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EU Law for UK Lawyers - Second Edition
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EU Law for UK Lawyers - Second Edition

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Published July 2011 (Hart Publishing)
ISBN: 9781841130460. Hardback, 1122 pages.

Aidan O'Neill

This is the second edition of this wide-ranging survey of EU law. The new edition has been significantly enlarged. Unlike many other EU law books it takes full account not only of the Lisbon Treaty changes to the EU treaties, but also of the fact that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights now has the same legal value as the EU Treaties. It therefore not only covers the relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, but also ties that case law into the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, because it is clear that EU law can only now properly be understood and applied against this background of European fundamental rights jurisprudence.

The book sets out very clearly the broad shape of the European Union's legal systems, while also giving the reader a good feel for the policy motivations in the Court of Justice of the European Union and the scope of EU legislative activity. Written in a lively and accessible style, it is an ideal guide for practitioners, whether those coming to the subject for the first time or those already with a background in EU law. 

Among the additions and changes in this expanded edition the book includes new chapters on the EU and fundamental rights, on commercial agency, on criminal law and on private international law in the EU. It also contains a full treatment of EU equality law. 

The first edition 'EC Law for UK Lawyers' by Aidan O'Neill and Jason Coppel (ISBN: 9780406024596) was published by Butterworths in 1994.

Aidan O'Neill is a practising barrister and member of Matrix Chambers, London. He is also a QC in practice at the Scottish bar. He is Chairman of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, and Honorary Fellow in the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh. From 2007 to 2008 Aidan O'Neill was a Visiting Professor in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Senior Research Scholar and Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University. He has published extensively in the fields of human rights, constitutional law and EU law.


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