Laws Are Made and Classified in a Number of Ways.

“Laws are made and classified in a number of ways. Do you agree with this statement?”


This essay will explain the different ways in which laws are made and classified in the UK. It will show that the UK has a common law legal system that has evolved through many centuries to cover every aspect of daily life in our society. It will discuss the role that the constitution has on the setting of rules and principles for the creations of laws, and the many ways that laws are created and classified.


The UK has an unwritten constitution, which determines the way that the state is governed and set the basic principles, rights, responsibilities and freedoms for all citizens. The constitution also implements a balance of power between the main institutions of the state (the Government, the Parliament and the Judiciary), ensuring that no person possesses absolute control of the country.

There are many ways in which laws are created, one of them is through Acts of Parliament, sometimes known as legislations, the UK Parliament is the highest source of law and has the right to make any law it chooses, a law made by the UK Parliament can only be override by the UK Parliament. The House of Lords and the House of Commons make the UK Parliament. All acts Parliament start as a bill, which can be: Public bill (presented by government ministers to change the general law of the country), Private members bill (presented by individual back bench MPs) or Private bill (presented by a local authority or public body). A bill must go through different steps before it becomes a law. This steps enable the proposed bill to be discussed and to be taken into detail consideration by both of UK Houses of Parliament, once they have reached an agreement the bill will become an Act of Parliament after receiving royal assent. The Acts will become laws on their date of initiation. The UK Parliament can also give power to another body or person to create a...