This book can be used for students studying law at A Level or throughout a
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degree. Basic principles are set out simply which means that a student studying a particular area can quickly read this text to obtain a basic understanding of the material. This can the be supplemented, at degree level, by the recommended text.
This edition also include Internet links which allows for further material to be obtained to assist with the understanding of the material.
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From the Back Cover
'The book has several strengths welcome to students and lecturers alike: up-to-date, well-written and comprehensive. It provides clear exposition of the central themes whilst the delightful layout makes the information readily accessible.'
Dr. Jackson Maogoto, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
'An accessible introduction addressing a variety of points of entry into the English legal system. Its part 5, concepts of law, makes it outstanding and truly distinguishes it from competitors in the field.'
Dr. Carla Crifò, University of Leicester
English Legal System is the best-selling undergraduate text on this subject, providing an authoritative and engaging account of the structure and mechanisms of the law in England and Wales. The authors skilfully present a thought-provoking analysis of the subject, making this the definitive introduction to the area and the first choice for students year after year. Annually revised and fully updated, Elliott and Quinn's English Legal System continues to keep you fully informed of progress and changes within this constantly evolving subject. Some key recent developments covered in this twelfth edition include:
- Lord Jacksons report on costs in the civil legal system.
- The impact of the Coroners and Justice Act 2010 on sentencing.
- New research into how juries work in practice.
- Proposed reforms by the new coalition government, including: modernising the legislative process; restricting the use of detention; and limiting the retention of DNA data following a police investigation.
This twelfth edition offers:
- Comprehensive exposition of the legal system of England and Wales.
- Unrivalled clarity of explanation.
- Over eighty questions with answer guidelines in the book and on mylawchamber, alongside a dedicated chapter on answering law exam questions to help support your revision.
The book also draws on a number of innovative learning features to develop your knowledge of the subject even further, such as:
- Key Case boxes which help you identify and remember important cases and rulings.
- Topical Issue boxes which put the legal system into context and support understanding.
- Figures and diagrams which offer a visual description of various aspects of the legal system.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Catherine Elliott is a qualified barrister and senior lecturer in law at City University, London. She has extensive experience of teaching and writing about law.
Frances Quinn is an award-winning journalist, with a particular interest in and experience of the law.