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English Legal System

Fifth Edition

Helen Rutherford, Birju Kotecha, and Angela Macfarlane

May 2022

ISBN: 9780192858856

760 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £37.99

The strongest foundation for students: clear, complete, contextualised

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Clear, complete, and contextualized; this guide to the English legal system provides the strongest foundation for students at the start of their studies. Straightforward explanations of key topics are paired with learning features showcasing the law in its everyday context to give students a firm grasp of the fundamentals of the legal system.

  • Covers a wide range of topics without overwhelming students with detail, allowing students to feel confident in their understanding of the essentials
  • An introductory chapter provides valuable advice on studying the English legal system and making the transition from school to university, helping students to adapt quickly to their new studies
  • Carefully designed learning features enable students to consider a thought provoking or controversial topic, and form their own views on potential areas of reform, giving them a good grounding for their studies
  • Examples throughout the text put the law in its everyday context and show students the practical implications of the concepts they study
  • Also available as an ebook enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Updated talking points and new author videos
  • Update on reform to legal aid
  • Update on new routes to qualification for barristers and solicitors
  • Updates on the legal implications of 'Brexit'
  • Proposals in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

About the Author(s)

Helen Rutherford, Solicitor and Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, Birju Kotecha, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, and Angela Macfarlane, Solicitor and Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

Helen Rutherford is a Solicitor and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Birju Kotecha is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Angela Macfarlane is a Solicitor and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Table of Contents

    1:Studying the English legal system
    2:An overview of the English legal system
    3:Legislation and the law-making process
    4:The interpretation of statutes
    5:The doctrine of judicial precedent
    6:The law and the institutions of the European Union
    7:Human rights in the United Kingdom
    8:The judiciary
    9:The legal profession
    10:Access to justice
    11:The criminal process: the suspect and the police
    12:The criminal process: pre-trial and trial
    13:The jury
    14:Sentencing
    15:The civil process
    16:Alternative dispute resolution
    17:Tribunals
    18:Criminal and civil appeals

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The fifth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

- The enhanced ebook offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with embedded self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks.
- The study tools that enhance the ebook are available as stand-alone resources for use alongside the print book.
- These online resources include multiple choice questions, matching activities, guidance on reading cases, links to useful websites and third-party videos, as well as newly-made author videos. Lecturers can also access the figures from the book for use in their teaching.

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