Introduction to Civil Law

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1. What decisions are made in civil cases?

  • Defendant is liable or not liable
  • Claimant wins or loses case; defendant is never liable
  • Claimant wins or loses case; defendant may be liable to pay compensation
  • Defendant is guilty or not guilty
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2. What is the purpose of civil law?

  • To protect society
  • To uphold individual's rights
  • To uphold individual's rights and compensate individual
  • To compensate individual

3. What is the purpose of a civil trial?

  • To decide if there is a breach of rights
  • To compensate individual
  • To punish offenders
  • To get justice

4. What sort of names would you see in civil cases?

  • R v Smith; DPP v Smith
  • Jones v Smith; XYZ Company Ltd
  • R v Smith; XYZ Company Ltd
  • Jones v Smith; R v Smith

5. What is the legal name for the person starting a civil case?

  • Defendant
  • Claimant
  • Victim
  • Prosecutor

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