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Introduction to the English Legal System 2018-2019 isbn 9780198818861

Introduction to the English Legal System 2017-2018

ISBN13: 9780198802488
New Edition ISBN: 9780198818861
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198758808
Published: May 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law.

Writing in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while also challenging assumptions and exploring current debates.

Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington examines beliefs about the English legal system, and encourages students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Incorporating all the latest developments, this concise introduction brings law and the legal system to life.

This book is accompanied by an excellent Online Resource Centre, which houses: questions for reflection and discussion; multiple choice questions; a glossary; further reading materials; web links; and a link to Martin Partington's blog, which covers his views on key developments in the English justice system.

English Legal System
Part I Introduction
1: Aims, themes, and structure

Part II Law, Society, and Authority
2: Law and society: the purposes and functions of law
3: Law-making: authority and process

Part III The Structure of the Legal System
4: Shaping the legal system: the role of government
5: The criminal justice system
6: The administrative justice system
7: The family justice system
8: The civil and commercial justice system

Part IV The Delivery and Funding of Legal Services
9: Delivering legal services: practitioners, adjudicators, and legal scholars
10: Funding legal services

Part V Conclusion
11: The transformation of the English legal system: pressures and challenges