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Law Made Simple

13th Edition

By David Barker


428 pages

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Are you studying for an A-Level in Law? Are you thinking about reading Law or a related subject at university? Or maybe you already have a place at Law School? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above or if you have a general interest in how the Law works, Law Made Simple is the perfect introduction to this huge and complex subject.

Covering all the foundation subjects, Contract, Torts, Land, Trusts, Criminal, Public and EU Law as well as an introduction to the personnel and mechanisms that make up the English Legal System, Law Made Simple will offer you a clear and concise introduction to both the legislation and case law relating to all the major topics.

This 13th edition now includes a brand new chapter on Public Law and Human Rights, a completely revised and updated chapter on Sources of Law and has been fully updated to take into account developments across the curriculum such as the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty; the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice; the Legal Services Act 2007; and the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011.


"David Barker has updated his excellent text book which explains the subject of law in easily understandable terms for students and non-students alike. As with all the Routledge text books, this particular title is probably the best on the market as an introduction to the way in which the "Law" operates in England and Wales." - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Sources of English Law 3. The Courts Today 4. Procedure 5. The judiciary, law officers and the legal profession 6. Human rights and the law of persons 7. The law of contract 8. The law of torts 9. Trusts 10. The law of property 11. The law of succession 12. Criminal law 13. European Union law

About the Author

David Barker is Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia and Professor Emeritus and Formerly Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General