Droit - L1 : English and Irish legal system

The different categories of Law as well as the different ap- proaches to legal study in England and Wales are at the core of Chapter I. Chapter II bears on the various legal sources (legislation, caselaw…). The Anglo-Welsh Court system is the topic of Chapter III. The legal professions are studied in  Chapter IV. The Criminal Justice System is dealt with in Chapter V. Civil disputes and ways to solve them before a Court are explained in Chapter VI.


England & Wales

  • C. Elliott & F. Quinn, The English Legal System, Pearson Education
  • Limited, 21rst edition, 2020.
  • T. Frost, R. Huxley-Binns & J. Martin, Unlocking the English Legal System, 6th edition, 2019.
  • A. Gillespie & S. Weare, The English Legal System, Oxford University Press, 8th edition, 2021.
  • J. Martin, The English Legal System, Hodder Education, 8th edition, 2016.
  • M. Partington, Introduction to the English Legal System, Oxford University Press, 15th edition, 2021.
  • G. Slapper & D. Kelly, The English Legal System, Routledge, 19th edition, 2020.
  • S. Wilson & H. Rutherford, English Legal System, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 2020.


  • R. Byrne, P. McCutcheon, L. Cahillane & E. Roche-Cagney, Irish Legal system, Bloomsbury Professional, 7th edition, 2021.
  • A. Kenneally & J. Tully, Irish Legal System, Clarus Press Ltd., 2013.
  • L. Thornton & T. Ni Mhuirthile, Fundamentals of the Irish Legal sys- tem, Round Hall Ltd, 2016.
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