Denmark’s legal system

Denmark is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe. Its legal system is based on the civil law system, which is a system of law based on written codes and statutes. In Denmark, the constitution is the highest source of law, followed by legislation, administrative regulations, and court decisions.

Denmark has a three-tier judicial system. The Supreme Court is the highest court and is located in Copenhagen. Below it, there are the Courts of Appeal, which hear appeals from the district courts. The district courts are the lowest court and they hear original cases.

The Danish legal system is divided into two main branches: private law and public law. Private law governs the rights and obligations between individuals and businesses, and includes contract law, tort law, inheritance law, and family law. Public law governs the relationship between individuals and the state, and includes criminal law, administrative law, and constitutional law.

The legal profession in Denmark is regulated by the Ministry of Justice. Lawyers in Denmark must be formally admitted as members of the Danish Bar and Law Society, and must meet certain educational and professional requirements in order to practice law.