All maters which come up before a court will consist of question of law or question of fact. It is very important for the court to find out a matter is a question of law or question of fact, because there legal effect is different.
Question of Law:
Question of Law is a question as to what the law is. It is a matter related with law. It is a matter which needs not to proof before a court. Generally it is presumed that all (every person) are aware about law. For this ignorance of law not give any exemption from the wrong.
Question of Fact:
Question of Fact is a question as to what the fact is. It is a matter related with fact. It is a matter which needs to proof by sufficient evidence before a court. Generally, the question which has not been predetermined and authoritatively answered by the law, is a question of fact.
Conversion from Question of Fact to Question of Law:
When a court finally settles a question of fact, it may convert to a question of law as a form of Precedent.