English Legal System

Series
Pearson
Author
Catherine Elliott / Frances Quinn / Emily Allbon / Sanmeet Kaur Dua  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
19
Language
English
Total pages
816
Pub.-date
June 2018
ISBN13
9781292208510
ISBN
1292208511
Related Titles



Description

Elliott & Quinn’s English Legal System is the ideal companion to anyone studying law at University. Relied upon by generations of students and renowned for its wide-ranging coverage and engaging writing style, this text also includes a range of student-friendly features making it your definitive guide to all aspects of the English legal system.

Features

 

  • Based on the original work by Catherine Elliott and Frances Quinn, this new edition continues to offer the trademark clarity of writing for which this book is known making it an ideal text for anyone requiring an engaging overview of the English legal system. 
  • Offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of the English legal system, including coverage of core concepts in law that are not typically found in other textbooks in this area.
  • Areas of academic debate, criticisms of the current law and reform options are highlighted throughout the text to encourage the reader to analyse and develop their own views on the more controversial areas of the English legal system.
  • A range of features are included throughout the book to help you to get to grips with the subject quickly and to reinforce your understanding, including:
  • Key case boxes to help you identify and understand the legal principles developed from leading case law
  • Topical issue boxes to illustrate how the law applies in real-world situations
  • Typical exam questions and detailed guidance on answering them to illustrate how to  apply the legal principles in exams
  •   Additional reading suggestions to encourage you to read more widely around the subject

 

New to this Edition

 

Updated annually with all major case law and legislative developments, this nineteenth edition includes:

  • Topical references to Brexit.
  • Consideration of the steps taken towards greater efficiency/lower costs, with reference to recent reports: The Review of Civil Litigation Costs and Civil Courts Structure Review.
  • Discussion on the findings of the Lammy Review: An independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, BAME individuals in the Criminal Justice System.
  • Coverage of the ‘enemies of the people’ media frenzy in the wake of the Miller ruling.

 

Table of Contents

Preface xv

Acknowledgements
xvi

Table of cases
xvii

Table of statutes
xxvi

Table of statutory materials
xxvii

Cases, law reports and case references: a guide
xxix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Sources of law

1 Case law 9

2 Statute law 42

3 Statutory interpretation 55

4 Delegated legislation 81

5 European law 94

6 Custom 123

7 Equity 128

8 Treaties 136

9 Law reform 139

Part 2 People working in the legal system

10 The judges 161

11 The legal professions 197

12 The jury 249

13 Magistrates 289

14 Administration of justice 311

15 Paying for legal services 319

Part 3 Human rights

16 Introduction to human rights 359

17 Remedies for infringement of human rights 389

Part 4 Criminal justice system

18 The police 403

19 The criminal trial process 455

20 Sentencing 499

21 Young offenders 542

22 Criminal appeals 569

Part 5 Civil justice system

23 The civil trial process 595

24 Tribunals 645

25 Alternative methods of dispute resolution 660

26 Civil appeals and judicial review 681

Part 6 Concepts of law

27 Law and rules 699

28 Law and morals 710

29 Law and justice 727

Appendix: Answering examination questions
735

Glossary
741

Select bibliography
744

Index
761

Back Cover

 

Elliott & Quinn’s English Legal System is the ideal companion for anyone studying law at university. Relied upon by generations of students and renowned for its wide-ranging coverage and engaging writing style, this text also includes a variety of student-friendly features making it your definitive guide to all aspects of the English legal system.

 

Updated annually with all major case law and legislative developments, this nineteenth edition includes:

  • Topical references to Brexit.
  • Consideration of the steps taken towards greater efficiency/lower costs, with reference to recent reports: The Review of Civil Litigation Costs and Civil Courts Structure Review.
  • Discussion on the findings of the Lammy Review: An independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, BAME individuals in the Criminal Justice System.
  • Coverage of the ‘enemies of the people’ media frenzy in the wake of the Miller ruling.

About the authors:

Emily Allbon is a Senior Lecturer at City, University of London, as well as being Director of Mooting and Director of the LLB in Legal Practice course.

 

Sanmeet Kaur Dua is a Senior Lecturer at City, University of London, the School Director for Student Engagement and Success and Senior Personal Tutor.