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Introduction to English Law
English law has two main sources, common law and statutes law. Common law is law that has developed as a result of judgments given by the highest courts. Arguably more significant in forming today’s laws is statutes law. This originates as a bill and is passed by the legislature becoming an act of parliament. An act of parliament is only passed following debate by and consensus of parliament.
Statutes law is the collective body of all acts of parliament.
Statutes law reflects and informs the way we live our lives. Quite apart from the obvious legislation forbidding us from committing crimes, such as the Theft Act 1968, and prescribing the rules that apply to buying things, as in the Sale of Goods Act 1979, statutes can also be used to delegate power to government ministers to make additional regulations that are legally enforceable. Read more...
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