A Dictionary of Law

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Publisher: Oxford University Press | Date published: 01/01/2003


[Publisher Note: This volume covers only British Law.] Over 4,000 entries defining and explaining the major terms, concepts, processes, and organization of the law. Compiled by practising lawyers. Explains legal concepts as well as providing lexical definitions. Written in a clear and accessible style. Updated with 300 new entries to include all legal developements since publication of the previous edition in 1997, covering new legal terms that have resulted from Lord Woolf's reform of the justice system. Coverage of the human rights act. Readership: Law students; general (anyone encountering the law in their everyday lives--dealing with solicitors, buying a house, etc.); business people (accountants, bankers, civil servants, local government officers, social workers, secretaries, practising lawyers).