Description of Report
This report is for our assignment for Business Law in Brunei and English law council. I was assigned to do this report regarding Laws in Brunei and also to differentiate between Brunei council law and English council law. In this report I have include also the roles of each court and also the structure level of courts as well. The purpose of this report is to know more exact detail about laws in Brunei and as well in English law council
The difference between Brunei and English legal system
In this report shows that there’s no difference between Brunei Council and English Council but there’s also similarity because Brunei law is also based on English Common law. The nature of law is exist through the government judicial system of each country. Brunei law is similar to English law but Brunei have separate system of Islamic courts that apply ‘Syariah’ law in family and other matters involving Muslims. There are five levels of courts available through the Privy Council in London. There are courts of Kathis that handle family matters such as marriage and divorce by applying Islamic law ‘Syariah’. Lower courts called sultan's courts, presided over by magistrates, hear other ordinary cases involving minor disputes. Such cases may be appealed to the High Court, a court of unlimited original jurisdiction in both civil and criminal matters. The High Court is presided over by a chief justice and justices appointed by the sultan. Decisions of the High Court can be taken to the Court of Appeal, presided over by the president and two commissioners appointed by the Sultan. The Supreme Court consists of the High Court and the Court of Appeal. In 1995, the right to appeal to the Privy Council in London was terminated in criminal cases. This final recourse remains available only for civil cases.
3 Brunei legal system
The judiciary in Brunei’s legal system is based on the English Common law it provides the citizens with a fair and efficient...