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First steps in the law

First steps in the law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Geoffrey Rivlin
  • Biografical Information: Geoffrey Rivlin is a Circuit Judge, who was for many years a barrister and QC. He sits in the Crown Court and High Court, and is a Bencher of the Middle Temple. He has devoted much of his time to assisting with the training of young advocates and newly appointed judges, and is in charge of the
    “Judges and Schools” programme.
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2002
  • Publication Type (Medium): Popular works
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
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Short Description

XI, 390 pages : ILlustrations ; 23 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, First steps in the law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Geoffrey Rivlin.
  • Number of Editions: 12 editions
  • First edition Date: 1999
  • Last edition Date: 2015
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD662
  • ISBN: 0199254796 9780199254798
  • OCLC: 50028355

Publisher Description:

First Steps in the Law is an accessible introduction to law. This second edition has been completely revised and updated to take into account recent developments. It provides a wealth of fascinating details about the legal system and the many people who participate in it, from judges to MPs and police. The book VIvidly describes how laws are made, and how cases are tried. It includes chapters on the principles involved in the administration of justice, the development of common law, the constitution, legal professions, and courts. Interesting historical and contemporary cases bring the book to life, as it covers issues such as discrimination, human rights, and drugs, and explains how the law affects young people today.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction – The Royal Courts of Justice
2. The Law and its Importance
3. The Invisible Palace – Part One “Judge-made” Law – Common Law and Equity
4. The Invisible Palace – Part 2 – The Constitution
5. The Palace of Westminster Our Chief Lawmakers – Parliament
6. Our Chief Law Enforcers – The Police
7. Our Law Upholders – The Judiciary
8. The Legal Profession
9. Solicitors
10. Barristers
11. The Work of the Courts – Part 1 The Courts
12. The Work of the Courts – Part 2 Criminal and Civil Cases
13. Judges
14. Legal Robes
15. Criminal Trials Through the Ages
16. Punishment Through the Ages
17. Criminal Trials Today
18. Punishments Today
19. Human Rights
20. Discrimination anf the Law
21. Young Persons
22. Dangerous Drugs
23. Animals
24. Laws Around the World
25. Some Interesting Cases

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