OF COMMON LAW, STATUTE LAW AND THINGS…

dbfamilylaw

Common law and statute law: the hierarchy of law-making

English and Welsh law is made up of common law and statute law – what I shall call, together, primary law; and, of the two, statute law will always trump common law. Common law is made for the most part by judges of the High Court, Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Statute law is made by Parliament (strictly speaking by the queen in Parliament).

Many modern statutes, of necessity, delegate law-making to government departments or to other statutory bodies. These bodies are then responsible for making subsidiary (or delegated) legislation, subject only to parliamentary approval. Much of the legal aid scheme depends on various levels of subsidiary legislation, as does the child support scheme; and family law could not work without Family Procedure Rules 2010 which are delegated to Family Procedure Rules Committee by Courts Act 2003 ss…

View original post 719 more words

Advertisements
This entry was posted in World by truthaholics. Bookmark the permalink.

About truthaholics

| Exposing Truth Behind Media Spin. Truth is not gossip. It's not sensational or even exciting. Truth's reality, fact. Truth's shocking, sad, horrific, frightening and deadly. Controversial issues discussed here so only for those able to digest Truth.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s