Understand the court system and its alternatives
The following topic forms part of the Specialist Unit English Legal System.
Criminal courts: classification of crimes and methods of trial; magistrates court (jurisdiction, personnel, procedure); Crown court (juries, their role and structure, jurisdiction, procedure); grounds for appeal: Court of Appeal: House of Lords: European Court of Justice
Civil courts: small claims court and jurisdiction; county court and High Court (jurisdiction of both, allocation of cases to tracks); grounds for appeal; Court of Appeal; House of Lords; European Court of Justice
Alternative dispute resolution: meaning; conciliation; mediation; arbitration; advantages and disadvantages; tribunals and enquiries.
Civil and Criminal Law (Key Stage 4 - Law) Civil and Criminal Law Quiz for GCSE students.
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