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The English Legal System (8th edn)  

Alisdair GillespieHead of Department and Professor of Law, Lancaster UniversityClose
Siobhan WeareLecturer in Law, Lancaster UniversityClose
Published in Print: 31 May 2021 Published Online:September 2021
ISBN: 9780198868996
Publisher:Oxford University Press


The English Legal System presents the main areas of the legal system and encourages a critique of the wider aspects of how law is made and reformed. The book is structured in five parts. Part I looks at the sources of law including domestic and international sources. Part II looks at the courts and the practitioners. It considers the structure of the courts and tribunals, judges and judicial independence, the legal professions, and legal aid. Part III examines the criminal justice system. It describes issues related to lay justice, trials, and criminal appeals. The next part is about the civil justice system. It looks at civil litigation, remedies, appeals and alternative dispute resolution, as well as the funding of civil litigation. The final part looks to the future.