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Introduction to the Sources of Law

The The term "sources of law" refers to where the law comes
Sources from.
English and Welsh law comes from several sources.
of law
The main sources are:
the common law
equity
legislation
judicial precedent
delegated legislation
European law
European Convention on Human…

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Equity Equity means "fairness" in ordinary language.
As a legal term it began as a set of special rules founded
and administered by the old Court of Chancery.
It was created because the original common law often failed
to ensure fairness or justice, and people would appeal to the…

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Judicial In all courts it is the judge who is responsible for deciding
Precedent questions of law. This involves the judge interpreting the
common law, equity or legislation.
Courts are arranged in to a hierarchy of importance. A
court that is more important is known as a superior court…

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European European Community Law is law that comes from the
Communit European Union of which the United Kingdom is a member.
y Law When the United Kingdom joined the European Community
Parliament passed the European Communities Act 1972.
The European Communities Act 1972 not only made
European law directly…

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Delegated Parliament has quite often delegated its power to make law
legislation to various bodies or people.
There are different types of delegated legislation. The main
types are ­
Orders in Council
Statutory instruments and
Bye-laws
Orders in Council permit the government through the Privy
Council to make law.…

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