This established textbook provides a valuable point of learning and reference for students. The authors offer a clear and authoritative explanation of the main principles, rules, and issues involved in the English legal system, to create an essential tool for all students who need to understand this important subject. The central issues are illustrated through the use of aThis established textbook provides a valuable point of learning and reference for students. The authors offer a clear and authoritative explanation of the main principles, rules, and issues involved in the English legal system, to create an essential tool for all students who need to understand this important subject. The central issues are illustrated through the use of a wide range of case law, which helps to bring the subject to life and demonstrates its practical application. Features such as chapter introductions and summaries, diagrams, further reading suggestions, and recommended websites allow students to navigate easily through the text, consolidate their knowledge and understanding, and conduct focused and relevant further study. A new Online Resource Center provides updates to relevant case law and legislation to ensure students can continue to benefit from this reliable text while keeping up to date with developments in the law since its publication. ...
|Title||:||Walker & Walker's English Legal System|
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Walker & Walker's English Legal System Reviews
THIS IS AS DEPENDABLE & RELIABLE AS EVER: THE TENTH WALKER & WALKERI have a nostalgic feel for Walker & Walker as it was the first main book I read whilst studying ‘A’ level Law in the late 1960s. In those days I think it had a yellow cover and was certainly not regularly updated with new editions as much as is the fashion (and need) today. However, the current editors, Professor Richard Ward and Amanda Akhtar have gone for fetching pink and blue! It’s an attractive cover for what remains an attractive book of detail, and the authors have risen to the task and produced an excellent work which fits the undergraduate market extremely well for today. I am glad that they have kept the title and not changed it to something like ‘common law systems’ or ‘reasoning’. Like many, I am proud that the “English Legal System” is what it says it is- a system of law historically developed for us in England and Wales. I do, of course, understand that overseas jurisdictions would prefer the term ‘common law’ as it removes any hint of imposed colonial rules although we have to face the facts of life which are that England gave a very large part of the world its principles of the common law, derived initially from the Normans and pre-Conquest custom.The structure of the book is much in keeping with today’s academic requirements (and, thankfully, no ‘activities’). I like the emboldened short form introduction to each chapter and the excellent reading list at the back of each chapter. The 10th edition is completely up to date and OUP have now moved into the very welcome world of online resource centre updates as reform continues at such a cracking pace. FOOTNOTESOn footnotes, I suggest that readers do not get too bogged down with them - I did all those years ago until I realised that it is the main text only that I needed to read over, and read over reasonably quickly to get the general picture. The footnotes give learners the referencing which is the gloss for their essays although I would think the weblinks will be increased in the ‘Further Reading’ sections for future editions as the internet takes over much of our learning function as more examination by assignment, and different methods of legal assessment develop.Ward & Akhtar succeed with their aim of providing an accessible and relatively concise expedition of the main principles, rules and issues affecting the English Legal System. Also, they have maximized the user-friendly nature of the book which I would not have envisaged 40 years ago with the way the law was taught and applied in those days! The authors have the balance right for 2008 with the inclusion of issues which are really valuable amid the heavy legislative programme which successive governments have undertaken to modernise what is a very old, but uniquely valuable and traditional common law English Legal System which will remain whatever the provocation from the EU! It retains my affection as the best ELS book for my undergraduates.PHILLIP TAYLOR MBE LL.B (Hons) PGCE Barrister-at-LawRichmond Green Chambers