The English Legal System. 8th edition

Slapper, Gary and Kelly, David (2006). The English Legal System. 8th edition. Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish.


A good comprehension of the English legal system requires knowledge and skill in a number of disciplines. The system itself is the result of developments in law, economy, politics, sociological change and the theories which feed all these bodies of knowledge. This book assists students of the English legal system in the achievement of a good understanding of the law, its institutions and processes and sets the law and system in a social context, presenting a range of critical views.

Being proficient in this subject also means being familiar with contemporary changes and proposed changes, and this new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to take these into account.

Since the last edition of this book, the changes to the English legal system have been major and manifold. This new 8th edition for 2006 includes important changes made to the law and legal system by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. The book includes a new chapter on The Jury, and analysis of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, the House of Lords decision in A (and others) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department, the continued development of human rights law, and the Court of Appeal case of R v (on the application of Gillan) v Metropolitan Police Commissioner. The edition also includes an updated version of the court system, the rules of civil procedure, developments in the legal profession, publicly funded law, and European law.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 20969
  • Item Type
  • Book
  • ISBN
  • 1-84568-067-7, 978-1-84568-067-1
  • Keywords
  • legal system; courts; legal professions; European law; statutory interpretation; civil procedure; criminal procedure; judiciary; sources of law
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
    Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2006 Gary Slapper and David Kelly
  • Depositing User
  • Gary Slapper