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9TH REVISED EDITION
31 MAY 2013
This popular and long established text provides a lively introduction to both the nature of the English legal system and its sources, and the techniques which lawyers use when handling those sources.
PART I: IDEAS AND INSTITUTIONS 1. An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning 2. The Classifications of English Law 3. The Jurisdictions of the Principal English Courts 4. The Constitutional Context of Legal Method 5. European Community Law and English Law 6. The Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 7. Finding, Citing and Using the Sources of Law PART II: CASE-LAW AND PRECEDENT 8. An Introduction to the Doctrine of Binding Precedent 9. Ratio Decidendi and Obiter Dictum 10. Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions of Precedent 11. Does the House of Lords Bind Itself? 12. Does the Court of Appeal Bind Itself? 13. Does the High Court Bind Itself? 14. Arguments For and Against Judicial Law Making 15. Precedent and Principle in the European Court of Justice PART III: LEGISLATION AND LEGISLATIVE INTERPRETATION 16. An Introduction to Statute Law and Statutory Interpretation 17. Statutory Drafting 18. Plain Meanings, Mischiefs, Purposes and Legislative Intention 19. Modern Interpretation in Practice 20. Legislative Interpretation in the European Court of Justice