The English Legal System in Action: The Administration of Justice

Paperback | June 15, 2000

byRobin White

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This completely revised new edition of the popular text The Administration of Justice considers the theory and practice of the operation of those institutions of the English legal system with which the ordinary citizen is most likely to have contact. It adopts as its focus the notion of accessto justice. Throughout, the law in the books is measured against the law in action drawing both on official sources and on research studies into the operation of the system. Both the criminal and civil systems are considered, and the work of tribunals is given a prominent place in the considerationof the civil system. Major trends are identified and a new chapter considers the impact both of European Union law and of the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The text provides a unique introduction to the English legal system and the individual, and raises questions about its ability to meetthe needs of all its citizens by examining the themes of due process and access to justice.

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This completely revised new edition of the popular text The Administration of Justice considers the theory and practice of the operation of those institutions of the English legal system with which the ordinary citizen is most likely to have contact. It adopts as its focus the notion of accessto justice. Throughout, the law in the book...

Robin White is Professor of Law at the University of Leicester

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198764936

ISBN - 13:9780198764939

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Institutions and Processes1. Institutions and Processes2. European InfluencesPart II: The Criminal Process3. Understanding the Criminal Justice System4. Magistrates Courts and the Crown Court5. Policing: On the Street6. Policing: in the Station and Into Court7. The Defendant in the Magistrates Court8. The Defendant in the Crown Court9. Challenging the Decision of the Trial CourtPart III: The Civil Process10. Understanding the Civil Process11. Dealing with Personal Injury Claims12. Dealing with Debt Cases13. Dealing with Small Claims14. Dealing with Social Security Benefit Claims15. Dealing with Unfair Dismissal Claims16. Review and SupervisionPart IV. The Provision of Legal Services17. Legal Services: The Legal Profession18. Legal Services: Delivery SystemsPart V: Recurring Themes19. Recurring themesIndex

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`Dynamic, fresh and well informed approach.'K Economides, University of Exeter,