How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to the legal system in the UK. Offering interesting and comprehensive coverage, it makes sense of all the curious features of the law in day to day life and in current affairs.
Explaining the law and legal jargon in plain English, it provides an accessible entry point to the different types of law and legal techniques, as well as the impact of European law and human rights law. In addition to explaining the role of judges, lawyers, juries and parliament, it clarifies the mechanisms behind criminal and civil law.
How the Law Works is essential reading for anyone approaching law for the first time, or for anyone who is interested in an engaging introduction to the subject’s bigger picture.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Professor Gary Slapper is Global Professor at New York University, and the author of many major law books, and academic articles. He is a door tenant at 36 Bedford Row, the Chambers of Frances Oldham QC, and a writer on Law for The Times. He is also a columnist for The Times online.
Table of Contents1. The Importance of Law 2. Judges 3. Lawyers 4. Cases and the Courts 5. Case Technique 6. Interpreting Acts of Parliament 7. Types of Law 8. The Jury 9. Language and Law 10. Miscellany