Dispute Solving in the Legal System.

A Unit which counts towards your BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Law.

An understanding of how and where disputes are solved is an important basis for studying any area of law. It is important that learners understand the difference between civil and criminal law, and how this determines where disputes are resolved.

The first learning outcome explores the structure and framework of the courts and the fundamental difference between civil and criminal courts. The second learning outcome looks at the personnel involved in the administration of the law and the types of cases heard in the various courts. The third learning outcome considers alternative forums for dealing with disputes, outside the court structure, and the fourth learning outcome considers the finance of advice and representation.

The purpose of the unit is to help learners understand that the English legal system is essentially practical in nature and provides solutions to everyday problems. The unit is intended to develop the learner’s knowledge of the courts structure, both civil and criminal, the relevant routes of appeal, and alternative dispute resolution.

Learners will also develop an understanding of those who serve the courts in both a professional and lay capacity and of the role of legal professions.


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