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Ecocide: Prosecuting the destruction of ecosystems

22nd February 2021

There are growing calls for ecocide to be recognised as an offence under the Rome Statute, which would mean individuals – including the heads of companies – could find themselves prosecuted by the International Criminal Court, says Aidan Ellis

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Zuckerman on Civil Procedure: Principles of Practice (4th edition) Out Today

28th January 2021

Published by Sweet & Maxwell, Juliet Wells is the General Editor of the 4th edition.

First published in 2003 in the wake of the Woolf Reforms, Zuckerman on Civil Procedure has for many years been the leading academic and practitioners’ text on civil procedure. It presents a clear and thematic analysis of litigation under the Civil Procedure Rules, explaining how the court interprets and applies the Rules, how judges exercise their extensive case management powers, and how this impacts the conduct of litigation. Throughout, the emphasis is on bringing out the principles that govern the exercise of judicial discretion in order to help judges and practitioners to understand the relationship between individual Rules and general principles, and to deal with difficult problems that arise in the course of litigation. Its analysis is authoritative – the previous editions have been regularly cited by the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and Privy Council, and by the highest courts in other common law jurisdictions.

The 4th edition is available in print at the link below, or as an add-on to a Westlaw subscription.

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Covid Risk And Reward: How To Mitigate The Risk Whilst Continuing To Trade

14th January 2021

With Covid-19 cases at their worst yet, it is critical that businesses remain alert to the necessity of managing health and safety in the workplace. Failing to do so risks both criminal and civil liability, as well as significant financial consequences. Lionel Stride discusses what steps can businesses taken in the 12th January 2021 issue of SME News.

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Back to Square One? New Law Journal – 8 January 2020

8th January 2021

Lionel Stride examines P v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust: more layers to the patchwork quilt in secondary victim claims in today’s issue of New Law Journal.  Please see link below for full article.

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