English Legal System 2013/14, 14th edition

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By Catherine Elliott & Frances Quinn
November 2013
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780273784456
730 Pages, Illustrated
$87.50 Paper Original


Elliott and Quinn’s market-leading English Legal System continues to provide a complete and lively guide to the intricacies of the legal system in England and Wales. Highly regarded for its accuracy, analysis and engaging style, this is a firm favourite amongst students who rely on this trusted text.

From how the law is made to understanding concepts of law, the authors explore all areas of the English Legal System to give you a clear appreciation of the subject.


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Table of cases

Table of statutes

Table of Statutory materials

Cases, law reports and case references: a guide


Part 1 Sources of Law

1. Case Law

2. Statute Law

3. Statutory interpretation

4. Delegated legislation

5. European law

6. Custom

7. Equity

8. Treaties

9. Law Reform

Part 2 People working in the legal system

10. The judges

11. The legal professions

12. The jury

13. Magistrates

14. Administration of justice

Part 3 Human Rights

15. Introduction to human rights

16. Remedies for infringement of human rights

Part 4 Dispute resolution

17. Paying for legal services

18. The police

19. The criminal trial process

20. Sentencing

21. Young offenders

22. The civil justice system

23. Tribunals

24. Appeals and judicial review

25. Alternative methods of dispute resolution

Part 5 Concepts of Law

26. Law and rules

27. Law and morals

28. Law and justice

Appendix: Answering examination questions


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