The English Legal System (General Principles of Law)

This is part of the Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal studies.


The Nature and Development of English Law: including the nature and functions of the Law; the concept of legal personality, outline of agency and powers of attorney; an awareness of the development of the Common Law and the Writ System; the development of Equity and its role in the law to-day and the effect of the Judicature Acts 1873-75

Modern Day Sources of Law: including legislation both primary and delegated; Statutory interpretation,; the doctrine of Judicial Precedent; an awareness of the role of European Community Law

Dispute Solving in English Law: including the Court System and structure, Legal Personnel (i.e. The Judiciary, Barristers, Solicitors and Paralegals), composition and jurisdiction of the Civil and Criminal Courts; the Appellate system; Tribunals; Arbitration and Mediation.

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