Understand how legal rules are created by precedent

The following topic forms part of the Mandatory Unit Understanding Law Making.

Understand how legal rules are created by precedent

Judicial precedent: development of the system; law reporting; binding authorities; persuasive authorities; ratio decidendi; obiter dicta statements; advantages and disadvantages.

Avoiding judicial precedents: distinguishing previous decisions; reversing decisions; overruling previous decisions; practice statements.

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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law course

Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers

Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers.

Contract Law

Consumer Law

Aspects of the Law of Tort.

Aspects of Employment Law.

Aspects of Family Law

Dispute solving in the Legal System (Mandatory)

Understanding Law Making (Mandatory)

Aspects of Legal Liability (Mandatory)