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Question: Looking at the rules alone is inadequate. It assumes that judges actually do adjudicate in the way in which the rules say they should”. Discuss with reference to the ‘rules’ and examples of the operation of precedent and statutory interpretation.

Answer: The statement seems at first glance to offer a much generalised and often contested view of the separation of powers embodied in constitutional theory. That is to say that Parliament makes laws...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1860 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: July 07, 2009 | Coursework ID: 515

Question: Explain how the doctrine of precedent operates and examine when judges are, or are not, bound to follow decisions in previous case.

Answer: I am concerned in this assignment to explain how different law courts judge a new case according to the case law or doctrine of precedent. I will explain this question in three...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1211 | References: No | Date written: February, 2002 | Date submitted: March 21, 2009 | Coursework ID: 461

Question: Define and discuss the rise of two of the new approaches to the theory of law; feminism and post-modernism. What effects upon the legal system are these two approaches likely to have?

Answer: To fully discuss the effect of feminism and post-modernism upon the legal system we must define each theory as it stands in relation to the law. Feminism can be best explained as...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1960 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 1998 | Date submitted: February 19, 2009 | Coursework ID: 348

Question: ‘Impartiality is essential to justice and yet partiality can only exist with reference to a set of rules.’ Assess the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: In the English legal system, great importance is attached to the idea that judges should be independent. In addition to this view, they should also be independent of pressure from the government...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2099 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 335

Question: Can arbitration be combined with other forms of dispute resolution?

Answer: Before considering whether arbitration can be combined with other forms of dispute resolution or to address it by its generally acknowledged title ‘alternative dispute resolution’ it would be prudent to examine the...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 5467 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 333

Question: Procedurally all civil and criminal courts within the English legal system function with one thing in common and that is the assumption of what is commonly called the adversarial process. By contrast courts under the French legal system operate an inquisitorial process. With reference to the criminal processes of both the English and French legal systems critically evaluate the merits of both the adversarial and inquisitorial legal method. 65%

Answer: This essay will be discussing the process of both the English and French legal systems in reference to the criminal processes, and critically evaluating the merits of both the adversarial and inquisitorial...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2063 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 331

Question: ‘The Ultima Ratio of law is force.’ Discuss.

Answer: A decisive statement such as this can be seen to invite a number of fundamental questions about the nature of law. The task of defining what constitutes law is a difficult one....


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 2726 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 14, 2008 | Coursework ID: 91

Question: To what extent might the constitution of the United Kingdom be improved if provisions from the constitutions of other states were incorporated into it?

Answer: All modern states have a constitution, albeit each is very different. The main purpose of a constitution is to restrain government, in the sense of ensuring that governments are not arbitrary. Government...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2941 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2003 | Date submitted: October 14, 2008 | Coursework ID: 89

Question: TASK1

Assess the extent to which the principles of Equity overcame the inherent flaws in the Common Law system.
TASK 2

The civil justice system was traditionally criticized for delay, cost and complexity. Examine the recommendations made by Lord Woolf in his reports on civil justice and examine the extent to which the implemented reforms have improved civil justice.

Answer: Before1066 in Anglo-Saxon times, laws were local and would be enforced in manorial, shire and hundred courts, therefore laws differed around the country. After Normans conquest there was a more organised system....


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2910 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 13, 2008 | Coursework ID: 46

Question: "The Sovereignty of Parliament is not a phenomenon that derives from a legal source, and as such neither is it a phenomenon that can be altered by a legal source. The, 'ultimate political fact', of the constitution is that Parliament's sovereign power cannot, by non-revolutionary means be restricted nor given away."

Ian Loveland, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights, 4th edition (Pearson Longman, 2006), p219

Does this mean that any attempt to move in the UK to a, 'written constitution', is doomed to failure?

Answer: In order to discuss the doctrine of the Sovereignty of Parliament in constitutional terms, it is necessary to explore the overlaps between sovereignty and constitutionality in the UK, referring to orthodox constitutional...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2085 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2008 | Date submitted: January 10, 2011 | Coursework ID: 629


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