Conflict between Laws and Regulation
In the UK, laws are based on Acts of Parliament (statutes) and court decisions in
previous, similar cases that set precedents. When new statutes are introduced, they
have to fit into an existing regulatory framework and it is possible that the objectives
of one statute may frustrate or be frustrated by the objectives of another statute. Great
care is taken when drafting legislation to minimise the impact of new statutes on
existing law, but new legislation may still have to find a place in the legal pecking order.