From the Back Cover
Catherine Elliott and Frances Quinn
English Legal System
Now in its fifth edition, Elliott and Quinn's English Legal System is an established and popular textbook with students and lecturers alike. It provides a lively, clear and comprehensive explanation of the legal system of England and Wales, with a topical emphasis on how the law is made and applied in practice.
The book has been brought up to date with changes in case law, legislation and the constitution that have affected the English legal system in the previous two years. The authors provide critical analysis and discussion as well as clear description, so the readers will be able to develop their own views and contribute effectively to topics of current debate.
Each chapter is structured to present the material in the best order for learning and revision, with clear headings to navigate the reader through the text, and guidelines on answering examination questions at the end. The book concludes with a chapter of general advice on examination technique and a glossary. A companion website (www.booksites.net/elliottquinn) provides regular updates on changes in the law that affect the book.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- Attractive 2-colour text design.
- Coverage of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 which has brought about major changes to the criminal justice system, the jury and sentencing powers.
- Impact of the Police Reform Act 2002, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Courts Act 2003 and the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003.
- In the area of the civil justice system, developments in the internet service, Money Claim Online.
Catherine Elliott is a qualified Barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Kingston University. She has extensive experience of teaching law.
Frances Quinn is an award-winning journalist and journal editor, with a particular interest and experience in law.
By the same authors:
Criminal Law 5e (ISBN 0 273 68764 6)
Tort Law 4e (ISBN 0 582 47331 4)
Contract Law 4e (ISBN 0 582 47330 6)
AS Law 2e (ISBN 0 582 82297 1)
Also by Catherine Elliott
French Legal System (with Catherine Vernon) (ISBN 0 582 327 47 4)
French Legal System and Legal Language: An Introduction in French (with Carole Geirnaert and Florence Houssais) (ISBN 0 582 31718 5)
0 273 68755 7
About the Author
PrefaceAcknowledgementsTable of CasesTable of Statutes Table of Statutory InstrumentsCases, Law Reports and References: A Guide Introduction 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 reformPART 2: PEOPLE WORKING IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM10. The judiciary11. The legal professions12. The jury system 13. Magistrates14. The administration of justice PART 3: HUMAN RIGHTS 15. Introduction to human rights 16. Remedies for infringement of human rightsPART 4: DISPUTE RESOLUTION17. Paying for legal services18. The Police19. The Criminal Trial Process20. Sentencing21. Young offenders22. The civil justice system23. Tribunals24. Appeals and judicial review25. Alternative methods of dispute resolutionPART 5: CONCEPTS OF LAW26. Law and rules27. Law and morals28. Law and justiceAppendix: Answering examination questionsGlossary Select BibliographyIndex
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