English Legal System in Context 6e

Author: Fiona Cownie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199656561
Release Date: 2013-07-25
Genre: Law

English Legal System in Context takes a unique and highly praised analytical approach to the subject of the English Legal System. Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, illustrating the link between theory and practice, while the concise and engaging style enables students to have an excellent understanding of the subject as a whole. A wide range of traditional core areas are covered in the text, such as the courts, case law, legal professionals and civil and criminal proceedings. However, the authors also discuss areas such as the role of private policing and the work of non-police agencies, giving students a balanced overview of the subject area. Additionally, the text provides a wealth of references for students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the legal system. With a clear and logical structure, this perceptive and wide ranging text provides a unique introduction to the English Legal System.

English Legal System in Context

Author: Fiona Cownie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199289883
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

English Legal System in Context provides a critical overview of the legal system. It establishes a sound theoretical framework within which to analyse the system and its various intricacies, encouraging students to develop a critical approach to the study of this important topic. The authors provide an insightful contextual analysis of the system and its main protagonists: as well as the traditional core areas of the English legal system such as the courts, case law, legal professionals, and the civil and criminal proceedings, the text discusses the police and their powers,the role of the CPS, private policing, the work of non-police agencies. This edition also contains a new chapter on alternative dispute resolution, designed to broaden the reader's appreciation of this central issue, plus new material on the role of law schools and law students. With a clear, logical structure, and a wealth of references to take the reader further into the subject, this is a perceptive and wide-ranging study that explains and illuminates this fascinating topic.

English Legal System in Context

Author: Fiona Cownie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199567409
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

English Legal System in Context provides a critical overview of the legal system, and establishes a sound theoretical framework within which to analyse the system. It discusses the intricacies of the legal system, showing the blurred distinction between the legal and the non-legal. The authors provide an insightful contextual analysis of the system and its main protagonists. As well as the traditional core areas of the English legal system such as the courts, case law, legal professionals, and the civil and criminal proceedings, the authors discuss the police and their powers, the role of the CPS, private policing, the work of non-police agencies, and various methods of alternative dispute resolution. Students will find the coverage of the legal profession of particular interest; this text is distinctive in its detailed examination of the role of law schools and law students in the development of the legal profession. With a clear, logical structure, and a wealth of references to take the reader further into the subject, this is a perceptive and wide-ranging study that explains and illuminates this fascinating subject.

The English Legal System

Author: Alisdair Gillespie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198785439
Release Date: 2017-07
Genre: Law

The English Legal System combines comprehensive and thorough coverage of the main topics covered on English legal system courses with a lively and engaging style to capture students' attention and provide them with a firm foundation for their study of law. This book enables students to first understand all of the key areas of the English legal system, and then to engage with the subject fully for themselves. The law is not just presented but critiqued, with a range of learning features which encourage students to actively engage with contentious issues and difficult questions. Everyday examples help students to apply their knowledge of the law in a practical way, while questions for reflection help students to analyse, evaluate, and think critically. Aided by a clear structure, arranged in five parts, students will be able to fully grasp the processes involving in making and reforming the law. The English Legal System is accompanied by a wide range of online resources, to help students to take their learning further: For Students Introductory podcasts - an invaluable guide through the book and its features Web links - provide opportunities to take learning further Activities - help students to put their knowledge into practice Glossary - outlining the key terms related to the English legal system Podcasts - accompany the questions for reflection in the textbook For Lecturers Test bank - a customizable electronic testing resource

Understanding the Law

Author: Geoffrey Rivlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199608805
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Law

This is an introduction to law, and is ideal reading for anyone who is considering a career in law, preparing for university, or embarking on a law course at school or college. Geoffrey Rivlin provides a wealth of detail about the legal system and those who operate it.

Contract Law

Author: Mindy Chen-Wishart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198806356
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Law

Written by a leading contract lawyer with extensive teaching experience, Contract Law takes a unique approach to a complex subject. Chen-Wishart combines academic rigour with an innovative visual approach, presenting the law with diagrams, flowcharts and tables to provide students with a stimulating account of key principles and an engaging analysis of the complexities of contract law. Thought-provoking analytical features, such as the 'Pause for reflection' and 'Counterpoint' boxes encourage active and critical engagement with the topics. Online resources The book is accompanied by a suite of online resources including animated versions of selected diagrams with audio commentary; guidance on answering the questions posed in the book; web links to key cases and legislation; updates; and two additional chapters on incapacity and illegality & public policy. Additionally, lecturers have access to a test bank, and electronic copies of the diagrams from the book.

French Administrative Law

Author: Lionel Neville Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198765134
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Administrative law

This new edition of the leading English-language text in its field offers a complete and current overview of droit administratif, which is regarded (alongside the Napoleonic Code) as the most notable achievement of French legal science. The book includes eleven expanded appendices--with statistics, model pleadings, and other illustrations--and will prove an invaluable source for information on the courts, their procedures, and their case-loads. The approach throughout the volume is comparative, with many references to developments in UK common law and in the EC institutions.

Aggravation Mitigation and Mercy in English Criminal Justice

Author: Nigel Walker
Publisher: Blackstone Press
ISBN: 1854319434
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Aggravating circumstances

Offering a comment on the justification for sentences, this work refutes jurisprudential attacks on the propriety of mercy, and discusses the shortcomings of the Court of Appeal's approaches to consistency and other principles of sentencing. The appendices list guideline cases" and definitions of "seriousness" for the purpose of different statutes."

Introduction to the English Legal System 2018 19

Author: Martin Partington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198818861
Release Date: 2018-04-26
Genre: Law

Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Writing in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while also challenging assumptions and exploring current debates. Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington examines beliefs about the English legal system, and encourages students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Incorporating all the latest developments, this concise introduction brings law and the legal system to life. Online resources: This book is accompanied by online resources, including: questions for reflection and discussion; multiple choice questions; a glossary; further reading materials; web links; and a link to Martin Partington's blog, which covers his views on key developments in the English justice system.

The British Constitution A Very Short Introduction

Author: Martin Loughlin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191642654
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Political Science

The British constitution is regarded as unique among the constitutions of the world. What are the main characteristics of Britain's peculiar constitutional arrangements? How has the British constitution altered in response to the changing nature of its state - from England, to Britain, to the United Kingdom? What impact has the UK's developing relations with the European Union caused? These are some of the questions that Martin Loughlin addresses in this Very Short Introduction. As a constitution, it is one that has grown organically in response to changes in the economic, political, and social environment, and which is not contained in a single authoritative text. By considering the nature and authority of the current British constitution, and placing it in the context of others, Loughlin considers how the traditional idea of a constitution came to be retained, what problems have been generated as a result of adapting a traditional approach in a modern political world, looking at what the future prospects for the British constitution are. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Principles of International Taxation

Author: Angharad Miller
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781847668790
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This superb book will guide the reader through the key issues and practical aspects of international tax practice. It demonstrates how different global tax systems interact and how to prevent paying more tax than necessary. The basic principles of each aspect of international taxation are outlined and then examined in greater depth and detail. This updated third edition includes coverage of both UK and EU legislation and regulation, as well as the key cases and rulings. Complicated double taxation concepts are clearly illustrated with examples and diagrams to help the reader quickly understand how they'll apply in practice. Examples of policies adopted in other countries are included, along with specialist commentary and guidance.

Courting Peril

Author: Charles Gardner Geyh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190233495
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Judicial process

The rule of law paradigm has long operated on the premise that independent judges disregard extralegal influences and impartially uphold the law. A political transformation several generations in the making, however, has imperiled this premise. Social science learning, the lessons of which have been widely internalized by court critics and the general public, has shown that judicial decision-making is subject to ideological and other extralegal influences. In recent decades, challenges to the assumptions underlying the rule of law paradigm have proliferated across a growing array of venues, as critics agitate for greater political control of judges and courts. With the future of the rule of law paradigm in jeopardy, this book proposes a new way of looking at how the role of the American judiciary should be conceptualized and regulated. This new, "legal culture paradigm" defends the need for an independent judiciary that is acculturated to take law seriously but is subject to political and other extralegal influences. The book argues that these extralegal influences cannot be eliminated but can be managed, by balancing the needs for judicial independence and accountability across competing perspectives, to the end of enabling judges to follow the "law" (less rigidly conceived), respect established legal process, and administer justice.

Public Rights Private Relations

Author: Jean Thomas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199677733
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Law

The abuse of workers in export processing zones in developing countries, the undignified treatment of elderly people in care homes, and the dangers for internet users' privacy are prominent examples of how our most fundamental interests are increasingly jeopardized by powerful private actors. Jean Thomas develops a theoretical framework for the application of human and constitutional rights among private actors, starting from a diagnosis that these interests,which are protected by human and constitutional rights in relation to the state, are increasingly jeopardized. Despite widespread acceptance that the problem is real and serious, thesolutions proposed in these various, apparently disparate, contexts have so far only had limited reach and success. The problem, the author suggests, is that there is no accepted theory of private liability for public rights violations that would allow us to answer the question: what do private actors owe one another in respect of the interests protected by public law rights? Advancing a model of rights that makes the application of public rights among private actors morally plausible andinstitutionally feasible, this book illuminates the compelling question of what 'rights' are.

The Litigation Paralegal A Systems Approach

Author: James W. H. McCord
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285857152
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Law

Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with THE LITIGATION PARALEGAL: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, SIXTH EDITION. Combining theories and principles of law with practical skills, this engaging, highly visual text includes numerous forms, checklists, and online resources in the context of the law office. The book covers the latest electronic discovery issues and the associated ethical and practical responsibilities of the paralegal. It also includes a wide range of new and updated cases, practical tips, assignments, key terms, and study questions to help you master the content. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.