The Nature of Law

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What is law?
a set of rules that allows us to do certain things and prevents us from doing others
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give FIVE types of law
contract, criminal, land, family, employment
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why do we need law?
maintain order, protect freedoms, regulate relationships, setting standards
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What are the TWO types of law?
civil and criminal
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what does civil law affect?
individuals and businesses
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What are the FIVE types of civil law?
consumer, contract, employment, land and family
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What is the purpose criminal law do?
decide whether the defendant is guilty of the behaviour
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Give THREE differences between criminal and civil law.
type, court, powers of the courts
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what does the civil law do?
resolves disputes
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what does the criminal law do?
determine the guilt of the defendant who is accused of committing a crime against the state
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which TWO courts manages civil law?
County, high
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Which TWO courts manage criminal law?
magistrates, Crown
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What is the power of civil courts?
awards damages and injunctions
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What is the power of criminal courts?
pass sentence
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who begins the case in the civil court?
person/business whose rights have been affectes
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who begins the case in the criminal court?
crown prosecution service on behalf of the state
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what is the legal responsibility of the civil court?
case proved on a balance of probabilities
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what is the legal responsibility of the criminal court?
case proves beyond all responsible doubt
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What are the sources of law?
acts of parliament, delegated legislation, European union law, precedent
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what does civil law affect?

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