Section B Civil courts

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

1.5 Civil courts 

 

 

  • Civil courts: structure, powers and appellate functions including the use of juries in civil cases: their selection, their limited role in civil cases and criticisms of use
  • Tribunals, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution including their advantages and disadvantges
  • Development, role and control of tribunals including examples of the different types of tribunals
  • Arbitration within and outside the court system 
  • Alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation and conciliation
  • Study of the distinction between enforceable legal rules and principles and other rules and norms of behaviour
  • Study of civil law
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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

View the A Level Units: Unit 3 The Practice of Substantive Law unit in more detail.