Understanding the UK Legal System

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

English Heritage

The UK legal system can seem overwhelmingly complicated and confusing for anyone who has not had a comprehensive introduction. For those that require an induction into the legal framework that underpins government in Britain, this programme offers an overview of the legal workings of the UK and will decode and demystify the key legal terms and concepts for anyone working in the Public Sector or Civil Service.

Understanding the UK Legal System is an introductory course featured in our Law and Legal Awareness series. At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate 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 features of the course include:

  • The constitutional structure of the UK: Parliament, the Judiciary and Government
  • Making legislation: legislative process, the common law and devolution in the UK
  • The court and tribunal system
  • Working effectively with your lawyers
  • EU and international law
  • Judicial Review

Designed for:

Delegates with no legal background who work with legal terminology and/or the legal system.

Learning outcomes:

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of legal concept, enabling them to navigate the legal environment that they work in. They will also be able to utilise the legal resources available to them.




10:00 - 16:00


£595 + VAT


St James’s Park, London


14 September 2018 Book

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

Land Registry

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