English Legal System

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How does the English legal system work? Who are the key players? How do its workings affect everyday life?
Answering these questions and more, English Legal System provides students with the fundamental knowledge they need to approach the subject with confidence. Concise, straightforward, and easy-to-understand, the book offers clear and accessible explanations of all the essential topics. With real-life applications and examples, and a 'talking point' feature at the start of each chapter, once students have grasped concepts they can go on to understand the law in its working context.

Packed with questions, features, and written in an engaging style, this book takes students on a journey, inviting them to read, understand, see the law in practice, and then think for themselves. Going beyond description to invite students to reflect and question, 'thinking point' and 'critical debate' features present opportunities for students to develop their own views and consider how effective the law is at achieving its aims.

The strongest foundation for students at the start of their study of law; this is a clear, complete, and contextualized account of the English legal system and an essential guide.

English Legal System is supported by online resources, featuring the following:

For students:
- Self-test questions to allow students to test their knowledge
- A sample act of parliament to guide students through reading legislation
- Web links to aid students in reading around the topics
- Links to video material to allow students to engage with subject areas
- A guide to reading cases to help students build up this key skill for their study of law
- Regular updates to the law to explain any key changes

For lecturers:
- Diagrams from the book for use in presentations

 

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Contents

Table of cases
xxviii
Table of Legislation
xxxix
Table of European Legislation
xlviii
Table of statutory instruments
l
Chapter 1 Studying the Englishlegal system
1
Chapter 2 English legalsysteman overview
20
Chapter 3 Legislation and the lawmaking process
62
Chapter 4 The interpretation of statutes
106
Chapter 9 The legal profession
307
Chapter 10 The jury
340
Chapter 11 Access to justice
394
the suspect and the police
418
pretrial and trial
457
Chapter 14 Sentencing
497
Chapter 15 The civil process
524
Chapter 16 Criminal and civil appeals
574

Chapter 5 The doctrine of judicial precedent
147
Chapter 6 The law and institutions of the European Union EU
193
Chapter 7 Human rights and fundamental freedoms
238
Chapter 8 The judiciary
272
Chapter 17 Tribunals
599
Chapter 18 Alternative dispute resolution
616
Index
649
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About the author (2018)


Steve Wilson, former Principal Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle, Helen Rutherford, Senior Lecturer and Solicitor at Northumbria University, Newcastle, Tony Storey, Senior Lecturer as Northumbria University, Newcastle, Natalie Wortley, Associate Professor of Law at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

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