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What are the FOUR sources of UK law?

Legislation

Common law

European Union law

European Convention on Human Rights

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What is UK legislation?

Acts of Parliament, regulations (legislation created by ministers without a new Act of Parliament), byelaws (rules/laws established by an organisation to regulate itself)

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What is UK common law?

The body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts

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What does criminal law cover?

Offence against society – the crown prosecutes those accused of breaking laws

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What does civil law cover?

Offence against an individual or other private party covers contracts, negligence, family matters, employment and land law

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What is an example of common law in your field of work?

Common law tenancy: means the agreement between you and your landlord is not regulated by a particular law; instead it's covered by the contract between you and your landlord and laws from court judgements over many years

It's likely you'll have a common law tenancy if:
you are a tenant - meaning you have permission to live in the landlord's property and you pay them rent, and
your tenancy is not an 'statutory tenancy' - e.g. is not an assured, short assured, regulated, Scottish secure, short Scottish secure tenancy, private residential tenancy, or a tenancy regulated by another law