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The Judicial House of Lords 1876-2009

Author: Louis Blom-Cooper; Brice Dickson; Gavin Drewry
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The House of Lords has served as the highest court in the UK for over 130 years. In 2009 a new UK Supreme Court will take over its judicial functions, closing the doors on one of the most influential legal institutions in the world, and a major chapter in the history of the UK legal system. This volume gathers over 40 leading scholars and practitioners from the UK and beyond to provide a comprehensive history of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Blom-Cooper; Brice Dickson; Gavin Drewry
ISBN: 9780199532711 0199532710
OCLC Number: 327490351
Description: lxxxvi, 820 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The judicial role of the House of Lords before 1870 / David Lewis Jones --
The judicial House of Lords : abolition and restoration 1873-6 / David Steele --
The judicial office / James Vallance White --
The House of Lords and the English Court of Appeal / Gavin Drewry and Louis Blom-Cooper --
From appellate committee to Supreme Court : a narrative / Andrew Le Sueur --
The Lord Chancellor as head of the judiciary / Dawn Oliver --
Appointments to the House of Lords : who goes upstairs / Kate Malleson --
The Law Lords : who has served / Tom Bingham --
1966 and all that : the story of the practice statement / Louis Blom-Cooper --
Style of judgments / Louis Blom-Cooper --
Law Lords in Parliament / David Hope --
The early years of the House of Lords, 1876-1914 / Patrick Polden --
A developing jurisdiction, 1914-45 / D.G.T. Williams --
Towards a system of administrative law : the Reid and Wilberforce era, 1945-82 / Louis Blom-Cooper and Gavin Drewry --
The end of the twentieth century : the House of Lords, 1982-2000 / Michael Beloff --
A hard act to follow : the Bingham Court, 2000-8 / Brice Dickson --
From Scotland and Ireland / Philip H. Brodie, Ronan Keane, Brice Dickson --
The interplay with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council / Kenneth Keith --
The old commonwealth / Michael Kirby [and others] --
Reflections from the new commonwealth / Fred Phillips. A transatlantic comparison / Tom Zwart --
A European perspective / Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen --
Views from legal practice / Arthur Marriott, Mark Littman --
A view from the city / Michael Blair --
A political scientist's perspective / Gavin Drewry --
International law / Rosalyn Higgins --
European influences / Francis Jacobs and David Anderson --
Constitutional law / Brigid Hadfield --
Administrative law / Paul Craig --
Human rights / David Feldman --
Non-discrimination and equality / Brenda Hale --
Criminal law / J.R. Spencer --
Fair trial : 'one golden thread' / Anthony Hooper --
Torts / Robert Stevens --
Libel, privacy, and freedom of expression / Eric Barendt --
Family law / Stephen Cretney --
Land law / Derek Wood --
Commercial law / Francis Reynolds --
Intellectual property / Robin Jacob --
Tax law / John Tiley and Stephen Oliver.
Responsibility: edited by Louis Blom-Cooper, Brice Dickson and Gavin Drewry.

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