Chapter One: Law and Legal Study
The constant impingement of legal issues on all aspects of social and individual life should be tracked and explored at:
The official website of the Ministry of Justice
Chapter Two: The Rule of Law and Human Rights
The Council of Europe site — it includes all the decisions of the Commission on Human Rights, the Court of Human Rights, and the Committee of Ministers back to 1951.
An audio archive of ‘The Rule of Law”, a lecture given in 2006 by The Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG, House of Lords
The official website for the Equality and Human Rights Commision
An online transcript of ‘Government and the Rule of Law in the Modern Age', a lecture given in 2006 by The Rt Hon The Lord Goldsmith QC, Attorney General.
Chapter Three: Sources of Law
An extensive collection of Acts of Parliament
The Law Commission's website is a valuable resource because it carries scores of reports that provide very useful critical digests of whole areas of law.
The UK Statute Law database.
The official website of the Parliament.
The official website of Her Majesty's Courts Service.
Chapter Four: The Civil Courts
The official site of Her Majesty's Court Service
The site of the Civil Justice Council
The new website for the Supreme Court.
Chapter Five: The Civil Process
This site, hosted by the Ministry of Justice, contains all the Civil Procedure Rules, and is regularly updated.
The official website of the Civil Justice Council.
Chapter Six: The Criminal Courts
The official website of Her Majesty's Court Service.
The official website of the Magistrates' Association.
The official website of the Criminal Justice System.
Chapter Seven: The Criminal Process: (1) The Investigation of Crime
The official website of the Criminal Justice System; very useful across a range of subjects.
The website of the Home Office — very useful on matters of policing and crime.
Chapter Eight: The Criminal Process: (2) The Prosecution
This is the website of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Chapter Nine: The Judiciary
An archived webpage on information regarding the Lord Chancellor's commitment to ensuring “a judiciary of the highest calibre, with candidates drawn from the widest possible range of available talent”.
The official website for the Judiciary of England and Wales.
Chapter Ten: Judicial Reasoning and Politics
A list of the databases that BAILII holds.
Chapter Eleven: The Jury
Chapter Twelve: Arbitration, Tribunal Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution
The official website for the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.
The website for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
A useful website on ADR, run by the Advice Services Alliance.
Chapter Thirteen: Legal Services
The official site of the Law Society.
The official site of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority.
The official site of the Bar Council of England and Wales.
Chapter Fourteen: The Funding of Legal Services
The site of the Legal Services Commission, with links also to the Community Legal Service and the Criminal Defence Service.
The site of Community Legal Service Direct.
Chapter Fifteen: The European ContextThis site is the official database for all EU law. It includes the Official Journal, Treatises, recent case law, and legislation.
EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law.
The official website for the Court of Justice of the European Communities.
The official website of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).