Independence of Judiciary in UK

In the United Kingdom and its predecessor states, judicial independence emerged slowly in the United Kingdom. Under the Norman monarchy of the Kingdom of England, the king and his Curia Regis held judicial power. Later, however, more courts were created and a judicial profession grew. In the fifteenth century, the king’s role in this feature […]

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Lay Personnel

Lay Personnel are made up of the jury and magistrates. These are people who do not need to be qualified and are unpaid. Both positions make decisions due to their own view of the case and have to decide a serious outcome for it. Jury To be eligible for a position as a jury you […]

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Juvenile Court Process

The Juvenile Court system is managed under the theory of rehabilitation rather than punishment in which also acts as parens patriae. Parens patriae is when a parent is reluctant or incapable to control a child, the state has the power to step in and act in the child’s and society’s best interest (Meyer & Grant, […]

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Identify what you believe are the characteristics of a good judge, a good prosecutor, and a good defense attorney. How do these characteristics contribute to an effective court system? Of a good judge is being able to be impartial. Good listening skills, understanding facts, critical thinking, interpreting the law and conform to society needs. Of […]

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Justice: Judge and Best Bakery

This poem of Julia A F Cabney in “Little Things” was quoted by the Supreme Court judges Doraiswamy Raju and Arijit Pasayat while delivering their judgement on April 12 in the infamous Best Bakery riot case in Gujarat. Before I start I would like to highlight something about the origin of the quoted line “Justice […]

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Selection of the Jury – Oj Simpson Case

The jury selection of OJ Simpson trial started on September 24, 1994 in the judge’s courtroom. Present that day were: 250 potential members of the jury, the judge, Simpson, and lawyers for both sides. The Judge explained procedures to the potential jury members and warned them that the trial might last several months. The judge […]

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The Adversary System

Each party is responsible for the preparation and presentation of their own case and will present the best arguments to support their case. In most cases legal representation will be used Role of the Adjudicator Either a judge or magistrates sitting alone or a judge and a jury The judge is responsible for ensuring that […]

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System of Precedent

Precedent is the base of common law and it is applied by many countries. In England, it follows the legal principle of binding precedent, which refers to existing law that must be followed in similar cases to achieve a fair outcome. Precedent can also be persuasive. This essay will discuss the operation of precedent within […]

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Hierarchy of Courts

Explain the hierarchy of courts in Malaysia. Discuss in details. Law is defined as any system of regulations to govern the conduct of the people of a community, society or nation. It is the governmental response to society’s need for both regularity, consistency and justice based upon collective human experience. A statute, ordinance, or regulation […]

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Speluncean explorers

Question 1 Write a short summary of the facts of the case-. i. e. , what happened to the spelunkers The facts of the case from judge Truepenny,C. J. The case of the Speluncean Explorers came about after five members of the Speluncean Society became trapped in a cave they were exploring after a landslide […]

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Judicial precedent – Law

Judicial precedent is based upon the Latin maxim “stare decisis” which loosely translates into “stand by what has been decided and do not unsettle the established”. Judicial precedent is the source of law where past decisions of the judges create law for future judges to follow, this law can be found in judgement that is […]

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