English Legal System is the best-selling text on this subject, providing a clear and engaging account of the structure and mechanisms of the law in England and Wales. The authors skilfully blend an accessible style with a broad analysis of the subject, making this the definitive introduction to the area and the first choice for students year after year. Annually revised and fully updated, English Legal System continues to keep on top of this constantly evolving subject.
Table of Contents
Guided tour Preface Acknowledgements Table of cases Table of statutes Table of statutory instruments Cases, law reports and case references: a guide Introduction PART 1: SOURCES OF LAW 1 Case law 2 Statute law 3 Statutory interpretation 4 Delegated legislation 5 European law 6 Custom 7 Equity 8 Treaties 9 Law reform PART 2: PEOPLE WORKING IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM 10 The judges 11 The legal professions 12 The jury system 13 Magistrates 14 Administration of justice PART 3: HUMAN RIGHTS 15 Introduction to human rights 16 Remedies for infringement of human rights PART 4: DISPUTE RESOLUTION 17 Paying for legal services 18 The police 19 The criminal trial process 20 Sentencing 21 Young offenders 22 The civil justice system 23 Tribunals 24 Appeals and judicial review 25 Alternative methods of dispute resolution PART 5: CONCEPTS OF LAW 26 Law and rules 27 Law and morals 28 Law and justice Appendix: Answering examination questions Glossary Select bibliography Index
Catherine Elliott is a qualified Barrister and Lecturer in Law at City University. She has extensive experience of teaching law. Frances Quinn is an award-winning journalist, with a particular interest and experience in law.