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English legal system in context.

Author: Fiona Cownie; Anthony Bradney; Mandy Burton
Publisher: London : LexisNexis UK, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed.View all editions and formats
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"Lucid and concise, easy to understand, this new edition is brought up to date to include all the latest legal developments since the previous edition. For instance, it looks at the impact of the Woolf Reforms, and examines the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Access to Justice Act 1999 with a view to their influence on the English legal system. The authors show that the English legal system is a fluid thing, resilient  Read more...
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Cownie, Fiona.
English legal system in context.
London : LexisNexis UK, 2003
(OCoLC)742450546
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Cownie; Anthony Bradney; Mandy Burton
ISBN: 0406966508 9780406966506
OCLC Number: 52486316
Notes: Previous edition: London : Butterworths, 2000.
Description: xxix, 412 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What is 'the English legal system'?; 2. Courts; 3. Courts in 'the English legal system'; 4. Tribunals; 5. English legal reasoning: the use of case law; 6. English legal reasoning: reading statutes; 7. The university law school and law students; 8. Solicitors and barristers; 9. Judges and judging; 10. The civil court in action; 11. Private security and other non-police agencies; 12. The public police: uncovering crime and powers of stop and search; 13. Powers of arrest and search; 14. Detention, investigation and prosecution; 15. The magistrates' court; 16. The Crown Court; Bibliography; Index

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Provides an introduction to a range of issues in the English legal system. This work gives an overview of the key areas of the legal system. It also demonstrates that the English legal system is a  Read more...

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