English Legal System, Legal Method & Legal Skills

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To become a competent costs lawyer it is essential to have an understanding of the foundations of the English legal system. It is important to note that the term English legal system applies to the system operated in England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland, although part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, have their own distinctive legal systems.

This module covers the English legal system in general and gives guidance on how to read, understand and apply case law and statute law; how the court system works and who fulfills the various roles associated within the administration of justice.