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Published: 11 June 2020

704 Pages


ISBN: 9780198834328

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Legal Systems & Skills

Learn, Develop, Apply

Fourth Edition

Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild, and Catherine Shephard
Consultant Editor Scott Slorach

  • Legal Systems & Skills speaks directly to students: it is accessible, with an engaging writing style and a wide range of pedagogical features to help students to apply their knowledge practically
  • Supports students to become more confident with new concepts: clear, no-nonsense explanation is supported by annotated documents, real-life examples, flowcharts and diagrams that provide a visual representation of concepts and processes
  • Encourages students to think critically about the law: 'essential debate' boxes and 'practical exercises' throughout challenge students' thinking about law and the legal system; great for exam and interview preparation
  • Helps students understand how law operates in practice, and develops their professional skills and commercial awareness: the practical focus throughout is enhanced by features such as 'what the professionals say', which brings in voices from across the world of legal services and other professions
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Legal skills: each skill is now explained in the context of its development and application, first during legal studies, and then in legal practice
  • New skills of negotiation and mediation are included, with increased coverage of interviews and presentations
  • Analysis and guidance on each of the skills proposed to be assessed in SQE2, including case and matter analysis, persuasive oral communication, and negotiation
  • Downloadable flowcharts and diagrams for each of the key skills: - for academia, including how to write case summaries, answer problem questions, plan and write essays which succeed against assessment criteria, and communicate with confidence in class. - for practice, showing with consistency how to develop these academic skills into new practical skills such as taking effective notes, structure a successful interview and negotiation, present and conduct advocacy with influence.
  • New contemporary case studies and further recommended reading to develop commercial awareness
  • Consideration of the impact of technology and AI on business and legal services, and the increasing changes in the legal services environment
  • Additional material on professional conduct and ethics
  • Updated Brexit coverage

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