LAW REVISION NOTES

AQA AS LAW : COMPREHENSIVE REVISION NOTES

Sub-Topics Included in this detailed revision pack: 

PARLIAMENTARY LAW-MAKING:

  • Influences on Parliament: The Law Commission | Pressure Groups | Politics | The Media
  • Structure of Parliament: House of Commons | Lords | Monarch
  • The Pre-Legislative Procedure:Green Papers | White Papers
  • Types of Bills: Public | Private Members | Government | Private | Hybrid
  • The Law Making Procedure:Readings | Committee Stage | Lords | Royal Assent
  • Parliamentary Supremacy: The EU | Convention of Human Rights | Devolution

CRIMINAL COURTS:

  • Types of Courts and Appeals: Magistrates Court |Crown | Supreme Court
  • Magistrates: Role | Qualifications | Appointment | Training | Retirement
  • Classification of Offences: Summary | Either Way | Indictable
  • Juries: Role | Qualifications | Disqualification | Deferral | Selection

CIVIL COURTS AND ADR:

  • Court Structure: County | High | Court of Appeal | Supreme | 
  • Track System: Small Claims Track | Fast Track | Multi Track
  • Changes to Structure: Access Justice Act | Woolf Reforms| Civil Procedure Act
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Negotiation | Mediation | Conciliation | Arbitration 
  • Tribunals: First Tier | Upper Tribunal | Appeal Route | Advantages & Disadvantages 

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AS AQA LAW UNIT 1 REVISION NOTES: CREATED BY RYAN AUSTIN
» [PART 1] INFLUENCES ON PARLIAMENT
» THE LAW COMMISSION
WHAT IS THE LAW COMMISSION
An independent law reform body set up under the Law Commission Act of 1965
68% of its recommendations have been enacted by previous parliaments…

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Non-Political: Independent body with no political association
Well Researched: Lots of time, detail and exertion is paid towards for each recommendation
Influenced: The government or other organisations can suggest research areas
Time: Parliament don't have the time to research, repeal and codify law
Consults: Records and basses its research upon…

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AS AQA LAW UNIT 1 REVISION NOTES: CREATED BY RYAN AUSTIN
» PRESSURE GROUPS
WHAT ARE PRESSURE GROUPS
Are collective groups of individuals who campaign for reform in the law
Employ a range of influencing tactics such as lobbying MP's, marches, petitions and demonstrations
SECTIONAL GROUPS
Interest groups which represent…

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Queen Speech and pre-legislative programme for the year. State opening of parliament
Party ideology, philosophy and political orientation
Private Member Bills: Introduced by part members. Sometimes due to other external pressures
THE EU AND OTHER COUNTRIES
Smoking Ban: in Scotland influenced England and Wales to pass similar legislation
European Court…

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AS AQA LAW UNIT 1 REVISION NOTES: CREATED BY RYAN AUSTIN
» MEDIA
WHAT DOES THE MEDIA DO
Represent public opinion in order to make a profit through sales
Transmit opinion and serve as a channel of communication leading to information flow
The media is print (Newspapers), New Media, online…

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AS AQA LAW UNIT 1 REVISION NOTES: CREATED BY RYAN AUSTIN
» [PART 2] STRUCTURE OF PARLIAMENT
House of Commons: Democratically elected MP's House of Lords: Appointed experts chosen by Monarch
by recommendation of the Prime Minster Monarch: Hereditary member of the Royal Family
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (THE LOWER…

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LAW REVISION NOTES

AQA AS LAW : COMPREHENSIVE REVISION NOTES

Sub-Topics Included in this detailed revision pack: 

PARLIAMENTARY LAW-MAKING:

  • Influences on Parliament: The Law Commission | Pressure Groups | Politics | The Media
  • Structure of Parliament: House of Commons | Lords | Monarch
  • The Pre-Legislative Procedure:Green Papers | White Papers
  • Types of Bills: Public | Private Members | Government | Private | Hybrid
  • The Law Making Procedure:Readings | Committee Stage | Lords | Royal Assent
  • Parliamentary Supremacy: The EU | Convention of Human Rights | Devolution

CRIMINAL COURTS:

  • Types of Courts and Appeals: Magistrates Court |Crown | Supreme Court
  • Magistrates: Role | Qualifications | Appointment | Training | Retirement
  • Classification of Offences: Summary | Either Way | Indictable
  • Juries: Role | Qualifications | Disqualification | Deferral | Selection

CIVIL COURTS AND ADR:

  • Court Structure: County | High | Court of Appeal | Supreme | 
  • Track System: Small Claims Track | Fast Track | Multi Track
  • Changes to Structure: Access Justice Act | Woolf Reforms| Civil Procedure Act
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Negotiation | Mediation | Conciliation | Arbitration 
  • Tribunals: First Tier | Upper Tribunal | Appeal Route | Advantages & Disadvantages 

Created by Ryan Austin: Revision Tsar and Lord of Law

PDF Document 134.76 Kb

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AS AQA LAW UNIT 1 REVISION NOTES: CREATED BY RYAN AUSTIN
» [PART 1] INFLUENCES ON PARLIAMENT
» THE LAW COMMISSION
WHAT IS THE LAW COMMISSION
An independent law reform body set up under the Law Commission Act of 1965
68% of its recommendations have been enacted by previous parliaments…

Page 3

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Non-Political: Independent body with no political association
Well Researched: Lots of time, detail and exertion is paid towards for each recommendation
Influenced: The government or other organisations can suggest research areas
Time: Parliament don't have the time to research, repeal and codify law
Consults: Records and basses its research upon…

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Page 5

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AS AQA LAW UNIT 1 REVISION NOTES: CREATED BY RYAN AUSTIN
» PRESSURE GROUPS
WHAT ARE PRESSURE GROUPS
Are collective groups of individuals who campaign for reform in the law
Employ a range of influencing tactics such as lobbying MP's, marches, petitions and demonstrations
SECTIONAL GROUPS
Interest groups which represent…

Page 6

Preview of page 6
Queen Speech and pre-legislative programme for the year. State opening of parliament
Party ideology, philosophy and political orientation
Private Member Bills: Introduced by part members. Sometimes due to other external pressures
THE EU AND OTHER COUNTRIES
Smoking Ban: in Scotland influenced England and Wales to pass similar legislation
European Court…

Page 7

Preview of page 7

Page 8

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AS AQA LAW UNIT 1 REVISION NOTES: CREATED BY RYAN AUSTIN
» MEDIA
WHAT DOES THE MEDIA DO
Represent public opinion in order to make a profit through sales
Transmit opinion and serve as a channel of communication leading to information flow
The media is print (Newspapers), New Media, online…

Page 9

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Page 10

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AS AQA LAW UNIT 1 REVISION NOTES: CREATED BY RYAN AUSTIN
» [PART 2] STRUCTURE OF PARLIAMENT
House of Commons: Democratically elected MP's House of Lords: Appointed experts chosen by Monarch
by recommendation of the Prime Minster Monarch: Hereditary member of the Royal Family
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (THE LOWER…

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