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The Nature of Law

A Level Law, Year One, Topic One, The Nature of Law

Prosecutor The legal term for a person or organisation brining a criminal charge against a defendant
Claimant The legal term for a person or organisation starting a civil claim in the court
Common Law Created by judges
Custom Historical Setting
Statute Law Created by Parliament.
Standard of proof for a civil case The balance of probabilities
Standard of proof for a criminal case Beyond reasonable doubt
Criminal court decision Guilty or not guilty
Civil court decision Liable or not liable
Powers of a criminal court Prison, community order, fine, driving ban
Powers of a civil court Award of damages, injunction, specific performance of a contract
Injunction An order given by the court to do something
Person starting the case in a criminal court Usually the state through the Crown Prosecution Service
Person starting the case in a civil court The individual whose rights have been affected
Created by: Morgan Lowman
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