English Legal System Directions

English Legal System Directions

Paperback Directions

By (author) Steve Wilson, By (author) Rebecca Mitchell, By (author) Tony Storey, By (author) Natalie Wortley

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 187mm x 260mm x 23mm | 964g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199592241
  • ISBN 13: 9780199592241
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 678,747

Product description

English Legal System Directions is written in a highly-readable and engaging manner, with an emphasis on explaining the key topics of English legal system courses with clarity. It offers a sound introduction to the subject, and provides a clear and reliable basis on which students can build their legal studies. The book incorporates a wide range of learning features to offer students a high level of support. Thinking points, questions, examples, and diagrams throughout encourage an interactive approach to learning, ensuring students understand the fundamental facts and enabling them to check their understanding of the subject as they progress through the course. The book's clear structure enables students to navigate easily through the many aspects of the English legal system, making this an ideal text for students new to the subject. The book also acknowledges the need for student endeavour, and to this end, suggests further reading and useful resources. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date to reflect all recent developments in the law since the publication of the first edition. The book now includes a new chapter on the law and institutions of the EU, while the 'Thinking Points' feature has been developed and expanded throughout. Online Resource Centre: An Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support the student in their studies: - Advice on studying the English Legal System - Practical examples of assessment tasks - Updates on legislation/case law - 150 multiple-choice questions with answers and feedback

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Author information

Steve Wilson is a principal lecturer at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He has contributed to, and co-authored, a range of articles and student textbooks on the English legal system and various aspects of contract law. Rebecca Mitchell is the Director of the Legal Practice Course at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Rebecca teaches Business Law and Practice and Commercial Law on the LPC, and also teaches Commercial Law at undergraduate and LLM level. Rebecca has a commercial background in practice and specialized in corporate tax with a firm of City solicitors. Tony Storey is a senior lecturer at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Tony has co-authored a number of student textbooks on criminal law and the European Union. Natalie Wortley is a principal lecturer at University of Northumbria at Newcastle, where she teaches criminal law, evidence and advocacy. She continues to practice at the Bar, specializing in criminal cases.

Table of contents

1. English legal system: an overview ; 2. Legislation and the law-making process ; 3. The law and institutions of the European Union ; 4. Human rights and fundamental freedoms ; 5. The interpretation of statutes ; 6. The doctrine of judicial precedent ; 7. The criminal process: the suspect and police ; 8. The criminal process: pre-trial and trial ; 9. The civil process ; 10. Criminal and civil appeals ; 11. Tribunals and alternative dispute resolution ; 12. The jury ; 13. The judiciary ; 14. Lawyers ; 15. Access to justice