English Legal System: 2016/17 edition

By: Catherine Elliott & Frances Quinn
April 2016
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781292089140
768 Pages
$87.50 Paper Original



Used by thousands of students each year, this best-selling title is your definitive guide to all aspects of the English Legal System. Ideally suited for use on LLB or GDL programmes, its unrivalled coverage combined with the authors’ trademark clarity of writing ensures you have the best possible foundation for your study.


1. Case law

2. Statute law

3. Statutory interpretation

4. Delegrated legislation

5. European law

6. Custom

7. Equity

8. Treaties

9. Law reform

Part 2: People working in the legal system

10. The judges

11. The legal professions

12. The jury

13. Magistrates

14. Administration of justice

Part 3: Human rights

15. Introduction to human rights

16. Remedies for infringement of human rights

Part 4: Dispute resolution

17. Paying for legal services

18. The police

19. The criminal trial process

20. Sentencing

21. Young offenders

22. The civil justice system

23. Tribunals

24. Appeals and judicial review

25. Alternative methods of dispute resolution

Part 5: Concepts of law

26. Law and rules

27. Law and morals

28. Law and justice

Appendix: Answering exam questions


Selected bibliography