Unlocking Constitutional and Administrative Law

Unlocking Constitutional and Administrative Law

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Constitutional and administrative law (Public law) is an essential element of all law degrees. UNLOCKING CONSTITUTIONAL & ADMINISTRATIVE LAW will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. This revised third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest key changes in the law.

The UNLOCKING THE LAW series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter contains:

aims and objectives,
activities such as self-test questions,
key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge
diagrams to aid memory and understanding
prominently displayed cases and judgments
chapter summaries
a glossary of legal terminology
essay questions with answer plans.

The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.

The website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free resources such as multiple choice questions and updates to the law.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 30mm | 1,339.98g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 40; 31 Tables, color
  • 1444179616
  • 9781444179613
  • 636,409

Table of contents

1. Introductory Concepts 2. Constitutions 3. The nature of the British constitution 4. The sources of the British constitution 5. The separation of powers 6. The rule of law 7. Parliamentary sovereignty 8. Parliament I: Nature, functions and privilege 9. Parliament II: The House of Commons 10. Parliament III: The House of Lords 11. The executive 12. Executive/parliamentary relations 13. The Judiciary 14. The decentralisation of public power 15. The European Union 16. The European Convention on Human Rights 17. The Human Rights Act 1998 18. Freedom of Speech 19. Judicial review I (rationale and procedure) 20. Judicial review II (grounds of review and remedies) 21. Grievance mechanisms
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"Mark Ryan and Steve Foster have produced an excellent statement of the main points of study for both constitutional and administrative law (always linked together at this level) catering for undergraduates looking for a departure from the traditional law texts available." - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
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About Mark Ryan


Mark Ryan BA MA PGCE is Senior Lecturer in Law at Coventry University. He has over 17 years' experience of teaching law at all levels, is a qualified barrister and has written a number of publications on constitutional law.

Steve Foster LLM is Principal Lecturer at Coventry University and is an experienced author.

Series Editors
Chris Turner LLM is a qualified barrister and a Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University. He has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author whose previous titles include Unlocking Contract Law and Unlocking Torts, both published by Hodder Education.

Jacqueline Martin LLM has overA ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. She is an experienced authorA whose titles include Unlocking Criminal Law, published by Hodder Education.

Jacqueline Martin and Chris Turner are also series editors of the Key Facts and Key Cases series, both published by Hodder Education.
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