Introduction to the English Legal System 2018-19 (13th edition)

Martin Partington
Pub date
Apr 2018
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1 Introduction: Aims, themes, and structure
2 Law and society: the purposes and functions of law
3 Law-making: authority and process
4 Shaping the legal system: the role of government
5 The criminal justice system
6 The administrative justice system
7 The family justice system
8 The civil and commercial justice systems
9 Delivering legal services: practitioners, adjudicators, and legal scholars
10 Funding legal services
11 The transformation of the English legal system: pressures and challenges

About the author: 

Martin Partington is a qualified barrister and Emeritus Professor of Law and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. For five years he was Law Commissioner and was retained by the Law Commission as a special consultant in order to complete its major programme of work on the reform of housing law until 2008. He was a special consultant to the Leggatt Review of Tribunals in 2001. He has been a member of numerous committees and bodies working within the English Legal System. In 2011-2012 he was a consultant to the Public Administration Select Committee of the House of Commons. He was appointed CBE in 2002, elected a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2006, and made an honorary Queens Counsel in 2008. He is the author of Spotlight on the Justice System, a blog created to accompany Introduction to the English Legal System.

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