People in the Law

The following topics form part of Unit 1, The English Legal System.

Lay People

Juries  An understanding of the following: qualification and selection; disqualification, discharge and deferral; the role of juries in criminal and civil cases.

Lay Magistrates An understanding of the following: selection and appointment; their role in criminal, civil, administrative and appeal cases.

Legal Professionals

Solicitors and Barristers  An understanding of the training, work and role of solicitors and barristers.

Judges An outline understanding of the following: the judges who sit in different courts; the role of the judge in civil, criminal and appeal cases.




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