Free Shipping in the UK
Proud to be B-Corp

Red Tape Robin Ellison

Red Tape By Robin Ellison

Red Tape by Robin Ellison

New RRP £36.99
Condition - Very Good
Only 1 left


This book questions why law-making has increasingly become oppressive and dysfunctional, what can be done to fix it, and why professional legislators, regulators and the judiciary should re-consider their approach. Red Tape will appeal to practitioners, academics, senior civil servants, policymakers and the public alike.

Red Tape Summary

Red Tape: Managing Excess in Law, Regulation and the Courts by Robin Ellison

Red Tape tells the sometimes astonishing story of the making of laws, both good and bad, the recent explosion in rule making, and the failure of repeated attempts to rationalise the statute books - even governments themselves are concerned about the increasing number and complexity of our laws. Society requires the rule of law, but the rule of too much law means that the general public faces frustrating excesses created by overzealous regulators and lawmakers. Robin Ellison reveals the failure of repeated attempts to limit the number and complexity of new laws, and the expansion of regulators. He challenges the legislature to introduce fewer yet better laws and regulators by encouraging lawmakers to adopt practices which improve the efficiency of the law and the lives of everyone. Too much law leads to frustration for all - Red Tape is a long overdue expose of our legal system for practitioners and consumers alike.

Red Tape Reviews

'... highly readable and well organised despite the dry subject matter. The author brings his legal training to the task: the tone is authoritative and balanced, with copious notes, references and a proper glossary, bibliography and index ... Red Tape is an essential text for anyone at all interested in the topic ... I feel so strongly about this matter that I intend to send a free copy of the book to every MP in the government in the hope that they restrain their zeal for law making.' Luke Johnson, The Sunday Times

About Robin Ellison

Robin Ellison is a solicitor, a consultant with an international law firm, Pinsent Masons, where he specialises in the development of pensions and related financial services products for insurers and other providers, and is the Cass Business School Professor of Pensions Law and Economics, University of London. He acts for a number of governments and government agencies and has been an adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Work and Pensions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The law will fix it; 3. Legislation and legislators; 4. Regulation and regulators; 5. Courts and judges; 6. Unregulation; 7. Where next?

Additional information

Red Tape: Managing Excess in Law, Regulation and the Courts by Robin Ellison
Used - Very Good
Cambridge University Press
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Red Tape