What Are The Two Legal Systems Used Around The World?

The first thing to note is that there are many different types of civil law systems in use around the world today, but most countries have adopted features from either common law or civil law systems into their legal systems.

Today, the two main types of legal systems are common law and civil law. While there is a lot of overlap between these two, they also have some key differences that make them unique from each other.

Common Law

The common law system is less prescriptive than civil law. Civil laws are the way that governments can ensure their citizens’ protection in the event of infrastructure development projects, for example, by making sure service providers cannot cut off water or electricity supplies to those who are bad payers – which would be unfair- as well as giving them freedom under certain legislation such an FOI Act (Freedom Of Information Act), etc.

There could even exist legal requirements where equal bargaining terms need to be implied into contracts between stronger parties if needed so; this protects both sides equally without favoritism whatsoever. Countries following a common law system are typically former British colonies or protectorates, including the United States.

Civil Law

The civil law system is a codified system of law. It takes its origins from Roman law. The difference between civil and common law systems can be seen as similar to how a government would approach legislation for different sectors. The more stringent the laws are in one sector compared with another may depend on what type of infrastructure project is being considered-. 

Whether it’s an energy facility like coal-fired power plants vs. wind turbines, there will still need some sort of regulatory framework established across all industries so they don’t conflict with one another outright.

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