Introduction to the English Legal System 2021–2022 has been fully updated to consider the latest developments in the English legal system. The underlying theme is change and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the underlying approach is holistic. Changes to the criminal system (Chapter 5), the administrative system (Chapter 6), the family justice system (Chapter 7), and the civil and commercial (Chapter 8) justice systems are all considered. Developments in the ways in which the legal profession is regulated are also discussed (Chapter 9). Ways of funding access to justice and controlling the cost of litigating are considered (Chapter 10), as are the purposes and sources of law (Chapters 2 and 3). Chapter 11 offers a final reflection on a system in flux.
Keywords:transformation, COVID-19, role of government, legal profession, regulation, innovation and competition, legal services, funding, cost of litigation, access to justice
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- Part I Introduction
- Part II Law, Society, and Authority
- Part III The Structure of the Legal System
- Part IV The Provision and Funding of Legal Services
- Part V Conclusion