Section A Judicial Precedent

The following topic forms part of AS Unit 1: the Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems.

1.4 Judicial Precedent

 

 

Judicial precedent including the doctrine of precedent, identification of ratio decidendi and obiter dicta and types of precedent to include persuasive and binding

 

  • The hierarchy of the courts in Wales and England including the Supreme Court
  • Avoidance techniques to include overruling, reversing and distinguishing
  • Advantages and disadvantages of precedent 
  • Study of the distinction between enforceable legal rules and other rules and norms of behaviour
  • Study of criminal and civil law and the different sources of law 
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The Structure of the Courts

Units and Topics

The following units are part of the WJEC GCE AS and A level in Law from 2017 course

AS Unit 1 The Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems

AS Unit 2 The Law of Tort

A Level Units: Unit 3 The Practice of Substantive Law

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