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Key Facts: The English Legal System, 2nd Edition By Edited by Jacqueline Martin

Key Facts: The English Legal System, 2nd Edition
by Edited by Jacqueline Martin

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Intended for students studying Law, this work serves as a revision tool for a range of law courses from A Level to degree level. It covers chapters that include: What is Law? Judicial precedent, Legislation, European Union law, Law reform, The civil justice system, Tribunals and enquiries, Police powers, and more.
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Key Facts: The English Legal System, 2nd Edition by Edited by Jacqueline Martin

Key Facts has been specifically written for students studying Law. It is the essential revision tool for a broad range of law courses from A Level to degree level.



The series is written and edited by an expert team of authors whose experience means they know exactly what is required in a revision aid. They include examiners, barristers and lecturers who have brought their expertise and knowledge to the series to make it user-friendly and accessible.



Chapters include: What is Law?, Judicial precedent, Legislation, European Union law, Law reform, The civil justice system, Tribunals and enquiries, Police powers, The criminal process and courts, Sentencing, The legal profession, The judiciary, Lay people in the legal system, Legal services and funding.

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About Edited by Jacqueline Martin


Author and series editor Jacqueline Martin LLM is a former Chief Examiner for A Level Law with a major examining board. She has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught students of all ages. Her other titles include The English Legal System, published by Hodder Arnold. Series editor Chris Turner LLM is Chief Examiner for A Level Law with a major examining board. He is a qualified barrister and has taught law at all levels. His other titles include Contract Law and Tort Law, both published by Hodder Arnold.

Table of Contents


1. What is Law?
1.1 The nature of law
1.2 Classification of law
1.3 Distinctions between civil and criminal law
2. Judicial precedent
2.1 The doctrine of precedent
2.2 Hierarchy of the courts
2.3 The House of Lords and the Practice Statement
2.4 The position of the Court of Appeal
2.5 Ratio and obiter
2.6 Distinguishing
2.7 Advantages and disadvantages of precedent
2.8 The judicial role in precedent
3. Legislation
3.1 Acts of Parliament
3.2 The process in Parliament
3.3 Advantages of statute law over case law
3.4 Parliamentary sovereignty
3.5 Delegated legislation
3.6 Statutory interpretation
4. European Union law
4.1 The institutions
4.2 Sources of law
4.3 Effect on sovereignty of Parliament
5. Law reform
5.1 The need for law reform
5.2 Law Commission
5.3 Other law reform bodies
6. The civil justice system
6.1 The court structure
6.2 Procedure in outline
6.3 Appeals
6.4 Comment on the post-Woolf civil system
6.5 Alternative dispute resolution
7. Tribunals and enquiries
7.1 Administrative tribunals
7.2 Control of tribunals
7.3 Inquiries
8. Police powers
8.1 Stop and search
8.2 Searching premises
8.3 Powers of arrest
8.4 Detention at the police station
8.5 Complaints against the police
9.The criminal process and courts
9.1 The Crown Prosecution Service
9.2 Bail
9.3 Classification of offences
9.4 Magistrates' Court
9.5 Appeals from the Magistrates' Court
9.6 The Crown Court
9.7 Appeals from the Crown Court
9.8 Miscarriages of justice
10. Sentencing
10.1 Aims of sentencing
10.2 Types of sentences
10.3 Other powers of the court
10.4 Additional powers in respect of young offenders (10-17)
10.5 Mentally ill offenders
10.6 Other factors in sentencing
10.7 Anti-social behaviour orders
11. The legal profession
11.1 Solicitors
11.2 Barristers
11.3 Para-legals
11.4 Regulation of the legal professions
11.5 The future of the legal professions
12. The judiciary
12.1 Appointment
12.2 Training
12.3 Removal
12.4 Independence of the judiciary
12.5 The Lord Chancellor's role
13. Lay people in the legal system
13.1 Lay magistrates
13.2 Juries
13.3 Other lay people in the system
14. Legal services and funding
14.1 Public funding for civil cases
14.2 Private funding for civil cases
14.3 Advice agencies
14.4 The Criminal Defence Service
Index

Additional information

GOR001396956
Key Facts: The English Legal System, 2nd Edition by Edited by Jacqueline Martin
Edited by Jacqueline Martin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2005-08-26
144
0340913355
9780340913352
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