Articles about Common Law
The Erosion of Our Institutions and Constitutional Freedoms
by The Editor
English Law is based firmly on aspects of common law (inherited from the Anglo-Saxons), feudal law (inherited from the Normans) and subsequent laws which have been passed through parliament and which can, therefore, be repealed in the same way they had been passed. They are not written in stone. Our judges are guided by these laws and legislation. A judge has some room for manoevre to work within the laws before him using precedence, custom and conventions. That said, sadly we have seen more political judgements in Britain or should I say judgements affected by politics, since 1945, than ever before.