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English Legal System in Context 6e

Sixth Edition

Fiona Cownie, Anthony Bradney, and Mandy Burton

July 2013

ISBN: 9780199656561

432 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £39.99

Core areas of the legal system are dealt with through thought-provoking and wide-ranging analysis

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English Legal System in Context takes a unique analytical approach to the subject of the English Legal System. Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, illustrating the link between theory and practice, while the concise and engaging style enables students to have an excellent understanding of the subject as a whole.

  • The authors provide a unique perspective on the English Legal System, encouraging students to critically analyse the subject.
  • Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, helping to explain the link between theory and practice.
  • The text covers a wide range of key areas, such as the courts, case law, alternative dispute resolution and the Human Rights Act, while remaining engaging and concise.

New to this edition

  • Additional introductory material has been incorporated into the earlier chapters, along with extra diagrams, to give a more carefully-graded learning curve.
  • The section on Alterntative Dispute Resolution has been fully revised and updated, to take into account recent changes in the law.
  • New material on appeals has been added to the crown court chapter, so that it maps more closely to undergraduate courses.

About the Author(s)

Fiona Cownie, Professor of Law, University of Keele, Anthony Bradney, Professor of Law, University of Keele, and Mandy Burton, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Leicester

Fiona Cownie is Professor of Law at the University of Keele. She was formerly HK Bevan Professor of Law at the University of Hull. A former Vice-Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and Past President of the European Law Faculties Association, she is an expert in legal eduction, and is well known for her work in socio-legal studies. She is currently President of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Anthony Bradney is Professor of Law at the University of Keele. He was formerly Professor of Law at the University of Sheffield and the University of Leicester. He was Vice-Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, Executive Committee member of the Society of Legal Scholars, and is editor of the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. Bradney has published widely in the areas of law and religion, law and popular culture, legal pluralism, and legal education.

Mandy Burton is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. She specialises in criminal justice and family law. She has completed numerous empirical socio-legal studies, including projects commissioned by the Crown Prosecution Service, Department for Constitutional Affairs, the Home Office and The Legal Services Commission.

Table of Contents

    1:What is 'the English legal system'?
    2:The significance of courts
    3:Courts in 'the English legal system'
    4:Tribunals
    5:English legal reasoning: the use of case law
    6:English legal reasoning: reading statutes
    7:The university law school and law students
    8:Solicitors and barristers
    9:Judges and judging
    10:The civil court in action
    11:Alternative dispute resolution
    12:Private security and other non-police agencies
    13:The public police: uncovering crime and powers of stop and search
    14:Arrest and detention
    15:Prosecutions
    16:The magistrates' court
    17:The Crown Court

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