A Dictionary of Law (Oxford Quick Reference)

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This best-selling dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive source of jargon-free legal information. It contains over 4,200 entries that clearly define the major terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system. This is a reissue with new covers and essential updates to account for recent changes.

Highlighted feature entries discuss key topics in detail, for example adoption law, the appeals system, statement of terms of employment, and terrorism acts, and there is a useful Writing and Citation Guide that specifically addresses problems and established conventions for writing legal essays and reports. Now providing more information than ever before, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Law companion website.

Described by leading university lecturers as 'the best law dictionary' and 'excellent for non-law students as well as law undergraduates', this classic dictionary is an invaluable source of legal reference for professionals, students, and anyone else needing succinct clarification of legal terms. Focusing primarily on English law, it also provides a one-stop source of information for any of the many countries that base their legal system on English law.

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An authoritative source of jargon-free information, this bestselling dictionary contains over 4,200 entries explaining the major terms, concepts, processes and organization of the English legal system. The A-Z also contains in-depth entries on key topics such as the appeals system, bankruptcy law and the Terrorism Acts, and a writing and citation guide to help with legal essays and reports.

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If legal language is a fog, this is a valuable flashlight (Times Educational Supplement)

The entries are clearly drafted and succinctly written...Precision for the professional is combined with a layman's enlightenment. (Times Literary Supplement)

It's like having your own lawyer on the bookshelf and is a handy aide for the professional and amateur alike. (Northern Echo)

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