chapter  30
Legal issues and dementia
ByHugh Series, Robin Jacoby
Pages 6

Law varies across the world. Anglophone jurisdictions (including the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, the United States and Hong Kong) incorporate much common law – law made by judicial precedent – in addition to statute law made by legislatures. However, many other countries have a civil law legal system which is based on a code, derived from Roman law, in which judges apply the code rather than develop binding case precedents. is chapter focuses mainly on the anglophone system.