First Steps in the Law

Paperback | June 21, 2015

byGeoffrey Rivlin

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First Steps in the Law is an entertaining and insightful overview of the legal system.Geoffrey Rivlin, who boasts a wealth of experience as a former senior resident judge, barrister, and QC, leads the reader through the quirks of English law, offering fascinating details. Readers are regaled with lively descriptions of the workings of the legal system and vivid tales of the law intimes gone by. Real life cases bring the book to life, enabling the reader to see the law in action, while descriptions of the participants in the legal system (including judges, lawyers, and police officers) root the book in the everyday reality of the legal profession. This is an essential readfor anyone who is preparing for a law course or requires an understanding of the law in their working life.

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First Steps in the Law is an entertaining and insightful overview of the legal system.Geoffrey Rivlin, who boasts a wealth of experience as a former senior resident judge, barrister, and QC, leads the reader through the quirks of English law, offering fascinating details. Readers are regaled with lively descriptions of the workings of ...

His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin QC was a Senior Circuit Judge and the Honorary Recorder of Westminster. Before he became a Judge he was a barrister and Queen's Counsel. He is a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple and has devoted much time to assisting with the training of young advocates and newly appointed judges.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:June 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198735898

ISBN - 13:9780198735892

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Table of Contents

Part One1. Introduction: the Royal Courts of Justice2. The law and its importance3. The invisible palace I: Common law and equity4. The invisible palace II: the Constitution5. The Palace of Westminster: our chief law makers6. The Police: our chief law enforcers7. The Judiciary: our law upholdersPart Two8. The legal profession9. Solicitors10. Barristers11. The courts12. Criminal and civil cases13. JudgesPart Three14. Human rights15. Discrimination and the lawPart Four16. Criminal trials through the ages17. Punishments though the ages18. Criminal trials today19. Punishments today20. Young personsPart Five21. European Union law22. Laws around the world23. Some interesting cases

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"This book is a great introduction to law for our students; the content is always contemporary and detailed and it is written in an extremely engaging, stimulating and lively way. We find that students particularly like the interesting cases chapter." --Joanne Sellick, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, University of Plymouth