As part of the formal assessment for the programme, you are required to submit an English Legal System assignment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
After completing the module you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound and critical understanding of the structures of the English legal System and the key sources of law
2. Assess how policy development and judicial structures affect the evolution of law in the legal system
3. Understand the main legal principles underpinning the English Legal System
4. Effectively communicate findings in a clear and coherent manner.
This assessment covers Learning Outcomes 1-4.
Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the module name, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant; and a reference list in the correct format. You should address all the elements of the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteria set out below in assessing your work.
QLD Regulations require that unfair practice findings are referred to the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) and BSB (Bar Standards Board) and can prevent admission as a barrister or a solicitor. Take your referencing seriously. Do not risk your career.
Maximum word count: 3,000 words
Please note that exceeding the word count will result in a reduction in grade proportionate to the number of words used in excess of the permitted limit.
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It has been suggested that judges are somehow able to ‘overrule’ legislation. Consider whether you agree with this and in particular focus on:
Use case law and legislation to support your answer.
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(LO 1-4) (100 Marks)