Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. The Legal System provides an ...
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. The Legal System
provides an overview of the institutions, personnel, and procedures that make up the legal system in England and Wales. Current changes are explained and critically evaluated, and the text explores a number of key competing themes and underlying tensions that run through the legal system. These are identified in the first chapter and then illustrated through concise exposition and practical examples in the following substantive chapters. Brief summaries at the beginning of each chapter enable students to assess the key points of study quickly and easily. New material on the Unified Tribunal System is included in Chapter 2 on the organisation of the courts; changes to judicial appointments are outlined and comparisons are drawn with the old system to aid students’ understanding of the new rules; and the new Supreme Court is explained, compared, and analysed in relation to the previous system. This edition features a slight reduction in the coverage of police powers ensuring that the book matches more closely with the topics covered on undergraduate law courses. ...Less