Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System, 6th edition provides an excellent introduction to the legal system in Ireland and is essential for any student starting legal studies in Ireland. Beginning with an overview of the Irish Legal system and its history, it proceeds to discuss the profession and the law officers of the state including changes in the organisation of the profession in other common law states.
It includes all the changes to the court systems and structure, Irish Constitution and EC Law since the last edition published in 2009. Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System is an invaluable introduction to the law and provides an accessible and comprehensive point of reference for practitioners and students alike and is an essential text for students of Irish law.
Key legislation and case law includes:
Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011;
The Thirty-Third Amendment of the Constitution (resulting in the creation of a new Court of Appeal);
Arbitration Act 2010.
1. Introduction; 2. Development of the Legal System; 3. The Legal Profession; 4. The Court System; 5. First Instance Jurisdiction; 6. Civil and Criminal Procedure; 7. Appellate Jurisdiction; 8. Arbitration, Adjudicative Bodies and ADR; 9. Access to Law; 10. Remedies; 11. Law Reform; 12. Precedent; 13. Legislation; 14. Statutory Interpretation; 15. The Constitution; 16. EC Law; 17. International Law.
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