Section B Legal Personnel

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

 

1.7 Legal personnel
  • Barristers and solicitors: education, training and role. Structure of the legal professions; fusion, appointment, training and social background
  • Role of the legal executive and para-legal personnel
  • Regulation of the legal professions
  • Judiciary: role, hierarchy, selection, training, composition, regulation, constitutional position and judicial independence and the rule of law
  • Magistracy and district judges in the magistrates’ courts: role, selection, appointment and training 
  • Study of other rules and norms of behaviour
  • Study of criminal and 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.

A Level Units: Unit 4 Substantive Law Perspectives

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