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Business Study Notes: Plaintiff: Party who commence a civil action Damages: Monetary payment made as compensation for loss in a civil matter Magistrate: An independent adjudicator in a lower court Defendant: The person who is charged with an offence or being used Sentence: The judgement of the magistrate or judge/s after a guilty finding Punishment: A penalty imposed by the court after a defendant is found guilty Adversarial system: Two sides in a court case to prove their case to an independent person Lawyer: A professional paid to defend an accused person in court 9 different Parliaments One Commonwealth parliament Six state parliaments Two Territory Parliaments Australia has 900 local governments Law made by parliament is called a STATUTE or ACT and is commonly referred to as LEGISLATION. This area of law is often called STATUTE LAW. Common Law- Law made by courts: courts also have a role in interpreting and creating law. Law made by the courts is called PRECEDENT. Precedents set in a court case have to be followed by future cases with similar facts. A ‘Bill’, which is a formal document prepared in the form of a draft Act, is no more than a proposal for a law or a change to the law.
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