Now in its ninth edition, Walker & Walker's English Legal System is a long established and popular text, providing an essential point of referenc for all Law students. Every Law student needs a thorough grounding in the institutions and procedures of the legal system, and this leading text provides clear and comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals. The pace of change in the English Legal System has been frantic in recent years, with few structures or procedures remaining unaffected by change. This book has been extensively revised and rewritten to reflect these changes, and it provides a clear exposition and analysis of the main priciples and issues. Coverage of the Human Rights Act 1998 has been significantly expanded, and the sections on civil and criminal procedure have been substantially re-written to reflect the wealth of recent reforms. The implications of the Constitutional Reform Bill 2005 are considered throughout, and there is also detailed treatment of the reform of the legal profession.
Other changes addressed in this edition include the government's plans for the tribunals system, the expansion of the European Union, and the important changes brought about by the Courts Act 2003. With its clear but concise approach and its focus on modern developments, Walker and Walker's English Legal System remains an essential tool for all Law students.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - SOURCES OF ENGLISH LAW; 1. Introductory Issues; 2. Legislation; 3. Case Law, Precedents and Law Reports; 4. The European community and European Union; 5. The Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights; PART II - THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE; 6. The Royal Prerogative and Judicial Review; 7. The courts; 8. Tribunals and Inquiries; 9. The Judiciary; 10. Juries; 11. Legal Services; 12. The Police and Law Enforcement; PART III - CIVIL PROCEDURE; 13. The Civil Process; 14. Pre-trial Process; 15. Civil Trials; 16. Costs; 17. Appeals; PART IV - CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS; 18. Criminal proceedings and the Criminal Justice System; 19. Pre-Trial Procedure; 20. Trial on Indictment; 21. Summary Procedure and Appeals; 22. Sentences; 23. Appeals and Miscarriages of Justice