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Judge Seminar (Public Course) 2: The UK Legal System – Court Organisation - At the institution - London - Greater London
By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to: Outline the English court system or the court hierarchy; Determine the jurisdiction of each court; Identify the role of the Judicial Committee of Privy Council; Know the role of the judges; Outline the judicial hierarchy; Explain the rules governing appointment to the judiciary; Ascertain the importance of wearing wigs and gowns for the judges; Know how judges are trained for their job; Determine how judges are paid; Be aware of the rules governing promotion in the judiciary; Identify the causes for termination of appointments; Explain the concept of independence of the judiciary system; Describe some reforms introduced in the judiciary; Describe the roles and functions of solicitors and barristers; Know the qualifications of solicitors and barristers; Analyse the performance of the legal profession; Find out what lies ahead of the legal profession; Describe the fusion of the legal profession; Name the other legal personnel other than the solicitors and barristers and identify their roles; Ascertain why legal professionals are needed; Relate the history of jury; Specify the functions of jury; Identify the circumstances when juries are used; Enumerate the qualifications for jury service; State the process for summoning the jury; Explain jury vetting; Identify the challenges involved in acting as a jury; Determine the circumstances under which the jury can be discharged; Know the role of the secrecy of the jury; Analyse the jury’s verdict; Name the strengths of the jury system; Identify some reforms of the jury; Be familiar with the nature of the magistrates’ courts; Cite the role of the magistrates; Discuss about The Ministry of Justice and the Home Office, the Lord Chancellor and the Law Officers’ Department; Enumerate the needs for legal services; Know what are the state-funded legal services; Be familiar with the Access to Justice Act; Suggests some reforms for the jury system; Ascertain the importance of lawyers; Learn more about miscarriages of justice; Analyse the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 Outline the Organisation of the Police Identify the police powers; Evaluate the adversarial process; Apply the criminal procedure rules; Explain the Crown prosecution service Determine matters which necessitates appearance in court; Classify of offences; Name the different modes of trial; Analyse the procedures before subjecting somebody and something into trial; Be knowledgeable about plea and case management hearings; Apply the rules governing disclosure; Explain the rationale behind plea bargaining; Outline the process involve during the trial; Identify the modes of criminal justice systems; Know the important provisions of The Criminal Justice Act 2003; Determine the purposes of sentencing; Ascertain how sentencing is conducted in practice; Enumerate the types of sentence. Know the criminal liability of young offenders; Establish how young offenders should be treated by the police; Find out what will happen when a court decided to remand the case; Identify the factors which are taken into consideration in fixing the amount of bail; Distinguish reprimands and warnings; Learn how trial sentencing is done; Relate the history of the civil justice system; Know how the civil courts are organised; Compare the justice system before and after April 1999; Estate the history of tribunal; Recommend some effective reform in the tribunals; Describe the tribunals today; Enumerate the advantages and disadvantages of tribunals; Know the procedures in appealing cases; Learn when and how judicial review is undertaken; Name some problems with court hearings; Identify some alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms; Give examples of ADR; Cite some advantages of ADR; Find out the common problems with ADR.