An engaging introduction to one of the most complex areas of modern life. The book introduces both the main components of the legal system - including judges, juries and law-makers - and key areas of law - contract, civil negligence, and criminal law - to provide the uninitiated with an ideal introduction to law. Key questions to be considered include:
●How are laws made?
●How do judges decide cases?
●What is the exact role of the EU in the legal system?
●What are your rights and duties under contract law?
●What is a crime and what are criminal defences?
Throughout the book, a wide range of contemporary cases are examined to relate key legal concepts to familiar examples and real world situations.