Other slides in this set

Slide 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

What is Judicial
Precedent?
Judicial Precedent is the system through
which judges lay down rules for future
judges to follow when judging future,
similar cases.
This is the concept of stare decisis.…read more

Slide 3

Preview of page 3

Here's a taster:

What is stare decisis and
what does it mean?
"Stand by what has been done and do
not unsettle the established"
It exists to provide a certain fairness and
rigidity in the law.…read more

Slide 4

Preview of page 4

Here's a taster:

What does a judgement
contain?
When giving the judgement in the case,
the judge makes a speech, much of
which is not relevant to the actual
decision.
This is obiter dicta and the actual
decision is known as ratio decendi.…read more

Slide 5

Preview of page 5

Here's a taster:

What does ratio decendi
mean?
Ratio Decendi, means literally, reason
for deciding.
This consists of the actual judgement.…read more

Slide 6

Preview of page 6

Here's a taster:

What does obiter dicta
mean?
Things said by the way/in passing.
This is not relevant to the actual
judgement iteself.
It generally takes two forms:
Speculation (eg. R v Howe 1987/R v
Gotts 1993)
Hypothetical situations (eg. Donoghue v
Stevenson 1932)…read more

Slide 7

Preview of page 7
Preview of page 7

Slide 8

Preview of page 8
Preview of page 8

Slide 9

Preview of page 9
Preview of page 9

Slide 10

Preview of page 10
Preview of page 10

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Law resources:

See all Law resources »See all resources »