Saturday, 8 November 2014

What is Continental Law and how it differs from Common Law

The common-law legal system exists in England, the United States, and other countries colonized by England. It is different from continental legal system, which predominates in Europe and regions colonized by France and Spain.

Mode of Interpretation

  In Continental Law the most popular interpretation is Liberal and Historical interpretation whereas the English courts resort to  Liberal and Historical interpretations only in case of defects in statutes.


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