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.
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.
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
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.
Walker and Walker's English Legal System is long established as the standard text in this area, providing the first and last point of reference for students who need a clear understanding of this vital subject. Changes to and within the English Legal System since the last edition have been considerable, the pace of change often being frantic. The new edition reflects these changes, whilst providing a clear and concise exposition of the main principles, rules and issues involved.