Understanding the Law is a lively and accessible introduction to the law. Geoffrey Rivlin uses all his experience as a judge to provide a wealth of fascinating detail about the legal system and the many people who participate in it, including judges, lawyers, and police officers. An updated selection of real-life cases help bring the book to life, and there are questions to accompany each chapter to encourage the reader to engage with the material. This book is ideal for anyone considering a career in the law, preparing for university, or embarking on a law course at school or college.
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HH Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC is a former Senior Resident Judge at Southwark Crown Court and was the Honorary Recorder of Westminster. For many years Geoffrey Rivlin was a barrister and QC; he is a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple. He has devoted much of his time to assisting with the training of young advocates and newly appointed judges, and was responsible for promoting the Judges and Schools programme of court visits which support the citizenship curriculum.
Review from previous edition: "This book is a joy to read - a perfect introduction to law, for pre-course reading or entertainment" --Dr Penny Darbyshire, Kingston University
"Essential reading for new lawyers, those with a professional interest in the law, or simply the curious... the sort of book that will appeal to lawyer and non-lawyer alike, from journalist to legislator, student to enquiring member of the public. It expertly guides you through the ever-changing minefield of our legal system" --John Cooper, The Times
"The book provides a valuable insight into the laws of England and Wales and it provides a very useful starting point for those who want to know more about the law and how it operates " --Niaz Faiz, Policy Officer, the Department for Constitutional Affairs
"skilfully combines a "starter" history of our legal system with a thumbnail sketch of the laws that affect us and the people who implement them" --The Times
"written in a lively and engaging fashion with lots of interesting links and stories to spark and hold the reader's interest" --Avis Whyte, University of Westminster
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110199608806
Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0199608806 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0085805