English Legal System in Context 6e

Paperback | October 25, 2013

byFiona Cownie, Anthony Bradney, Mandy Burton

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English Legal System in Context takes a unique and highly praised analytical approach to the subject of the English Legal System. Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, illustrating the link between theory and practice, while the concise and engaging style enables students tohave an excellent understanding of the subject as a whole.A wide range of traditional core areas are covered in the text, such as the courts, case law, legal professionals and civil and criminal proceedings. However, the authors also discuss areas such as the role of private policing and the work of non-police agencies, giving students a balanced overviewof the subject area. Additionally, the text provides a wealth of references for students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the legal system.With a clear and logical structure, this perceptive and wide ranging text provides a unique introduction to the English Legal System.

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English Legal System in Context takes a unique and highly praised analytical approach to the subject of the English Legal System. Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, illustrating the link between theory and practice, while the concise and engaging style enables students tohave an excellent understanding of the subje...

Fiona Cownie is Professor of Law at the University of Keele. She was formerly HK Bevan Professor of Law at the University of Hull. A former Vice-Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and Past President of the European Law Faculties Association, she is an expert in legal eduction, and is well known for her work in socio-legal st...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:October 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199656568

ISBN - 13:9780199656561

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Table of Contents

1. What is 'the English legal system'?2. The significance of courts3. Courts in 'the English legal system'4. Tribunals5. English legal reasoning - the use of case law6. English legal reasoning - reading statutes7. The university law school and law students8. Solicitors and barristers9. Judges and judging10. The civil court in action11. Alternative dispute resolution12. Private security and other non-police agencies13. The public police - uncovering crime and powers of stop and search14. Arrest and detention15. Prosecutions16. The magistrates' court17. The Crown Court