Why should you buy Butterworths Stone's Justices' Manual 2017
This unrivalled title provides the most reliable coverage of the legislative changes affecting magistrates' courts. It provides comprehensive coverage of all existing, new and amended legislation and hundreds of new cases that set precedents or clarify particular principles of law. The accompanying CD-ROM completes the service. An updating CD-ROM and supplement in October, included in the subscription, ensure you remain completely up to date.
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Fully cross-referenced to the main work, the Supplement ensures your Butterworths Stone's Justice Manual 2017 is updated with the latest developments.
What's new, including:
- Policing and Crime Act 2017;
* This Act contains a wide range of provisions which impact on law and procedure including reforms to the grant of bail by the police pre-charge; detention and questioning of 17 year olds; amendments to the law relating to firearms and provisions for further safeguarding of children and young people from sexual exploitation. A number of new offences are created.
- Immigration Act 2016;
- Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules by (SI 2017/144);
- Latest additions to and revisions of the Criminal Practice Directions ((No 3)  EWCA Crim 30) particularly new PDs 19B and 19C on expert witnesses;
- Revised PACE Codes C, D and H in force from 23 February 2017;
- Justices of the Peace Rules 2016
Practice and procedure
- R (on the application of O'Connor and another) v Aldershot Magistrates' Court (open justice);
- R v Mitchell  UKSC 55 (evidential requirements to prove propensity to commit offences);
- R v Brandford (duress - indirect threats);
- R v Pereira-Lee (community order - taking into account time on remand);
- R v Vince  EWHC 3014 (Admin) (significance for subsequent testing where an Intoxilyzer machine has recorded an "Ambient Fail" message on a previous test);
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v McCormick and others (meaning of 'animal fight');
- R v YY  EWCA Crim 18 (raising the 'refugee defence' in relation to offences under s 4 or 6 of the Identity Documents Act 2010);
Molestation and harassment
- R v N  EWCA Crim 92 (meaning of 'Harassment' in prosecutions for breach of non-molestation orders) and R v Qosja  EWCA Crim 1543 (requirements for an offence of Stalking);
- Regina (Hicks and others) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening (art 5 - pre-emptive action to prevent breach of the peace);
- East Lindsey DC v Hanif (T/A Zaraf Restaurant and Takeaway) (licensing objective for the prevention of crime);
- Nicolson v Grant Thornton UK LLP, Williams v East Northamptonshire DC, Ewing v Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court (cost of obtaining liability orders);
- R v Tucker  EWCA Crim 13 (mens rea for an offensive weapon)
Table of contents
Part V—Youth Courts
Part VI—Family Law
Part VIII—Miscellaneous Offences and Civil Proceedings
Part IX—Precedents and Forms
Part X—Stop Press: Miscellaneous Legislation.