Common Law

Common Law is law and a legal system of the same name that is developed by judges through decisions of courts and tribunals, committees etc, rather than via the legislators or the Executive branch of the government. Common law is more complicated than most legal systems, due to the fact a decision made by a court in a specific jurisdiction may not apply to the adjacent one. This problem is intensified by the fact higher courts in some cases can overturn decisions made by lower courts. Interactions between common law, constitutional law, statutory law and regulatory law also cause the system to become complicated even further.