Even though the USA started as the British colony, soon afterward, a sovereign state created their constitution, laws, and ways of living. When we compare the UK and US courts, there is a difference, and we decided to present you the most important ones:
On the other hand, the British legal system does not have a constitution. It uses various acts of parliament and precedents, and that goes back to Magna Carta in 1215. There are differences in the UK too because the Scotish law is different because it uses both civil and common law. However, there is not a single document as the primary form that will create and derive the code such as constitution in the USA.
They select juries by forming a list of eligible candidates that are from Britain between 18 and 79 years old. Therefore, jury duty can come at any time, and you as the candidate have to honour the selection by showing up.
Solicitors offer a wide range of legal matters and services such as drafting legal documents and offering devices. They can also represent clients in court, but for minor cases, and their primary jurisdiction is to finish everything that happens outside the court. They are like individual law practitioners in the USA.
Barristers are the courtroom experts. They wear short robes and wigs and do cross-examinations and verbal fencing in front of jury. The solicitor will take the client to barrister for making courtroom representation, while solicitor will handle administration work necessary for the trial.
As we can see from everything that we have mentioned above is that legal systems differ in certain aspects. Of course, the main idea of is to obtain the justice, but the steps towards the goal can vary from nation to nation.
Dr. David James