Legal History of England

Legal History of England

The English common law originated in the early Middle Ages in the King's Court (Curia Regis), a single royal court set up for most of the country at Westminster, near London. Like many other early legal systems, it did not originally consist of substantive rights but rather of procedural remedies.


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COURTS OF CRIMINAL JURISDICTION

COURTS OF CRIMINAL JURISDICTION

In the 13th century, knights were designated to maintain peace. In this regard, a proclamation was also issued from the ... Read More

A LINKAGE OF EQUITY TO COMMON LAW

A LINKAGE OF EQUITY TO COMMON LAW

BEFORE 1615 In the 14th century, the Chancellors believed that they were responsible for the administration of any subs... Read More

DEVELOPMENT OF CRIME AND TORT

DEVELOPMENT OF CRIME AND TORT

HISTORICAL DISTINCTION BETWEEN TORT In the beginning, there was no distinction between civil and criminal liability f... Read More

CURIA REGIS AND CENTRALIZATION OF JUSTICE

CURIA REGIS AND CENTRALIZATION OF JUSTICE

A. CURIA REGIS ORIGINAL AND COMPOSITION In the beginning, the term “Curia Regis” meant the “Magn... Read More

CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLANVILLE & BRACTON

CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLANVILLE & BRACTON

A. RANULF DE GLANVILL   Glanville was one of those multi-sided statesmen and soldiers, and lawyers who served He... Read More

COMMUNAL SEIGNIORIAL, ECCLESIASTICAL CUTS

COMMUNAL SEIGNIORIAL, ECCLESIASTICAL CUTS

At the Norman Conquest of 1066, England had no central court. The law applied to the courts varied from one location to ... Read More

GROWTH AND ORIGIN OF JURY SYSTEM

GROWTH AND ORIGIN OF JURY SYSTEM

For a lengthy period of the past, Englishmen are proud of the "Bulwark, " the British Constitution. "Though at its begin... Read More

HISTORY OF DEFAMATION

HISTORY OF DEFAMATION

The use of offensive words directed by one person towards the other was considered an offence in Anglo-Saxon Law which i... Read More

HISTORY BEFORE THE NORMAN CONQUEST

HISTORY BEFORE THE NORMAN CONQUEST

"All history," stated the wretched Master Maitland in a famous epigram, "is just a tangled web. And anyone who tries to ... Read More

HISTORY OF EQUITY AND ROLE OF CHANCELLORS

HISTORY OF EQUITY AND ROLE OF CHANCELLORS

MEANING OF EQUITY The concept behind 'Equity for the layman as well as to international students studying English Law i... Read More

RELATION OF EQUITY TO COMMON LAW AND MAXIMUMS OF EQUITIES

RELATION OF EQUITY TO COMMON LAW AND MAXIMUMS OF EQUITIES

BEFORE 1615 The 14th century was when the Chancellors believed they had to manage any with substantive rules that were ... Read More

HISTORY OF LAW OF CONTRACT IN ANGLO-SAXON LAW

HISTORY OF LAW OF CONTRACT IN ANGLO-SAXON LAW

ORIGIN Anglo-Saxon Law required many external acts to create the basis of a contract. Some of these were in force for a... Read More

INTERFERENCE OF ROMAN LAW ON THE COMMON LAW AND EQUITY IN SIXTEENTH CENTURY

INTERFERENCE OF ROMAN LAW ON THE COMMON LAW AND EQUITY IN SIXTEENTH CENTURY

Roman law was first to demonstrate its influence on English Law due to the activities of the Court of Star Chamber in th... Read More

BEST LAW CENTRES NEAR ME IN UNITED KINGDOM

BEST LAW CENTRES NEAR ME IN UNITED KINGDOM

5 BEST LAW CENTRES NEAR ME IN UNITED KINGDOM Here are some of the most famous law centres near me in United Kingdom. ... Read More

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