Procedural Law

Procedural law is comprised of those aspects of the legal system that deal with the technical aspects (practices and procedures) of law. Procedural law prescribes the procedures and methods for enforcing legal rights and duties and for obtaining redress. This includes, for example, the procedures which courts obey in civil lawsuits or in criminal and administrative proceedings. The rules of legal process are designed to ensure fair trials and fundamental justice in all cases that come before a court.

Procedural law is a set of established forms for conducting a trial and regulating the events that precede and follow it. It prescribes the rules relative to e.g. jurisdiction, pleading and practice, evidence, appeal, execution of judgments, representation of counsel, and the costs and prosecution of crime.