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Question: ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM
ASSIGNMENT 2
TASK 1
Memorandum
To: Mrs Braun
From:
CC: Law suet from Betty
Date:
Re: Changes to legal service in England.

Answer: The English legal profession is divided into two sections: 1- Solicitors 2- Barristers In England and Wales there are over 80,000 solicitors, who are governed by the Law Society who supervise the...


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Details: - Mark: 80% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2098 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2007 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 480

Question: ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM
ASSIGNMENT 1
Role
You are employed as a trainee solicitor with Singh & Co who specialise in criminal
work and also civil work.
Scenario 1
David has been arrested by two police officers, Smith and Jones, as he was running
out of a house belonging to Mrs Kitchener, a rich old lady. He had just burgled the
house. (The crime of burglary is an arrestable offence.) When they arrested him,
the officers told him that he had no right to remain silent.
..........
Referring to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in your answer, prepare a
report advising David on all the points below:
a. were the officers right to arrest him without a warrant ?
b. does David have a right to remain silent ?
c. what might happen in his trial if he did remain silent ?
d. was the custody officer right not to allow David to make a phone call ?
e. was the custody officer right to refuse to allow David to see a
solicitor ?
f. was Sergeant Bruce right not to tape record the interview with David ?
g. were the officers right to search Mrs Kitchener's house without a
warrant ?
h. in which court might David's trial be held ? Describe the appeal route open
to David if he is unhappy with the outcome of the trial.

Answer: TASK 1 Introduction: Below I have compiled a report outlining my findings that will assist David on his current circumstance referring to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. Findings: Police and...


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Details: - Mark: 78% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1983 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2008 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 479

Question: What is the difference between civil wrong doing and a crime?

Answer: Law is a body of rules that govern a society, a characteristic that is common of all societies (Law, 2009). The English Legal System is split into various categories; one of these...


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Details: - Mark: 75% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 2214 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2009 | Date submitted: December 09, 2009 | Coursework ID: 540

Question: Critically evaluate the role of expert witnesses in court. Why is their use subject to regulation?

Answer: Expert witnesses are used in court because of their superior knowledge, training or experience in a particular area. The evidence presented before the courts is sometimes complex and cannot be reliably understood...


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Details: - Mark: 73% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1144 | References: No | Date written: January, 2009 | Date submitted: March 17, 2011 | Coursework ID: 653

Question: ‘…the rule of law is unqualified human good’. Assess the validity of this claim.

Answer: The rule of law as an aspect of the English legal system refers to the idea that no one person or organisation should be above the law. That everyone irrespective of wealth,...


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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1775 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 29, 2011 | Coursework ID: 681

Question: What are the major sources of United Kingdom law?

Answer: European Law, Parliamentary legislation, Common law and ancient custom together represent the major sources of United Kingdom law. Dating from the UK’s entry into the European Economic Community in 1973, it has...


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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1557 | References: No | Date written: November, 2009 | Date submitted: December 28, 2010 | Coursework ID: 627

Question: Introduction to Law and Legal Processes (ILLP)

“The law is what the judge says it is” Discuss.

Answer: The nature of law and the way in which it is constructed, or perhaps revealed, is highly contested. Legal theorists seek to explore the normative and pragmatic sources of the law. This...


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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 2457 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2012 | Date submitted: April 17, 2014 | Coursework ID: 859

Question: To want extent can it be said that the right to silence has been abolished?

Critically evaluate developments in this area of the law with reference to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

Answer: It will be argued here that whilst the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act CJPOA 1994 significantly modified the ‘right to silence’ of an accused person, it cannot be said to have...


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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2785 | References: No | Date written: January, 2009 | Date submitted: February 21, 2011 | Coursework ID: 648

Question: "The need for reform in the House of Lords has been greatly exaggerated and therefore makes proposals for reform likely to create more problems than they would solve." Discuss.

Answer: The notion that the problems surrounding the House of Lords have been greatly exaggerated is a myth that can be quickly dispelled by looking at the facts. Prior to the House of...


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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1432 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2007 | Date submitted: April 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 487

Question: The courts have many failings but these are nothing when compared to the dangers of informalism. Appraise critically this statement.

Answer: As part of any answer to an essay question it is always important to define the key words or phrases within the question itself. Having attempted to reference the word informalism using...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2188 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 05, 2011 | Coursework ID: 665


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