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AS law for OCR

AS law for OCR

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD663

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Catherine Elliott
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2008
  • Publication Type (Medium): Problems, exercises, etc, Sources Problems, exercises, etc, Study guides
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/as-law-for-ocr/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XXIV, 411 pages : ILlustrations (some color), forms ; 25 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, AS law for OCR is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publishers: England ; Pearson/Longman
  • Responsable Person: Catherine Illiott and Frances Quinn.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 1 editions
  • First edition Date: 2008
  • Last edition Date: 2008
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD663
  • Dewey Code: 347.42
  • ISBN: 9781405858847 1405858842
  • OCLC: 213375768

Main Contents

The civil courts
Civil appeals
Alternative methods of dispute resolution
Police powers
Criminal courts
Criminal appeals
Principles of sentencing
Court sentencing powers
The judiciary
The legal profession
Magistrates
The jury
Paying for legal services
Judicial precedent
Acts of parliament
Delegated legislation
Statutory interpretation
European law
Law reform.

Summary Note

'AS Law for OCR' is written specifically to cover the requirements of the OCR exam board and has been designed to be used by all levels and styles of learner with each being challenged and excited by their study.

Table of Contents

Brief contents
Guided Tour x
Preface xii
Acknowledgements xiii
List of Figures xiv
Table of cases xvi
Table of legislation xix
Table of statutory instrument xxii
Unit 1
The English legal system
Chapter 1: The civil courts 3
Chapter 2: Civil appeals 30
Chapter 3: Alternative methods of dispute resolution 38
Chapter 4: Police powers 51
Chapter 5: Criminal courts 77
Chapter 6: Criminal appeals 89
Chapter 7: Principles of sentencing 103
Chapter 8: Court sentencing powers 110
Chapter 9: The judiciary 137
Chapter 10: The legal profession 160
Chapter 11: Magistrates 186
Chapter 12: The jury 202
Chapter 13: Paying for legal services 227
Unit 2
Sources of law
Chapter 14: Judicial precedent 257
Chapter 15: Acts of Parliament 281
Chapter 16: Delegated legislation 293
Chapter 17: Statutory interpretation 306
Chapter 18: European law 325
Chapter 19: Law reform 339
Appendix 1: Answering examination questions 357
Appendix 2: A guide to law reports and case references 365
Select bibliography 368
Glossary 376
Answers to exercises 384
Index 396
Detailed of contents
Guided Tour x
Preface xii
Acknowledgements xiii
List of Figures xiv
Table of cases xvi
Table of legislation xix
Table of statutory instrument xxii
Unit 1
The English legal system
Chapter 1: The civil courts 3
Civil or criminal? 3
The civil justice system 3
The civil courts 4
Dealing with cases 'justly' 5
Problems with the civil court system 14
Chapter summary 25
Question and answer guides 26
Group exercises 29
Chapter 2: Civil appeals 30
Introduction 30
Appeals from the county court 31
Appeals from the High Court 31
The House of Lords 32
Criticism and reform of the appeal system 32
Chapter summary 35
Question and answer guides 35
Group exercises 37
Chapter 3: Alternative methods of dispute resolution 38
Introduction 38
Problems with court hearings 38
Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms 39
Examples of ADR 40
Advantages of ADR 43
Problems with ADR 44
The future of ADR 45
Chapter summary 46
Question and answer guides 47
Group exercises 50
Chapter 4: Police powers 51
Introduction 51
Miscarriages of justice 52
The Humans Rights Act 1998 54
Police powers 55
Detention at the police station 60
Treatment of suspects at the police station 61
Problems with the police 67
Chapter summary 72
Question and answer guides 74
Group exercise 75
Chapter 5: Criminal courts 77
Introduction 77
Classification of offences 77
Pre-trial matters 79
Mode of trial 81
The trial 82
Trial of young offenders 82
Chapter summary 85
Question and answer guides 86
Group exercise 88
Chapter 6: Criminal appeals 89
Introduction 89
From the magistrates' court 89
From the Crown Court 91
Second appeal to the Court of Appeal 93
Procedure before the Court of Appeal 94
Powers of the prosecution following acquittal 94
Criticism and reform of the appeal system 97
The Criminal Cases Review Commission 98
Chapter summary 100
Question and answer guides 100
Group exercises 101
Chapter 7: Principles of sentencing 103
The Criminal Justice Act 2003 103
Purposes of sentencing 103
Chapter summary 108
Question and answer guides 108
Chapter 8: Court sentencing powers 110
Sentencing practice 110
Types of sentence 110
Problems with sentencing 129
Chapter summary 132
Question and answer guides 134
Group exercises 136
Chapter 9: The judiciary 137
The role of the judges 137
Judicial hierarchy 138
Appointments to the judiciary 140
Wigs and gowns 145
Training 145
Pay 145
Termination of appointment 147
Independence of the judiciary 148
Criticisms of the judiciary 153
Chapter summary 156
Question and answer guides 157
Group exercises 159
Chapter 10: The legal profession 160
Introduction 160
Solicitors 161
Barristers 169
The future of the profession 173
Regulation of the legal professions 174
Fusion of the professions 179
Chapter summary 182
Question and answer guides 183
Group exercises 185
Chapter 11: Magistrates 186
Introduction 186
Selection and appointment 187
Background 188
Training 190
Role in criminal cases 191
Role in civil cases 192
The justices' clerk and legal advisers 193
Lay magistrates versus professional judges 194
Chapter summary 198
Question and answer guides 199
Group exercises 201
Chapter 12: The jury 202
Introduction 202
The role of the jury in criminal cases 203
The role of the jury in civil cases 204
The secrecy of the jury 205
The verdict 206
Qualification for jury service 206
Summoning the jury 208
Jury vetting 208
Challenges 208
Advantages of the jury system 210
Criticisms of the jury system 213
Reform of the jury 218
Chapter summary 222
Question and answer guides 223
Group exercises 226
Chapter 13: Paying for legal services 227
Introduction 227
State-funded legal services 228
The schemes 228
Advice agencies 234
The Access to Justice Act: an assessment 237
Lord Carter's reforms 248
Chapter summary 251
Question and answer guides 252
Group exercise 254
Unit 2
Sources of law
Chapter 14: Judicial precedent 257
Introduction 257
Case names 258
The law reports 258
The hierarchy of the courts 258
How judicial precedent works 265
How do judges really decide cases? 266
Do judges make law? 267
Advantages of binding precedent 271
Disadvantages of binding precedent 272
Chapter summary 275
Question and answer guides 276
Group exercises 280
Chapter 15: Acts of Parliament 281
Introduction 281
Making an Act of Parliament 281
The supremacy of Parliament 285
Advantages of parliamentary law-making 287
Disadvantages of parliamentary law-making 288
Chapter summary 289
Question and answer guides 290
Group exercises 292
Chapter 16: Delegated legislation 293
Introduction 293
The power to make delegated legislation 294
The reasons for delegating legislative powers 295
Control of delegated legislation 295
Criticism of delegated legislation 299
Chapter summary 300
Question and answer guides 301
Group exercises 305
Chapter 17: Statutory interpretation 306
Introduction 306
What is parliamentary intention? 306
Statutory interpretation and case law 307
Rules of interpretation 307
Aids to interpretation 311
How do judges really interpret statutes? 317
Interpretation of European legislation 319
Chapter summary 320
Question and answer guides 321
Group exercise 324
Chapter 18: European law 325
Introduction 325
The institutions of the European Union 326
Sources of European law 330
The impact of EU law on the UK 334
A European Constitution 335
Chapter summary 336
Question and answer guides 337
Group exercise 338
Chapter 19: Law reform 339
Introduction 339
Judicial activity 339
Reform by Parliament 341
Impetus for law reform 341
Agencies of law reform 344
Performance of the law reform bodies 347
Problems with the law reform agencies 351
Chapter summary 353
Question and answer guides 354
Group exercise 356
Appendix 1: Answering examination questions 357
Appendix 2: A guide to law reports and case references 365
Select bibliography 368
Glossary 376
Answers to exercises 384
Index 396

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