Introduction to the English Legal System 2016-2017

Paperback | May 21, 2016

byMartin Partington

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Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Written in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while alsochallenging assumptions and critiquing current debates. Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington will examine beliefs about the English legal system, and encourage students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Written in a lively style and incorporating all the latest developments, this conciseintroduction brings law and the legal system to life.

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Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Written in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while alsochallenging assumptions and critiquing curr...

Martin Partington is a qualified Barrister, he is also Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198758804

ISBN - 13:9780198758808

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Aims, themes, and structureLaw, Society, and Authority2. Law and society: the purposes and functions of law3. Law-making: authority and processThe Institutional Framework4. Shaping the institutional framework: the role of government5. The criminal justice system6. The administrative justice system7. The family justice system8. The civil and commercial justice systemThe Delivery and Funding of Legal Services9. Delivering legal services: practitioners, adjudicators, and legal scholars10. Funding legal servicesConclusion11. The Transformation of the English legal system