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Legal Skills

Legal Skills (8th edn)

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski
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date: 02 June 2023

p. 945. Case lawlocked

p. 945. Case lawlocked

  • Emily Finch
  •  and Stefan Fafinski


Case law can be broken down into common law, equity, and custom. This chapter begins with a discussion of common law and equity, including a brief history on how these sources came into being. It then turns to custom as a further source of law. It also provides an overview of the court system to illustrate how the various courts in the system link together in a hierarchy. It concludes with a discussion of the European Court of Human Rights and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on case law.

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