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[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion active_tab= »false » collapsible= »yes »][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter I – Legal practice in Anglo-Saxon countries »][vc_column_text]In this Chapter is discussed the role of law firms in Anglo-Saxon countries and the manner of their organization. We look at the different legal forms that a law firm can take and also at the typical management structure in place in large Anglo-Saxon firms. The purpose of this Chapter is to allow the reader an opportunity not only to understand the:

  • English vocabulary used in management of such firms; but also
  • functioning of such firms.

Aim: After reading this Chapter the student will be better able to understand the nature of Anglo-Saxon law firms when called on to work with or for such firms, as well as the significance of the different people with whom he/she comes into contact.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 2 – The profession of lawyer in Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions »][vc_column_text]In this Chapter we describe the different types of lawyers that exist in the common law world. We look at the difference of terms such as lawyer/attorney/barrister/solicitor/notary public etc. We also consider the work carried out by each of these legal practitioners and summarize the different types of legal work existing in the Anglo-Saxon world.

Aim: Thus the reader will be introduced to the vocabulary used to define the profession of law, as well as the technical terms relied on to describe the different types of legal work carried out by lawyers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 3 – What is the common law? »][vc_column_text]The function of this Chapter is to describe to the reader what is understood by the term common law and also to outline the different sources of law making-up the common law, for example equity, statute law custom etc. This necessitates a brief look at the history of the common law and how the different sources of law comprising the common law developed.

Aim: Thus the reader will acquire not only a better understanding of the legal terminology used to describe the different sources of law in the common law but also a better understanding of the common law itself. Such knowledge is essential for non-Anglophone lawyers called on to work on files where the common law is relied on as the law governing their transaction.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 4 – The legal system in the United States of America »][vc_column_text]This is the first of three chapters dedicated to the legal system in the United States of America (USA) and outlines the manner in which political power is organized. The function of this Chapter is to explain to the non-Anglophone lawyer/student the manner in which the 51 law jurisdictions existing in the USA (the federal system and that of the individual fifty states) coexist together.

Aim: The reader is thus introduced to the basic legal vocabulary describing the organization of political power in the USA and upon reading the text, the student will begin to understand the role of both state and federal law as regards transactions entered into with US companies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 5 – The court system in the United States of America »][vc_column_text]The role of this Chapter is to explain to the reader the court structure existing in the United States of America (USA). As there are 51 separate jurisdictions in the USA, there are also 51 different court systems. The reader is introduced to the legal vocabulary necessary to describe the role and function of each of these jurisdictions and is given the knowledge necessary to understand the relationship between them.

Aim: For lawyers/students working with or hoping to work with US businesses, this Chapter will give them the vocabulary and legal knowledge necessary to allow them to understand issues concerning jurisdiction etc., should there be a dispute between the parties.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 6 – Constitutional law in the United States of America »][vc_column_text]Chapter Six seeks to explain the dominant role and place of US federal law in the United States. US federal law clearly dominates the law of the individual fifty US states; however its role is limited, reflecting the restricted role of US federal power. This is sometimes surprising for the reader as in reality the activities of US citizens and businesses are primarily governed by state law and not US federal law. In this Chapter, the reader is introduced to the legal terminology of US Constitutional law and to the principles governing the division of power between the states and the federal government.

Aim: Thus, the reader will begin to understand the relationship between the federal and state law systems and the importance of state law in the area of business transactions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 7 – The legal system in the United Kingdom »][vc_column_text]This is the first of two chapters discussing the legal system in the United Kingdom (UK). The function of this Chapter is to introduce the reader to the principles underlying the organization of political power in the UK. The text explains the different jurisdictions existing within the UK and its constitutional structure. It also sets out the different branches of power within the UK explaining how the Westminster system of government operates.

Aim: The Chapter introduces the student to the legal vocabulary of UK constitutional law and allows him/her to understand the political organization of the UK, which is at a heart a semi-federal structure.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 8 – The court system in the United Kingdom »][vc_column_text]There are in fact three different court systems in the United Kingdom (UK), reflecting the fact that the UK is divided into three separate jurisdictions. This Chapter outlines the organization of the court structure in the jurisdiction of England & Wales and provides a detailed discussion of the organization of both the civil and criminal law jurisdictions.

Aim: The Chapter provides the reader with the legal vocabulary associated with bringing a court case in the UK and also allows him/her to gain an understanding of how the court system actually works.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 9 – History and organization of the European Union »][vc_column_text]The United Kingdom (UK) is a member state of the European Union (EU) and consequently the supreme source of law in the UK is EU law. This Chapter explains the origin and history of the EU and EU law, looking at the different treaties underpinning its development. The Chapter also sets out a brief summary of the main institutions governing the EU and its 500 million citizens.

Aim: In learning about the creation and organization of the EU, the reader is introduced to the technical legal vocabulary relied on in the area of EU law.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title= »Chapter 10 – The European Union internal market »][vc_column_text]One of the main goals of the European Union (EU) is to establish an internal market between its twenty-eight member states in the areas of goods, services, capital and people. When reading this Chapter the lawyer/student is introduced to the technical vocabulary used to describe the function and scope of the EU internal market, also referred to as the single market or common market.

Aim: This Chapter is essential reading for lawyers/law students wishing to specialize in the area of European law or wishing to represent clients acting commercially within the EU on a cross-border basis. The Chapter also serves as an introduction to the more specialized EU law language products developed by Mylegalenglish.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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