The legal system: legal personnel and the judiciary.

The rule of law. This topic forms part of the nature of law and the English legal system unit and counts towards the A level award.

  • Basic understanding of the different roles of barristers, solicitors and legal executives.
  • Basic understanding of the regulation of legal personnel.
  • The judiciary: types of judge.
  • The role of judges in civil and criminal courts.
  • The independence of the judiciary: security of tenure, immunity from suit, independence from the Executive.
  • Reason for and advantages of judicial independence and the methods by which it is achieved.
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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA A Level Law 7162 from 2017 course

A Level Law: The nature of law and the English legal system.

A Level Law: Criminal law

A Level Law: Tort

A Level Law Option B: Human rights

View the A Level Law Option B: Human rights unit in more detail.

A Level Law Option A: Contract law

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