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An introduction to English legal history

An introduction to English legal history

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD532

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): John H. Baker
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Butterworths, 1979
  • Publication Type (Medium): Einfu?hrung, History
  • Type: Book
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Additional Format

Online version: Baker, John H. (John Hamilton). Introduction to English legal history. London: Butterworths, 1979 (OCoLC)657307101

Short Description

XXX, 477 pages ; 23 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, An introduction to English legal history 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 J.H. Baker.
  • Publication Date: 1979
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 67 editions
  • First edition Date: 1971
  • Last edition Date: 2011
  • Languages: English, Italian
  • Library of Congress Code: KD532
  • Dewey Code: 340.0942
  • ISBN: 0406555028 9780406555021 0406555036 pbk. 9780406555038 pbk
  • OCLC: 5035085

Main Contents

Part One
1. Law and custom in early Britain
'Communal' justice
2. Origins of the Common Law
Central royal justice
Effects on local justice
The isolation of English law
3. The Superior Courts of Common Law
Uniformity and abolition
4. The forms of action
Originating an action
Types of original writ
End of the forms of action
5. THe jury and pleading
From 'proof' to 'trial'
Medieval pleading and legal development
The system transformed
Decline of the Common Law System
6. The Court of Chancery and Equity
The Chancery
Law and equity
Pratical defects of the Chancery
Reform and abolition
7. The Conciliar Courts
The Courts of the Admiral and Marshal
8. The Ecclesiastical Courts
Effect of the Reformation
9. Judicial review of decisions
Proceedings in error
Development of the appeal
The prerogative writs
Administrative law
10. The legal profession
The new profession
The judiciary
The civilian advocates
Legal education
11. Legal literature
Reports of cases
12. Law making
Law reform movements
Part Two
13. Real property: feudal tenure
Feudalism and land ownership
The incidents of tenure
Feudalism and uses
14. Real property: estates and settlements
Succession: the Canons of Descent
Succession: dynasty and family
Reversions and remainders
15. Interests in land less than freehold
The term of years
Tenancy at will
16. Contract
The action of covenant
The action of debt
Gaps in the Medieval law
Trespass and covenant
Assumpsit and debt
A unified law of contract
Elaboration of contract law
Contractural term s
17. Quasi-contract
The action of account
Actions on the case
Indebitatus assumpsit
A general principle
18. Property in chattels personal
Modes of transfer
Termination of property in chattels
Interests in chattels
Trespass to chattels
Trover and conversion
19. Negligence
The Tort of Negligence
The nature of tortious negligence
20. Nuisance
The nature of nuisance
Isolated occurences
Common or public nuisances
21. Defamation
Attempts to abate the flood of actions
The scope of defamation
22. Economic torts
Loss of services
Unfair or deceptive competition
23. Marriage and divorce
Unity of person
24. Criminal justice
Trial on indictment
Trial of misdemeanours
The avoidance and adjustment of punishment
Substantive law of crimes
Appendix A
Specimen writs
judicial writs
Original writs
Prerogative writs
Appendix B
Specimen pleadings
Frenche v Baker

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