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Darbyshire on the English Legal System 12th ed


ISBN13: 9780414057852
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414031333
Published: September 2017
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Darbyshire on the English Legal System 12th ed provides students with an engaging, thought-provoking and highly readable introduction to the contemporary legal system of England and Wales.

The work explains and critically evaluates the elements of the English Legal System in their practical (real world) and historic context.

  • Considers the various functions and powers of individuals and institutions within the English Legal System
  • Includes analysis of the latest case law and other key developments, including new research and government policy
  • Contains a list of further reading at the end of each chapter and free online updates, so that students can undertake further study
The new 12th edition:-

  • Provides students with an engaging, thought-provoking and highly readable introduction to the contemporary legal system of England and Wales
  • Explains both new and old laws derived from the ELS, guiding students through a text which discusses legal principals, historical context and practice procedure
  • Considers the various functions and powers of individuals and institutions within the ELS
  • Takes into account all new legislation
  • Includes analysis of the latest case law developments, especially in criminal procedure and human rights
  • Discusses other key developments such as new research and government policy
  • Comes with free online updates, providing news of the latest changes and additional material
  • Contains a list of further reading at the end of each chapter so that students can undertake further study
  • An essential introductory text for undergraduate students of law, those studying law at A2 or AS Levels, as well as students on non-vocational courses

  • Subjects:
    English Legal System
    Contents:
    PART I: SOURCES
    1. Understanding the English Legal System
    2. Sources of English Law
    3. EU Law: its Impact on English Law and the UK Courts
    4. The European Convention on Human Rights and English Law
    5. Law Reform and the Changing Legal System

    PART II: INSTITUTIONS
    6. Civil Courts
    7. Criminal Courts
    8. History

    PART III: PROCEDURES
    9. The Adversarial Process
    10. Civil Procedure
    11. Alternatives to the Civil Courts: Institutions and Procedures
    12. Criminal Procedure

    PART IV: PROFESSIONALS IN THE LAW
    13. Lawyers
    14. Judges

    PART V: LAYPEOPLE IN THE LAW
    15. Magistrates
    16. The Jury

    PART IV: ACCESS TO JUSTICE
    17. Legal Services