On 8 November, 1923, Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air and declared the start of a revolution.
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Seventeen hours later and he was on the run from the police, with his career seemingly in tatters. All that remained of his bold move was a trail of destruction... Written by historian David King, this is the true story of the monumental criminal proceeding that followed as Hitler and nine other suspects were charged with high treason.
While reporters from all over the world came to witness the trial, things clicked into place for Hitler and he ended up hailing the fiasco of the beer hall putsch as a victory for the fledgling Nazi Party. This trial thrust Hitler into the limelight and provided him and set him on his journey to power.
Using trial transcripts, police files and a host of sources, including 500 documents recently discovered from the Landsberg Prison record office, King's The Trial of Adolf Hitler explains how this failure of the justice system changed the world forever.
The authors explain and discuss how the justice system evolved, the way it operates - including vivid descriptions of the trial process - and how lawyers work. Revised and updated throughout for this fifth edition, "The Law Machine" surveys recent developments in the workings of justice and the outlook for the future. 'Refreshingly free of the patronizing attitude and the humbug with which other books about the legal system are riddled' - "THES".
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Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course Contract law deals with the promises and agreements that law will enforce. Understanding contract law is vital for all aspiring lawyers and paralegals, and contracts courses are foundational courses within all law schools. Contract Law For Dummies tracks to a typical contracts course and assists you in understanding the foundational legal rules controlling voluntary agreements people enter into while conducting their personal and business affairs. Suitable as a supplement to introductory and advanced courses in contract law, Contract Law For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of confusing terminology and aids in the reading and analysis of cases and statutes. Contract Law For Dummies gives you coverage of everything you need to know to score your highest in a typical contracts course. You'll get coverage of contract formation; contract defenses; contract theory and legality; agreement, consideration, restitution, and promissory estoppel; fraud and remedies; performance and breach; electronic contracts and signatures; and much more. * Tracks to a typical contracts course * Plain-English explanations demystify intimidating information* Clear, practical information helps you interpret and understand cases and statutes If you're enrolled in a contracts course or work in a profession that requires you to be up-to-speed on the subject, Contract Law For Dummies has you covered.
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A new, updated edition of a popular book of nearly 200 ready-drafted forms, contracts and letters to help you manage your personnel needs more effectively. Each document shows clearly what to insert and where. Good, efficient record-keeping is essential for any employer, large or small. There's no quicker or easier way to get it in writing than using 'Ready-Made Employment Contracts, Letters and Forms' for guidance. Areas covered include: recruitment & hiring, employment contracts & agreements, handling new employees, personnel management, performance evaluation and termination of employment.
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Since the Second World War, there has been a significant migration of Muslims to countries in the Western world. Muslims in Non-Muslim Land traces the process by which these migrants arrived in Western Europe - in particular Britain - and explains how the community developed its faith identity through three particular stances: assimilation, isolation and integration. The findings argue that the assumption that Islam causes Muslims to isolate from the indigenous population and form a 'state within a state' is false and that Islamic Law actually gives Muslims confidence and the ability to integrate within the wider society. The theological view that all non-Muslim lands are dar al-arb (domain of war) is challenged, and the study shows that the traditional interpretive model of Islamic Law inherently possesses the flexibility and applicability to take into consideration minority-status of Muslims in Britain. Muslims in Non-Muslim Land focuses on Islamic Law as interpreted by the anafi Law school and highlights in detail the multi-pronged and robust nature of its legal theory and subsequent application. What is ground-breaking about Muslims in Non-Muslim Lands is that it illustrates the ability of &anafi Law to deal with contemporary issues in a wide range of subjects. It also provides Muslims with ways of Islamically resolving medical, financial and political concerns. The study concludes that Islamic Law can facilitate the integration of Muslim minorities within secular societies while allowing them to still remain true to their faith.
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Can an animal commit a crime? For hundreds of years until the mid-nineteenth century, trying an animal in a court of law and sentencing it to imprisonment or death was a common practice in Europe. This became the subject of a pioneering work called The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals, published in 1906 by Edward Payson Evans. It detailed an amazing assemblage of court cases in which animals were named as defendants. Animal Trials is an edited version of Evans' book, selecting the most extraordinary and controversial cases. They include: An eight-month trial of a flock of weevils, for damaging vines. Although the insects were found guilty, the sentence is unknown because the foot of the relevant parchment was eaten by insects. A pig tried and found guilty of strangling and killing a baby in its cradle. The sentence was death and the pig was hanged. A group of rats who were summoned to court for eating the local barley, but failed to turn up. Their defence counsel successfully argued that they had probably not received the summons and should be let off. There were even trials of inanimate objects, such as a Russian bell put on trial for abetting insurrection. It was found guilty and exiled to Siberia. Animal Trials provides fascinating insight into a bygone era, addressing important social issues just as relevant today such as animal rights and capital punishment.
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Representation of parents in the family court has long been the preserve of solicitors and barristers. If, as a parent, you were in conflict with the mother or father of your child and could not resolve the matter, one or either of you could take the matter to court and be represented by a solicitor via obtaining legal aid, which pays for your solicitors' fees. However, over recent years accessibility to receive legal aid has become far more restrictive, which has lead to numerous amounts of parents finding themselves 'between a rock and a hard place.' In that an increasing amount of parents are now in a position of either having to pay huge sums of money to their solicitor throughout the court case, or to run the risk of attempting to go it alone and represent themselves in the family court. This is the predicament now facing the vast majority of parents who are in a dispute with the other parent; are not wealthy but are not eligible to receive legal aid, and thus cannot afford to pay the level of legal costs incurred by the family court system. As a consequence an increasing number of parents who feel they have no real choice are opting to go it alone, or for 'do-it-yourself representation.' However, there are a host of factors that need to be considered and appreciated before deciding to take this route. For example, there are likely to be issues about your knowledge and understanding of the court process, your knowledge of the law, your skills and ability, your emotional state and the support available to you. This 100 page guide will teach the reader exactly how to represent themselves in family court.
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The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide contains everything you need to know about completing a Self-Assessment tax return for 2012/13 including: full details of the new High Income Child Benefit tax charge; section-by-section worked illustrations; key changes from the 2012 Autumn Statement and March 2013 Budget; dealing effectively with HM Revenue & Customs; and when and how to file your return and pay your tax. For any taxpayer, whether self-employed, part-time, retired or unemployed, the book: is an invaluable resource that can help ensure that you are as tax efficient as possible; and offers practical advice, timetables and examples that aim to simplify what many people view as a complex and challenging procedure. With a whole range of top tips for saving on all types of tax, The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide is the essential guide to completing your 2012/13 tax return.
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In trouble with the law? Sure you are getting the best possible advice? Meet Mr Loophole. Nick Freeman is Britain's highest profile lawyer and he has won more cases and attracts more media attention than any other lawyer in the country. Learn every trick in the book from the man who's defended the greats. Mr Loophole is famous for forming winning, quirky and innovative defences - even when a case appears indefensible. In the process, he has revolutionised the way in which law - particularly motoring law - is practised. In this book, Nick explains his unique approach to the law and in the process identifies his killer loophole principles
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Your plain-English guide to administering an estate and/or trust. As more and more of the population reach senior ages-including baby boomers, many of whom do not have wills-an increasing number of people are being thrust into the role of executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, or trustee of a trust after the death of a loved one. This updated edition of "Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies" guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust. Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executor or trustee, most of whom have no previous experience with such matters. "Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies" shows you how to make sound decisions for your unique circumstances. It guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust. It provides expert advice on unfamiliar estate and trust tax law. It gives you a practical checklist to follow for all of your estate and trust administration questions and concerns. Whether you're looking for guidance on how to navigate the probate process and estate taxes, settle debts and bequests, fund a trust, comply with tax regulations, or anything in between, this hands-on, friendly guide takes away the mystery and provides detailed answers to all of your estate and trust administration questions.
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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement is the only dictionary available with a primary focus on UK law enforcement terms. Succinct and practical in its approach, it contains over 3,400 entries covering ever aspect of this diverse field, including terms related to law, pathology, forensic medicine, accountancy, insurance, shipping, commerce and trade, criminology, and psychology. Entries are supported by a wealth of practical information, including (where appropriate) citations and references to statutes and legislation. In addition to the definitions, the dictionary also contains five useful appendices: Abbreviations and Acronyms, Recordable Offences, Disclosure Code, Disclosure Guidelines and Disclosure Protocol. Written by two former police officers, both now lecturers in law and criminal investigation, the dictionary fills a significant gap in the law market and will be invaluable to police officers and trainee officers, students and lecturers of criminology, criminal justice, and police studies, and other professionals needing clear definitions of law enforcement terms.
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The horror novel has often been looked upon as the poor relation in the literary world, and yet some of our greatest writers have published novels under its banner. Horror writer (Whittlewood and The Wild Horseman) and former Gothic Society member, Suzanne Ruthven brings us a step-by-step guide to writing horror fiction.
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Medical law is concerned with our bodies, and what happens to them during and after our lives. When things go wrong with our bodies, we want to know what our rights are, and what governs the conduct of the clinicians into whose hands we put our lives and limbs. Dealing with matters of life and death, it can therefore have a fundamental impact on medical practice. Headlines in the media often involve the core issues of medical law - organ transplantation, abortion, withdrawal of treatment, euthanasia, confidentiality, research on humans - these are topics that affect us all. Headlines can misrepresent, however. In order to fully understand the issues and their relevance, we have to delve into the cases and into the principles behind them. In this highly readable Very Short Introduction, Charles Foster explores different examples to illustrate the key problems and principles of medical law. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Your Rights at Work is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide to the legal rights of the employee and the responsibilities of the employer. Accessible and reliable, it offers real solutions to the problems and issues that can face anyone at work. Using the law is always a last resort, but if you have to take that step, there is practical advice on that too. Topics covered include: starting a job; parental leave and maternity rights; flexible working; equality law; dismissal and redundancy; pay and holiday rights; grievance procedures and how to enforce your rights. Your Rights at Work is written by employment experts at the Trade Union Congress (TUC). As the people who campaigned for many of the rights set out in this book, there is no one better to explain how they should apply in your workplace and what to do if they don't.
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Physicians Law: Evolving Trends & Hot Topics 2015 was produced in conjunction with the Chicago Medical Society and the American Medical Association and is specifically tailored to an audience that includes physicians, lawyers, and healthcare administrators along with business healthcare affiliates.This incomparable health law resource includes eight peer-reviewed chapters on core physician-centric legal topics: * Entrepreneurial Medicine (including fraud and abuse risk areas) * Physician-Hospital Contracting * Medical Professional Liability * Telemedicine * HIPAA * Accountable Care Organizations * Peer Review: Physician Plaintiffs and Medical Staff Members * Physician Well-Being
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In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - a single law across all of EU - is expected to come into force from 2018. There are also strict laws in the US that govern the processing of personal data. It is also important to note that the Safe Harbour Agreement - which governs how personal data from the US is transferred across to European countries - has been rendered unsafe by the European Court of Justice. ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines already have laws in place, while Hong Kong and Australia have recently amended their laws. Over a hundred countries in the world have a comprehensive data protection law and it is very easy for individuals and companies to breach these laws. Data or privacy breaches are on the rise and businesses can be prosecuted under data protection laws. Fines for non-compliance can be up to 4% of global revenues for EU countries. The focus on this book is operational compliance. The book is for everyone as all of us in the course of our daily work process personal data. Organised into sections, each idea provides practical advice and examples of how a breach of the law may happen. Examples cover HR, Finance, Admin, Marketing, etc, allowing the reader to relate to his or her own area of work
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Analysing statutory law alongside case-law examples of the law in practice, students and practitioners of environmental law will gain a rounded understanding of the issues in the jurisdiction of Scotland. This includes an exploration of the contribution of European environmental law and the impact of human rights jurisprudence on Scots environmental law. To give a comparative dimension, McManus takes into account developments of the law in England, Wales, Australia and the United States.
This book provides a general introduction to the basic principles of shipping and logistics law in Hong Kong. It contains many practical examples and illustrations from case law. Extracts of the relevant legislation and sample shipping documents are annexed in this book for reference. In this second edition, the authors have reformatted some of the materials. The book has been reoriented to concentrate on the parts of the legal framework which are most directly relevant to the logistics and maritime industry of Hong Kong. This new edition takes account of a number of new cases, new international conventions (such as the Rotterdam Rules), and significant changes introduced by legislative amendments since the last edition. The book is intended primarily for students and teachers of transport studies and business logistics management and also provides useful guidance to shipowners, carriers, shipping agents, traders, insurers, bankers, logistics managers, arbitrators, mediators, and lawyers who need to acquire a clear understanding of the key principles in a practical context.
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China has become the first socialist legal system to acquire an interest and the capacity to invest significantly beyond its own borders and abandon the policies of economic autarchy that approaches to socialist economic planning seemed to impose upon predecessor socialist legal systems. In this path breaking study, Dr. Chenyang XIE examines how the Chinese legal system regulates - usually by default rather than design - Chinese investor behaviour with respect to outward investment opportunities and/or priorities. He offers intelligent and perceptive critiques of legal rules, institutions, systems, and administrative practices, providing suggestions for potential reform or adjustments of these. Drawing upon the Chinese tradition of codification, the author has prepared a draft Code of Overseas Investment Law, together with Commentary to explain why each formulation is desirable and necessary. In his view, Chinese overseas investment relations are a "legal laboratory" for shaping a constructive legal regime to encourage and regulate such investment. His bold, subtle, and nuanced strategy embodies reservations about the extent to which in a planned economy the State should assume investment risks rather than the non-State sector. Subjects covered include the Chinese macro policies and concepts of overseas investment, information services, investment promotion, approvals, authorizations, and filings, financial support, foreign exchange regulation, insurance, taxation, and supervision State-owned assets abroad. The draft Code of Overseas Investment Law is the first of its kind for any legal system.
In Philosophy of Law, Andrei Marmor provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary debates about the fundamental nature of law--an issue that has been at the heart of legal philosophy for centuries. What the law is seems to be a matter of fact, but this fact has normative significance: it tells people what they ought to do. Marmor argues that the myriad questions raised by the factual and normative features of law actually depend on the possibility of reduction--whether the legal domain can be explained in terms of something else, more foundational in nature. In addition to exploring the major issues in contemporary legal thought, Philosophy of Law provides a critical analysis of the people and ideas that have dominated the field in past centuries. It will be essential reading for anyone curious about the nature of law.
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Armed interventions in Libya, Haiti, Iraq, Vietnam, and Korea challenged the US president and Congress with a core question of constitutional interpretation: does the president, or Congress, have constitutional authority to take the country to war? War Powers argues that the Constitution doesn't offer a single legal answer to that question. But its structure and values indicate a vision of a well-functioning constitutional politics, one that enables the branches of government themselves to generate good answers to this question for the circumstances of their own times. Mariah Zeisberg shows that what matters is not that the branches enact the same constitutional settlement for all conditions, but instead how well they bring their distinctive governing capacities to bear on their interpretive work in context. Because the branches legitimately approach constitutional questions in different ways, interpretive conflicts between them can sometimes indicate a successful rather than deficient interpretive politics. Zeisberg argues for a set of distinctive constitutional standards for evaluating the branches and their relationship to one another, and she demonstrates how observers and officials can use those standards to evaluate the branches' constitutional politics. With cases ranging from the Mexican War and World War II to the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, and Iran-Contra scandal, War Powers reinterprets central controversies of war powers scholarship and advances a new way of evaluating the constitutional behavior of officials outside of the judiciary.
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'Experience of all sorts at the Bar and on the Bench has led to the thought that a few timely words could avoid a lot of grief as well as perhaps bringing a smile or two from the pictures.' At the Bar Nick Chambers did a great variety of cases ranging from the miners' respiratory claims to the Kuwait Airways litigation. On the Bench his job was to manage and try cases as the Mercantile Judge for Wales and Chester and then for Wales as well as sitting in London in the Commercial Court and other jurisdictions. He was a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee at the time of the introduction of the Woolf reforms. He now practices as an arbitrator and mediator from Brick Court Chambers. The Chambers family's involvement with watercolours goes back to 1779 with an ancestor's sketches during the Siege of Gibraltar. Since then each generation has made its own contribution including scenes from Mumbai in the V&A and the first illustrations of the rules of rugby football done at the school in 1845. Illustrations and texts from Nick's book Missed Moments in Legal History hang in the Rolls Building. The pictures in Case Handling pay a further happy tribute to his past. This book, with its pithy advice and attractive illustrations, makes taking the serious medicine of case handling a pleasure both for the recently qualified and anyone else with an interest in making dispute resolution work.
Twenty-one distinguished international and comparative legal scholars, practitioners, diplomats, judges, and arbitrators from England, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States contribute essays collected in honour of Professor William Butler, assessing his role in the development of legal doctrine, East/West academic and professional relations, legal translation, and legal scholarship generally. The essays address the origins of the European legal tradition, the constitutional monarchy in Russia, the historical foundations of the joint-activity contract, Russian law reform in court organization, corporate law, and the law of obligations, the rule-of-law State, administrative justice in Ukraine, the International Academy of Comparative Law, issues of domestic violence in China, aspects of international finance law and Russian legislation, and aspects of State immunity in public international law and European human rights law.
The "rule of law" stands at the heart of the American legal system. But the rule of law does not require judges slavishly to follow the letter of the law, unaffected by political or social influences. Because following the rule of law absolutely is impossible, it is dismissed by the public as a myth and judges are vilified. Judging Judges refocuses and elevates the debate over judges and the rule of law by showing that personal and professional values matter. Jason E. Whitehead demonstrates that the rule of law depends on a socially constructed attitude of legal obligation that spawns objective rules. Intensive interviews of judges reveal the value systems that uphold or undermine the attitude of legal obligation so central to the rule of law. This focus on the social practices undergirding these value systems demonstrates that the rule of law is ultimately a matter of social trust rather than textual constraints. Whitehead's unique combination of philosophical and empirical investigation is a major advance because it moves beyond the dichotomy of law or politics and shows that the rule of law is a shared social enterprise involving all of society--judges, politicians, scholars, and ordinary citizens alike. Judging Judges ' attention to judicial values establishes judges' true worth in a liberal democracy.