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Introduction to the English and Welsh Legal System

Defining Law can be defined as a body of rules imposed and enforced
law among the members of a given state.
`Imposed' means that some law-making body (such as
parliament) lays down the law for everyone.
`Enforced' refers to the…

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Civil Civil law concerns the rights and duties that individuals or
law businesses owe to each other.
There is no prosecution or punishment in civil law.
In civil law a person brings an action against another and asks
the court for a remedy. For instance, a person might…

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The In criminal law, the defence does not have to prove that the
burden defendant did not commit the crime. It is rather the job of the
of proof prosecution to prove the case against the defendant, i.e. the
burden of proof is on the prosecution.
A person…


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