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  • Comparison of Common Law and Civil Law

    COMMON LAW V CIVIL LAW COMMON LAW(characteristics)for comparing or contrast purpose Common law systems are mostly found in former british colony and protectorate including US‚ it is less prescriptive than civil law system‚citizens are benefited by enactment and legislation in specific fields.more often are the implied terms usage. 1)represents the law of courts as expressed in judicial decision 2)based on precedents provided by past judicial decisions‚no written statues or prescribed texts

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  • Common Law and National Consumer Law

    did common law become so rigid and inflexible? Answer: By the reign of henry II‚ the practice of sending the royal justice throughout the country “on circuit” began to result in fairly uniform body of law developing around the country- the common law. The judges were assisted in finding an agreement among them by keeping records known as plea rolls. They set out not only the facts of each case and judgement‚ but often the reasoning behind the judgement‚ in much the same way as the modern law reports

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  • Civil Law vs Common Law

    nations in the world nowadays‚ and each has a different set of laws that govern its people and its relations with the rest of the world. Whereas‚ international law governs relations between states‚ institutions‚ and individuals across national boundaries‚ municipal law governs this same person within the boundaries of a particular state. The comparative law‚ which is the study‚ analysis‚ and comparison of the different municipal law systems‚ classifies countries into legal families. The two widely

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  • Common Law Tradition and Sources of Law

    Common Law Tradition and Sources of Law Common Law Tradition: In early England‚ there was desire to establish a legal system that did not settle disputes by simply relying on local customs and traditions. Instead‚ there was desire to use a uniform legal system throughout the entire country. “What evolved was the beginning of common law‚ a body of general rules that applied throughout the entire English realm. Eventually‚ the common law tradition became part of the heritage of all nations

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  • Common Law Chapter 2

    and the common law tradition Contents Introduction 22 2 1 Judging the operation of the legal system 23 2 2 2 3 2 4 2 5 2 6 The common law tradition and its influence upon the English legal system 27 Have we seen the historical rise and fall of the common law tradition? 31 Substantive law and procedure

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  • The Development of Common Law and Equity

    Outline the development of common law and equity. Before common law and equity came into existence‚ there were only customs that protected the people and their rights. Customs can be divided into general customs and local customs. General customs are said to be the basis of common law because it is thought that after the Norman Conquest‚ judges who travelled around the land making decisions in the King’s name based at least some of their decisions on the common customs. Local customs only

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  • Common Law as a Legal System

    COMMON LAW AS A LEGAL SYSTEM Common Law and Civil Law When defined in this way the term ¡§common law¡¨ is used to refer to a type of legal system called the common law legal system. The legal systems of various countries are modeled on the English legal system and these countries are said to have a ¡§common law legal system¡¨. This includes most of the British Commonwealth and the United States. The common law legal system involves such matters as trial by jury‚ presumption of innocence etc

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  • Common Law Reasoning

    RESEARCH ESSAY Common Law Reasoning and Institutions Researching and writing one essay from a choice of six titles provided (see below) is a compulsory part of the Common Law Reasoning and Institutions (CLRI) subject. You must also be prepared to answer a series of reflective questions on your research essay in the May/June Analyse the adequacy and relevancy of the crime control and due process models for understanding criminal justice‚ with reference to the jurisdiction you are in and/or England

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  • Common Law assignment 1

    English Law is broad‚ with the real starting point at the Norman Conquest in 1066. During that time‚ England was mostly ruled by customs prior to the Conquest. It wasn’t until William the Conqueror took throne that modern English law started to develop‚ under the common law. Fast forward to 21st century‚ and now the law has been a lot more developed‚ with its sources divided into two‚ the primary source and the secondary source. The primary source being case law‚ legislation‚ and European law. In the

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  • Development of Common Law and Equity

    of common law and equity Introduction I have been asked to write a essay on the development of common law and equity. Common law refers to the law created by judges that was historically significant but has been since replaced by parliament common law is the basis of our law today it is an unwritten law that developed from customs and judicial decisions. It is parallel with equity which refers to the source of law created by the Lord Chancellor which was designed to supplement the common law

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