An Introduction to Law

Author: Phil Harris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461451

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Since the publication of its first edition, this textbook has become the definitive student introduction to the subject. As with earlier editions, the seventh edition gives a clear understanding of fundamental legal concepts and their importance within society. In addition, this book addresses the ways in which rules and the structures of law respond to and impact upon changes in economic and political life. The title has been extensively updated and explores recent high profile developments such as the Civil Partnership Act 2005 and the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill. This introductory text covers a wide range of topics in a clear, sensible fashion giving full context to each. For this reason An Introduction to Law is ideal for all students of law, be they undergraduate law students, those studying law as part of a mixed degree, or students on social sciences courses which offer law options.

Practice Notes on County Court Procedure

Author: Stephen Gerlis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135349665

Category: Law

Page: 234

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1999 saw the greatest revolution in civil practice and procedure for over 100 years with the introduction of the civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions. Introduced as a result of Lord Woolf's report on the reform of the civil courts' Access to Justice, the new rules have revolutionized the way that civil disputes are now resolved. The emphasis is now on settlement and co-operation between the parties under the umbrella of the Overriding Objective. Also introduced was the principle of the proportionality, a new concept to civil practice. Reforms have also been carried out on contentious areas such as Experts, Disclosure and Costs. Case management has now been taken out of the hands of the lawyers and put firmly in the hands of the courts. As with any radical change in legal practice, teething problems have had to be dealt with and since the new rules were introduced there have been many amendments both to the rules and the Practice directions, as well as a whole new body of case law. It is imperative to all those in practice affected by such immense changes that they are put into an accessible format - and this new edition does exactly that. An invaluable and practical guide to the new procedures, it does not merely document the newest developments but also puts them in context of their practical application. Concise and extremely affordable this book will enable the busy practitioner to grasp the fundamental points with ease.

Pleadings Without Tears

A Guide to Legal Drafting Under the Civil Procedure Rules

Author: William Rose,Roger Eastman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191635081

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Pleadings Without Tears has become established as one of the most successful books on practical legal drafting in the context of litigation. This new eighth edition is fully updated to take account of Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) changes since the last edition. The book takes a practical and insightful look at the subject of legal drafting, enabling the reader to become more confident in approaching this often unnecessarily daunting subject. It focuses on core skills and fundamental rules while clearly addressing each stage of the process and goes beyond a straightforward setting out of the precedents and authorities relevant to statements of case. It gives clear examples of how to set out relevant matters with clarity and precision and encourages the reader to give full consideration to concise and clear identification of the subject matter of the action, the issues of the case and the parties' respective positions in respect to those issues. With a wealth of practical examples and anecdotes - and illustrated throughout with cartoons - the light and entertaining style, combined with detailed analysis and explanation, enables the reader to easily acquire a good understanding of drafting.

Civil Procedure and Courts in the South Pacific

Author: Jennifer Corrin-Care

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135337624

Category:

Page: 252

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The book compares the main rules of procedure that govern the conduct of civil cases in countries of the South Pacific region and explains their practical application in the context of the courts in which they operate. The text focuses on the rules that apply and on the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules of 1964, which apply in the superior courts of Kiribati, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands, and the rules that apply in the superior courts of the Fiji Islands, Samoa and Tonga. It also fully discusses the new rules of civil procedure that are currently being introduced in Vanatu. The text describes recent changes to regional civil procedure rules and suggests further reforms. Legislative and case law developments are also discussed. This book is designed for use by legal practitioners and anyone interested in civil procedure in the South Pacific region. It will also be of use to teachers and students of South Pacific civil procedure, both at degree level and in professional legal training programmes.

Contract Law

An Introduction to the English Law of Contract for the Civil Lawyer

Author: John Cartwright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1782251960

Category: Law

Page: 362

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This book gives an introduction to the English law of contract. In this new and fully updated edition the book retains the primary focus of the first edition: it is designed to introduce the lawyer trained in a civil law jurisdiction to the method of reasoning in the common law, and in particular to the English law of contract. It is written for the lawyer-whether student or practitioner-from another jurisdiction who already has an understanding of a (different) law of contract, but who wishes to discover the way in which an English lawyer views a contract. However, setting English contract law generally in the context of other European and international approaches, the book forms an introductory text for the English student, who can see not only how English contract law works but also get a glimpse of different ways of thinking about some of the fundamental rules of contract law. After a general introduction to the common law system-how a common lawyer reasons and finds the law-the book explains the principles of the law of contract in English law covering all the aspects of a contract from its formation to the remedies available for breach, whilst directing attention in particular to those areas where the approach of English law is in marked contrast to that taken in many civil law systems.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb

Publisher: Aspen Pub

ISBN: 9780735579255

Category: Law

Page: 516

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The Second Edition of this successful text, An Introduction to the American Legal System, continues to offer an accessible, practical overview of the American Legal System. It introduces students to legal concepts, procedures, and principles while giving them a solid grounding in important areas of substantive law as well as in legal history. Among the features that make this text such an excellent teaching tool: organization into four parts progresses logically from the origins of the law through legislation and procedure Part I, Foundation of the Legal System, sets forth the fundamental concepts of the law and examines the historical development of the legal system Part II, Substance of the Law, provides an overview of constitutional law, criminal law, torts, property, contracts, business, and family law Part III, the Legal Process, surveys civil and criminal procedure Part IV, Legislative and Administrative Developments in the Law, covers legislation and administrative law concise "Cases in Point" illustrate the applicability of the law to real world issues capture student interest questions in every chapter stimulate thought and classroom discussion a strong pedagogy includes learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a glossary New to the Second Edition: expanded coverage of torts and property law increased focus on crimes and criminal procedure new and expanded discussion of the PATRIOT Act, including new amendments and results of recent litigation, as well as material on terrorism and immigration offenses updated cases include new, hot-button cases, such as Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Crawford v. Washington on the admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal cases an expanded section on battered woman syndrome and battered child syndrome Appendices on how to find the law and how to brief a case

Civil Procedure Rules in Action

Author: Ian Grainger,Michael Fealy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135341052

Category: Law

Page: 778

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013

Author: Prof Stuart Sime,Derek French

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191637475

Category: Law

Page: 3120

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Providing detailed commentary of unrivalled quality on the process of civil litigation, this is the only major civil work to adopt a narrative approach based on the chronology of a claim. Written by a team of expert practitioners and academics, it provides authoritative analysis on the process of civil litigation from commencement of a claim to enforcement of judgments, addressing civil procedure in the county courts, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. The book also considers more specialist matters such as insolvency proceedings, sale of goods, and human rights, providing expert analysis on a comprehensive level. Commentary is combined with the text of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), Practice Directions (PD), and Pre-Action Protocols and Procedural Checklists, all fully cross-referenced to the text to ensure ease of use for the busy practitioner. As well as a detailed and user-friendly index the quick-reference guide inside the front cover provides an alternative point of access for those more familiar with the CPR. Also available, Blackstone's Civil Practice: The Commentary 2013 is a concise new book providing the unique commentary independently from the CPR, PD and other appendix materials. Electronic versions of the Procedural Checklists in Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013 are available from IRIS Laserform.

Advocacy

Author: Andy Boon,Professor and Head of the Law School Andy Boon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135345260

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Introduces the practice of advocacy, drawing on a wide range of examples from the United Kingdom and other common law jurisdictions. Through the use of exercises, the reader is encouraged to think about effective advocacy. Detailed materials offer civil and criminal advocacy simulations.

Introduction to Computer Law

Author: David I. Bainbridge

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582473652

Category: Computers

Page: 553

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A text on computer law for non-specialist students studying the subject as part of a business information technology, computing or engineering course.

Practice Notes on County Court Procedure

Author: Stephen Gerlis

Publisher: Routledge Cavendish

ISBN: 9781859413098

Category: Law

Page: 234

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1999 saw the greatest revolution in civil practice and procedure for over 100 years with the introduction of the civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions. Introduced as a result of Lord Woolf's report on the reform of the civil courts' Access to Justice, the new rules have revolutionized the way that civil disputes are now resolved. The emphasis is now on settlement and co-operation between the parties under the umbrella of the Overriding Objective. Also introduced was the principle of the proportionality, a new concept to civil practice. Reforms have also been carried out on contentious areas such as Experts, Disclosure and Costs. Case management has now been taken out of the hands of the lawyers and put firmly in the hands of the courts. As with any radical change in legal practice, teething problems have had to be dealt with and since the new rules were introduced there have been many amendments both to the rules and the Practice directions, as well as a whole new body of case law. It is imperative to all those in practice affected by such immense changes that they are put into an accessible format - and this new edition does exactly that. An invaluable and practical guide to the new procedures, it does not merely document the newest developments but also puts them in context of their practical application. Concise and extremely affordable this book will enable the busy practitioner to grasp the fundamental points with ease.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition

Author: E. Allan Farnsworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889848

Category: Law

Page: 248

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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.

On Civil Procedure

Author: J. A. Jolowicz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521584197

Category: History

Page: 425

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Jolowicz's comparative study examines fundamental conceptions of the law and its societal purposes.

Tradition and Change in Administrative Law

An Anglo-German Comparison

Author: Marina Künnecke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540486895

Category: Law

Page: 266

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Administrative legal systems are based on national constitutional legal traditions and cultural values. This book offers a historical and comparative analysis of English and German Administrative law. There is a growing need for comparative material and analysis in Administrative law - this book provides a valuable contribution to this field.

Commonwealth Caribbean Civil Procedure

Author: Gilbert Kodilinye,Vanessa Kodilinye

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134028741

Category: Law

Page: 264

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This new edition of a well-established book is a timely response to the enactment during the past 3 to 5 years of new rules of civil procedure which are now in force, or are soon coming into force in the vast majority of Caribbean jurisdictions. The third edition has been substantially revised and augmented to take into account the revision of the rules and covers the new rules in detail. The book also provides coverage of the recent case-law coming out of Jamaica and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), under the new rules of civil procedure. This book is essential reading for students of Commonwealth Caribbean law as well as anyone wishing to get to grips with the new rules of civil procedure.

The English Legal System

Author: Gary Slapper,David Kelly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859419458

Category: Law

Page: 725

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The English legal system has developed in many ways since the previous edition. This new edition incorporates all of these changes and includes coverage of The Courts Act 2003, The Criminal Justice Act 2003 and the constitutional changes consequent upon the creation of the Department for Constitutional Affairs.

The Law of Criminal and Civil Evidence

Principles and Practice

Author: Martin Hannibal,Lisa Mountford

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582437203

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 596

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Investigating the law of evidence in both a practical and an academic way, this text examines and analyzes the law in the context of the adversarial and managed systems of criminal and civil justice. It formally recognizes the operation of the different evidential principles between criminal and civil cases, including a detailed on the law of civil evidence.

A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure

Author: Stuart Sime

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199212330

Category: Law

Page: 641

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Any lawyer practicing in the civil courts in England and Wales needs a thorough grasp of practice and procedure, and the rules of practice as applied by the courts. Taking a pragmatic rather than an academic approach to the topic, A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure provides a comprehensive commentary on all the major areas of civil litigation. Designed to cover points that are likely to arise in day-to-day practice, the text explains the various procedures that must be followed as a claim progresses from its early stages through its interim stages, and on to trial, enforcement, and possible appeal. This tenth edition has been revised in the light of recent developments in the law and practice, and also to take into account feedback from readers. Online Resource Center An updated test bank accompanies the tenth edition, offering 60 multiple choice questions and answers to help lecturers assess their students' progress.

Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013: The Commentary

Author: Prof Stuart Sime,Derek French

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645494

Category: Law

Page: 1888

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Adopting a distinctive narrative approach based on the chronology of a claim, Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013: The Commentary provides authoritative guidance on the process of civil litigation from commencement of a claim to enforcement of judgments. It addresses civil procedure in the county courts, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court as well as more specialist matters such as insolvency proceedings, sale of goods, and human rights, providing expert analysis on a comprehensive level. The narrative commentary is supported by the comprehensive Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013 Procedural Checklists. 38 Procedural Checklists summarize the steps to be taken, and include invaluable information on documentation, time limits, and required actions, as well as applicable Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and Practice Directions (PD) in a concise format to provide an additional research tool. Straightforward navigation is ensured by a detailed and user-friendly index as well as a quick-reference guide inside the front cover, providing an alternative point of access for those more familiar with the CPR. Written by a team of expert practitioners and academics, it is an ideal tool for those requiring quality and in-depth analysis. The text is fully referenced to the CPR and PD making the book easy to use alongside other sources at your desk as well as in court. Turn to Blackstone's for reliable commentary from a team of experts on unfamiliar points of procedure and all your research needs. You may be interested to know that The Commentary is directly taken from the established full service volume, Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013 which includes the text of the CPR and PD, Pre-Action Protocols, selected legislation, and court fees orders. Electronic versions of the Procedural Checklists in Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013 are available from IRIS Laserform.