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Author: T I McLeod
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1993.
Series: Macmillian professional masters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces the nature of law and legal reasoning for anyone beginning serious legal training or study. Starting with the English legal system and constitutional law, Mcleod moves on to case law and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T I McLeod
ISBN: 033358872X 9780333588727
OCLC Number: 30036574
Description: xxv, 302 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Ideas and institutions: an introduction to law and legal reasoning; the classifications of English law; the jurisdictions of the principal English courts; the constitutional context of legal method; the legal structure of the European community; the enforceability of European Community law in the United Kingdom; European Community law and national sovereignty; finding, citing and using the sources of law. Part 2 Case law and precedent: an introduction to the doctrine of binding precedent; ratio decidendi and obiter dictum; vertical and horizontal dimensions of precedent; does the House of Lords bind itself?; does the Court of Appeal bind itself?; does the High Court bind itself?; precedent as a vehicle for law reform; precedent in the European Court of Justice. Part 3 Statute law and statutory interpretation: an introduction to statute law and statutory interpretation; legislative drafting; plain meanings, mischiefs and purpose; the idea of legislative intention; modern interpretation in practice; some studies of stationery drafting and interpretations; the principles of interpretation used by the European Court of Justice. Appendices: Law reports and journals; the Interpretation Act 1978; the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Series Title: Macmillian professional masters.
Responsibility: Ian McLeod.

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