01 Jan 2020
“The go-to bible on Gypsy and Traveller law” Travellers’ Times
Gypsy and Traveller Law is the definitive legal textbook covering all areas of law affecting the Travelling community. It is also the only detailed reference guide to mobile homes legislation in England and Wales. This fully updated third edition spans all of the recent and far-reaching changes in the legal landscape.
Authored by the foremost lawyers in this field, it balances straight-forward, practical advice with comprehensive coverage of the statutes, regulations, guidance, circulars and a rapidly developing body of case-law.
•Domestic, European and international law on Gypsy, Traveller and Roma rights
•Rented Gypsy and Traveller sites
•Mobile homes legislation
•Planning law and policy for Gypsy and Traveller sites
•Evictions from unauthorised encampments
•Homelessness law as it relates to Gypsies and Travellers
•Education and healthcare
•Using domestic legislation to tackle race discrimination
This is the key reference guide for lawyers and advisers working with Gypsies and Travellers and an essential guide for local authorities and government bodies on their duties to the Travelling community. Gypsy and Traveller Law also aims to empower Gypsies and Travellers to challenge injustice and vindicate their rights.
Editors: Marc Willers QC and Chris Johnson
Contributors: Sharon Baxter, Tessa Buchanan, Stephen Cottle, Owen Greenhall, Tim Jones, Mike McIlvaney, Dr Angus Murdoch and David Watkinson
'When I picked up this book I had a feeling it was going to be interesting. My instincts were correct ... unlike many textbooks or legal manuals I found the contents sufficiently engrossing that I was able to read the whole book cover to cover in a few days ... I believe this book will be well-thumbed by many interested parties.' Solicitors Journal, on the second edition.
'It was a real pleasure to be asked to contribute a foreword to this Handbook on Gypsy and Traveller Law, and thus to have the chance to congratulate the authors on their comprehensive coverage of this increasingly important subject. This second edition will be an essential reference, not only for legal practitioners, but for local authority officials, Citizens Advice Bureaux, Gypsy and Traveller activists, councillors and members of both Houses of Parliament.' Lord Avebury from the foreword to the second edition.
'I take great pleasure in commending this book, which for the first time draws together all of the legislation and case-law relating to Gypsies and Travellers. I hope that this book will empower people to secure their rights and enable those representing them both to provide effective advice on existing laws and bring improvements to the laws themselves.' Trevor Phillips, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, on the first edition.