Slapper, G: The English Legal System
Cases with an important constitutional and political element such as R v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex p Saad, and R (on the Application of Q) v Secretary of State for the Home Department have been incorporated into the relevant chapters. This new edition digests and assesses all of these changes. It explains what the law is, how the legal system operates and sets the law and system in a social context, presenting a range of critical views on these legal matters. In the preface, the book also charts and comments upon the June 2003 proposals for the UK to abolish the office of the Lord Chancellor and to institute a Supreme Court. The debates are digested in Chapter 1 of the book. Any relevant developments in this area in 2004, as in other areas, will be posted on to the book's companion website.