Template talk:English law

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Protected[edit]

There is clearly a dispute about the scope of this template and discussion is overdue. I suggest that participants seek input at WT:LAW as that is likely to be more widely watched than this talk page. In the meantime I have applied full protection to the template for 1 week. BencherliteTalk 19:36, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

For reference, there is already a template for Law of the United Kingdom Template:UK law. Whizz40 (talk) 20:28, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 6 January 2017[edit]

The heading is misleading and inaccurate. English law is not applicable in Scotland or Northern Ireland and it appears to suggest Scots Law the oldest and most developed law in the United Kingdom is within English law. I think Wikipedia should combat the widespread anti-Scottish discrimination which is evidently visible within all Wikipedia pages relating to the United Kingdom, its history, its laws, its constitution and its armed forces. Meenmore (talk) 19:39, 6 January 2017 (UTC) Meenmore (talk) 19:39, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Note: @Meenmore: Although I have no power to change the template, I'm going to mark this edit request as answered to save an admin some time. I think there is a misunderstanding here with the template. Scots law and Northern Irish law is under 'related systems' - completely separate to English law but it remains there to help readers navigate more easily. Therefore, the heading is not misleading or accurate and the template does not in anyway suggest that they are under the jurisdiction of English law - it simply shows other systems. st170e 20:40, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
@Meenmore: I looked through the edit history for Law of the United Kingdom and the original version of this article was written with all legal systems of the UK on the same level from 2003 through January 2016. It was just a test edit/vandalism by IP address (from a University so possibly a student) with only 3 edits on Wikipedia that removed the English law section heading entirely here on 26 February 2016 and a subsequent fix by another editor (who had just registered an account a few days earlier) here on 17 October 2016 that used the wrong section level for English law, a simple formatting error. This led to Scots law and Northern Irish Law falling under the heading of English law in the version of the page you subsequently edited here. All that was needed was to move English law back to a Level 3 heading which has now been done via several intervening edits here. Whizz40 (talk) 20:58, 7 January 2017 (UTC)