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Published: 17 August 2019

520 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198831273

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Legal Skills

Seventh Edition

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski

  • Equips students with all the skills they need from finding and using cases at the start of their degree through to final year exams and dissertations
  • Self-test questions and practical activities throughout give students the opportunity to take a hands-on approach to tackling a wide range of legal skills
  • Diagrams, screenshots and examples used throughout to illustrate key concepts
  • Accompanied by comprehensive online resources which include an extensive range of videos, multiple choice questions and answers to the self-test questions and practical exercises from the book

New to this Edition:

  • A new introductory chapter on what studying law is all about and getting started
  • Commentary on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and Brexit
  • Explanation of the different types of Convention rights - absolute, limited and qualified
  • Explanation of the impact of Brexit on statutory interpretation and judicial precedent
  • A completely reworked chapter on study skills that places greater emphasis on developing a reflective approach to skills development and which includes new material on building good study habits, group working and strategies for strengthening performance
  • Additional material on reasons to do a dissertation and choosing a topic including how to get started on a dissertation as it is common for students to find themselves rather directionless at the start of the dissertation
  • The section on different sources of literature has been expanded and is supplemented by a new section on managing literature
  • Tips on working effectively and productively with a supervisor including managing problems

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