British Overseas Territory Law
Ian Hendry and Susan Dickson
PUBLISHER: HART PUBLISHING
The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 saw Gibraltar ceded to Great Britain by the Kingdom of Spain. Over 300 years later, the legal position of that important British Overseas Territory has been brought sharply into focus. Judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the UK and Gibraltar requires the use of the same documents as with all EU member states. Yet those resident in Gibraltar are UK nationals and voted in the referendum of June 2016. However, Gibraltar has a distinct legal status from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
These issues are not without importance. In Christian v R  2 AC 400, the key question before the Privy Council was whether the laws of England on the crimes of rape and incest had been incorporated into the domestic law of Pitcairn through the established status of the islands.
This excellent, clearly written and accessible book provides the answers one needs on all aspects of these territories, whether financial arrangements, courts, judicial independence and tenure, or security and defence. In numerous paragraphs the authors open with a simple question which they then answer with clarity.
This may be viewed as a book within a narrow field of constitutional law. Maybe so. Consider, however, how often recently issues of status or nationality of those from the wider UK territories have become an important issue.
In this issue
- Brexit: looking to the future
- Trusting the specialist tribunal
- The single surrogacy saga
- Payment notices and strict forms
- Land registration errors: an owner's view
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion: Mhairi Snowden
- Book reviews
- Profile: Caroline Court
- President's column
- Discharges made simpler
- People on the move
- Taking on all comers
- Crowdfunding: changing the legal landscape
- Salaried but not employed
- Putting customers at the heart
- Interviews and the minimum criminal age
- Data breaches and the damage test
- Steering away from breakdowns
- IT: the great leveller
- Admissible hearsay?
- Vicarious liability and the vindictive employee
- Upholding copyright or breaking the web?
- Smallholdings are different
- Avoiding bias in sports law disputes
- Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal
- Progress at the expense of accuracy
- In-house for initiative
- Have you completed your AML certificate?
- Public policy highlights
- A blurred vision
- Millennials: a new age for managers
- Into uncharted waters
- Lost will – what then?
- 2018: a paralegal view
- ... and the SPA looks back, and ahead
- Ask Ash