EU Law in Criminal Practice

EU Law in Criminal Practice

By: Duncan Atkinson (editor)Hardback

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The law of the EU has an increasing effect on domestic criminal law and poses a growing number of questions to practitioners and their clients. What happens if a client has commited a crime in another country? What if crimes have been committed in multiple countries? What limits does the EU impose on sentencing? In what circumstances can a European Arrest Warrant be granted, and how can a Warrant be challenged? What will be the impact on EU law measures if the UK Government exercises an opt-out? Answering these questions, and offering clear, practical assistance to those working in this complex area, EU Law in Criminal Practice is the only book to offer a comprehensive and practical guide to the interplay between European Union law and UK criminal practice. It enables the busy criminal practitioner to understand the legal landscape that the Treaty of Lisbon created, offering a thorough and practitioner-focused analysis of the relevant regulations and case law. From explanation of the institutional framework through to the substantive law of offences, sentencing, and appeals, the book is an invaluable guide for all engaged in modern criminal practice.

About Author

Duncan Atkinson (editor) is a barrister at the Chambers of David Fisher QC and David Perry QC. He was appointed junior treasury counsel in 2009, and has an unrivalled practice, specializing in criminal litigation, homicide, fraud, terrorism, and regulatory work, public law, and inquests. He has been instructed in some of the most high profile, sensitive, and difficult criminal cases and inquests in recent years, including the trial of Levi Bellfield, the Royal Blackmail case, the 'fertiliser bomber' case, and the inquest into the Potter's Bar rail disaster, and has appeared as leading, sole, and junior counsel in cases of rape, public nuisance, blackmail, prison escape, corruption, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, and prosecutions under the Official Secrets Act. He is the joint author of Blackstone's Guide to the Criminal Procedure Rules (2e, OUP, 2011), and a contributor to Blackstone's Criminal Practice (OUP), and Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure (OUP). David Perry QC (consultant editor) is joint head of chambers at the Chambers of David Fisher QC and David Perry QC. Described as a "phenomenally impressive" silk, David not only handles complex domestic cases but also advises overseas governments and is a top extradition expert. David was appointed silk in 2006 and is on the editorial board for Blackstone's Criminal Practice Valsamis Mitsilegas (consultant editor) is Head of the Department of Law , Professor of European Criminal Law, and Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London. His expertise lies primarily in the area of EU law, in particular EU Justice and Home Affairs (including immigration, asylum and border controls, criminal law, police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters and the external dimension of EU action in these fields). Professor Mitsilegas provides regular advice to the UK Government and the Judiciary of England and Wales and is actively engaged with the legal profession as regards the impact of European Union law on the domestic legal system. He contributes a chapter on European Union law to Blackstone's Criminal Practice.



Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199664252
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9780199664252
  • weight: 788
  • ISBN10: 0199664250

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