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A-Level Law Exam Common Questions and Model Answers
Click the following links for model answers.Questions 1. Discuss the advantages of parliamentary law-making.2. Explain the law-making process in the UK Parliament.3. Explain the limitations on parliamentary supremacy.4. Describe the work of judges in...
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Describe how both superior and inferior judges are selected and appointed
In England and Wales, the selection and appointment process for both superior and inferior judges is governed by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC). The JAC is an independent body responsible for selecting candidates for judicial positions ba...
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Discuss the disadvantages of the various methods of funding civil cases
While there are various methods available to fund civil cases, each option has its own disadvantages. Here are some common disadvantages associated with different methods of funding civil cases:Paying privately: Funding the case out of pocket can be ...
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Explain where someone injured in an accident could obtain legal advice and representation and how it might be paid for?
Someone injured in an accident has several options for obtaining legal advice and representation. Here are some common avenues and methods for accessing legal assistance:Personal injury solicitors: Personal injury solicitors specialise in handling ca...
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Describe the work of a solicitor
A solicitor is a legal professional who provides a range of legal services to individuals, businesses, and organisations. Their work involves advising clients, preparing legal documents, and representing clients in various legal matters.Client consul...
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Discuss the disadvantages of using lay persons in the criminal justice system
While the use of lay persons, such as lay magistrates and juries, in the criminal justice system has several advantages, there are also some disadvantages to consider.Limited legal knowledge: Lay persons in the criminal justice system, including lay ...
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Describe the role of a jury in a crown court trial
In a Crown Court trial in the UK, a jury plays a crucial role in the administration of justice. The primary function of a jury is to determine the facts of the case and deliver a verdict based on those facts.Impartiality: A jury is selected from the ...
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Explain how magistrates qualify and are selected
In the UK, magistrates are volunteer judges who preside over cases in the Magistrates' Court, which is the lowest level of criminal court. Magistrates play a crucial role in the justice system, handling a wide range of criminal cases and making decis...
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Discuss the advantages of ADR as a form of dispute resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to a range of methods and techniques used to resolve conflicts and disputes outside of traditional litigation or court proceedings. It offers several advantages as a form of dispute resolution compared to t...
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Describe arbitration in alternative dispute resolution
Arbitration in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a process in which parties involved in a dispute submit their case to one or more impartial individuals, known as arbitrators, who make a binding decision on the dispute. It is a private and cons...
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Explain what negotiation is in alternative dispute resolution
In negotiation, the parties engage in discussions to identify and explore their respective interests, concerns, and potential solutions. The goal is to reach a resolution that satisfies the interests of all parties involved. The negotiation process a...
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Explain the courts that might hear a negligence claim and its appeal
In the UK, a negligence claim can be heard in various courts, depending on the nature and value of the claim. Here is an overview of the courts that may have jurisdiction over a negligence claim, including the appeal courts.Small Claims TrackUnder th...
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Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of precedent
Precedent, or the doctrine of stare decisis, is an important feature of common law. It has both advantages and disadvantages in the legal system.Advantages Certainty and predictability: Precedent promotes legal certainty and predictability. When judg...
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Explain how judges can avoid following precedent
While the doctrine of stare decisis generally requires judges to follow precedent and be bound by previous decisions, there are some ways in which judges can avoid following precedent.Distinguishing the facts: Judges may avoid following precedent by ...
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Explain what is meant by hierarchy and ratio decidendi
Hierarchy and ratio decidendi are two important concepts in the field of legal reasoning and the common law system.Hierarchy Hierarchy refers to the structure of authority and precedence within a legal system. It establishes the relative authority an...
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