CPA Foundation Level – Introduction to Law and Governance Revision Kit

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Complete copy of INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND GOVERNANCE  REVISION KIT is available in SOFT ( Reading using our MASOMO MSINGI PUBLISHERS APP) and in HARD copy 

Phone: 0728 776 317

Email: info@masomomsingi.co.ke

TOPIC 1

NATURE, PURPOSE AND CLASSIFICATION OF LAW

QUESTION 1

May 2021 Question one A

Explain four features of the civil law system.                                                            (8 marks)

 

QUESTION 2

May 2021 Question Three B

Identify four common characteristics of law.                                                             (4 marks)

 

QUESTION 3

November 2020 Question Two A

(i) Highlight six similarities between law and morality                                             (6 marks)

(ii) Identify four ways in which law might be classified.                                           (4 marks)

 

QUESTION 4

November 2019 Question Four A

In the context of classification of law, state:

  • Four modes of sentencing that a court might impose on an offender. (4 marks)
  • Four modes of judgement that a plaintiff might be awarded.                  (4 marks)

 

QUESTION 5

May 2019 Question Two B

Distinguish between “substantive” and “procedural” law.                                          (4 marks)

QUESTION 6

May 2019 Question Seven D

List four examples of law which fall under criminal law.                                           (4 marks)

 

QUESTION 7

November 2018 Question One A and B

(a) Outline six properties of law.                                                                                (6 marks)

(b) In relation to the sources of law:

(i) Distinguish between an “amendment” and a “repeal” of a law.                            (4 marks)

(ii) Identify four examples of persuasive precedents.                                                 (4 marks)

 

QUESTION 8

May 2018 Question Six D

Identify four branches of civil law.                                                                              (4 marks)

 

QUESTION 9

November 2017 Question Seven C

Highlight six reasons why the law is important in commercial transactions.            (6 marks)

 

QUESTION 10

May 2017 Question Three B

Describe four purposes of law.                                                                                    (4 marks)

 

QUESTION 11

November 2016 Question Three C

Distinguish between “civil law” and “criminal law” on the basis of the following aspects:

(i) The parties.                                                                                                             (4 marks)

(ii) The burden of proof.                                                                                             (2 marks)

 

QUESTION 12

November 2016 Question Five C

Describe four roles of the Attorney General in your country.                                    (8 marks)

 

QUESTION 13

May 2016 Question Seven B

Explain the differences between “criminal law” and “civil law”.                              (6 marks)

 

QUESTION 14

November 2015 Question One A

Explain five main branches of civil law.                                                                  (10 marks)

 

QUESTION 15

Pilot paper 2015 Question One A

Explain three branches of public law.                                                                         (6 marks)

 

TOPIC 1

NATURE, PURPOSE AND CLASSIFICATION OF LAW

QUESTION 1

May 2021 Question one A

Features of the civil law system.   

A body of rules that delineate private rights and remedies, and govern disputes between individuals in such areas as contracts, property, and family law distinct from criminal or public law.          

 

Salient features                                      

  • Clear expression of rights and duties, so that remedies are self-evident.
  • Simplicity and accessibility to the citizen, at least in those jurisdictions where it is codified.
  • Advance disclosure of rules, silence in the code to be filled based on equity, general principles, and the spirit of the law.
  • Richly developed and to some extent transnational academic doctrine inspiring the legislature and the judiciary

 

QUESTION 2

May 2021 Question Three B

Common characteristics of law.                                              

  • It is a set of rules.
  • It regulates the human conduct
  • It is created and maintained the state.
  • It has certain amount of stability, fixity and uniformity.
  • It is backed coercive authority.
  • Its violation leads to punishment.
  • It is the expression of the will of the people and is generally written down to give it definiteness.
  • It is related to the concept of ‘sovereignty’ which is the most important element of state.

QUESTION 3

November 2020 Question Two A

Similarities between law and morality:

  • Law is subject to and cannot contradict moral principles for example don kill.
  • Both stem from and are directed the same source that. is practice reason or prudence.
  • Law is a subset of morality.
  • Both govern how we behave towards others.
  • Both are a collective judgements about what is right and wrong.
  • Violation of law and morality warrants enforcement through sanctions.
  • Both are related in the sense that laws are the moral rules which the society has agreed to live by.

 

QUESTION 4

November 2019 Question Four A

Classification of law

Modes of sentencing that a court might impose on an offender

  1. Death penalty
  2. Imprisonment
  3. Community service orders
  4. Probation orders
  5. Fines
  6. Payment of compensation
  7. Forfeiture
  8. Finding security to keep the peace and be of good behaviour
  9. Absolute and conditional discharge
  10. Suspended sentences
  11. Restitution
  12. Suspension of certificate of competency in traffic offences
  13. Police supervision

 

  1. Revocation/forfeiture of licences
  2. Committal to rehabilitation centres

 

Modes of judgment that a plaintiff might be awarded

  1. Specific performance:
  2. Injuction
  3. Tracing
  4. Rescission
  5. Winding up

SAMPLE WORK

Complete copy of INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND GOVERNANCE  REVISION KIT is available in SOFT ( Reading using our MASOMO MSINGI PUBLISHERS APP) and in HARD copy 

Phone: 0728 776 317

Email: info@masomomsingi.co.ke

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