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
This PDF covers the following
topics related to The Common Law and Zambia : What is common law? ,
Justifications for the common law method , Precedent in Zambia, Stare decisis in
Zambia's courts, The Zambian context , Suggestions for the future, Stare decisis
and legal authority, Conclusion.
This PDF covers topics related to Common Law and is a article that
provides the first comprehensive review of the common law on state-officer
immunities around 1871. In particular, it canvasses the four nineteenth century
treatises that the Supreme Court consults in assessing officer immunities under
the common law of 1871: Cooley’s 1879 Law of Torts, Bishop’s 1889 Commentaries
on Non-contract Law, Mechem’s 1890 Law of Public Offices and Officers, and
Throop’s 1892 Law Relating to Public Officers. Not only do these treatises
collect many overlooked state common law precedents, but they rely heavily on
the Supreme Court’s own, often ignored, nineteenth-century decisions.
This book includes the writings of major legal theorists, including Sir
Edward Coke, Sir William Blackstone, James Fitzjames Stephen, Frederic William
Maitland, John Marshall, Joseph Story, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Roscoe
Pound, among others. Legal Treatises includes casebooks, local practice manuals,
form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and other works
of the most influential writers of their time. It is of great value to
researchers of domestic and international law, government and politics, legal
history, business and economics, criminology and much more.
This text is very
easy to read and Hales analysis of the Common Law is noted as the first
published history of English law and a strong influence on William Blackstone's
Commentaries on the Laws of England.
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