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Published: 08 April 2010

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199560189

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The Legal System

Fourth Edition

Kate Malleson and Richard Moules

Core Texts Series

  • Concise critical analysis of the English legal system makes this text suitable for use on a wide range of undergraduate law courses
  • Explores the competing themes and underlying tensions facing the legal system in today's society, encouraging students to develop an understanding and awareness of this fundamental subject
  • Summary boxes at the beginning of each chapter help students to assess the key learning outcomes quickly and easily, which will aid initial learning as well as revision
  • Self-test questions, further reading lists, and useful web site links encourage students to assess their progress, and develop their studies at a more advanced level
  • The accessible page layout makes the book easy to use and navigate through

New to this Edition:

  • New material on the Unified Tribunal System is included in Chapter 2 on the organisation of the courts
  • Changes to judicial appointments are outlined and comparisons are drawn with the old system to aid students' understanding of the new rules
  • The new Supreme Court is explained, compared and analysed in relation to the previous system
  • This edition features a slight reduction in the coverage of police powers ensuring that the book matches more closely with the topics covered on undergraduate law courses

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