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Understanding law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): John Adams
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Sweet & Maxwell, 1999
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Understanding law
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Short Description

XII, 285 pages : 1 ILlustration ; 22 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

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

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
  • Responsable Person: John N. Adams and Roger Brownsword.
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 58 editions
  • First edition Date: 1987
  • Last edition Date: 2007
  • General Notes: Previous edition: London: Fontana, 1992.
  • Languages: English, Persian
  • Library of Congress Code: KD662
  • Dewey Code: 349.42
  • ISBN: 0421635509 9780421635500
  • OCLC: 41388689

Summary Note

An introduction to the English legal system. This edition includes sections on Pepper vs Hart, the development of nervous shock liability, the criminal justice system and the implications of the Runciman Royal Commission.

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