, prison staff and victims, he asks whether prison is an institution for managing marginalized people, or if there is a better way to achieve the socially useful goals of prisons.

Diverse Voices in Tort Law

Edited by Kirsty Horsey

Integrating marginalised perspectives into the curriculum and discourse, this indispensable textbook amplifies under-represented voices in the field and paves the way for a more inclusive and comprehensive understanding of tort law.

Access to Justice, Digitalization and Vulnerability

Exploring Trust in Justice

Written by key names in the field, this book explores the impact of digitization and COVID-19 on justice in housing and special needs education. It analyses access to justice, offers recommendations for improvement and provides valuable insights into administrative justice from user perspectives.

Politics and Administrative Justice

Postliberalism, Street-Level Bureaucracy and the Reawakening of Democratic Citizenship

This book argues there is urgent need for a radical reassessment of the way the law mediates between citizens and the state. Drawing on public inquiries into high-profile cases, this book examines how the regulation of street-level bureaucracy can play an integral part in reimagining postliberal politics and the role of the law.

Unchecked Power?

How Recent Constitutional Reforms Are Threatening UK Democracy

Alison Young provides the first consolidated account of constitutional changes taking place which strengthen governmental powers and weaken political and legal checks, arguing that the democracy is being endangered.

Observing Justice

Digital Transparency, Openness and Accountability in Criminal Courts

This book examines how major but often under-scrutinised legal, social, and technological developments have affected the transparency and accountability of the criminal justice process. The book proposes a framework for open justice which prioritises public legal education and justice system accountability.