Judicial Precedent Sec A

The following topics form part of Section A of The Law Making and Legal System at AS.

The Doctrine of Precedent: the hierarchy of the courts; stare decisis, ratio decidendi and obiter dicta; law reporting.

The operation of the doctrine: following, overruling, distinguishing and disapproving.

Advantages and disadvantages of the doctrine and operation of precedent.

 

 

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The following units are part of the AQA A/S A Level GCE Law course

Law Making and the Legal System

The Concept of Liability

Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

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