McNae's Essential Law - 23rd edition

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  • Updated by authors with reporting and teaching experience, combining their broad expertise to offer practical, clear, and accurate detail on vital areas of law
  • Up-to-date case studies and examples help contextualize difficult areas for readers new to the subject and helps to prepare students for exams
  • Remember points throughout the text highlight complex areas and provide tips for reporting, helping you to balance your legal obligations with breaking news, while the Remember your rightsfeature provides advice from the authors on how to assert your rights
  • Suitable for use on NTCJ-accredited programmes, this text is also recommended for a broad range of media qualifications, and is an indispensible companion for professionals working in industry
  • also provides a range of further resources, including additional chapters, a downloadable glossary of legal jargon, self-test questions, further practical advice from the authors on topics such as the Official Secrets Act, and regular legal updates

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage on updates to the Editors' Code of Practice
  • Discussion on legislative changes on anonymity restrictions for juveniles
  • Treatment on the move from the open justice principle to 'trial by single justice on the papers' procedure (which has been introduced for dealing with minor cases) and the effect this will have on journalists finding out about cases