The English Legal Process offers a clear and topical explanation of how the English legal system operates. The book explains the organization and procedures of courts and tribunals, the trial process and jury system, major forms of redress in private and public law, and discusses the way judges make and determine the law. Throughout, examples are drawn from a wide range of cases to help students develop a rounded understanding of the subject. The eleventh edition incorporates a new structure to ensure the text maps even more closely to law courses as well as key new legislation such as the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, and the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. Recent judgments of the Court of Appeal and the High Court on key cases have been included, as have important pronouncements by the House of Lords. The English Legal Process also looks at the implications of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which changed the double jeopardy rule and allowed retrials in respect of a number of serious offences, and the forthcoming Criminal Defence Service Bill.