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

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Summary

Throughout your studies this week, you have considered why decision- and law-makers can be challenged. You learnt that a structured and logical approach to challenging decisions is important. You also learnt that decisions cannot be challenged merely because you do not agree with them

After studying this week you should be able to explain:

  • how decisions of law-makers may be challenged
  • why decisions of decision-makers in public bodies may be challenged
  • the need for a structured approach supported by evidence when challenging decisions.

We hope that your studies this week have raised awareness of how and why legal challenges can be made. Here the actions of individuals seeking to have their rights upheld or in challenging incorrect or illegal decisions can result in change within the legal system. These changes may impact on society as a whole or in local areas and in individual’s lives.

Next week you will explore how as an individual you can choose to become involved in the lawmaking process.

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