Understand the hierarchy of the court system.

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.

Understand the hierarchy of the court system:

Civil courts structure: role, function and jurisdiction of small claims court, county court, High Court, Civil Division of the Court of Appeal, House of Lords, European Court of Justice; difference between first instance and appeal courts.

Criminal courts structure: role, function and jurisdiction of Youth Court, Magistrates courts, Crown Court, Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal, House of Lords; first instance and appeal courts.

 

 

 

 

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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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