Principles of French Law

Paperback | March 27, 2008

byJohn Bell, Sophie Boyron, Simon Whittaker

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Principles of French Law offers a comprehensive introduction to French law and the French legal system in terms which a common lawyer can understand. The authors give an explanation of the institutions, rules and techniques that characterize the major branches of French law. The chaptersprovide the reader with a clear sense of the questions that French lawyers see as important and how they would answer them.In the ten years since the publication of the first edition, French law has changed in significant ways. European Union law and the European Convention on Human Rights have had a significant impact especially on procedural law and family law. There has been a new Commercial Code, major legislationon divorce, succession and criminal law, as well as significant developments in the Constitution. In addition, there have been very considerable developments in the case-law and a much discussed proposal for reform of major areas of the law of obligations.The chapters present not only the rules of law, but, where appropriate, the principles and values underlying the system. Considerable use is made of juristic literature and of examples from French case law.The book is designed for students studying French law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and as preliminary reading for students about to study in France. It will also serve as an initial point of reference for scholars embarking on a study of French law.

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Principles of French Law offers a comprehensive introduction to French law and the French legal system in terms which a common lawyer can understand. The authors give an explanation of the institutions, rules and techniques that characterize the major branches of French law. The chaptersprovide the reader with a clear sense of the ques...

John Bell is Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge and is an authority on French Law. He taught the subject extensively in Oxford and Leeds and has written major books on French constitutional law, administrative law and the judicial profession. He has been a visiting professor in Paris and Le Mans. Simon Whittaker is Fell...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:March 27, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

John Bell and Simon Whittaker: Introduction: The Spirit of French LawPart I: The System1. John Bell and Sophie Boyron: Sources of Law2. John Bell: Court Institutions3. Sophie Boyron: People Administering JusticePart II: The Law4. John Bell and Simon Whittaker: Legal Procedure5. Sophie Boyron: Constitutional Law6. John Bell: Administrative Law7. John Bell: Criminal Law8. Helen Stalford: Family Law9. Andrew Bell, John Bell, and Sophie Boyron: The Law of Property10. Simon Whittaker: The Law of Obligations11. Andrew Bell: Commercial Law12. Mark Freedland: Employment LawPart III: Studying French Law13. Sophie Boyron: Bibliographical Guide and Legal MethodsAppendix: Bibliographical Sources and Legal Methods

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`Review from previous edition '...to those who want a single book on French law, one can strongly recommend it...''Tony Weir, Law Quarterly Review