The essence of English common law is that it is made by judges
sitting in courts, applying legal precedent to the facts before them. A decision
of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the highest civil appeal court of
the United Kingdom, is binding on every other court. Topics covered includes:
Torts, Crimes, Contracts, The Law Of Persons, Adjective Law.
Author(s): William Blake Odgers, William Walter Odgersr and
Lucid, accessible coverage, from
a historical perspective, of liability, criminal law, torts, bail, possession
and ownership, contracts, successions, many other aspects of civil and criminal
law. Indispensable reading for lawyers, political scientists, interested general
Countering the influential view of Critical Legal Studies that law is an
incoherent mixture of conflicting political ideologies, this book forges a new
paradigm for understanding the common law as being unified and systematic. Alan
Brudner applies Hegel's legal and moral philosophy to fashion a comprehensive
synthesis of the common law of property, contract, tort, and crime.