Private law is that part of a civil law legal system which is part of the jus commune that involves relationships between individuals, such as the law of contracts or torts (as it is called in the common law), and the law of obligations (as it is called in civil legal systems). It is to be distinguished from public law, which deals with relationships between both natural and artificial persons (i.e., organizations) and the state, including regulatory statutes, penal law and other law that affects the public order. In general terms, private law involves interactions between private citizens, whereas public law involves interrelations between the state and the general population.
Private law in common law jurisdictions
The concept of private law in common law countries is a little more broad, in that it also encompasses private relationships between governments and private individuals or other entities. That is, relationships between governments and individuals based on the law of contract or torts are governed by private law, and are not considered to be within the scope of public law.
Areas of private law
- Civil law
- Contract law or law of obligations
- Law of torts
- Property law
- Family law family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to marriage, civil unions, divorce, spousal abuse, child custody and visitation, property, alimony, and child support awards, as well as child abuse issues, and adoption.
- Succession, estate, probate, and testamentary laws
- Law of agency
- Labour law
- Commercial law
- Corporations law
- Competition law
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Family Law Newswatch
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:41:05 -0700
Between April 2013 and March 2014 Cafcass received a total of 46,371 new private law cases. This figure shows an increase of 2% from the 45,605 cases received in the previous financial year. New cases received during the first six months were 15 ...
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:41:15 -0700
Unaided Private Law Colleges Association (UPLCA) have blamed the Social Welfare Department for the delay in clearing the file pertaining to grant-in-aid for 19 private law colleges in the State. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Association ...
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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:00:40 -0700
The governor's decision to use a private law firm to represent the government of Guam in the federal landfill case will cost taxpayers as much as $30,000 per year in legal fees. The Office of the Attorney General had been representing the government ...
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:03:45 -0700
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:37:30 -0700
Curp will be joining the Blank Rome law firm to work with clients on issues involving local, state and federal governments. He starts his new position Tuesday. Interim City Manager Scott Stiles removed Curp as solicitor in January just more than a ...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Responding to the concerns, the justice minister, Simon Hughes, said: "There have always been a significant number of people representing themselves in court — they did in around half of all private law cases in 2012 - and we provide information and ...
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:15:00 -0700
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Marilyn Stowe Blog
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:03:45 -0700
There has been a major drop in the number of private family disputes involving the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass). The service supports children caught up in both private family legal disputes and public cases – for ...
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