by Mark Hill
Ecclesiastical Law has established itself as the leading authority on the laws of the Church of England. Offering a uniquely detailed and scholarly ... Show synopsis Ecclesiastical Law has established itself as the leading authority on the laws of the Church of England. Offering a uniquely detailed and scholarly exposition of the law, it has become an essential reference for anyone with a professional interest in ecclesiastical and canon law. The third edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of considerable changes in the substantive law, specifically: the establishment of a completely new statutory tribunal for clergy discipline; a major review of the employment status of clergy; a series of cases in the House of Lords exploring the limits of the right of religious liberty under the Human Rights Act 1998; litigation and legislation concerning whether the Church of England is a 'public authority'; and a growing number of common law decisions in consistory courts and the Court of Arches. Ecclesiastical Law offers insightful commentary, thoughtful analysis, and a wealth of materials to the lawyer and student alike. Appendices include: The Canons of the Church of England; Statutes and Measures; Statutory Instruments; Church Representation Rules; and cases.