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English Legal System 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780198853800
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198808152
Published: May 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99

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How does the English legal system work? How does it affect everyday life? How well does it achieve its aims?

Addressing these questions and more, English Legal System provides students with the fundamental knowledge they need to approach the subject with confidence. Packed with questions, case studies and examples, this book takes students on a journey, inviting them to read, understand, see the law in practice, and then think for themselves.

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.

Online resources

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

For students:

  • Self-test questions to check understanding and progress
  • Multiple-choice questions to test the application of knowledge
  • Web links to aid reading around the topics
  • Video material to bring topics to life
  • A guide to reading cases to help build this key legal skill
For lecturers:
  • Diagrams from the book for use in presentations

English Legal System
1: Studying the English legal system
2: An overview of the English legal system
3: Legislation and the law-making process
4: The interpretation of statutes
5: The doctrine of judicial precedent
6: The law and institutions of the European Union
7: Human rights in the United Kingdom
8: The judiciary
9: The legal profession
10: The jury
11: Access to justice
12: The criminal process: the suspect and the police
13: The criminal process: pre-trial and trial
14: Sentencing
15: The civil process
16: Alternative dispute resolution
17: Tribunals
18: Criminal and civil appeals