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British constitutional law

British constitutional law is an area of uncodified law and statutes that regulates relationship of the power of the and privileges of the monarchy, the houses of Parliament and the English courts system which include the common law courts, the courts of chancery, the ecclesiastical courts, the admiralty courts ,as well as many other English and Scottish courts and administrative tribunals. While it is said that United Kingdom's constitution is unwritten, it is, in fact, partly made up of many documents include such well known texts as the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, and the Statute of Westminster.

However, it is not always evident how these documents interact as they encompass centuries of history. As well, much of British constitutional law also relies upon the royal prerogatives, unwritten constitutional conventions and other customs; thus the constitutional law of Great Britain and countries that were once colonies of the British Empire may have to have be understood from the case law that throws perspective on these many elements.

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