Unlocking the English Legal System, 3rd edition

By Rebecca Huxley-Binns & Jacqueline Martin
March 2010
Hodder Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781444109191
368 pages
$72.50 Paper Original

Knowledge of the English legal system is the cornerstone to every law degree in England and Wales. Unlocking The English Legal System will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with this essential foundation. This third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments and includes:
• discussion of the House of Lords becoming the Supreme Court
• details of the new tribunal system
• all recent cases.

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with aims and objectives and contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts, diagrams to aid learning and numerous headings and sub-headings to make the subject manageable. New features include summaries to check your understanding of each chapter, a glossary of legal terminology, essay questions with answer plans and exam questions with guidance on answering.

All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.

Resources supporting this book are available online at www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk. These include:
• multiple choice questions
• key questions and answers
• revision mp3s available for free download
• interactive glossary and flashcards

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 The sources of law
Chapter 2 The doctrine of judicial precedent
Chapter 3 Statutory interpretation
Chapter 4 Civil courts
Chapter 5 Criminal courts and procedure
Chapter 6 Appeals
Chapter 7 Funding
Chapter 8 Juries
Chapter 9 Lay magistrates
Chapter 10 The legal profession
Chapter 11 The Judiciary
Chapter 12 Sentencing
Appendix 1 Exercises on judicial precedent and statutory interpretation
Appendix 2 Answering questions


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