The English Legal System
This best selling textbook assists students of the English legal system in the achievement of a good understanding of the law, its institutions and processes, and sets the law and system in a social context, presenting a range of critical views.
Since the last edition of this book, the changes to the English legal system have been extensive and the new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to take these developments into account. This new ninth edition for 2008-09 includes material on important changes to the governance of the legal system, the establishment of the Ministry of Justice, changes in the operation of juries, the composition and work of the European Union, changes in the fields of the legal professions, and changes in the funding of legal services. This edition also includes an updated version of the court system, the rules of civil procedure, and revised chapters on criminal procedure. Importantly, the authors have expanded the coverage of human rights law.
Now accompanied by online support for the acquisition and improvement of legal skills, the new edition has been developed with the requirements of both lecturers and students in mind.
New pedagogical features include:
Improved online support offers:
Slapper and Kelly's textbook is now firmly established as one of the leading undergraduate textbooks on the subject. A favourites with students and lecturers alike, it is essential reading for all those engaged in the study of the English legal system.
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1 LAW AND LEGAL STUDY
2 THE RULE OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS
3 SOURCES OF LAW
4 THE CIVIL COURTS
5 THE CRIMINAL COURTS
6 THE JUDICIARY
7 JUDICIAL REASONING AND POLITICS
8 THE JURY
1 THE INVESTIGATION OF CRIME
2 THE PROSECUTION
13 LEGAL SERVICES
14 THE FUNDING OF LEGAL SERVICES
15 THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT
GENERAL LEGAL WEBSITES FOR THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM
9 THE CIVIL PROCESS
10 ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL ADJUDICATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION