This fifth edition has been substantially revised and updated to take account of recent changes in UK legislation. It is a handy desk reference for lawyers and an ideal source of legal terminology for students and secretaries in any country where the legal system is based on English law. It provides clear, jargon-free information for professionals, students, and people without a legal qualification.
• Over 4,000 entries defining and explaining the major terms, concepts, processes, and organization of the English legal system
• Authoritative and up-to-date, its articles have all been written by practising and academic lawyers
• 300 new entries and major revisions cover the Woolf reforms, human rights law, as well as family law, central and local government, and international law