Slapper and Kelly's The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. Slapper & Kelly has become the classic textbook in its field, needing no introduction to UK law lecturers who have trusted its reliability and currency, recommending it to generations of students. Updated on an annual revision cycle, the 14th edition will build on the successes of previous editions by;updated coverage of legal funding, relating specifically to the Government's proposed cuts to legal aid and the implications for access to justice; discussion of the latest proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 under a new British Bill of Rights; Analysis of the implementation of changes to the legal professions under the Legal Services Act; the fundamental review of legal training by the Law Society, Bar Council and ILEX; new EU law, and some impending Supreme Court decisions on civil liberty and appeals. Key learning features include: a clear and logical structure with short, manageable, well-structured individual chapters; useful chapter summaries which act as a good check point for students; sources for further reading and suggested websites at the end of each chapter to point students towards further learning pathways; an online skills network including how tos, practical examples, tips, advice and interactive examples of English law in action. Relied upon by generations of students, Slapper and Kelly's The English Legal System is a permanent fixture in this ever evolving subject.