The English Legal System

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ACCA Qualification F4 - Corporate and Business Law Mind Map on The English Legal System, created by Tim Mitchell on 05/12/2013.
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The English Legal System
  1. Types of Law
    1. Criminal
      1. Object: to regulate society by the threat of punishment
        1. Purpose: the enforcement of particular forms of behaviour by the State, which acts to ensure compliance
          1. Burden of Proof: lies with the State to show guilt beyond reasonable doubt
          2. Civil
            1. Object: usually financial compensation to put the claimant in the position he would have been in had the wrong not occurred
              1. Purpose: to settle disputes between individuals and to provide remedies
                1. Burden of proof: lies with the claimant to show liability on the balance of probabilities
              2. Court Structures
                1. Criminal
                  1. Supreme Court
                    1. Court of Appeal
                      1. Crown/High Court
                        1. Magistrate
                  2. Civil
                    1. European Court of Justice (ECJ)
                      1. European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
                        1. Supreme Court
                          1. Court of Appeal
                            1. County/High Court
                    2. Sources of Law
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