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A Dictionary of Law

Ninth Edition

Edited by Jonathan Law

June 2018

ISBN: 9780198802525

768 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford Quick Reference

Price: £12.99

This bestselling dictionary contains over 4,800 clear and concise entries on all aspects of English law. Now in its ninth edition, it has been updated to reflect the very latest legislation.

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This bestselling dictionary contains over 4,800 clear and concise entries on all aspects of English law. Now in its ninth edition, it has been updated to reflect the very latest legislation.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Edited by Jonathan Law, Market House Books

Jonathan Law has worked in reference publishing for nearly 30 years and is a director of Market House Books Ltd. He is the editor or co-editor of several other books in the Oxford Quick Reference series, including A Dictionary of Finance and Banking and A Dictionary of Business and Management.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Credits
    A Dictionary of Law
    Centre section: Writing and Citation Guide
    Appendix 1: Abbreviations
    Appendix 2: Online Legal Resources

Reviews

"Review from previous edition If legal language is a fog, this is a valuable flashlight" - Times Educational Supplement

"The entries are clearly drafted and succinctly written ... Precision for the professional is combined with a layman's enlightenment." - Times Literary Supplement

"It's like having your own lawyer on the bookshelf and is a handy aide for the professional and amateur alike." - Northern Echo

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