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.
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 key developments in the English justice system.
Review from previous edition I think the book is an outstanding introduction and, in fact, goes deeper than that. * David Hodgkinson, De Montfort University *
1: Introduction: aims, themes, and structure
2: Law and society: the purposes and functions of law
3: Law-making: authority and process
4: Shaping the legal system: the role of government
5: The criminal justice system
6: The administrative justice system
7: The family justice system
8: The civil and commercial justice systems
9: Delivering legal services: practitioners, adjudicators, and legal scholars
10: Funding legal services
11: The transformation of the English legal system: pressures and challenges
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.1
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 14
Edition Type: Revised