The English Legal System

Paperback | July 4, 2015

byAlisdair Gillespie

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The English Legal System combines comprehensive and thorough coverage of the main topics covered on English legal system courses with a lively and engaging style to capture students' attention and provide them with a firm foundation for their study of law. This book enables students to firstunderstand all of the key areas of the English legal system, and then to engage with the subject fully for themselves. The law is not just presented but critiqued, with a range of learning features which encourage students to actively engage with contentious issues and difficult questions. Everydayexamples help students to apply their knowledge of the law in a practical way, while questions for reflection help students to analyse, evaluate, and think critically. Aided by a clear structure, arranged in five parts, students will be able to fully grasp the processes involving in making and reforming the law.The English Legal System is accompanied by a wide range of online resources, to help students to take their learning further:For Students:* Introductory podcasts - an invaluable guide through the book and its features* Web links - provide opportunities to take learning further* Activities - help students to put their knowledge into practice* Glossary - outlining the key terms related to the English legal system* Podcasts - accompany the questions for reflection in the textbookFor Lecturers:* Test bank - a customizable electronic testing resource

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The English Legal System combines comprehensive and thorough coverage of the main topics covered on English legal system courses with a lively and engaging style to capture students' attention and provide them with a firm foundation for their study of law. This book enables students to firstunderstand all of the key areas of the Englis...

Alisdair Gillespie is Professor of Criminal Law and Justice at Lancaster University, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.28 inPublished:July 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198727216

ISBN - 13:9780198727217

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Table of Contents

1. The English legal systemPart I: Sources of law2. Domestic sources of law: parliamentary material3. Domestic sources of law: case law4. International sources of law5. Human Rights Act 1998Part II: The courts and the practitioners6. The courts7. Judges and judicial independence8. The legal professions9. Funding access to practitionersPart III: The criminal justice system10. Preliminary matters11. Lay justice12. Those in court13. The trials14. Criminal appealsPart IV: The civil justice system15. Civil litigation16. Remedies and appeals17. Alternative dispute resolution18. TribunalsPart V: The future19. The future

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"Gillespie is excellent as ever; this book provides coverage which is thought-provoking, up-to-date, nuanced, and intelligent." --Cherry James, London South Bank University