Common law is an inheritance of what legal system?

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Kyle Mckinney on October 29, 2018

The common law originated and developed in England as the head of the British Empire. It is based on doctrines established in court decisions (precedent) rather than on any the writing in the legal code, despite the fact that the statute is paramount and supreme to this 'common law'. This system is opposed to that originating from the Roman Empire called the Civil law system. This civil system is based on an inquisitorial system of the law, while the common law system of British heritage is based on the adversarial system of the law.


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