Unlocking the English Legal System

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Knowledge of the English legal system is the cornerstone to every law degree in England and Wales. UNLOCKING THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an essential foundation to your learning. This fourth edition is fully up to date with changes to the law and all the latest developments, including:

  • the Legal Aid, ...
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Overview

Knowledge of the English legal system is the cornerstone to every law degree in England and Wales. UNLOCKING THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an essential foundation to your learning. This fourth edition is fully up to date with changes to the law and all the latest developments, including:

  • the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
  • changes to sentencing
  • All recent cases

Interactive resources supporting this book are available online at www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk. These include:

  • A video introduction
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Key questions and answers
  • Revision mp3s

The UNLOCKING THE LAW series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Features include:

  • aims and objectives at the start of each chapter
  • key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge
  • diagrams to aid learning
  • summaries to help check your understanding of each chapter
  • problem questions with guidance on answering
  • a glossary of legal terminology

The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications, as well as popular option units.

The website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides supporting resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers and updates to the law.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444174236
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Series: Unlocking the Law Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Huxley-Binns is Professor of law at Nottingham Trent University. She is the Learning and Teaching Coordinator and is widely published in Criminal Law, English Legal System and legal education.

Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years’ experience as a practicing barrister and has taught law at all levels.

Series editors

Jacqueline Martin and Chris Turner LLM, who is a qualified barrister and a Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University. He has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author.

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Table of Contents

1. The sources of law 2. The doctrine of judicial precedent 3. Statutory interpretation 4. Civil courts
5. Criminal courts and procedure 6. Appeals 7. Funding 8. Juries 9. Lay magistrates 10. The legal profession 11. The Judiciary 12. Sentencing

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