The Norman conquest of 1066 is vitally significant in the development of law in England since the Normans introduced an entirely new legal system to England. The term ‘common law’ was created verbally during this period to refer to the new system of legal principles created by the English Courts. The Courts of Kings Bench were created by the Norman Kings. As an outcome of the decisions of those courts various rights and obligations were founded which led to the commencement of common law principles. However, if it was found that the decision of the common law court was unfair or unjust, there was a right granted to petition the King directly. Though, in this manner, the monarchy retained the ultimate control over the common law courts, the rapid increase of suits led to the creation of the position of Lord Chancellor to hear the petitions on behalf of the monarch. Subsequently, the number of petitions brought before the Lord Chancellor acquired such a huge volume that a separate system of courts, i.e., Courts of Chancery was created to hear those cases. The principles of Equity have developed in these Courts of Chancery. The Courts of Chancery were known as the Courts of Equity which could apply the principles of Equity and award equitable remedies. The Judicature Act of 1873 removed the separation of courts on the basis of two separate codes of principles. All courts are now empowered to apply both systems of rules.