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The English Legal System

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John WheelerUniversity of Surrey, Roehampton

ISBN13: 9780582424050
ISBN: 0582424054
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This introduction to the English legal system is suitable for short introductory courses in English law, English legal system and introduction to law for specialists and non-specialists, on LLB programmes, as well as related courses in A/AS level law.;The book aims to introduce readers to the regulated legal 'environment' of the UK. Law-making in the form of judge-made law and legislation is examined, both at a national and community level. Furthermore it considers dispute resolution through the courts and alternatives, statuatory interpretation, the criminal and civil justice systems, appeals and judicial review, and evidence in the legal process.;Questions and advice on further reading marks the end of each chapter as well as references to internet sources of information.

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PrefaceTable of CasesTable of LegislationGlossary of Legal terms1. IntroductionPART ONE2. Legal Profession3. Magistrates, judges and the courtsPART TWO4. Law making process 1 - case law and law reporting5. Law making process 2 - primary legislation6. Law making process 3 - subordinate legislation7. Impact of the European Legal Order8. Interpretation of UK and EU legislationPART THREE9. Resourcing legal services10. Criminal Justice system 111. Criminal Justice system 212. Dispute resolution 1 - civil litigation13. Dispute resolution 2 - tribunals14. Dispute resolution 3 - alternative forms of dispute resolution and arbitration15. Dispute resolution 4 - judicial review16. Law reform and the Law CommissionPART FOUR17. Legal skills and method 118. Legal skills and method 2