OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

First Steps in the Law (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198735892

Price(incl.tax): 
¥3,685
Author: 
Geoffrey Rivlin
Pages
416 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
153 x 222 mm
Pub date
Jun 2015

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First Steps in the Law is an entertaining and insightful overview of the legal system. Geoffrey Rivlin, who boasts a wealth of experience as a former senior resident judge, barrister, and QC, leads the reader through the quirks of English law, offering fascinating details. Readers are regaled with lively descriptions of the workings of the legal system and vivid tales of the law in times gone by. Real life cases bring the book to life, enabling the reader to see the law in action, while descriptions of the participants in the legal system (including judges, lawyers, and police officers) root the book in the everyday reality of the legal profession. This is an essential read for anyone who is preparing for a law course or requires an understanding of the law in their working life.

Index: 

PART ONE
1. Introduction: the Royal Courts of Justice
2. The law and its importance
3. The invisible palace I: Common law and equity
4. The invisible palace II: the Constitution
5. The Palace of Westminster: our chief law makers
6. The Police: our chief law enforcers
7. The Judiciary: our law upholders
PART TWO
8. The legal profession
9. Solicitors
10. Barristers
11. The courts
12. Criminal and civil cases
13. Judges
PART THREE
14. Human rights
15. Discrimination and the law
PART FOUR
16. Criminal trials through the ages
17. Punishments though the ages
18. Criminal trials today
19. Punishments today
20. Young persons
PART FIVE
21. European Union law
22. Laws around the world
23. Some interesting cases

About the author: 

His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin QC was a Senior Circuit Judge and the Honorary Recorder of Westminster. Before he became a Judge he was a barrister and Queen's Counsel. He is a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple and has devoted much time to assisting with the training of young advocates and newly appointed judges.

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