Understanding the UK Legal System

Better understanding of governance, the structure and hierarchy of ministerial departments. I also got an overview of relevant legislation and the judicial process

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The UK legal system can be complicated and confusing even for people who work as part of it.  This programme provides an overview of the legal bodies and mechanisms that provide the constitutional and administrative fabric of government in the United Kingdom, including Parliament, central government, local government, the devolved institutions and the judiciary.  The programme also aims to decode and explain key legal terms and concepts, and to provide other key legal comprehension skills for anyone working in the civil service or elsewhere in the public sector.

Understanding the UK Legal System is from our Law & Legal Awareness series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisation, ensuring that each participant gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

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Key Training Features:

  • The constitutional structure of the UK: Parliament, the Executive and the judiciary
  • Legislation and the legislative process
  • Common law and precedent
  • Devolved legislation and government
  • Court and tribunals
  • Working effectively with your lawyers

Who Can Attend:

This course is suitable for delegates who do not have any formal legal qualifications, who work in the public sector and have interaction with the legal system.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the UK legal system, consolidating and expanding their general knowledge
  • Attendees will master the basic legal glossary and concepts required to navigate the public sector legal environment
  • Attendees will enhance their ability to engage effectively with lawyers and the legal system, including judicial review

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10:00 - 16:00


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This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


A great detailed course which covered more than I thought it would - no improvements needed

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