What is the difference between a barrister and a solicitor? Do you know the difference between a legal practice and legal practise? What’s the difference between a civil dispute and a criminal dispute? Does legal writing seem like gibberish to you?
If you are dealing with legal processes, or if you are working or intend to work in the field of law in Australia, this is the book for you. It is a valuable resource for clarifying the often obscure fields of law and litigation. It offers a concise and practical guide to all aspects of legal terminology and an overview of the structure of the legal system in Australia.
Legal Terminology looks at the origin of legal phrases, offers a breakdown of legal practitioners and institutions, provides an overview of legal jurisdiction, and discusses appropriate ways of dealing with clients. Included in this text is a comprehensive chapter dealing with referencing systems and online resources. Activities and review questions are provided for practise and self-evaluation.