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Published: 21 June 2018

768 Pages


ISBN: 9780198802525

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A Dictionary of Law

Ninth Edition

Edited by Jonathan Law

Oxford Quick Reference

  • More than 4,800 clear, jargon-free entries
  • Defines all the major legal terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system, and provides a useful source of information for the many countries that base their legal system upon English law
  • Covers important new legislation in areas such as Brexit, family law (including the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013), consumer law, and tax law
  • Cites many important new cases
  • Multidisciplinary: ideal for students of history, politics, economics, sociology, and business as well as students of law and directly related fields
  • A-Z entries are fully cross-referenced and the Writing and Citation Guide included is a helpful guide for those writing legal essays and reports
  • Incorporates many recommended web links, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Law companion website, and attached to both individual entries and listed in the Online Legal Resources appendix

New to this Edition:

  • Fully revised and updated content reflecting recent case law and the very latest legislation, such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Brexit legislation, and changes in consumer, tax, and family law
  • 120 new entries - from Brexit and Article 50 to Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, zero-hours contract, and intercountry adoption

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