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Legal method

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD660

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): T. I. McLeod
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1993
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Macmillian professional masters.
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Short Description

XXV, 302 pages ; 22 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

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

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Responsable Person: Ian McLeod.
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 50 editions
  • First edition Date: 1993
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Library of Congress Code: KD660
  • Dewey Code: 344.2
  • ISBN: 033358872X 9780333588727
  • OCLC: 30036574

Main Contents

Part 1 Ideas and institutions: an introduction to law and legal reasoning; the classifications of English law; the jurisdictions of the principal English courts; the constitutional context of legal method; the legal structure of the European community; the enforceability of European Community law in the United Kingdom; European Community law and national sovereignty; finding, citing and using the sources of law. Part 2 Case law and precedent: an introduction to the doctrine of binding precedent; ratio decidendi and obiter dictum; vertical and horizontal dimensions of precedent; does the House of Lords bind itself?; does the Court of Appeal bind itself?; does the High Court bind itself?; precedent as a vehicle for law reform; precedent in the European Court of Justice. Part 3 Statute law and statutory interpretation: an introduction to statute law and statutory interpretation; legislative drafting; plain meanings, mischiefs and purpose; the idea of legislative intention; modern interpretation in practice; some studies of stationery drafting and interpretations; the principles of interpretation used by the European Court of Justice. Appendices: Law reports and journals; the Interpretation Act 1978; the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Summary Note

Introduces the nature of law and legal reasoning for anyone beginning serious legal training or study. Starting with the English legal system and constitutional law, Mcleod moves on to case law and precedent, statute law and interpretation including EC law as it arises.

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