An introduction to law

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Session one: Task

Now spend about 10 minutes looking for and thinking about news stories with a legal dimension.

This can be on a news website or in a print newspaper.

Here is a list of all the different types of law to help you identify the area of law involved:

Different Types of Law

  • Accounting
  • Administrative and judicial review
  • Agriculture, animals and fisheries
  • Banking and finance law
  • Charities
  • Civil procedure and the administration of justice
  • Commercial law
  • Company law and business entities
  • Competition law
  • Conflicts of laws (private international law)
  • Constitutional law
  • Construction law
  • Consumer law
  • Contract law
  • Criminal law and the disposition of offenders
  • Criminal procedure
  • Ecclesiastical law
  • Education law
  • Employment and labour law
  • Environmental law
  • Equity and trusts
  • European Union law
  • Family law
  • Health law
  • Health and safety law
  • Human rights and civil liberties
  • Immigration and nationality
  • Information technology and telecommunications
  • Insolvency law
  • Insurance law
  • Intellectual property law
  • International law
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Leisure and licensing
  • Local government
  • Media and communications
  • Military and war
  • Natural resources, energy and utilities law
  • Pensions law
  • Personal injury
  • Personal property law
  • Private client
  • Professions and ethics
  • Real property law
  • Securities
  • Succession law and estate planning
  • Tax law
  • Tort law
  • Transport law
  • Welfare, housing and social security law

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