Smith and Keenan's English Law

Charles Wild, Stuart Weinstein

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Well-known for its uniquely comprehensive coverage of the legal system and the main, substantive areas of English law, Smith and Keenan’s English Law is the definitive introduction to the law of the land and an all-purpose reference guide for students and professionals alike.
In addition to the latest developments in case and statute law, the seventeenth edition includes these important updates:
1. Part 1 on "The English Legal System" has been substantially revised to give a clearer picture the way the law operates today, including a more in-depth exploration of the English common law, the country’s unwritten constitution, the legal profession, and the recent emergence of Alternative Business Structures (ABS).
2. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), an area of growing importance with far-reaching implications, is explored for the first time, examining the various procedures which have been grouped together under this umbrella term.
3. The section on the Law of Contract has been updated to provide an effective overview of the subject area as well as greater clarity on specific topics.
4. The chapters dealing with the Law of Torts have been reworked to include greater consideration of case law and judicial thinking in the area.
5. The chapters on Employment Law have been expanded in order to give a more complete picture of the potential issues which may be faced by both employers and employees, including an analysis of the contract of employment, the termination of employment, and issues of discrimination in the workplace. The impact of the Equality Act 2010 is considered in detail throughout.
6. The text includes an extensive section on the defining cases and legal materials that underpin the law and are vital to an understanding of the relevant subject area.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPearson Education
Number of pages975
ISBN (Print)978-1-4082-9527-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013


  • English Legal System
  • Law, Legal History, Jurisprudence, Tort, Criminal law, Public law, Equity and Property law, Commercial law


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