- The bestselling title in the Oxford Quick Reference series
- Over 4,900 clear and concise definitions, including more than 120 new entries
- Fully revised to reflect the UK's new status outside the EU, with comprehensive entries on retained EU law, Withdrawal Agreement, and Northern Ireland Protocol, among many others
- Expands coverage of areas such as constitutional law, medical law, employment law, and professional regulation, while updating all family law material to reflect the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 and other recent changes
- 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
- Provides an excellent resource for students studying various related disciplines such as history, politics, economics, sociology, international relations and business
- Contains a useful writing guide, and an OSCOLA affiliated citation guide for easy reference when writing legal reports and essays
- Incorporates many recommended web links, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Law companion website
New to this Edition:
- Fully updated to reflect the latest legislation, including a thorough review of all entries on EU law and institutions to reflect changes brought about by Brexit
- Expanded coverage on areas such as constitutional law, medical law, employment law, and professional regulation
- Over 120 new entries have been added, ranging from acid attacks and lasers to Northern Ireland Protocol and retained EU Law
The bestselling title in the Oxford Quick Reference series, A Dictionary of Law is an essential reference work, described by leading university lecturers as 'the best law dictionary' and favoured by law students and legal professionals alike.
The tenth edition features over 4,900 clear and concise definitions on major terms, concepts, and processes within the English legal system, and is a useful source of information for any of the many countries that base their legal system on English law. It includes more than 120 new entries, including acid attacks, lasers, Nightingale Courts, Northern Ireland Protocol, and retained EU Law. Many of the new and revised entries reflect changes brought about by Brexit and the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. There have also been significant increases of coverage in the areas of constitutional law, medical law, and employment law and professional regulation.
Updated web links complement the text and lead to a dedicated companion website for further reading materials. The dictionary also contains a guide to legal writing, and a citation guide drawn from the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).