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The English Legal System

The English Legal System [Kindle Edition]

Alisdair Gillespie
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The English Legal System provides a lively and approachable introduction for those new to the study of law. The textbook presents the main areas of the legal system and encourages students to critique the wider aspects of how law is made and reformed.

Clearly structured in four parts, covering Sources of Law, the Practitioners of Law, the Criminal Justice System and Civil Disputes; the text is designed to reflect the content of legal system courses and provides thorough and informative coverage of all main topics.

The author's engaging writing style brings the subject to life and questions for reflection encourage students to engage with and debate the controversial aspects of the legal system. Real life examples, diagrams and activities appear throughout the text to ensure students understand how the law works in practice.

Online Resource Centre

The English Legal System is accompanied by a variety of online resources for both students and lecturers.

For students:
- Introductory podcasts guide you through the textbook features
- Suggestions for practical activities help you take your learning further
- A glossary containing key terms relating to the English legal system
- Audio podcasts support the questions for reflection in the textbook
- Regular updates featuring discussion of changes in the law since book publication
- Web links guide you to useful information on the English legal system

For lecturers:
- A testbank of multiple choice questions that can be customized and incorporated into your teaching

About the Author

Alisdair A. Gillespie
LLB (Hons), Pg.D.(LTHE), M.Jur, Barrister (Middle Temple)
Mr Gillespie is a Reader in Law at De Montfort University. He has written numerous articles on the law relating to the abuse of children and the law relating to covert policing. He is a member of the Home Secretary's Internet Task Force on Child Protection.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2470 KB
  • Print Length: 624 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0199599165
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 3 edition (21 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #242,775 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars English Legal System 21 Oct 2010
By Nim
Very easy to understand, especially for someone who's never studied law before. The language isn't too technical, and terminology is defined addaquately. I'd suggest this textbook as a supplement to heavier and more intense books, good to read when you can't be bothered with anything too comprehensive. Definitely worth buying.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The English Legal System 5 May 2012
By randle
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is alright. If you're just curious about the law it's handy I should imagine, but I bought it for an actual law course (LLB) at university. If you think this book will supply to you anything that the internet can't and in much more detail, then you are mistaken. Your course may even require you to buy this book. Don't. The thing is that as you go through the course, before they ask you to learn something, it'll be discussed to a certain extent which then gives you the means to search the net freely. Westlaw, Lexis Nexis and the government's website will become your new best friends and this book will be sat in the corner crying for it's 30s worth of attention that it quite frankly doesn't deserve. You'll perhaps learn a few things about the legal system that you didn't know before but try applying that to a criminal law essay... "The hierarchy of the court system is as follows...". NO. In fact I don't think they actually explain the hierarchy of the court system in this book. Anyway, I found it interesting as a bathroom read but not really applicable to my course. Make sure you buy the latest editions because there have been some changes to the law since the second edition!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The English Legal System - A Solid Start 13 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for a friend's daughter who's doing law and a UK university - the book was strongly recomemdned by many people and I used Amazon to buy it as I knew they could supply it easily and at a good price. I wasn't proved wrong. The student in question loves the book and uses it all the time, and rates it as a great book and a solid source of information and guidance. It's served her well so far!
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