Know the role undertaken by the personnel of the courts:

The following topic forms part of the Unit Aspects of the Legal System and Law-making Process.

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the English legal system. Learners will investigate the way in which law is made and the people involved in the administration of the law through the courts.

Know the role undertaken by the personnel of the courts:

The legal profession: work, training and regulation of barristers, solicitors, legal executives, paralegals; the Legal Services Ombudsman and complaints.

The judiciary: organisation; selection and appointment of judges; roles in civil and criminal cases; judicial independence and immunity; removal from office.

Lay people: magistrates – selection and appointment; training; role and powers; jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases; removal; advantages and disadvantages; juries – qualifications and disqualification, selection and role, summoning, vetting and challenging, advantages and disadvantages.

 

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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business course

Aspects of Contract and Business Law

Aspects of Civil Liability for Business

Aspects of the Legal System and Law-making Process

Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business

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