Introduction to the English Legal System

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Introduction to the English Legal System 2014-2015

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ISBN
9780198704225
Author
Martin Partington
Published by
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
17 April 2014
Edition
2014-15
Format
Paperback
Extent
336 pages
Dimensions
171 x 246 mm

Are you new to studying law?
You've decided to study one of the most fascinating and intellectually stimulating subjects - law. Whether you're working towards a law degree or studying law as part of another subject, Introduction to the English Legal System is your ideal starting point. Right from the word go, Martin Partington enlivens and clarifies the legal system, and explains the central role it plays in society.

Do you want to think critically about the world in which you live?
What is the purpose of law? Whose interests does the law favour? Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington will challenge your assumptions about the English legal system, and encourage you to question how far it meets the demands placed upon it.

Are you aware of contemporary debates on the legal system?
Annually updated, Introduction to the English Legal System discusses all the latest debates and issues that will affect you during your studies and looking ahead to your career. Interview podcasts, discussion questions and more can be found on the accompanying author blog and Online Resource Centre.

New to this edition
Fully updated to include changes to civil justice and the funding of litigation, new forms of practice, ADR, the changing role of the Supreme Court, and further discussion of professional ethics. 
Introduction
  1. Aims, themes and structure
Law, society, and authority
  1. Law and society: the purposes and functions of law
  2. Law-making: authority and process
The institutional framework
  1. Shaping the institutional framework: the role of government
  2. The criminal justice system
  3. The administrative justice system
  4. The family justice system
  5. The civil and commercial justice system
The delivery and funding of legal services
  1. Delivering legal services: practitioners, adjudicators, and legal scholars
  2. Funding legal services
Conclusion
  1. Is the English legal system fit for purpose?


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