Topic 4. UNDERSTANDING CASE LAW Mr. Mahyuddin Daud Department of Laws, CFSIIUM. WHAT ARE LAW REPORTS?. Reports of cases decided by the courts which set out the facts of the case and the reasons given for the decision of the court
UNDERSTANDING CASE LAW
Department of Laws, CFSIIUM
 1 MLJ 20
YEAR OF PUBLICATION
NAME OF JOURNAL
A precedent is a statement of law made by a court in the course of its judgment which binds other courts which are of equal or lesser importance than the court making the precedent
If the court is of similar position, I.e. between High court and high court, then ratio is only persuasive, not binding.