Journals Higher Education



10 June 2013

344 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199670536

Bookseller Code (06)

Introduction to the English Legal System 2013-2014

Eighth Edition

Martin Partington

  • The ideal introductory text for those new to the study of law and the English Legal System
  • Provides essential foundational knowledge on how law is created, its purposes and functions, the contexts in which it is practiced and the importance of law in the ordering of society
  • The reader is encouraged to question the legal system and whether it is fit for purpose, thereby helping to develop critical and analytical skills
  • Commentary boxes, self-test questions, further reading and author blog draw out key points and encourage the student to reflect upon their reading and engage with contemporary debates
  • Draws upon the author's considerable experience in the field in both teaching the law and his work on law reform
  • The new edition has been fully updated to consider developments in the English Legal System including: the Norgrove report on the Family Justice System; the development and impact of alternative business structures; changes to legal aid; new approaches to sentencing; changes to tribunals; reforms for Ombudsmen; changes to electoral law; and the use of out of court disposals.

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