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Darbyshire on the English Legal System (11th edition)

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Author(s): Darbyshire, Penny;
Classification(s): Legal system: general;
Readership / Audience Level: Professional & Vocational
ISBN-13: 9780414031333
ISBN-10: 0414031334
Publication Date: 21 Aug 2014
Imprint: Sweet & Maxwell
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Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding / Product Type: Paperback / softback
Items: Contains Paperback
Pages: 676
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An engaging, thought-provoking and highly readable introduction to the contemporary legal system of England and Wales Provides students with an engaging, thought-provoking and highly readable introduction to the contemporary legal system of England and Wales Explains both new and old laws derived from the ELS, guiding students through a text which discusses legal principles, historical context, practice and procedure Considers the various functions and powers of individuals and institutions within the ELS New to this edition: Recent EU and human rights cases, as they affect the UK, and new domestic case law. Developing a single family court from 2014 The effects of cutbacks in spending on court closures and access to the courts The Jackson reforms to civil procedure from 2013: the battle to control civil costs The downward shift of criminal business; the attempt to manage criminal cases Lawyers? new business structures; the changing composition of the legal profession Diversifying the judiciary: legal and policy changes and new commentaries The international struggle to stop jurors searching the internet ? the Law Commission?s report on contempt Magistrates and their courts under threat Access to justice: the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the effects of radical cuts to legal aid y

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