chapter  24
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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.