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English Legal System

1st Edition

By Jacqueline Martin

Routledge

224 pages

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Description

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

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Key Facts Key Cases

Key Facts Key Cases is the essential series for anyone studying law at LLB, postgraduate and conversion courses. 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

Chapters are also supported by 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

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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LAW / General