Now in its ninth edition, Walker and Walker's English Legal System is a long established and popular text on the English legal system. Every Law student needs a thorough grounding in the institutions and procedures of the legal system, and this leading text provides clear and authoritativecoverage of the fundamentals. The pace of change in the English legal system has been frantic in recent years, with few structures or procedures remaining unaffected by change. This book has been extensively revised and rewritten to reflect these changes, and it provides a clear exposition and analysis of the main principlesand issues. Coverage of the Human Rights Act 1998 has been significantly expanded, and the sections on civil and criminal procedure have been substantially re-written to reflect the wealth of recent reforms. The implications of the Constitutional Reform Bill 2005 are considered throughout, and there is alsodetailed treatment of the reform of the legal profession. Other changes addressed in this edition include the government's plans for the tribunals system, the expansion of the European Union, and the important changes brought about by the Courts Act 2003.
English Legal System in Context provides a critical overview of the legal system. It establishes a sound theoretical framework within which to analyse the system and its various intricacies, encouraging students to develop a critical approach to the study of this important topic. The authors provide an insightful contextual analysis of the system and its main protagonists: as well as the traditional core areas of the English legal system such as the courts, case law, legal professionals, and the civil and criminal proceedings, the text discusses the police and their powers,the role of the CPS, private policing, the work of non-police agencies. This edition also contains a new chapter on alternative dispute resolution, designed to broaden the reader's appreciation of this central issue, plus new material on the role of law schools and law students. With a clear, logical structure, and a wealth of references to take the reader further into the subject, this is a perceptive and wide-ranging study that explains and illuminates this fascinating topic.
English Legal System in Context takes a unique and highly praised analytical approach to the subject of the English Legal System. Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, illustrating the link between theory and practice, while the concise and engaging style enables students to have an excellent understanding of the subject as a whole. A wide range of traditional core areas are covered in the text, such as the courts, case law, legal professionals and civil and criminal proceedings. However, the authors also discuss areas such as the role of private policing and the work of non-police agencies, giving students a balanced overview of the subject area. Additionally, the text provides a wealth of references for students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the legal system. With a clear and logical structure, this perceptive and wide ranging text provides a unique introduction to the English Legal System.
English Legal System Directions is written in an engaging and accessible style, with an emphasis on explaining the key principles of the English legal system with clarity. Using clear language and contemporary examples, the book includes helpful learning features to guide students through the material in a lively, interesting and informative way.
How is the English legal system structured and who takes part in it? Does the system ever get it wrong? This new textbook provides a clear and accessible guide to the workings of the English legal system. Features such as 'thinking points', 'key debates', and 'talking points' help you to engage with the key areas of debate and controversy, giving you an excellent grounding for the rest of your studies. Online Resource Centre: An Online Resource Centre provides: - 150 multiple choice questions with answers and feedback - Regular updates - Practical examples of essay questions and answers
I. The importance of legal questions related to the sea is obvious to everyone. It is hardly surprising that the subjects that make up international current events illustrate the leading role played by maritime affairs. Indeed, it is no coincidence that three quarters of the earth's surface is covered by oceans. Territorial seas, exclusive economic zones, exploitation of the seabed, fishing, transport, insurance, collision, and pollution raise many unresolved questions. On the other hand, the contrast of this importance with the modest attention that existing periodical publications merit must be underscored. Without undervaluing these publications, there has been a need for some time to create a vehicle of common expression, based on three central tenets: interdisciplinary framework, tendency towards uniform law, and both a theoretical and practical approach. a. A framework of interdisciplinary nature seems to be relevant as it is desirable to overcome the artificial separation between public and private law.
"Professor Walker's Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the influences of other legal systems, the courts and procedure, the lawyers, the roles of Parliament and the Privy Council, and to public, criminal and private law, both substantive and procedural.The second volume is a narrative account examining and describing the law of Scotland as it evolved in the late Medieval period from 1286 to 1488. The events covered include attempts to develop a central superior court, the development of Sheriff, Baron and Regality Courts and the law of the Church and the burghs."