Substantially updated, this new edition includes the changes made to the English legal system and to substantive parts of English law. Colourfully illustrated with case examples and supported by a free Companion Website, giving all readers access to regular legal updates on the areas covered in the book, it offers a clear, reliable and excellent encyclopaedic exposition of English law.
Presented in an easy-to-read style, it provides readers with an accurate explanation of how the English legal system currently works and the content of English law in all its key areas of operation. With chapters on civil and criminal procedures, legal services and the judiciary, it comprehensively covers all the main subjects of English law, including:
An invaluable reference work, this book is an excellent resource for students of the English legal system and English law and professionals and businesses.
Praise for first edition:
'This is an exciting addition to current legal texts. All new law students and readers with a general interest in modern legal issues will find it well worth reading. Slapper and Kelly are both well seasoned writers, who produce a subtle blend of knowledge and teaching methods in English Law … I feel that these two tutors have written the best introduction to the subject yet produced. It is certainly required reading for A-Level and undergraduate studies because it combines a reasonable amount of detail with useful summaries at the end of each chapter … I would not expect just my student to have read this landmark in legal texts - I would also demand it as the best possible grounding any potential lawyer will obtain before he or she delves into the greater detail in their chosen texts. Thank you, Mr Slapper and Mr Kelly!' - Law Tutors Partnership, Newsletter No 2
'Gary Slapper and David Kelly continue their successful collaboration with the publication of English Law … Throughout the work, there is critical analysis and evaluation, enabling the reader to become familiar with the meaning of legal concepts and principles while, at the same time, gaining an insight into the complexities that often surround them…' - The Law Teacher
Introduction to Law. Sources of Law. Civil and Criminal Court Structures. The Judiciary. The Criminal Law. The Law of Contract. Consumer Protection. The Tort of Negligence. Business and Corporate Law. The Law of Equity and Trusts. The Civil Process. Arbitration, Tribunal Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Criminal Process 1: The Investigation of Crime. The Criminal Process 2: The Prosecution. Legal Services. The Funding of Legal Services