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Law and change: Scottish legal heroes
Law and change: Scottish legal heroes

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Summary

This week, you explored legal reasoning and the work and impact of a number of individual judges. You considered how the judges reached their conclusions in Donoghue. Understanding legal reasoning is an important legal skill. Understanding how to structure and develop an argument can assist in all aspects of life and we hope that you found the final activity useful in thinking about those skills.

After studying this week you should be able to:

  • outline why and how legal reasoning is used
  • outline the reasoning used in Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562 to reach the decision
  • explain the role played by a number of individuals holding judicial office.

You can now go to Week 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , where you will explore the role played by individuals and organisations in shaping the law.