This book is intended for students of comparative law,French law and German law. It will also be useful to any law student who is interested in the nature and functions of law rather than just the black letter law of one legal system.
The areas of law dealt with are divided into small sections and the English, French and German approaches to each of these are considered. Where appropriate, the position in European human rights law or European Community law is also covered.
The student with a knowledge of English law will find features of the other systems easy to assimilate, as each sub-topic is compared with the relevant material in the English system. The text includes translations of relevant French and German codal material, and references to a wide variety of relevant cases from all the jurisdictions.
Each chapter is followed by questions, some of a theoretical nature and other posing practical problems for solution under the rules of each of the three systems.