The English Legal System provides a lively and approachable introduction for those new to the study of law. The textbook presents the main areas of the legal system and encourages students to critique the wider aspects of how law is made and reformed.
Clearly structured in five parts: - Sources of Law; - Courts and Practitioners; - Criminal Justice System; - Civil Justice System; and - The Future of ELS the text is designed to reflect the content of legal system courses and provides thorough and informative coverage of all main topics.
The author's engaging writing style brings the subject to life and questions for reflection encourage students to engage with and debate the controversial aspects of the legal system.
Real life examples, diagrams and activities appear throughout the text to ensure students understand how the law works in practice.
Online Resource Centre
The English Legal System is accompanied by a variety of online resources for both students and lecturers. For students: - Introductory podcasts guide you through the textbook features - Suggestions for practical activities help you take your learning further - A glossary containing key terms relating to the English legal system - Audio podcasts support the questions for reflection in the textbook - Regular updates featuring discussion of changes in the law since book publication - Web links guide you to useful information on the English legal system For lecturers: - A testbank of multiple choice questions that can be customized and incorporated into your teaching
Table of Contents
1. 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 Courts 7. Judges and judicial independence 8. The legal professions 9. Funding legal services Part III: The Criminal Justice System 10. Preliminary matters 11. Lay Justice 12. Those in Court 13. The Trials 14. Criminal Appeals Part IV: The Civil Justice System 15. Civil Litigation 16. Remedies and Appeals 17. Alternative Dispute Resolution 18. Tribunals Part V: The Future 19. The future