The English Legal System

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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

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