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How the law works

Author: Gary Slapper
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to today's legal system. 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 today's compensation culture  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Slapper
ISBN: 9780415816342 0415816343 9780415816335 0415816335
OCLC Number: 843228802
Description: x, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The importance of law --
Judges --
Lawyers --
Cases and the courts --
Case technique --
Interpreting acts of parliament --
Types of law --
The jury --
Language and law --
Miscellany.
Responsibility: Gary Slapper.

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"How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to today's legal system. 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 today's compensation culture 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"--Unedited summary from book cover.

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"How the Law Works is a gem of a book, for law students and for everyone else. It is a must read for anyone interested in how society is shaped and controlled via law." Steven Vaughan, solicitor, Read more...

 
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