German Legal System and Legal Language

Sixth Edition

By Howard D. Fisher

This is an established, reliable, and practical resource/learning tool designed to give native English speakers a clear and authoritative guide to the German legal system and its special language. Now in its sixth edition, the book has been fully revised and updated, and it includes a full suite of appendices, a list of abbreviations, a vocabulary of selected German and Latin words and phrases, a table of cases. and a paragraph register. It offers a broad and systematic survey of some of the main areas of German public and private law. It is also supported by detailed cross-referenced notes, an extensive specialized vocabulary, a bibliography, and a paragraph register. The meanings of innumerable German legal expressions and principles are clarified. In addition, attention is occasionally drawn to equivalent concepts and norms found in English law. Together, this material represents a unique compendium of information on a subject in which accuracy and experience can be vital. It contains many pioneering explanations and continues to be a valuable source of reference for anyone interested in the German legal system and legal language or who, for professional or private reasons, becomes involved in legal affairs in that part of the world. The work is the product of 25 years of knowledge acquired by the author, who is a translator, interpreter, and a former UK Solicitor and German Rechtsanwalt. [Subject: German Law]


Publication Date: 11/16/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781905536634