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UNIT 1

Civil Cases

Negotiation

Starting a Court case

Which court to use

Issuing a claim

Defending a claim

The claim tracks and their advantages/disadvantages

County Court

High Court 

The Woolf Reforms

Appellate Courts

Appeal Routes 

ADR

Negotiation

Mediation

Advantages and Disadvantages

Conciliation

Arbitration

The agreement to arbitrate- Scott v Avery Clause

The award

Advantages and Disadvantages

 

POLICE POWERS

Powers to stop and search

Powers under PACE

Code A

Problems

Powers of Arrest

Pace Code G

Powers of detendtion

Time limits under PACE

Rights of a detained person

Police interviews of suspects

Tape recording

Codes E and F

Protection of suspects

Searches, fingerprints and body samples

Searches

Fingerprinting

Samples

Retention of Samples

The balance between police powers and individual rights

Complaints against the police

PRE TRIAL PROCEDURE

Pre-trial hearings

Categories of offences 

Pre-trial for summary offences

Pre-trial for triable either way offences

Pre-trial for indictable offences

The right to trial by jury

Bail

Police powers to grant bail 

The Bail Act 1976

Restrictions on bail

Prosecution appeals

Crown Prosecution service

Organisation of the CPS

Functions of the CPS

Prosecuting cases in court

Criminal Courts

Magistrates Courts

Jurisdiction of the magistrates courts

Summary Trials

Triable either way offences

Sending cases to the crown court

Youth Courts

The Crown Court

The Trial 

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