Unit 1 Law

1. What is meant by binding precedent?

  • other things said. Things stated in the course of judgement, which are not necessary for the decision. This is a judges opinion which forms persuasive precedent.
  • a previous case or legal decision that may be or must be followed in subsequent similar cases
  • once a case has reached its final conclusion it cannot be reopened, even if a later decision in another case has been reached in a different way
  • precedent, which a judge is not obliged to follow
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2. What case is linked to overruling?

  • R v Brown 1993
  • R v R 1991
  • Balfour v Balfour 1919
  • R v Wilson 1996

3. What is meant by stare decisis?

  • Guilty mind
  • Other things said
  • Other things said
  • Other things said

4. What can the Court of Appeal use to avoid precedent?

  • Can't avoid precedent
  • Young v Bristol Aeroplane 1944
  • Distinguishing, Overruling
  • The practice statement

5. What is the second stage of reading a bill?

  • White paper
  • White paper
  • Green paper
  • White paper


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