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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The English Legal System 5th ed isbn 9780198727217

The English Legal System 4th ed


ISBN13: 9780199657094
New Edition ISBN: 9780198727217
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199599165
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The English Legal System provides a lively and approachable introduction for those new to the study of law. The textbook presents the main areas of the legal system and encourages students to critique the wider aspects of how law is made and reformed.

Clearly structured in five parts: - Sources of Law; - Courts and Practitioners; - Criminal Justice System; - Civil Justice System; and - The Future of ELS the text is designed to reflect the content of legal system courses and provides thorough and informative coverage of all main topics.

The author's engaging writing style brings the subject to life and questions for reflection encourage students to engage with and debate the controversial aspects of the legal system. Real life examples, diagrams and activities appear throughout the text to ensure students understand how the law works in practice.

Subjects:
English Legal System
Contents:
1. English Legal System

PART I: SOURCES OF LAW
2. Domestic sources of law: parliamentary material
3. Domestic sources of law: case law
4. International sources of law
5. Human Rights Act 1998

PART II: THE COURTS AND THE PRACTITIONERS
6. The Courts
7. Judges and judicial independence
8. The legal professions
9. Funding legal services

PART III: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
10. Preliminary matters
11. Lay Justice
12. Those in Court
13. The Trials
14. Criminal Appeals

PART IV: THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM
15. Civil Litigation
16. Remedies and Appeals
17. Alternative Dispute Resolution
18. Tribunals

PART V: THE FUTURE
19. The future