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Law-Exchange.co.uk Shared Resource

  1. 1. PRECEDENT MATCHING EXERCISE Match the following terms to their definitions: Term Definition When a judge does not agree with the Follow majority, e.g. if one judge out of three does not hold the same views as the other two, the judgment is a dissenting one. Overrule When a court expresses disapproval of a decision which it is nevertheless bound to follow in the present case. When certain important facts of a case Reverse (referred to as material facts) are found to be different from another case which would normally be binding. When a court goes against a decision Disapprove in another case which is not binding, e.g. a House of Lords decision which goes against a previous Court of Appeal decision Dissent When a court overturns a decision made by a lower court in the same case. When a decision is based on the Distinguish outcome of another case which is binding, e.g. a Court of Appeal decision based on a House of Lords decision. www.loretolaw.blogspot.com www.law-exchange.co.uk

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