The English Legal System 2014-2015

[David Kelly, Gary Slapper] | 822 pages.

Published by Routledge on 30 April 2014.

Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution.

This latest edition of The English Legal System has been substantially rewritten and updated to include: updates to anti-terrorism legislation and control orders; an entirely new chapter on Family Courts and Process; the new Crime and Courts Act 2013; coverage of the Ministry of Justice proposals for reform of judicial review; expanded coverage of mediation and the Children and Families Bill 2013 and this edition also includes substantial updates arising from the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Key learning features include:


  • a clear and logical structure with short, manageable, well-structured individual chapters;

  • useful chapter summaries which act as a good check point for students;

  • sources for further reading and suggested websites at the end of each chapter to point students towards further learning pathways;

  • an online skills network including how tos, practical examples, tips, advice and interactive examples of English law in action.

Relied upon by generations of students, Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System is a permanent fixture in this everevolving subject.


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