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Advise Malcolm on whether the police acted lawfully with regards to the stop and search.

The police have been granted powers to stop and search a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

Briefly explain the law relating to murder

Murder is a common law offence and is the unlawful killing of a human being, under the Queen’s peace, with malice aforethought. It is considered by most people to be one of the most serious of offences. It carries a mandatory life sentence.

Briefly explain the meaning of, and reasons for, strict liability.

For strict liability offences it can be said that the prosecution does not have to prove the existence of mens rea for one or more of the elements of the actus reus of the offence.

Describe and illustrate Orders in Council

Authority has been granted by the Emergency Powers Act 1920 and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 for legislation to be introduced by an Order in Council.

Describe and illustrate the different methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution available to deal with civil cases.

There is a range of different methods of resolving disputes without going to court. These alternative methods are referred to as ‘ADR’

Describe and illustrate the role of the European Commission.

The Commission consists of one commissioner from each EU country and its' job is to represent the common European interest to all the EU countries.

Describe and illustrate the tort of assault

An assault is a tort as well as a crime. An assault may be defined as intentionally and directly causing the victim to fear an apparent and imminent battery.

Describe and illustrate the tort of battery

It may be defined as the intentional, direct and unlawful physical contact with a person. Battery is sometimes included in the term 'assault' or 'common assault' whereas no harm or contact is required for the tort of assault to be established.

Describe arbitration as a means of civil dispute resolution.

Arbitration is a way of resolving a dispute using an independent and impartial third party who will listen to both sides of the dispute and then decide the best way to resolve it.

Describe how disputes can be resolved

There is a range of different methods of resolving disputes without going to court. These alternative methods are referred to as ‘ADR’ i.e. Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Describe how disputes can be resolved other than by using the courts.

There is a range of different methods of resolving disputes without going to court. These alternative methods are referred to as ‘ADR’ i.e. Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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