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The English Legal System 7th ed

ISBN13: 9780198830900
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198785439
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £33.99

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The English Legal System combines comprehensive and thorough coverage of the main topics covered on English legal system courses with a lively and engaging style to capture students' attention and provide them with a firm foundation for their study of law.

This book enables students to first understand all of the key areas of the English legal system, and then to engage with the subject fully for themselves. The law is not just presented but critiqued, with a range of learning features which encourage students to actively engage with contentious issues and difficult questions.

Everyday examples help students to apply their knowledge of the law in a practical way, while questions for reflection help students to analyse, evaluate, and think critically.

Aided by a clear structure, arranged in five parts, students will be able to fully grasp the processes involving in making and reforming the law.

English Legal System
1: The 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 structure of the courts
7: The structure of the tribunals
8: The Judiciary and their appointment
9: Judicial independence
10: The legal professions

Part III: The Criminal Justice System
11: The Investigation of crime
12: Pre-trial matters
13: Lay justice
14: Those in court
15: The trials
16: Criminal appeals

Part IV: The Civil Justice System
17: Funding civil litigation
18: Civil litigation
19: Remedies and appeals
20: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Part V: The Future
21: The future