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'A' Level Law 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780406924056
ISBN: 0406924058
Published: December 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This fourth edition of the leading A Level Law text has been written to meet the needs of the Curriculum 2000 AQA and OCR syllabi. It provides a student-friendly presentation of the text with paragraph numbering, highlighted case summaries and check list questions. But above all the text is clearly written by academics who are not only leading experts in their fields but also very experienced teachers.

The writers' aim is to make A Level study of Law an enjoyable and stimulating experience. So the book does not just describe the law, it discusses its practical workings, the theories on which it is based and the problems to which it gives rise. The study of law should also be exciting. Law is not just about rules; it is about argument, and throughout the text students are encouraged to consider the arguments that surround the controversial issues in the law.

A lot has changed since the last edition in 1996. The Human Rights Act 1998 has been passed; litigation has been brought into the 21st century by the Woolf reforms; the courts have continued to reshape the law to match changing values; and Parliament continues to pass reforming statutes.;All this is reflected in the new edition. Changes in the syllabi are also reflected with some sections being reduced in scope and new sections being added along with a new chapter on Theft.

The book remains the most comprehensive A Level text covering Legal System, Crime, Tort and Contract, and it will continue to be the leading text.

English Legal System
Table of statutes xxxi
Table of cases xxxvii
The legal system
1. The legal system
2. The structure of the English legal system
3. Civil process
4. Criminal process
5. Legal services
6. Sources of law
7. The law-making process
8. Understanding law
Criminal Law
9. General principles of criminal law
10. The physical elements of a crime
11. The mental element of a crime
12. The crime of murder
13. The crime of manslaughter
14. Non-fatal offences
15. Theft
16. General defences
17. Crime and society
18. The procedure and practice of sentencing
The law of tort
19. The nature of tort law
20. Physical damage: fault and strict liability
21. Physical damage: defences and damages
22. Economic loss
23. Interference with the use of land
24. Infringement of personality
25. What contract law is all about
26. How contracts are made
27. Discovering what the contract is
28. Remedies
29. Interference by the law with freedom of contract
30. Variation, waiver and determination by agreement
31. Consumer protection