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A new edition was published, see:
Introduction to the English Legal System 2017-2018 isbn 9780198802488

Introduction to the English Legal System 2016-2017

ISBN13: 9780198758808
New Edition ISBN: 9780198802488
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198729273
Published: April 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The 2016-2017 edition of Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Written in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while also challenging assumptions and critiquing current debates.

Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington will examine beliefs about the English legal system, and encourage students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Written in a lively style and incorporating all the latest developments, this concise introduction brings law and the legal system to life.

English Legal System
1: Aims, themes, and structure

Law, Society, and Authority
2: Law and society: the purposes and functions of law
3: Law-making: authority and process

The Institutional Framework
4: Shaping the institutional framework: the role of government
5: The criminal justice system
6: The administrative justice system
7: The family justice system
8: The civil and commercial justice system

The Delivery and Funding of Legal Services
9: Delivering legal services: practitioners, adjudicators, and legal scholars
10: Funding legal services

11: The Transformation of the English legal system