Analyse how effectively the law in England responds to social and technological change.
This essay will analyse how the law responds to social and technological change. It will look at law making processes in England and if it does affect social and technological changes. The four principles of law will be briefly explained, Legislation, Common Law, European Union Law (EU) and European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). This will show what England abides by within the legal system. Laws may not respond to both of them and this will be analysed to see if it does respond and to what degree and the effects this has. It will then move on to consider specific changes using selected cases which need attention from the authority and to show how the law has responded to these changes. This will follow with the essay explaining why. Included in the essay there will be examples of social change and technological change. The case of Sefton Holdings v Cairns  2 FLR 109 will be investigated and the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. The case of Hyde v Hyde (1866) 1 P. & D. 130 will also be evaluated. The way conduct becomes unlawful will be investigated. The assignment to will then summarise evaluate make up the essay to conclude whether or not lawmaking process is effective in keeping in line with social and technological advances in society.
There are four principle sources of law which make up the legal system in England. There is Legislation, Common Law, European Union Law (EU) and the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). Legislation is a law that is created by a legislature. There are different parts to legislation but the most important parts are Acts of Parliament. UK parliament is the body that has the power to pass laws that are used throughout the UK and it consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Other countries in the UK can also pass laws, but they are only relevant to the country they were passed. Common Law is what...