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Question: Explain the selection and appointments process for the judiciary. To what extent does the judiciary represent the communities that they serve?

Answer: Introduction Methods and procedures and the appointment of judges dismiss in order...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 983
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2015
  • Date written: December, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6523

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-...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 2098
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1454

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.
The officers took him down to the police station for questioning. On their arrival,
David asks the custody officer if he can call his brother to tell him what has
happened. The custody officer refuses to allow him to make the call and David is not
allowed to see a solicitor.
The investigating officer, Sergeant Bruce, starts to question David about the incident
without taking any record of the interview. After leaving the station, PCs Smith and
Jones go round to Mrs Kitchener's house to search for evidence without a
warrant. They think that they might find David's fingerprints on the door and
window.
David is charged with burglary.

Taskl
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.
Scenario 2
Mr Sands has been approached by another client, Julia Jones, who recently sustained
whiplash injuries during a car accident. Miss Jones wishes to make a claim through
the civil courts. However, before Mr Sands proceeds with giving Miss Jones any
advice, he has asked you to prepare a report outlining the main changes made by the
Woolf reforms. He also tells you that there are two conflicting cases which will
affect Miss Jones' legal position. One is a case decided in the High Court in 1981,
and the other was a Court of Appeal case in 1995.

Task2
Write a report discussing the main changes made by the Woolf reforms of the civil
court system and what difference they have made to people using the civil courts.
Mr Sands also asks you to name the source of law which comes from decided cases,
and give your opinion (with reasons) on which of the two cases will be followed by
the court in Miss Jones' case.

Answer: TASK 1 Introduction: Below I have compiled a report outlining my findings...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 78%
  • Words: 1938
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1453

Question: Working in the law. UK graduates and their obstacles in success.

Answer: As far as the solicitors’ profession is concerned, most firms who provide...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2005
  • Date submitted: February 08, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3721

Question: “In spite of the many policy failures we have recounted, we remain convinced that diversion and decarceration are desirable and achievable goals”.

Critically evaluate the effectiveness of community forms of punishment in the context of these stated goals.

Answer: The simple truth is that prisons do not work, either as effective...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 3285
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 419

Question: Has the UK become more litigious?

Answer: The position taken in this assignment is that the UK has become...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2418
  • Date submitted: February 21, 2011
  • Date written: January, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3643

Question: Does the social make up of judges matter?

Answer: The position taken in this essay is that the ‘social makeup of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 1602
  • Date submitted: January 23, 2011
  • Date written: January, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3617

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...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 1432
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1468

Question: Where does ultimate power lie in the UK constitution?

Answer: Most European nations have written constitutions; a single document which can be...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2084
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: April, 1999
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 414

Question: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of an uncodified constitution within the context of the UK legal system.

Answer: Constitution is a set of rules comprises regulations within which a state...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1000
  • Date submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date written: January, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6574

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