"Spanish Law and Legal System" provides a straightforward and logical introduction to the Spanish legal system for English readers. It explains the system's history, sources, institutions, court structures and the main principles of procedure. It pays particular attention to the distinctive characteristics of the Spanish system, such as the co-existence of regional and national civil law, the territorial and political division of the State into Autonomous Communities and the relationship between central State legislation and autonomous legislation, and clarifies the differences between the civil and common law systems. The features include: clear, first point of reference for research about the Spanish legal system; looks at legal structures and principles, as well as specific areas of practice, such as criminal, property and family law; and contains a detailed glossary.
Number of Pages: 420 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780421902305 Publication Date:23/05/2006 Listed in:Laws of Specific jurisdictions Publisher:SWEET & MAXWELL