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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

Question: Critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the doctrine of binding precedent as it operates in English courts.

Answer: In answering this question it is important to first note that, the doctrine of binding precedent is a fundamental and pervasive feature of the English legal system. It requires that, within the...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1962 | References: No | Date written: January, 2009 | Date submitted: January 21, 2011 | Coursework ID: 633

Question: Assess the power of Judges within the context of the sovereignty of parliament.

Answer: When we talk about \'Parliament\' and \'parliamentary sovereignty\' what exactly do we mean? Firstly we must take the word \'Parliament\' to mean not the actual Houses of Parliament themselves but instead the...


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Details: - Mark: 69% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2329 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 328

Question: Outline and evaluate the concept of parliamentary sovereignty and its role within the legal system.

Answer: When we talk about \'Parliament\' and \'parliamentary sovereignty\' what exactly do we mean? Firstly we must take the word \'Parliament\' to mean not the actual Houses of Parliament themselves but instead the...


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Details: - Mark: 69% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2313 | References: No | Date written: November, 2006 | Date submitted: October 13, 2008 | Coursework ID: 40

Question: ‘There is considerable interest in judicial diversity in contemporary debate about the legal profession, but those who argue in favour of diversity often ignore the fact that it will inevitably lead to changes in the way judges approach the task of judging.’ Discuss.

Answer: The growth of multiculturalism has exposed the seemingly homogenous- older, white, middle class, and male, composition of the judiciary which gives a cause to ‘bemoan’ , especially in contrast with countries such...


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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 912 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2011 | Date submitted: May 16, 2014 | Coursework ID: 879

Question: Critically assess how juries are formed.

Answer: In answering this question, this essay outlines the process via which juries are selected, with particular attention paid to the degree to which this process is satisfactory. Consideration is then given is...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2594 | References: No | Date written: November, 2009 | Date submitted: January 24, 2011 | Coursework ID: 638

Question: The new Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill Part 2 states the constitutional convention which governs the arrangements for laying treaties before Parliament should be placed in statute.

Discuss the implications of codifying conventions and royal prerogative powers.

Answer: Both conventions and royal prerogative powers are constitutional sources without a statutory basis. A convention is “a rule of behaviour accepted as obligatory by those concerned in the working of the constitution.”...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 669 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: March 15, 2010 | Coursework ID: 595

Question: 'There is considerable interest in judicial diversity in contemporary debate about the legal profession but those who argue in favour of diversity often ignore the fact that it will inevitably lead to changes in the way our judges approach the task of judging.'

Discuss.

Answer: In recent years, there has been much debate surrounding the importance of judicial diversity, and a general consensus has emerged that a diverse judiciary that better reflects our society is necessary. Emphasis...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1086 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: November 24, 2014 | Coursework ID: 895

Question: Explain the role and functions of both the magistrate’s court and the Crown Court.

Answer: The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales is a complex system of departments working together to deliver justice. It is comprised of several separate agencies which are responsible for various aspects...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1731 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2003 | Date submitted: February 19, 2009 | Coursework ID: 341

Question: ‘The role of the judge is to declare what the law is, and not make it.’ Discuss this statement with reference to the theory and practice of both statutory interpretation and the doctrine of precedent.

Answer: The judge’s role is to interpret and declare the law from Acts of Parliament. The eighteenth - century legal commentator William Blackstone stated that judges do not make law, they merely follow...


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2679 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 19, 2009 | Coursework ID: 339


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