Sources and Nature of Law


There are three main sources of law. These are as follow:

  • Custom
  • Common
  • Statue

Custom - earliest form of law

A custom is a rule of behaviour which develops in a community without being deliberately invented. Historically these are believed to have been very important in that they were basically the basis of our common law.

Common - developed from custom and decisions of the judges

Common law is the basis of our…


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