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UNIT ONE GCSE
LAW
Lady justice holding the scales of justice which represent fairness and equality. resting above the `Old Bailey' in
London.


UNIT 1 The English Legal System
By Matthew Anson

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Hierarchy of the courts Criminal courts
Criminal appeal courts:
There are four appellate courts, depending on the grounds for appeal and where the original trial was
heard.
· Crown court for most appeals from the magistrates
· High Court - Administrative division for appeals from the Magistrates on points…

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Duty solicitor scheme
Police station:
the scheme enables a person who has been arrested to receive free legal advice. This advice may
be provided over the phone if it is a minor offence.
Magistrates' court:
a duty solicitor gives free legal advice on the defendant's first court appearance, after…

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Bail Governed by the `Bail Act 1976'
Bail means being allowed to be at liberty, rather than being held in custody, while awaiting the next stage
in the criminal process.
· Police Bail: to appear at a police station during their investigation or by a custody officer at the…

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· surrendering of a passport
· assets frozen

Magistrates' court Crown court
Vast majority of criminal trials are heard here.
Only the most serious cases are heard here and these can be complicated and/ or traumatic.
Find more people guilty than juries. However, most defendants actually plead guilty in magistrates'…

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becky parsons

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is this for the aqa specification 2013? thanks

Matt

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yup

JadyA

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nothing you've posted is useful. sorry

Matt

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I apologise, this was produced for the specification I studied in 2012-2013, it may have changed since then. 

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UNIT ONE GCSE
LAW
Lady justice holding the scales of justice which represent fairness and equality. resting above the `Old Bailey' in
London.


UNIT 1 The English Legal System
By Matthew Anson

Page 3

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Page 4

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Hierarchy of the courts Criminal courts
Criminal appeal courts:
There are four appellate courts, depending on the grounds for appeal and where the original trial was
heard.
· Crown court for most appeals from the magistrates
· High Court - Administrative division for appeals from the Magistrates on points…

Page 5

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Duty solicitor scheme
Police station:
the scheme enables a person who has been arrested to receive free legal advice. This advice may
be provided over the phone if it is a minor offence.
Magistrates' court:
a duty solicitor gives free legal advice on the defendant's first court appearance, after…

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Bail Governed by the `Bail Act 1976'
Bail means being allowed to be at liberty, rather than being held in custody, while awaiting the next stage
in the criminal process.
· Police Bail: to appear at a police station during their investigation or by a custody officer at the…

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· surrendering of a passport
· assets frozen

Magistrates' court Crown court
Vast majority of criminal trials are heard here.
Only the most serious cases are heard here and these can be complicated and/ or traumatic.
Find more people guilty than juries. However, most defendants actually plead guilty in magistrates'…

Page 10

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becky parsons

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is this for the aqa specification 2013? thanks

Matt

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yup

JadyA

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nothing you've posted is useful. sorry

Matt

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I apologise, this was produced for the specification I studied in 2012-2013, it may have changed since then.