Essentials of The English Legal System2nd Edition
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This text is an ideal introduction to the subject, perfect for pre-university or postgraduate conversion courses, and for those wanting to grasp the essentials before moving on to further study.
This book provides a framework for understanding how the various elements of the legal system combine, interrelate and function at a time of considerable change and challenge. This new edition combines discussion of the most recent changes alongside added features to enhance students understanding and learning of the key issues.
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Table of cases
Table of statutes
Table of statutory instruments
EU secondary legislation
Glossary of legal terms
PART 1 THE PERSONNEL OF THE LAW
2 The changing legal profession
3 The magistracy, judiciary and courts
PART 2 THE LAW MAKING PROCESS
4 The law making process 1 - case law, precedent and law reporting
5 Law making process 2 - primary legislation
6 Law making process 3 - subordinate legislation
7 The impact of EU law
8 Interpretation of UK and EU law
PART 3 LAW IN ACTION
9 Resourcing legal services
10 Criminal Justice system 1
11 Criminal Justice system 2
12 Dispute resolution 1 – alternatives to litigation
13 Dispute resolution 2 – civil litigation
14 Dispute resolution 3 – the role of tribunals
15 Dispute resolution 4 - judicial review
16 Law reform and the Law Commission
PART 4 Appendices
Appendix 1 Evolution of the common law and equity
Appendix 2 Human Rights Act 1998, Schedule 1
Appendix 3 Allocation questionnaire
- An accessible introduction to the English legal system.
- Chapter overviews and summaries highlight key points throughout the book.
- Further reading and weblinks at end of each chapter encourage further research.
- Progress tests throughout the text aid learning.
- Comprehensive glossary explains the key terms in this area of law.