OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Dictionary of Law (9th edition)

ISBN : 9780198802525

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¥2,376
Author: 
Jonathan Law
Pages
768 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
Series
Oxford Quick Reference

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  • More than 4,800 clear, jargon-free entries
  • Defines all the major legal terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system, and provides a useful source of information for the many countries that base their legal system upon English law
  • Covers important new legislation in areas such as Brexit, family law (including the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013), consumer law, and tax law
  • Cites many important new cases
  • Multidisciplinary: ideal for students of history, politics, economics, sociology, and business as well as students of law and directly related fields
  • A-Z entries are fully cross-referenced and the Writing and Citation Guide included is a helpful guide for those writing legal essays and reports
  • Incorporates many recommended web links, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Law companion website, and attached to both individual entries and listed in the Online Legal Resources appendix

New to this Edition:

  • Fully revised and updated content reflecting recent case law and the very latest legislation, such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Brexit legislation, and changes in consumer, tax, and family law
  • 120 new entries - from Brexit and Article 50 to Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013zero-hours contract, and intercountry adoption

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This bestselling dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive source of jargon-free legal information. It contains over 4,800 entries that clearly define the major terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system.

Now in its ninth edition, it has been fully updated to incorporate recent case law and the latest legislation, such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Brexit legislation, and changes in consumer, tax, and family law. Over 100 new entries have been added, including Article 50Brexit, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, and intercountry adoption. In addition, there is a useful Writing and Citation Guide that specifically addresses problems and established conventions for writing legal essays and reports. Now providing more information than ever before, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Lawcompanion website. 

Described by leading university lecturers as 'the best law dictionary' and 'excellent for non-law students as well as law undergraduates', this classic dictionary is an invaluable source of legal reference for professionals, students, and anyone else needing succinct clarification of legal terms. Focusing primarily on English law, it also provides a one-stop source of information for any of the many countries that base their legal system on English law.

Index: 

Preface
Credits
A Dictionary of Law
Centre section: Writing and Citation Guide
Appendix 1: Abbreviations
Appendix 2: Online Legal Resources

About the author: 

Jonathan Law has worked in reference publishing for nearly 30 years and is a director of Market House Books Ltd. He is the editor or co-editor of several other books in the Oxford Quick Reference series, including A Dictionary of Finance and Banking and A Dictionary of Business and Management.
 
 
Contributors:

Editor of the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth editions
Jonathan Law BA 

Editor of the earlier editions
Elizabeth A. Martin MA

Contributors for the ninth edition
Nicholas Acomb, Solicitor
Owain Blackwell, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bolton
Mark Butler, Barrister; Lecturer in Law, University of Lancaster
Sandra Clarke, Head of Department of Law, University of Greenwich
David Collison, Tax consultant
Mike Cuthbert, Tutor in Law, University of Northampton
Kim Everett, Principal Lecturer and Teaching Fellow in Law, University of Greenwich
Johanna Hoekstra, Lecturer in Law, University of Greenwich
Brian Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bolton
Fayokemi Olorundami, Lecturer in Law, University of Greenwich
Michael Ottley, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Greenwich
Michael W. Poulsom, Solicitor; Senior Lecturer in Law, Manchester Metropolitan University
David Rigg, Barrister; Senior Lecturer in Law, Manchester Metropolitan University
Richard Royle, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Central Lancashire
Nicholas J. Simpson, Solicitor, formerly of the Directorate of Army Legal Services
E. Susan Singleton, Solicitor
John Wadham, Chair, National Preventive Mechanism; Council of Europe expert; formerly Executive Director of Interights and General Counsel to the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Contributors for the first edition
Martin R. Banham-Hall LLB, Solicitor
Bernard Berkovits LLB, Lecturer in Law, University of Buckingham
P. J. Clarke BCL, MA, Barrister; Fellow and Tutor in Law, Jesus College, Oxford
Letitia Crabb LLB, LLM, Solicitor; Lecturer in Law, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
J. W. Davies LLB, MA, BCL, Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford
B. Russell Davis MA, LLB, Barrister
J. D. Feltham BA, MA, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
Judith Lewis LLB, Solicitor
Keith Uff MA, BCL, Lecturer in Law, University of Birmingham

"Review from previous edition
 
If legal language is a fog, this is a valuable flashlight" - Times Educational Supplement

"The entries are clearly drafted and succinctly written ... Precision for the professional is combined with a layman's enlightenment." - Times Literary Supplement

"It's like having your own lawyer on the bookshelf and is a handy aide for the professional and amateur alike." - Northern Echo

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