This fully up-to-date edition takes account of recent changes in UK legislation. It is a handy desk reference for lawyers and an ideal source of legal terminology for students and secretaries in any country where the legal system is based on English law. It provides clear, jargon-free information for professionals, students, and people without a legal qualification. It contains over 4,000 entries that define and explain the major terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system. It features authoritative and up-to-date articles which have been written by practising and academic lawyers. New entries cover the Woolf reforms, human rights law, as well as family law, central and local government, and international law. This work was described by leading university lecturers as being ' the best law dictionary at present' and 'excellent for non law students as well as Law undergraduates'.