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    The Role of the Judiciary

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    presides over a court of law whether it is a lower court or a higher court. There are many different types of judges, varying from the Justices of Peace who sit mainly in the Magistrates Court in ordinary clothes, to the robed Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America or the English Court of Appeal who decide questions of National importance. Yet they are all judges. The judiciary is the branch of the government whose task is the administration of justice. The principle

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    Exploring the Court System This assignment is based upon two court visits, one to a criminal (Magistrate’s court of Sunderland) and one to a civil (County court of Newcastle) court. The assignment is apparently significant in terms of its relevance to the general study and understanding of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts of the English legal system and the environment in which it operates, and in terms of formation of argumentative opinion on the English court system. The

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    in different courts, this is because there is a significant distinction between a civil wrong and a criminal wrong. Crimes are considered to be a type of wrongdoing, however civil wrongs tend to have only an impact on the parties involved in the case. For example: a breach of contract. Where as criminal wrongs tend to have an impact on society itself. For example: a murder, theft or rape. Criminal law is dealt with in the Magistrates court and if very serious in the Crown court. It is said

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    The Role and Proceedings in a Court

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    magistrate’s court  The Role and Proceedings in a Crown court  Comparative analysis  Conclusion Introduction The court system in the United Kingdom has continuously been changing over the year’s .In the recent past; the pace of change in court reforms has been fast, this has in turn led to some important changes within the English court system. For example, prior to the year 1979, the Lord Chancellors department (LCD) was responsible for running all the courts except the magistrate’s courts. It

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    Bail in Law

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    as the bail, or, more accurately, the bail bond-is set by the court having jurisdiction over the prisoner. The security may be cash, the papers giving title to property, or the bond of private persons of means or of a professional bondsman or bonding company. Failure of the person released on bail to surrender himself at the appointed time results in forfeiture of the security. Bail is usually granted in a civil arrest. Courts have greater discretion to grant or deny bail in the case of persons

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    Lavin V Toppi Case Study

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    I FACTUAL BACKGROUND In Lavin v Toppi, the High Court of Australia considered the application of equitable contribution for co-guarantors/co-sureties to a loan where a creditor had covenanted not to sue one of the guarantors. Ms Lavin and Ms Toppi were directors and equal shareholders of the company Luxe Studios Pty Ltd (“Luxe”). In 2005, Luxe purchased a property in Sydney for the purpose of running a photographic studio, funded by a loan from the National Australia Bank (“the Bank”). Further loans

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    states The Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Courts have the inherent power to protect and regulate their own process, and to develop the common law, taking into account the interests of justice. Civil procedure as applied in the superior courts does not depend solely on statutory provisions and the rules of court. Because of this, the superior courts are sometimes said to exercise an ''inherent jurisdiction''. This refers to the superior courts may do anything that the

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    The United Kingdom's Court System In the trial process in England and Wales is adversarial. In the magistrates' courts, magistrates determine guilt or innocence. In the Crown Court, a jury of twelve ordinary citizens will decide.. The prosecution must prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. The prosecutor will make his case first by calling and examining witnesses. These are then cross-examined by the defence. The defence is not obliged to call evidence and the defendant is not a compellable

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    new rule. Precedents are to be found in Law Reports and are divided up into ‘Binding’ and ‘Persuasive’. “A Binding Precedent is a decided case which a court must follow even though it is considered to have been wrongly decided…” (Terence Ingman, 2002, Page 420). “A Persuasive Precedent is one which is not absolutely binding on a court but which may be applied” (Terence Ingman, 2002, Page 420) Bromley London Borough Council V Greater London Council (1982), Searose Ltd V Seatrain (UK) Ltd

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    King Kalarot

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    It was cold that night, so cold, as I walked home from the court of bolaroth for the third time that week. I had refused the company of a certain male named King Kalarot, and he had taken me to court for treason. He didn’t turn up. Strange really, considering the court was his court because he is king of upper Cornwall. I suppose I am a bit of a strong character... anyway, getting back to the story in hand, I was walking back home when out of the blue some foreign soldiers rode into bolaroth with

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