Contrary to almost all pre-election predictions, on 8 May 2015, a Conservative majority government was formed. As a result, the key elements of the Conservative party’s general election manifesto are going to be implemented, including the undertaking to hold a referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union. A yes vote in a referendum would have far-reaching legal implications.
A Q&A guide to the legal system in Spain. The Q&A gives a high level overview of the key legal concepts including the constitution, system of governance and the general legislative process; the main sources of law; the court structure and hierarchy; the judiciary and its appointment; the general rules of civil and criminal litigation, including reporting restrictions, evidentiary requirements, the roles of the judge and counsel, burdens of proof and penalties. To compare answers across multiple jurisdictions, visit the Legal Systems: Country Q&A tool. The Q&A is part of the global guide to legal systems. For a full list of jurisdictional Q&As visit www.practicallaw.com/legalsystems-guide.