A/S English Legal System

This unit will count towards an A/S qualification and involves studying the following areas of the Eglish Legal System

This unit is based on areas of knowledge and understanding of the English legal system. Candidates are expected to have knowledge and understanding of, for example, civil and criminal courts, police powers, the penal system and the judiciary.


This unit is concerned only with the law applicable in England and Wales, which includes, as far as the chosen topics of study are concerned, the impact of European Union law on domestic law and legal institutions.


Candidates will be required to support their knowledge by citation of relevant leading cases and the main provisions of relevant statutes.


While candidates are encouraged to be aware of the changing nature of law, they are not required to be familiar with innovations coming into effect in the twelve months immediately preceding the examination.

 

(Personal observation of the administration of the law, as by visits to courts and to solicitors’ offices, will be of assistance in preparation for the examination for this unit.)

 

 

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