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A Brief and Practical Guide to EU Law, 3rd Edition

A Brief and Practical Guide to EU Law, 3rd Edition

David Medhurst

ISBN: 978-0-470-68007-0

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages

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This book is designed to be a quick guide to European Union law and explains how it may be used for practical effect. It is written in a clear style for practitioners who are in a hurry to master the subject, and contains precedents of the kinds of documents they may have to prepare. It explains the basic law, the basic concepts, the procedure and the jargon in a way that lawyers new to the subject will find easy to understand. It will give them the answers they need fast. Throughout, there is extensive reference to case law.

The new edition has been revised to take into account the 1997 Amsterdam Treaty, which consolidated and renumbered the articles of the Union Treaty and incorporated the Social Charter. It also covers recent case law and changes to competition law.


1. The Treaties.

2. The Institutions.

3. Legislation.

4. Interpretation and Research.

5. The Court.

6. Procedure.

7. Effective Use of EC Law.

8. Pleadings.

9. Free Movement of Goods.

10. Free Movement of Persons.

11. Freedom of Establishment and Provision of Services.

12. Competition.

13. Company Law.

14. Social Policy.

15. The Common Agricultural Policy.



From Second Edition:

'David Medhurst is to be congratulated for bringing out a second edition of his short but useful work... the key strength (of which) is its simplicity.'- International Company and Commercial Review

"Written in a clear style...this is a book which achieves its stated aims of brevity and intelligibility and which provides a useful basic text on EC law.'- European Competiton Law Review

* enables practitioners and students to see the wood for the trees
* written by a practitioner with a flair for writing in a readable fashion on complex subjects
* 'written in a clear style, it can be read quickly and is easily accessible' - European Competition Law Review