Flashcards in Common law Deck (6)
What are the FOUR sources of UK law?
European Union law
European Convention on Human Rights
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)
What is UK common law?
The body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts
What does criminal law cover?
Offence against society – the crown prosecutes those accused of breaking laws
What does civil law cover?
Offence against an individual or other private party covers contracts, negligence, family matters, employment and land law