Oxford's A Dictionary of Law, 10th Edition | 2022


Oxford's A Dictionary of Law, 10th Edition | 2022

Author Jonathan Law (Editor)
Publication Date 2022
ISBN 9780192897497
Soft Cover 
Publisher Oxford


The new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest legislation, including:-

  • a thorough review of all entries on EU law and institutions in light of the changes resulting from Brexit.
  • The coverage in key areas, such as constitutional law, medical law, employment law, and professional regulation, has been expanded;
  • and over 120 new entries have been added, ranging from acid attacks and lasers to the Northern Ireland Protocol and retained EU Law.

The best-selling title in the Oxford Quick Reference series, A Dictionary of Law, is an indispensable reference work highly praised by leading university lecturers as 'the best law dictionary.' It is widely embraced by both law students and legal professionals.

In its tenth edition, the dictionary provides over 4,900 clear and concise definitions covering major terms, concepts, and processes within the English legal system. It serves as a valuable information source for countries that model their legal systems on English law. The latest edition introduces more than 120 new entries, including topics like acid attacks, lasers, Nightingale Courts, Northern Ireland Protocol, and retained EU Law. Many of these additions and revisions are a response to the changes brought about by Brexit and the Divorce, Dissolution, and Separation Act 2020. Notable expansions have also been made in the coverage of constitutional law, medical law, employment law, and professional regulation.

The updated edition includes web links for additional reading materials, directing users to a dedicated companion website. The dictionary also features a guide to legal writing and a citation guide based on the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).

Table of Contents of A Dictionary of Law, 10th Edition:

  • Preface
  • Credits
  • A Dictionary of Law
  • Centre section: Writing and Citation Guide
  • Appendix 1: Abbreviations
  • Appendix 2: Online Legal Resources

About the Author of A Dictionary of Law, 10th Edition:

Jonathan Law, from Market House Books, serves as the editor for this work. With a career spanning over 30 years in reference publishing, he is also a director at Market House Books Ltd. Jonathan Law has edited or co-edited various other titles in the Oxford Quick Reference series, such as A Dictionary of Finance and Banking and A Dictionary of Business and Management.

Review and Awards:

"Entries are well written and suitable for lawyers, students studying law, and laypeople who need to use or reference the law and legal terms ... is crucial for libraries covering international business, the European Union, or Great Britain." - L. Hickey, Austin College , Choice

"Review from previous edition Review from previous edition If legal language is a fog, this is a valuable flashlight" - Times Educational Supplement

"The entries are clearly drafted and succinctly written ... Precision for the professional is combined with a layman's enlightenment." - Times Literary Supplement

"It's like having your own lawyer on the bookshelf and is a handy aide for the professional and amateur alike." - Northern Echo

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