1st Edition

English Legal System

By Jacqueline Martin Copyright 2014

    Key Facts Key Cases: English Legal System will ensure you grasp the main concepts of your English Legal System module with ease. This book explains in concise and straightforward terms:

    • Discussion of the courts system, both civil and criminal;
    • Details of the tribunal system
    • The doctrine of precedent
    • Statutory interpretation
    • Personnel in the legal system, both professional and lay

    Key Facts Key Cases is the essential series for anyone studying law at LLB, postgraduate and conversion courses and professional courses such as ILEX. The series provides the simplest and most effective way to absorb and retain all of the material essential for passing your exams. Each chapter includes:

    • diagrams at the start of chapters to summarise key points
    • structured headings and numbered points to allow for clear recall of the essential points
    • charts and tables to break down more complex information

    Where relevant, chapters also contain a Key Cases section which provides the simplest and most effective way to absorb and memorise essential cases needed for exam success.

    • Essential and leading cases are explained
    • The style, layout and explanations are user friendly 
    • Cases are broken down into key components by use of a clear system of symbols for quick and easy visual recognition

    1. What is law?  2. Judicial precedent  3. Legislation  4. Statutory  Interpretation  5. European Union law  6. Law reform  7. The civil justice system  8. Tribunals and Inquiries  9. Police powers  10. The criminal process and courts  11. Sentencing  12. The legal profession  13. The Judiciary  14. Lay magistrates  15. Juries  16. Legal services and funding


    Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years’ experience as a practicing barrister and has taught law at all levels.


    Series editors: Jacqueline Martin and Chris Turner LLM, who is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.