Role of Judges

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  • Role of Judges
    • Preside over court preceedings
    • Ensure that justice is done and the law is properly applied
    • Decide sentencing in criminal cases
    • 'Make Law'
      • Interpreting and applying statue law
        • Laws derived from Acts of Parliament and subordinate legislation
      • Developing case law
        • The law as established by the outcome of former cases
      • Declaring common law
        • Court of Appeal and above - concerned with clarifying the meaning of the law rather than simply applying it
          • These courts can establish legal precedent (i.e. common law)
        • Laws derived from decision in court cases and from general customs
      • Judicial Review
    • Chair public enquiries and commissions


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