Royal prerogative

So the Royal Prerogative almost certainly isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about politics in the UK – however it is in fact one of the most significant elements of our constitution. Now the … Read More

The Supreme Court

As it’s name would suggest the Supreme Court is very important and it’s rulings are often of big significance. In simple terms the Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, and for criminal … Read More

Legal Bills

Okay so we’re not talking about the kind of bill you get when you leave a restaurant – here we’re focusing on the implementation of new laws. A Bill is a proposal for a new law, or a proposal to … Read More

UK Law

The first thing to be clear on, which also makes things quite confusing, is that the different countries making up the UK don’t actually have the same laws. The legal systems of England and Wales are the same; but there … Read More

Government and politics of the UK

So government and politics, quite a broad topic as you can imagine. In this section we’re going to take a look at some of the themes that are likely to creep up in an exam – a sort of introduction. … Read More