1st Edition

Essential Legal System and Legal Services for SQE1

By Ian Bowden, Zaman F. Kala Copyright 2024
    212 Pages 8 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    212 Pages 8 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Essential Legal System and Legal Services for SQE1 explains the key principles of the English and Welsh Legal System, sources of law and legal services in a clear, concise and easy-to-follow style. Principles are introduced and illustrated with reference to practical examples. The book explains the importance of, and the workings of, the Legal System of England and Wales, including the hierarchy of the courts, sources of law and the regulation of legal services.

    The book provides a clear and structured approach with opportunities to apply the relevant principles to the law. It also includes a range of interactive features, including:

    • Revision points: Each chapter concludes with a concise list of key revision points
    • Multiple choice questions: Each section of the book provides multiple choice questions following the SQE1 question format (with answers to enable you to test your knowledge). Further multiple choice questions and answers are also provided on the companion website.

    Part of a series of books aimed at those who are preparing for SQE1, this concise and accessible text provides a clear understanding of the key principles of the Legal System and Legal Services of England and Wales, and enables you to test your assessment skills.

    Introduction Part 1: The Legal System of England and Wales 1. The Legal System of England and Wales Part 2: Sources of Law – Primary Legislation and Statutory Interpretation 2. Primary Legislation Part 3: Statutory Interpretation 3. Statutory Interpretation Part 4: The Courts and Their Role in the Doctrine of Judicial Precedent 4. Judicial Structures Within the Courts 5. Sources of Law – The Courts and Precedent Part 5: Hierarchy, Appeals and Jurisdiction 6. Civil Courts 7. Criminal Courts Part 6: Legal Services 8. Regulating Legal Services 9. Overriding Legal Obligations 10. Financial Services 11. Funding Legal Services 12. Answers to Multiple Choice Questions


    Ian Bowden is a practising solicitor advocate with many years of experience working in legal practice. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Chester and has experience of delivering on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. He has successfully developed the LLM with SQE programme at the University of Bolton.

    Zaman F. Kala is a lecturer and accredited mediator in the School of Law and Policing at the University of Central Lancashire, where he teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Prior to embarking upon a career in academia, Zaman worked as a fee earner at a leading firm of solicitors, specialising in insurance litigation and dispute resolution.