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Useful general guide for the layman...,
This review is from: A Dictionary of Law (Oxford Paperback Reference) (Paperback)
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This is a useful guide to understand general law definitions which are encountered in disputes, news reporting, magazine and newspaper articles etc. and it is not intended as an in-depth guide for people working in the legal profession:- this is largely broad-brush-strokes explaining what a term means, and not the in-depth nuts and bolts of how it actually operates in cases of law.
It would be very useful for anyone working in media because in that line of business hardly a day passes without some query about a legal definition - for instance the term "cruelty" in domestic and divorce cases means it has changed from being solely injury affecting physical or mental health and it is no longer automatic grounds for divorce. There's a good run-down of things such as the Data Protection Act, Terrorism Acts, British Citizenship, Maternity Rights, the law as it relates to road accidents, explanation of Parliamentary law in various ways, several pages on public laws of various kinds, and so on.
At the back it contains some links for follow-up information.
I found it a very interesting browse, but I am also happy to now have it on the shelf for specific reference. It contains much information in a relatively small volume, which means that print size is very small and many people would need reading glasses. Steve Riches, Northampton, UK.