Chapter 1. The Legal Framework

  1. Shirley R. Jones and
  2. Rosemary Jenkins

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774779.ch1

The Law and the Midwife, Second Edition

The Law and the Midwife, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jones, S. R. and Jenkins, R. (2003) The Legal Framework, in The Law and the Midwife, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774779.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 28 OCT 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405110372

Online ISBN: 9780470774779

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Keywords:

  • legal framework;
  • statutory law;
  • primary legislation;
  • royal assent;
  • treaties

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • What is law?

  • Statutory law

  • Common law (case law)

  • European law

  • Natural justice

  • The structure of the law in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • The legal profession

  • The legal system in Scotland

  • Using the legal processes

  • Summary

  • Reader activity

  • References

  • Statutes/SIs

  • Cases