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THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM

Legal Study E-Guides - Vocabulary Series

By Michael Howard

Published by Legal English Books at Smashwords

Copyright 2013 Michael Howard

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: People in Law

Chapter 2: Areas of Law

Chapter 3: At Court

Chapter 4: Parliament

Chapter 5: European Law

Chapter 6: Principles and Concepts

Chapter 7: Glossary

The English Legal System

Chapter 1: People in Law

To Act for/To Act on Behalf of (phrasal verb): This phrasal verb means to represent. Lawyers often use these two phrases to confirm that they are the legal representative for their client. For example, lawyers commonly use the phrases “I am acting for Mr Smith in this matter” or “I am acting on behalf of Mr Smith in this matter”. Associated words: Acted for/on behalf of (past simple), Acted for/on behalf of (3rd form).

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