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Features and Sources of UK Legal System

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This report analyzes the features and sources of the UK legal system, including its hierarchy of sources of law, classification of legal systems, and laws governing contracts, torts, companies, and employment.

Features and Sources of UK Legal System

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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................................................4
TASK ..............................................................................................................................................4
CONCLUSION ...............................................................................................................................9
REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10
Features and Sources of UK Legal System_2
INTRODUCTION
The United Kingdom Legal system is based on common law system that develops through
various convention, treaties, statutes and sources of law. Common law is generally uncodified
and not defined as legal rules and statutes. The United Kingdom constitution is unique in itself
and have written constitution (Nasrollahi and Jafari, 2020). The United Kingdom Legislation is
further divided into three separate jurisdiction including England and Wales, Scotland and
Northern England legal system. However, all the three jurisdiction have their own uncodified
laws, court mechanism and legal bodies that are responsible for administrating the right of their
citizens. The law and legal system is very important for every nation. The foundation of English
legal system is covered all the aspects of law relating to contract, tort, employment etc. The
International Convention on Human rights plays major role in securing the rights and ensure
justice to the citizens. . This report will analyse features of UK legal system and its various
sources of law.
TASK
1. The UK Legal System
The United Kingdom legal system deals with the common law and evolved through customs
and tradition. The whole legal system of the UK is applicable equally on all the citizens. There
is well established hierarchical court that addresses the issue related to the violation of rights of
the individual. The most important sources of law is judicial precedent that are decided by the
judges. In English legal system judges plays important role in pronouncing the case laws and
defines the meaning of enacted law of Parliament.
Definition of Law
According to the UK legal system , 'Law' is the systematic rules and regulation that are
designed to maintain peace and security in society, community, region, country . The law has
many fundamental feature , it includes:
Maintaining peace and security in a country.
Administer the activities of institution, corporate body and individuals.
Protect the human rights and fundamental rights of its citizens.
Balance between the economic life and social life norms.
Characteristics of English Law
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