Examining the general principles of liability and focusing on the concept of duty, this authoritative text offers breadth and depth of coverage. Building on the previous editions, it focuses on the considerable body of new case law that has emerged since the previous edition and throughout considers key developments in legislation, including the Human Rights Act.
Features a dictionary of law reports and legal periodicals, giving their preferred abbreviations. There are also recommendations for typography and punctuation of citations with many alternatives given from which a personal style can be devised
Standard account of English law, expounding the body of the modern law as set in its historical context. Regularly updated, it remains indispensable to students and layman alike as a concise, reliable guide.
Good for beginners, The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how British law is made and applied. This authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a socio-cultural institution.
Book one examines Anglo-Saxon law, goes on to consider the changes in law introduced by the Normans, then moves to the twelfth-century Age of Glanvill followed by the thirteenth century Age of Bracton. Book two takes up different areas of English law by topic, including land tenure, marriage and wardship, fealty, the ranks of men both free and unfree, aliens, Jews, excommunicates, women, and the churches and the King, before turning to the various jurisdictions of that decentralised era