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Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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Week 7: Reporting cases


In this week you explore how decisions made in the court room are recorded so that they can be relied upon in future, similar cases. This week is based around one of the most well-known cases involving two friends who went to a local café for a drink. The consequences of what happened have had far reaching effects on a global scale, impacting on many common law systems.

By the end of this week you will be able to:

  • explain how case names are constructed and cited
  • describe skills involved in legal problem solving
  • describe how lawyers use law reports.