The English Legal System by Alisdair GillespieThe English Legal System by Alisdair Gillespie

The English Legal System

byAlisdair Gillespie, Siobhan Weare

Paperback | August 5, 2017

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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 textbook For Lecturers:* Test bank - a customizable electronic testing resource
Alisdair Gillespie is Head of Department and Professor of Law at Lancaster University. Siobhan Weare is Lecturer in Law at Lancaster University.
Title:The English Legal SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pagesPublished:August 5, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198785437

ISBN - 13:9780198785439

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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 structure of courts and tribunals7. Staffing and appointments of courts and tribunals8. Judicial independence9. The Legal Profession10. Funding access to practitionersPart III: The Criminal Justice System11. Preliminary matters12. Lay justice13. Those in court14. The trials15. Criminal appealsPart IV: The Civil Justice System16. Civil litigation17. Remedies and appeals18. Alternative dispute resolution19. The future