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Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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Summary

During this week you explored how decisions made in the court room are recorded so that they can be relied upon in future, similar cases. You read extracts from a judgment in a case which has had far reaching consequences and which, despite being over 80 years ago still has relevance today.

You should now be able to:

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

Next week you reflect on what you have learnt about the court system in Scotland and consider changes that are taking place within the system.

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