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Unlocking EU Law

5th Edition

By Tony Storey, Alexandra Pimor


558 pages

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European Law is a core element of every law degree in England and Wales. Unlocking EU Law will ensure you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an essential foundation for further study or practice. The fifth edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments, including:

  • a new chapter on state liability;
  • all major new cases;
  • discussion of the possible impacts of Brexit.

This book is essential reading for students studying EU Law on undergraduate courses in the UK.

The UNLOCKING THE LAW series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Features include:

  • aims and objectives at the start of each chapter;
  • charts of key facts to consolidate your knowledge;
  • diagrams to aid learning;
  • summaries to help check your understanding of each chapter;
  • problem questions with guidance on answering;
  • a glossary of legal terminology.

The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications, as well as popular option units.

Table of Contents

1: The historic origins and character of the EU legal order; 2: The political and legal institutions of the European Union; 3: The sources of EU Law; 4: The legislative process; 5: Enforcement of EU Law (through ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ actions); 6: Article 267 TFEU and the preliminary reference procedure; 7: The relationship between EU Law and national law – supremacy; 8: The relationship between EU Law and national law – direct effect; 9: State liability; 10: The Internal market; 11: Citizenship of the Union; 12: The free movement of workers; 13: Freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide and receive services under Articles 49 and 56 TFEU; 14: The free movement of goods and Articles 34 and 35 TFEU; 15: Article 28 TFEU and customs tariffs and Article 110 TFEU and discriminatory internal taxation; 16: EU competition law; 17: Social policy; 18: Discrimination law; 19: The wider social influence of the EU

About the Authors

Tony Storey (LLM) is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University and is also the author of Unlocking Criminal Law.

Alexandra Pimor is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Liverpool John Moores University.

About the Series

Unlocking the Law

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.

All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.

Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.

Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General