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 the student to consider a thought-provoking or controversial topic, and form their own views on potential areas of reform, giving them a good grounding for the rest of 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
- Now includes even more extensive, valuable advice on approaching the study of the English legal system and the transition to university
- Increased coverage on the criminal process, including the latest developments on the use of stop and search powers by the police, changes to the law governing police bail, disclosure issues in criminal cases, and proposals to abolish short prison sentences
- Includes updates on legal aid reforms; legislation such as the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018; and diversity in the judiciary, including the new Pre-Application Judicial Education Programme initiative which was launched in April 2019
- Coverage of recent key cases including Lee v Ashers Baking Company (2018) on discrimination, RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2019) on incompatible subordinate legislation, and In the Matter of an Application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for Judicial Review (2018) on abortion in Northern Ireland
About the Author(s)
Steve Wilson, Former Principal Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle, Helen Rutherford, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle, Tony Storey, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle, Natalie Wortley, Associate Professor, Northumbria University, Newcastle, and Birju Kotecha, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Steve Wilson is a Former Principal Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Helen Rutherford is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University,
Tony Storey is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Natalie Wortley is an Associate Professor at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Birju Kotecha is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle.