The law of Æthelberht (Athelbert of Kent), written around 602, is the oldest example of Anglo-Saxon law or law in a Germanic language. Anglo-Saxon law was based on old Germanic law, a system of laws based on kinship. The kinship group was responsible for the actions of its members as well as their protection. Injustice against another was paid for by Weregild, a value attributed to each person and each piece of land. By the 10th century, these had been transformed into a system of hundreds. They were no longer based on kinship, but organized to protect others by the hundreds and enforce the laws. Cent was responsible for a hundred and was responsible for the settlement of all disputes. The jury system probably arrived in England shortly after the Norman Conquest. Initially, the jury appeared as witnesses in court. But over time, certainly during the reign of Henry II of England, they became the trier of fact in a court case. The jury began deliberating on the evidence presented by the parties to the dispute. Over time, jurors became less and less informed about a case before a trial and learned what they needed to make a decision in court. Funded by the Sybil Shine Memorial Trust, the Public and Youth Engagement Programme aims to unite public legal education and active citizenship by developing young people`s legal skills through a series of workshops.

These workshops are led by our trained volunteers, the “Session Facilitators”, who are themselves lawyers at the beginning of their careers. For more information, click on the link below or contact Michelle Kamya, Impact Coordinator at “Kids Law” is hosted by Alma-Constance Denis-Smith, 10, a passionate law student, with the support of lawyer Lucinda Acland. In each episode, presenters discuss with legal experts what children should know about the impact of the law on their lives. English law, also known as common law, is the legal system of England and Wales. It is generally divided into criminal law and civil law. It spread to many parts of the former British Empire, including Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand, and many other countries. The 18th century jurist William Blackstone. In the nineteenth century he wrote a four-volume commentary on the laws of England, which for the first time gave a comprehensive overview of English law. Originally published in 1765-1769, it has since been reissued many times. His commentaries, used until the 19th century, were the most important teaching tool in learning law in England and America. Abraham Lincoln read Blackstone`s comments to learn the law himself.

Young Citizens is an initiative of the Citizenship Foundation and is a leader in the UK in the field of public legal education for young people. There are a number of teaching materials under “Education” as soon as you access their website. In 1066, the Norman conquest of England brought many changes in the law. While much of Anglo-Saxon law was retained, new laws were added by the Normans over time. Before the Norman invasion, most laws in England were local laws and were enforced by local courts. The royal courts were introduced, they did not immediately adopt the local laws, but did so over a longer period of time. The royal courts took the best of local laws and used them throughout England. This established English common law, or a system of laws common to the whole country.

At that time, a second judicial system known as fairness developed, which was administered by the Court of Chancery. Fairness dealt with situations that did not fall under the common law. Examples of fairness decisions include imposing a lien, correcting a property boundary, or ordering someone to do something to avoid harm. Unlike Scotland and Northern Ireland, Wales is not a separate jurisdiction in the UNITED Kingdom. The old laws of Wales within the Kingdom of England were abolished by the laws of Wales of King Henry VIII. This brought Wales into legal compliance with England. Between 1746 and 1967, any reference to England in the legislation included Wales. This ended with the passage of the Welsh Language Act 1967. The jurisdiction is now commonly referred to as “England and Wales”. Although Wales enjoys a certain degree of political autonomy, it did not have the opportunity to pass primary legislation until the Government of Wales Act came into force in 2006 after the 2007 Welsh general election. Nevertheless, the Welsh legal system remains the English common law.

This is different from the situation in Northern Ireland. It did not cease to be a separate court when its legislative power was suspended. A major difference is also the use of the Welsh language, as the relevant laws apply in Wales and not in the rest of the UK. The Welsh Language Act 1993 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. He equated the Welsh language with the English language in Wales in terms of the public sector. Welsh can also be spoken in Welsh courts. English law is unique in that it is based on the application of precedents to present and future decisions of judges. A judge must follow the previous judicial decisions of the higher courts, but not necessarily those of the lower courts. English law is not based on a constitution and there is no codification of laws. However, there are unofficial publications that provide organized lists of applicable laws. Parliament has the power to pass laws that are automatically considered valid and cannot be reviewed by the courts.

Only parliament has the power to amend a law. What is the building that Daniel says “looks like something from Harry Potter”? (The Royal Courts of Justice – see “key links” for an image) What happens if you break a rule at Amélie and Daniel`s school? (You receive a red card) What is The Full Title of Judge Tan Ikram? (Associate Chief District Judge) Who launched a campaign on a bus to change laws in America that treated blacks unfairly? (Rosa Parks) Can you complete the rulebook you follow at Chase Bridge? “We are … (“Friendly, polite, safe, hardworking and reasonable”) The National Museum of Justice offers inspiring educational tours based on curricula, including programmes at the Royal Court of Justice, rolls Building and Barkingside Magistrates` Court. Their theatre for law program includes a question-and-answer session with a judge. This lesson could be used for citizenship, SMSC or PSHCE. You can find many more free and low-cost PSHE, citizenship and RE resources in my shop: MORE PSHE RESOURCES. 4. After the video, you can use the video questions and answers (top right) to help students focus on the details of the video clip. Each chapter ends with individual and class activities that reinforce the theme of the chapter.

These resources are designed to be engaging, detailed, and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so they can be easily adapted to your courses). Topics: SMSC – British Values; Society; citizenship; rules; laws; Justice. Verse 2: There are rules for every sport, and every type of game to get along with each otherWe need rules just as much! The Royal Courts of Justice (main building in the photo) are located on the beach of London. Together with the adjacent Thomas More building and the outpost of the Rolls building on Fetter Lane, it is the seat of the High Court of Justice and the ordinary seat of the Court of Appeal. Verse 1: They are all there for a reason,So everything is cool,And every day is a good dayIf we keep the golden rules! I will no longer study war, I will no longer study war, I will no longer study war. (Repetition) Really good resources, lots of information and differentiation.