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A modern legal history of England and Wales 1750-1950

A modern legal history of England and Wales 1750-1950

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): A. H. Manchester
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Butterworths, 1980
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/a-modern-legal-history-of-england-and-wales-1750-1950/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Online version: Manchester, A.H. Modern legal history of England and Wales 1750-1950. London: Butterworths, 1980 (OCoLC)567824757 Online version: Manchester, A.H. Modern legal history of England and Wales 1750-1950. London: Butterworths, 1980 (OCoLC)631982633

Short Description

XXV, 419 pages ; 26 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, A modern legal history of England and Wales 1750-1950 is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Butterworths
  • Responsable Person: by A.H. Manchester.
  • Publication Date: 1980
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 11 editions
  • First edition Date: 1980
  • Last edition Date: 1980
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD626
  • Dewey Code: 349.42
  • ISBN: 0406622639 9780406622631 0406622647 9780406622648
  • OCLC: 6679495

Main Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
1. The challenge
2. The legal system in 1750
3. Social and economic factors 1750-1850
4. Public attitudes and beliefs 1750-1850
5. England and Wales 1850-1950
6. Law reform
7. The machinery of law reform
Chapter 2: Law
1. Common law and statute
2. The common law
3. Statute
4. Simplifying the sources of the law
Chapter 3: Lawyers and judges
1. Change and the professions
2. The structure of the legal profession
3. Admission to the legal profession
4. Legal education
5. Organisation and discipline
6. Numbers and public attitudes
7. Income
8. The judiciary: an introduction
9. Justices of the peace
10. Other judges
11. The judges of the superior courts
Chapter 4: The courts: an introduction
1. General introduction
2. The system of courts as a whole
3. The jury
4. Legal aid
5. Administration
Chapter 5: Inferior civil courts
1. Local justice and legal values
2. Forms of local court
3. Possible reforms
4. A modern county court
5. Magistrates' courts
6. Quarter sessions
7. Borough and local courts of record
8. Hundred and manorial courts
Chapter 6: Superior courts of civil jurisdiction
1. Introduction
2. The separation of the jurisdictions
3. The superior courts of common law
4. The High Court of Chancery
5. The ecclesiastical courts
6. The Court of Admiralty
7. Alternatives to the courts
Chapter 7: Courts of criminal jurisdiction
1. Introduction
2. Summary proceedings
3. Quarter sessions
4. King's Bench and assizes
5. The Central Criminal Court
6. Procedure
7. Evidence
8. Conclusion
Chapter 8: Review and appeal
1. Civil courts
2. Criminal courts
Chapter 9: The substantive criminal law
1. The province and prevalence of crime
2. The definition of crime
3. Social control and preventive justice
4. The guilty mind: actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea
5. No guilty mind: the doctrine of strict liability
6. The unlawful act
7. The later growth of the criminal
Chapter 10: The enforcement of the criminal law
1. Introduction
2. Particular problems of enforcement
3. The personnel of enforcement
4. The prosecution process
5. Administration
Chapter 11: The criminal and punishment
1. The growth of a science of criminology
2. Punishment
Chapter 12: Civil libility
1. The forms of action
2. Contract
3. Tort
4. Conclusion
Chapter 13: Property
1. Introduction
2. Land transfer
3. Settlements
4. The enclosure of common lands
5. Housing
6. The legislation of 1925
7. Conclusion
Chapter 14. Labour and capital
1. General introduction
2. Labour
3. Capital
4. Labour and capital: conclusion
Chapter 15: The family and the law
1. Introduction
2. Marriage
3. Matrimonial remedies 1750-1857
4. Extra-legal remedies
5. Reform
6. Modern divorce 1857
7. Judicial separation
8. Restitution of conjugal rights
9. Nullity
10. Maintenance
11. Parent and child
Chapter 16: Conclusion
1. Introduction
2. Relevant factors
3. Law reform and the national need of change
4. Conclusion
Index.

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