Difference between Substantive and Procedural Law | Legal Aspects of Business and Technology

Substantive and Procedural Law
Difference | Introduction to law
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S.NoSubstantive LawProcedural Law
1.Substantive law deals with those areas of law which establish the rights and obligations of individuals , what individuals may or may not do.Procedural law deals with and lays down the ways and means by which substantive law can be enforced
2.In Substantive law, there is independent power to decide the fate of a case.In Procedural law, there is no independent power.
3.Substantive law defines how the facts in a case will be handled.Procedural law defines the step-by-step process that the case will go through.
4.Substantive law cannot be applied to non-legal contexts.Procedural law can be applied to non-legal contexts.
5.Substantive law defines how the case is handled, and how a crime is to be charged.Procedural law describes the manner in which a case will proceed.


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