What is a case law in Australia?

What is a case law in Australia?

Case law is law developed by judges in courts. Case law research involves reading legal judgments – understanding the reasons behind a judgment and how the law has been interpreted by the judge. Case law interprets and enforces the laws created by parliament.

Where can I find Australian law cases?

Use the following resources to find information for Australian case law.

  1. Westlaw AU. Westlaw AU provides access to Australian reported cases from 1825+ and unreported cases from 1999.
  2. Lexis Advance Research & US Research.
  3. CCH IntelliConnect.
  4. Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

What are some examples of laws in Australia?

Employment law

  • reason for firing someone.
  • fair duties as an employer.
  • equal opportunities.
  • not to work over 40 hours in any one week (appropriate overtime penalties)
  • wrongful dismissal.
  • age discrimination.

What is also known as case law?

Common law, also known as case law, is a body of unwritten laws based on legal precedents established by the courts. Common law draws from institutionalized opinions and interpretations from judicial authorities and public juries. Common laws sometimes prove the inspiration for new legislation to be enacted.

How do I find case laws?

If you are looking for very recent decisions or if it is not important to access a reported version of the case, use Kanoon. It can be searched by citation, party names, keywords, court, date range etc. It can also be browsed by court and year. Kanoon is also free!

Is common law case law?

Case law is sometimes referred to as judge made law. In common law systems, it refers to the law that has been established by following decisions made by judges in earlier cases – legal precedents. Disputed points of law will come before the senior courts for deliberation and decision.

How do you find common law cases?

Legal information at the Library The State Library holds an extensive collection of case law, legislation and looseleaf publications. LIAC provides quality legal information to NSW communities through the public library network, the dedicated Find Legal Answers website and by working collaboratively with key agencies.

What’s the difference between common law and case law?

What do you mean by case law?

uncountable noun. Case law is law that has been established by following decisions made by judges in earlier cases.

What is the difference between common law and case law?

Case law, also used interchangeably with common law, refers to the collection of precedents and authority set by previous judicial decisions on a particular issue or topic. In that sense, case law differs from one jurisdiction to another.

How do I choose the right case law?

Use the following resources to help find your case:

  1. Law reports at the State Library. The Library holds a selection of law reports. If your case has been published in a law report you may find it in the Library.
  2. Cases on AustLII. Find cases from all Australian jurisdictions.

Is it illegal to have 50kg of potatoes?

Under the Marketing of Potatoes Act 1946, it was illegal for anyone to sell, purchase, take delivery of and deliver more than 50kg of everybody’s favourite tuber. Those provisions included carrying that amount in your vehicle unless you were a member of the Potato Corporation or an authorised agent of said Corporation.

Is divorce a criminal case?

As divorce (dissolution of marriage) cases fall under the umbrella of family law, divorce cases are considered a civil case.