Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Writing in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while also challenging assumptions and exploring current debates. Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington examines beliefs about the English legal system, and encourages students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Incorporating all the latest developments, this concise introduction brings law and the legal system to life. This book is accompanied by an excellent Online Resource Centre, which houses: questions for reflection and discussion; multiple choice questions; a glossary; further reading materials; web links; and a link to Martin Partington's blog, which covers his views on key developments in the English justice system.
The laws of Æthelbert of Kent (ca. 600), Hlohere and Eadric (685x686), and Wihtred (695), are the earliest laws from Anglo-Saxon England, and the first Germanic laws written in the vernacular. They are of unique importance as the only extant early medieval English laws that delineate the progress of law and legal language in the early days of the conversion to Christianity. Æthelbert's laws, the closest existing equivalent to Germanic law as it was transmitted in a pre-literate period, contrast with Hlohere and Eadric's expanded laws, which concentrate on legal procedure and process, and again contrast with the further changed laws of Wihtred which demonstrate how the new religion of Christianity adapted and changed the law to conform to changing social mores. This volume updates previous works with current scholarship in the fields of linguistics and social and legal history to present new editions and translations of these three Kentish pre-Alfredian laws. Each body of law is situated within its historical, literary, and legal context, annotated, and provided with facing-page translation.
Whether you are engaged in the study of law, are considering studying law at university, are a business professional or want to find out more about the law in general, Slapper and Kelly's English Law offers a clear, lively and reliable point of entry to the law in England and Wales. Presented in an easy-to-read style, it provides readers with an accurate explanation of how the English legal system currently works and the content of English law in all its key areas of operation, including criminal law, contract law and the law of negligence. An invaluable introduction, English Law is an excellent resource for students of the English legal system and English law, as well as for professionals and general readers.
This book takes account of changes to the law including new statutory provisions and cases. In order to keep users up to date with current developments, there is a bulletin service for tutors and lecturers.
Clear, complete, and contextualized; this guide to the English legal system provides the strongest foundation for students at the start of their studies. Straightforward explanations of key topics are paired with learning features showcasing the law in its everyday context to give students a firm grasp on the fundamentals of the legal system.
The English Legal System provides a lively and approachable introduction for those new to the study of law. The textbook presents the main areas of the English legal system and invites students to critique the wider aspects of how law is made and reformed. Clearly structured in four parts, and designed to reflect the content of legal system courses, the book provides thorough and informative coverage of all main topics. These include sources of law, the legal profession, civil disputes, the criminal courts, litigation, and a whole chapter on humanrights. The book is fully up to date including recent key developments and recent cases such as: * The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 * Discussion of AG v Jackson 2005 (the validity of Parliament Act) * Coverage of recent topical international and human rights developments. * Criminal Justice Act 2003 The book includes several features to support student learning and inspire engagement with the subject. The crisp, colour design and numerous headings aid navigation and provide clear guidance as to the progression of the chapters. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an innovative online resource centre offering several resources to support teaching and learning. Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 300 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be loaded on to the university'sVLE and customised . Twice yearly updates on the web site will include references to topical material and events and will draw students' attention to new developments.
Assisting students of the English legal system to achieve an understanding of the law, it's institutions and processes, this edition sets the law and legal system in its social context and outlines a range of critical views.