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Readership: This book is primarily aimed at LLB students taking the compulsory English legal system module in the first term of their first year, particularly those who require a more accessible text. It would also be suitable for GDL students, and any undergraduate or A-level student who
requires an understanding of the English legal system, as well as professionals (e.g. police officers).
Steve Wilson, Principal Lecturer, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Rebecca Mitchell, Principal Lecturer, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Tony Storey, Senior Lecturer, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and Natalie Wortley, Principal Lecturer, University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Steve Wilson is a principal lecturer at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. He has contributed to, and co-authored, a range of articles and student textbooks on the English legal system and various aspects of contract law.
Rebecca Mitchell is the Director of the Legal Practice Course at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Rebecca teaches Business Law and Practice and Commercial Law on the LPC, and also teaches Commercial Law at undergraduate and LLM level. Rebecca has a commercial background in practice and specialised in corporate tax with a firm of City solicitors.
Tony Storey is a senior lecturer at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Tony has co-authored a number of student textbooks on criminal law and the European Union.
Natalie Wortley is a principal lecturer at University of Northumbria at Newcastle, where she teaches criminal law, evidence and advocacy.
1: English legal system: an overview
2: Legislation and the law-making process
3: The law and institutions of the European Union
4: Human rights and fundamental freedoms
5: The interpretation of statutes
6: The doctrine of judicial precedent
7: The criminal process: the suspect and police
8: The criminal process: pre-trial and trial
9: The civil process
10: Criminal and civil appeals
11: Tribunals and alternative dispute resolution
12: The jury
13: The judiciary
15: Access to justice