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The development of equity Equity is another source of English law. It may be contrasted with common law, which in this context means the law developed and applied by the common law courts. The history of equity is briefly examined below and you will find references to it throughout this book. Equity developed alongside the common law and filled in the gaps in the common law: it was said to be 'a gloss on the common law'. The Norman conquest allowed a centralised legal system to develop and by the 13th century three Royal Courts existed to settle disputes - the Court of Exchequer, the Court of Common Pleas and the Court of King's Bench .

Goods respectively. If you have a job, either full- or part-time, you will have a contract of employment which will state some of the obligations as between employer and employee. Other obligations, though THE NATURE OF LAW IN SOCIETY not expressly stated, will be implied by law wherever the employment relationship exists. If you are employed by a sole trader or partnership, then your contract will be with an individual or a group of individuals, but if you are employed by a company your contract will be with the company itself.

Also, the practice may distort the market in the shares, so making it an offence may be justified on these grounds. To some extent the differences between these crimes are reflected in the procedure for dealing with them. Most road traffic offences, like parking offences and other transgressions of the Road Traffic Acts, and other less serious crimes, are dealt with in the magistrates' courts, while crimes like murder, manslaughter and rape are tried in the Crown Court, usually by a High Court judge, and the sanctions, to some extent at least, reflect society's view of the seriousness of the offence.

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