How does the UK justice system differ from those found in the rest of the world?
The experience of those seeking compensation in the UK will differ very greatly from equivalent counterparts on mainland Europe and elsewhere. Most of this comes down to the role of the UK’s common law legal system, which is an alternative to the civil law systems used in most of the Western world.
What would happen under UK law in Huntingdon?
An injury claim in Huntingdon would be governed by two key sources of law: firstly, legislation passed by the UK Parliament — or the alternative assemblies in Scotland and Wales — and secondly, the precedents set in compensation payouts UK by the senior courts of the court system.
The principle of binding precedent means that the decisions of higher courts bind all lower courts on that point of law for the future — the only changes coming from adjustment of a more senior court or from parliamentary overhaul of the law. In the UK’s parliamentary constitutional monarchy system, Parliament’s decision of “sovereign” means “most powerful and influential.”
Modifying behaviour in line with Europe on legal issues
European Union law is something more akin to a supranational source of influence, which by various political and legal machinery forces Parliament and the courts to modify their behaviour in line with European precedents. It is not generally thought of as a direct source of law in the same way as the two sources already mentioned.
It is the role of the system of binding precedent which is most important to the common law system and is its distinguishing feature. A injury claim in Huntingdon would thus be subject to oversight from higher courts. The experience of a claimant would be very different on the continent, where the only sources of law are established written codes of law, which are interpreted afresh on each occasion a given point of law is heard.
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