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27th Jun, 2022

Lecturer Chris publishes new law book

Rob George 26th Feb, 2022

A WORCESTERSHIRE academic has published a book which explores various aspects of public law in the UK.

Dr Chris Monaghan, principal lecturer in law at the University of Worcester, has produced the textbook Public Law to not only share his expertise in the area but also to make the topic as accessible as possible.

His book looks at a number of areas, including the UK’s constitution, the rule of law, parliament, parliamentary sovereignty, the crown, Government and accountability, prerogative powers, the courts and the judiciary, human rights and judicial review.

Three years in production, it will be a set text for students at the University of Worcester from September.

“It is timely to be releasing it now,” said Chris. “In public law there are so many developments, with Brexit, reforms to human rights, judicial review, changes to the way elections are going to work with the repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011,” he said.

“There’s lots of change in these areas, so it was fun to write, to bring them into the book and try to place them in a wider context.”

“I wanted to write a book I could use to teach public law, something I could use myself and could be used at other law schools.

“It was trying to think from a student’s perspective – what would a student need to know, how would you explain this concept or controversial area to a student in a way which is unbiased but also they could pick up and understand without having too much prior knowledge.”

“This book aims to support those new to the study of law and explain those key areas in a way that’s both accessible and relevant.”

Public Law is published by Routledge and is available from any large book retailers.

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