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4. Sources of Law II: Case Law  

encounter many different cases from many different sources. It is essential that you understand what the law reports of England and Wales are and what a case citation means. Should

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9. Funding Access to the English Legal System  

children. Examples of cases excluded by LASPO • employment cases; • general contract cases; • tortious cases; • land cases; • private family cases. Merits Before

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court. This is an essential skill that you develop throughout your studies. Key point The ratio decidendi of a case is not the decision reached in a case but the rule of law

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by each state. Cases may be filtered out by a single judge in clearly inadmissible cases (i.e. those cases in which the Court has no jurisdiction or there is no case to address). Chambers

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‘unspecified damages’ instead of ‘unliquidated damages’. The essential features of the case are set out in a ‘statement of case’ instead of ‘pleadings’. There are numerous other examples

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funding of exceptional cases (for a case study, see Box Box 10.1 System in action 10.1 ). Box 10.1 System in action Case study: exceptional case funding LASPO provides

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are: ● cases involving national security; ● terrorism cases. The particular aspects of these cases which may justify ‘extra precautions’ are: (a) in security cases, a danger

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ignored and have some persuasive authority. 6.3.7 Case law The case law of the CJEU and the General Court forms an essential source of EU law. Judgments of the two Courts are binding

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facts. 26 Whether something is a ‘material’ fact depends on whether it is essential to the decision of the case. Example Material facts The defendant, a 31-year-old female called Sheila

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facts. 30 Whether something is a ‘material’ fact depends on whether it is essential to the decision of the case. Example Material facts The defendant, a 31-year-old female called

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Table 7.8 Better case management New procedure Description Digital case system (DCS) Adoption of paperless trials in the Crown Court. Now, essential documents such as

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strengths and weaknesses by each party of his own case and of that of his opponent, and a willingness to accept the give & take essential to a successful mediation. In Société I

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private law children cases In relation to children, it is essential to distinguish between public law cases and private law cases. • Public law cases are those brought by public

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particular telephone number ( PD6A.9.3 ) Choosing a court It is essential to understand what court a case may be heard in. The choices available to an individual are the High Court

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the case, or replace an expert. Statement of case A statement of case is a document in which a party sets out concisely the facts and basis of their case. Statements of case, pre-CPR

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sources of information, international relations, or national security. It is essential that such cases are kept under continuing review. Source : Adapted from the Code for Crown

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17. Tribunals  

Council (AJTC) reported that tribunals dealt with 650,000 cases annually, compared to 223,000 criminal cases and 63,000 civil cases that were heard in the courts. According to the website

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judge to hear the case. Civil litigation is heard by a variety of judges and the case management process will ensure that the right judge is allocated for the type of case, and its seriousness

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judge to hear the case. Civil litigation is heard by a variety of judges and the case management process will ensure that the right judge is allocated for the type of case, and its seriousness

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ward cases, the judge will set a date for trial at the PTPH. In complex cases, or if the judge decides that the interests of justice require a further hearing, a further case management