An accessible introduction to law. This second edition has been completely revised and updated to take into account recent developments. It provides a wealth of detail about the legal system and the many people who participate in it, from judges, barristers and solicitors, to MPs and police.
An accessible introduction to law. This second edition has been completely revised and updated to take into account recent developments. It provides a wealth of detail about the legal system and the many people who participate in it, from judges, barristers and solicitors, to MPs and police. The book vividly describes how laws are made, and how cases are tried. It includes chapters on the principles involved in the administration of justice, the development of common law, the constitution, legal professions, and courts. Interesting historical and contemporary cases bring the book to life, as it covers issues such as discrimination, human rights, and drugs, and explains how the law affects young people today. The book is intended for first year or pre-first year students begining an LLB three- or four-year law degree, and also for A-level and AS law students taking their one-year courses.
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Geoffrey Rivlin is a Circuit Judge, who was for many years a barrister and QC. He sits in the Crown Court and High Court, and is a Bencher of the Middle Temple. He has devoted much of his time to assisting with the training of young advocates and newly appointed judges, and is in charge of the "Judges and Schools" programme.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction - The Royal Courts of Justice. 2: The Law and its Importance. 3: The Invisible Palace - Part One "Judge-made" Law - Common Law and Equity. 4: The Invisible Palace - Part 2 - The Constitution. 5: The Palace of Westminster Our Chief Lawmakers - Parliament. 6: Our Chief Law Enforcers - The Police. 7: Our Law Upholders - The Judiciary. 8: The Legal Profession. 9: Solicitors. 10: Barristers. 11: The Work of the Courts - Part 1 The Courts. 12: The Work of the Courts - Part 2 Criminal and Civil Cases. 13: Judges. 14: Legal Robes. 15: Criminal Trials Through the Ages. 16: Punishments Through the Ages. 17: Criminal Trials Today. 18: Punishments Today. 19: Human Rights. 20: Discrimination and the Law. 21: Young Persons. 22: Dangerous Drugs. 23: Animals. 24: Laws Around the World. 25: Some Interesting Cases
First Steps in the Law by G. Rivlin
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