The English Legal System provides a lively and approachable introduction for those new to the study of law. The textbook presents the main areas of the legal system and encourages students to critique the wider aspects of how law is made and reformed.
The English Legal System provides a lively and approachable introduction for those new to the study of law. The textbook presents the main areas of the legal system and encourages students to critique the wider aspects of how law is made and reformed. Clearly structured in four parts, and designed to reflect the content of legal system courses, the book provides thorough and informative coverage of all main topics. The book includes features such as questions for reflection to encourage students to engage critically with the subject and to be able to debate the controversial aspects of the legal system. Online Resource Centre Lecturer resources: - Test bank of 300 multiple-choice questions with answers and feedback Student resources: - Regular updates (available in text and podcast format) - Audio podcasts explaining and discussing a selection of the 'questions for reflection' from the text - Audio podcast by the author featuring an introduction to the book and online resource centre - Annotated web links - Glossary - Suggestions for practical activities
Alisdair Gillespie is a Reader in Law at De Montfort University. He has written numerous articles on the law relating to the abuse of children and the law relating to covert policing. He is a member of the Home Secretary's Internet Task Force on Child Protection, and an associate of the UK Centre for Legal Education.
Table of Contents
1. English Legal System; PART I: SOURCES OF LAW; 2. Domestic sources of law: parliamentary material; 3. Domestic sources of law: case law; 4. International sources of law; 5. Human Rights Act 1998; PART II: PRACTITIONERS OF LAW; 6. The courts; 7. Judges and judicial independence; 8. The legal professions; 9. Funding legal services; PART III: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; 10. Preliminary matters; 11. Summary trials; 12. Trials on indictment; 13. Criminal appeals; PART IV: CIVIL DISPUTES; 14. Civil litigation; 15. Tribunals; 16. Alternative dispute resolution; 17. The future
The English Legal System by Alisdair Gillespie
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