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Use these links to find the material you want:
General web links
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Use these links to find material on the following legal topics:
Online legal dictionaries
Her Majesty's Courts Service: Glossary of Legal Terms (UK
Glossary of legal terms (US)
This link to the infoplease.com website provides a brief introduction to Common law, and if you scroll down the page and click on
Characteristic Features of Common Law
you can read more about what distinguishes this from Civil Law. Clicking on
Development of Common Law
takes you to a very short history of Common law. You will also find a useful
for further reading.
This link is also to the infoplease.com website and provides a short introduction to Civil law. By scrolling down the page and clicking on
you can read more about how Civil Law developed, and the
link will give you one or two useful tips for further reading.
What is a barrister?
This interesting link to the website of the practising lawyer
Robert D. Carrow
will give you some introductory
information about the role of the barrister in the English legal system.
How to become a solicitor
The link to the online-law.co.uk website provides a description of how solicitors qualify to practise law in the United Kingdom.
The solicitor's job
In this link to linguarama.com you will find an online interactive reading and vocabulary activity on the topic of the work solicitors do.
Contracts: Key questions
By following this link to law.freeadvice.com and clicking on
General Contract Law Questions
you will find a series of key questions and answers about contracts. This online Q & A provides a good introduction to the some basic concepts and vocabulary relating to contract law.
Contracts: Definition, Classification, Elements & Enforcibility
This page on the lawteacher.net website provides a quick overview of the main features of contracts
Types of business
This page on the www.bized.co.uk site explains the key features of the different types of legal structure for a business. Click on
in the side bar on the left and then click on
Advantages and disadvantages of different business structures
to read about the factors involved in deciding upon a suitable structure for a company. To read a brief consideration of the issues that need to be considered when deciding to "go public" click on
Public or private - which is best?
Setting up a limited company
The www.businesslink.gov.uk website has been set up by the UK government to provide support for small businesses. This link gives information for setting up a limited company. After reading the introduction, click on
Registration documents and forms
in the side bar on the left. This provides an introduction to the main legal documents involved in setting up a limited company. Click on
The company's officers
in the sidebar for information about the legal obligations of the people formally appointed to run a limited company. Clickiing on
Types of limited company
(side bar on the left) will take you to introduction on the differences between private and public limited companies. Finally, if you click on
Where to register your company and get help
in the side bar on the left, you will find details about the process of registering a limited company, the costs involved and where company founders can seek advice.
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