An Introduction to English Legal History

Author: John Hamilton Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780406930538

Category: Law

Page: 600

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Written with students in mind, Baker: An Introduction to English Legal History provides an introduction to the common law and English legal culture through the dimension of history. It traces in outline, the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.The introduction has become a standard work on the subject. It has now been updated and improved in consequence of the rapid pace of research in legal history over recent year, which has made this new edition a necessity.To assist the student further, this new edition has been fully cross-referenced to the relevant sources found in Baker & Milsom: Sources of English Legal History.

A Sketch of English Legal History

Author: Frederic William Maitland,Francis Charles Montague

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363501

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 3819

Maitland, Frederic William and Francis C. Montague. A Sketch of English Legal History. Edited with Notes and Appendices by James F. Colby. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. x, 234pp. Reprinted 1998 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-11337. ISBN 1-886363-50-1. Cloth. $50. * In this work Professor Colby has gathered, annotated and arranged into a sequential history of English law numerous essays by Maitland and Montague.

Collected Papers on English Legal History

Author: John Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131610219X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 791

Over the last forty years, Sir John Baker has written on most aspects of English legal history, and this collection of his writings includes many papers that have been widely cited. Providing points of reference and foundations for further research, the papers cover the legal profession, the inns of court and chancery, legal education, legal institutions, legal literature, legal antiquities, public law and individual liberty, criminal justice, private law (including contract, tort and restitution) and legal history in general. An introduction traces the development of some of the research represented by the papers, and cross-references and new endnotes have been added. A full bibliography of the author's works is also included.

Rechtsdogmatik in England

Author: Martin Flohr

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161552809

Category: Law

Page: 355

View: 8927

Lasst sich die Prasenz dogmatischen Denkens als Beleg fur den europaischen Charakter des englischen Rechts anfuhren? Martin Flohr erhellt den geistesgeschichtlichen Hintergrund des englischen Rechtsdenkens, zeichnet ein Bild der englischen Rechtsmentalitat und deckt die institutionellen Hindernisse auf, die der Verbreitung dogmatischer Methoden entgegenstanden. Seit einigen Jahren ist ein tiefgreifender Wandel des Selbstverstandnisses englischer Universitatsjuristen zu beobachten. In der lebhaften Debatte daruber, ob und gegebenenfalls wie das Fallrecht systematisiert werden kann, ohne es zu verfalschen und seiner Anpassungsfahigkeit zu berauben, wird der Mentalitatsbruch besonders deutlich. Wahrend die altere Generation der Rechtslehrer sich mit einer akkuraten Darstellung der Kasuistik begnugt hatte, sucht der wissenschaftliche Nachwuchs nach der inneren Struktur des Rechts sowie den bestmoglichen Erklarungen fur dessen Regeln. Martin Flohr stellt verschiedene Forschungsansatze vor, die eine Rationalisierung des Privatrechts versprechen, und eroffnet damit auch eine neue Perspektive auf die Grundlagen der kontinentaleuropaischen Jurisprudenz.

Die gestörte Gesamtschuld im Internationalen Privatrecht

Am Beispiel einer Spaltung des Mehrpersonenverhältnisses zwischen deutschem und englischem Recht

Author: Anna-Lisa Kühn

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161534102

Category: Law

Page: 289

View: 5327

English summary: Anna-Lisa Kuhn examines under which circumstances a situation of unsettled joint and several liability can arise in the context of International Private Law with the help of an exemplary comparison of how the basic conflict of interest is resolved under English and German substantive law. She goes on to discuss the conflict of laws approach to such a situation subject to the Rome I and Rome II Regulations. German description: Die gestorte Gesamtschuld stellt bereits nach deutschem Sachrecht ein sehr umstrittenes Problemfeld dar. Eine besondere Verscharfung erhalt der Interessenkonflikt aber, wenn die Mitschuldner nach unterschiedlichen Rechtsordnungen verpflichtet sind. Es stellt sich hier die Frage, was es fur die Auflosung des Mehrpersonenverhaltnisses bedeutet, wenn der Glaubiger einen der Schuldner nicht in Anspruch nehmen kann, die betroffenen Rechtsordnungen die Auswirkungen dieser Privilegierung im Dreipersonenverhaltnis aber unterschiedlich beurteilen.Anna-Lisa Kuhn untersucht die Moglichkeit der Entstehung einer solchen "gestorten Gesamtschuld im Internationalen Privatrecht" durch exemplarische Gegenuberstellung der Auflosung des zugrundeliegenden Interessenkonflikts nach englischem und deutschem Sachrecht und entwickelt die kollisionsrechtliche Behandlung dieser Konstellation unter Geltung der Verordnungen Rom I und Rom II.

Drei Söhne

Ein Mordprozess

Author: Helen Garner

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707908X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4693

»Ich sah es in den Nachrichten. Nacht. Gebüsch. Wasser, verschwommene Lichter, ein Hubschrauber. Männer mit Warnwesten und Schutzhelmen. Hier war etwas Entsetzliches passiert..« Robert Farquharson bekommt sein Leben einfach nicht auf die Reihe. Seit einiger Zeit lebt er getrennt von seiner Familie. Am Abend des Vatertags im Jahr 2005 fährt er die drei Söhne zurück zuseiner Exfrau Cindy, als sein Wagen von der Straße abkommt und in einen See stürzt. Nur er kann sich aus dem Auto befreien ... Tragischer Unfall oder Racheakt – diese Frage wird die australische Justiz und Öffentlichkeit in den folgenden Jahren beschäftigen – und sie wird für Helen Garner geradezu zur Obsession. Sie verfolgt den Prozess durch alle Instanzen und erzählt die Geschichte eines Mannes und seines kaputten Leben und das unerhörte und unvorhersehbare Gerichts-Drama auf der Suche nach Gerechtigkeit.

Verwaltungsrechtsschutz durch tribunals in England

Die Umgestaltung der »administrative justice landscape« durch den Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 c.15

Author: Jonas Jansing

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3847001019

Category: Law

Page: 582

View: 4087

Thema dieses Bandes ist der Rechtsschutz auf dem Gebiet des Verwaltungsrechts in England durch tribunals und deren Reform. Diese einfach klingende Umschreibung ist wenig aussagekräftig, da schon der Begriff »tribunal« in der englischen Rechtswissenschaft bisher nicht definiert werden konnte – zu vielfältig waren ihre Erscheinungsformen, zu unterschiedlich ihre Aufgaben und Verfahrensweisen. Mit dem Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 c.15 hat der englische Gesetzgeber erstmals den Versuch unternommen, die »administrative justice landscape« zu systematisieren und zu rationalisieren. Diese Arbeit untersucht dieses Reformvorhaben und widmet sich dabei vor allem der Frage, wie sich das Verhältnis der im Rahmen der Reformen neu geschaffenen tribunals zu den ordentlichen Gerichten darstellt, die seit jeher durch die Ausübung ihrer »supervisory jurisdiction« Verwaltungsrechtsschutz gewähren.

An Historical Introduction to the Land Law

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477262X

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 9630

Holdsworth, Sir William. An Historical Introduction to the Land Law. London: Oxford University Press, 1927. xxiv, 339 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025949. ISBN 1-58477-262-X. Cloth. $95. * Sir William Holdsworth [1871-1944] was one of the most distinguished historians of English common law. Written to provide students of Real Property with a concise history of the field, Holdsworth believed this knowledge necessary as contemporary land law was difficult to understand without an understanding of its roots. Fifoot commends this book in his English Law and its Background for its history of the rules against perpetuities (121). The Law Quarterly Review noted that "every beginner will certainly have to read [this] book before he reads anything else" (44:105). Both sources cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 773.

An Introduction to Early English Law

Author: Bill Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 90

View: 3364

The diversity and development of early English law is sampled here with a selection of several law-codes in translation; the laws of Ethelbert of Kent, the first code to be issued in England, the laws of Alfred the Great, and short codes from the reigns of Edmund and Ethelred the Unready.

Enrichment in the Law of Unjust Enrichment and Restitution

Author: Andrew Lodder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847319726

Category: Law

Page: 276

View: 8940

Enrichment is key to understanding the law of unjust enrichment and restitution. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the concept of enrichment and its implications for restitutionary awards. Dr Lodder argues that enrichment may be characterised either factually or legally, and explores the consequences of that distinction. In factual enrichment cases, the measure of enrichment is the objective value received. This is the basis of many awards of money had and received, quantum meruit, quantum valebat and money paid. In legal enrichment cases, the benefit is the acquisition of a specific right or the release of a specific obligation. The remedy is restitution of that right or reinstatement of that obligation. It is demonstrated that specific restitution of the defendant's legal enrichment is often the basis for resulting trusts, rescission, rectification and subrogation. This book has profound implications for understanding restitutionary awards and the relationship between the enrichment inquiry and other aspects of the law of unjust enrichment, including the 'at the expense of' inquiry and the defence of change of position.

An Introduction to Comparative Law Theory and Method

Author: Geoffrey Samuel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849467552

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 450

This short book on comparative law theory and method is designed primarily for postgraduate research students whose work involves comparison between legal systems. It is, accordingly, a book on research methods, although it will also be of relevance to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) taking courses in comparative law and to academics entering the field of comparison. The substance of the book has been developed over many years of teaching general theory of comparative law, primarily on the European Academy of Legal Theory programme in Brussels but also on other programmes in French, Belgian and English universities. It is arguable that there has been to date no single introductory work exclusively devoted to comparative law methodology and thus this present book aims to fill this gap.

An Introduction to the Legal History of Ethiopia, 1434-1974

Author: Aberra Jembere,ʼAbarā Ǧambaré

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 315

View: 1173

This is the first English-language overview of the history of Ethiopian law. It describes the main features of its unique development on the basis of indigenous customary law and Roman-Byzantine legal traditions. The study also pays attention to the codification of laws and modernization of the judicial system undertaken in the reign of Emperor Haile Sellassie (1930-1974), and to matters of procedural and court justice. Throughout, topics and areas for further research are identified.

English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield

Author: James Oldham

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807864005

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 3092

In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, 1756-1788, was the dominant judicial force behind these developments. In this abridgment of his two-volume book, The Mansfield Manuscripts and the Growth of English Law in the Eighteenth Century, James Oldham presents the fundamentals of the English common law during this period, with a detailed description of the operational features of the common law courts. This work includes revised and updated versions of the historical and analytical essays that introduced the case transcriptions in the original volumes, with each chapter focusing on a different aspect of the law. While considerable scholarship has been devoted to the eighteenth-century English criminal trial, little attention has been given to the civil side. This book helps to fill that gap, providing an understanding of the principal body of substantive law with which America's founding fathers would have been familiar. It is an invaluable reference for practicing lawyers, scholars, and students of Anglo-American legal history.

Europäische Methodenlehre

Handbuch für Ausbildung und Praxis

Author: Karl Riesenhuber

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110390078

Category: Law

Page: 714

View: 2895

This handbook systematically presents methodological issues in European law. The work combines an in-depth examination of methodological questions with detailed examples that cover specific areas of the law and institutions. Country reports provide information about the perspectives of other member states. The work includes a comprehensive consideration of the Treaty of Lisbon.