What Will You Learn in English Legal System?

English Legal System is a core module for LLB, PGDL and SQE. Here are the major topics you will encounter in this module.

Sources of Law
This topic covers the various sources of law in England and Wales, including primary and secondary legislation, common law, and retained European Union law.

The Constitution
This topic covers the principles and rules that make up the UK's unwritten constitution, including the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the role of the judiciary.

The Court System
This topic covers the different levels of courts in England and Wales, from the magistrates' court to the Supreme Court. It also explains the roles and functions of the judges and other legal professionals who work within the system.

Criminal Law
This topic covers the basic principles of criminal law, including the elements of a crime, the burden of proof, and the different types of criminal offences. It also covers the role of the Crown Prosecution Service and the criminal trial process.

Civil Law
This topic covers the principles of civil law, including the different types of civil disputes, the procedures for bringing a claim, and the remedies that can be awarded. It also covers the role of alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration.

Human Rights
This topic covers the protection of human rights in the UK, including the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights. It also explores the role of the courts in protecting human rights and balancing them against other interests, such as national security.

Legal Profession
This topic covers the different roles and responsibilities of legal professionals in the English legal system, including solicitors, barristers, and legal executives. It also covers the process of qualifying as a lawyer and the regulation of the legal profession.

These topics provide a comprehensive overview of the English Legal System and its other components.
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