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Law: A-level Study Guide ('A' LEVEL STUDY GUIDES) [Paperback]

Mary Charman , Jacqueline Martin
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Table of Contents

SOURCES OF LAW

Common Law 4

Precedent and appeal courts 6

Legislation 8

Statutory interpretation 10

European law institutes and sources 12

The effects of EU membership 14

Law reform 16

THE COURTS AND LEGAL PROCESS

Civil cases and courts 24

ADR and tribunals 26

Criminal cases and courts 28

Criminal appeals: miscarraiges of justice 30

Police powers 32

Sentencing aims 34

Sanctions: civil and criminal 36

LEGAL PERSONNEL

Solicitors and barristers 44

Funding of legal services 46

The judiciary 48

Lay magistrates 50

The jury 52

Criminal Law

Actus reus 58

Mens rea 60

Strict liability 62

Participation and attempts 64

Murder 66

Involuntary manslaughter 68

Assaults 70

Theft, robbery, and burglary 72

Other offences against property 74

Insanity and automatism 76

Duress, necessity and self defence 78

Intoxication and mistake 80

THE LAW OF CONTRACT

Offers and acceptance 90

Consideration 92

Legal intent 94

Capacity 96

The terms of contract 98

Exemption clauses 100

Privy of contracts 102

Misrepresentation 104

Mistake 106

Duress and undue influence 108

Discharge of a contract 110

Remedies 112

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Sale of goods 122

Supply of goods and services 124

Consumer protection 126

TORT

General principles in tort 132

Negligence – general 134

Negligence – nervous shock etc 136

Occupiers – liability 138

Vicarious liability 140

Strict liability 142

Nuisance 144

Trespass to the person 146

Trespass to goods and land 148

General defense and remedies 150

RIGHTS AND FREEDOM AND CONCEPTS OF LAW

European convention 160

Human rights act 1998 162

Restrictions on freedom 164

Protection of rights and enforcement of rights 166

Rules and morals 168

Natural law and justice 170

Balancing of interests and concepts of thought 172

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