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Unlocking the Law

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.

All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.

Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.

Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 13 results in Unlocking the Law
  1. Unlocking Land Law

    4th Edition

    By Judith Bray

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    Land Law is an essential element of all law degrees. UNLOCKING LAND LAW will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. This fourth edition is fully up to date with the latest changes in the law and includes discussion of: The...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Unlocking EU Law

    4th Edition

    By Chris Turner, Tony Storey

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    European Law is a core element of all law degrees in England and Wales. Unlocking EU Law will ensure you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an essential foundation for further study or practice. This new fourth edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Unlocking the English Legal System

    4th Edition

    By Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Jacqueline Martin

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    Knowledge of the English legal system is the cornerstone to every law degree in England and Wales. UNLOCKING THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an essential foundation to your learning. This fourth edition is fully up to date with...

    Published February 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Unlocking Human Rights

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Halstead

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    Unlocking Human Rights will ensure that you grasp the main concepts of this fascinating and dynamic area of law with ease, providing you with an indispensible foundation in the subject. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: • The nature of human rights• European...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Unlocking Contract Law

    4th Edition

    By Chris Turner

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    Contract law is a core element of all law degrees in England and Wales. Unlocking Contract Law will ensure you grasp the main concepts with ease. This book explains the facts and associated case law for: • The rules regarding formation of contracts • The contents of a contract • Vitiating factors,...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Unlocking Torts

    4th Edition

    By Chris Turner

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    Tort law is a core element of every law degree in England and Wales. Unlocking Torts will ensure you grasp the main concepts with ease. This book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: Negligence and negligence related torts including occupiers' liability and employers' liability Land...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Unlocking Employment Law

    By Chris Turner

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    For those approaching employment law for the first time, either in the course of an undergraduate or postgraduate elective within a law degree, or as students of business, HRM and allied professions, Unlocking Employment Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with...

    Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Unlocking Criminal Law

    4th Edition

    By Jacqueline Martin, Tony Storey, Jacqueline Martin, Tony Storey

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    Criminal law is a dynamic and popular element of all law degrees. Unlocking Criminal Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: Background to criminal law...

    Published May 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Unlocking Evidence

    2nd Edition

    By Mohamed Ramjohn, Charanjit Singh

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    Unlocking Evidence will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: The burdens and standards of proof Testimony of witnesses Disclosure of evidence and protection from...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Unlocking Trusts

    4th Edition

    By Mohamed Ramjohn, Mohamed Ramjohn

    Series: Unlocking the Law

    Equity and trusts law is a vibrant and fast-moving area of the legal system. UNLOCKING TRUSTS will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an essential foundation for further study or practice. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: Historical...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Unlocking Medical Law and Ethics 2e, 2nd Edition
    By Claudia Carr
    To Be Published November 21st 2014
  2. Unlocking Legal Learning, 4th Edition
    By Chris Turner, Jo Boylan-Kemp
    To Be Published March 1st 2015
  3. Unlocking Company Law, 3rd Edition
    By Sue McLaughlin
    To Be Published March 9th 2015
  4. Unlocking Criminal Law, 5th Edition
    By Jacqueline Martin, Tony Storey
    To Be Published March 12th 2015
  5. Unlocking Equity and Trusts, 5th Edition
    By Mohamed Ramjohn
    To Be Published April 8th 2015

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