A major part of the United Kingdom. Although Wales is recognised as a separate country within the union, almost all laws passed by the British Parliament for England apply in Wales. Most legislation that applies differently in Wales relate to the Welsh language, such as the provision that Welsh companies may use the Cymraeg equivalents to "public", "limited", etc. in their names, where English companies would be required to use those terms.

England and Wales have one legal system, and as such one Law Society and Bar; in fact, most central goverment functions apply equally throughout the UK, while other parts of the UK (Northern Ireland and Scotland) have different legal systems that require different governmental treatment. Latterly, the Welsh Assembly may pass certain legislation that only applies in Wales.

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