The English Legal System
2010-2011, 11th Edition
Routledge – 2010 – 712 pages
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.
The English Legal System greets a new decade by responding to the latest legislation and case law as well as providing new material on topics such as the new Supreme Court; the criminal justice system; the remodelled legal professions and human rights and European law. Further to this coverage, the book benefits from an increased level of cross-referencing with its highly acclaimed Companion Website.
Adopted by generations of students, Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System is a permanent fixture in this ever evolving subject.
"An impressive book and the online resources that accompany it as well as the diagrammatic rubrics are great." – Jackson Maogoto, Senior Lecturer in Law, The University of Manchester
"Comprehensive and detailed." – Murray Wesson, Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds
"Comprehensive, thorough, and informative." – Lesley Klaff, Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University
"…In depth and analytical and provokes comment and discussion as well as providing material for further research. Academic and mature in tone." – Sean Curley, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Huddersfield
"[Supplemented by] one of the best sets of online resources I have ever seen." – Richard Lee, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
1. Law and Legal Study 2. Rule of Law and Human Rights 3. Sources of Law 4. The Civil Courts 5. The Civil Process 6. The Criminal Courts 7. The Criminal Process: (1) The Investigation of Crime 8. The Criminal Process: (2) The Prosecution 9. The Judiciary 10. Judicial Reasoning 11. The Jury 12. Arbitration, Tribunal Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution 13. Legal Services 14. The Funding of Legal Services 15. The European Context
Gary Slapper is Professor of Law, and Director of the Centre for Law, at The Open University, and writes a legal column for The Times.
David Kelly was Principal Lecturer in Law at Staffordshire University.