Law reporting in Britain / edited by Chantal Stebbings.
- London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, 1995.
- Conference Name:
- British Legal History Conference (11th : 1993 : Exeter, England), issuing body.
1 online resource (206 p.)
- Law reporting -- Great Britain -- History -- Congresses.
- Electronic books.
- Unlike the preceding volumes in this series, ""Law Reporting in Britain"" has a single, clear theme: the history and development of law reporting in Britain, from the earliest English reports of the second half of the 13th century to the beginnings of the reporting of planning decisions in the 20th century. Law reports are one of the main sources from which legal history is written. They record what lawyers and judges said in court in legal argument arising out of the facts of particular cases and how the judges decided the outcome of those cases. They thus provide vital evidence for what the...
- CONTENTS; Preface; List of Contributors; The British Legal History Conference; 1 The Beginnings of English Law Reporting; 2 Crime in the Year Books; 3 Some Early Newgate Reports (1315-28); 4 The Acts of the Scottish Lords of Council in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries: Records and Reports; 5 Law Reporting in the 1590's; 6 Sir Julius Ceasar's Notes on Admiralty Cases: An Alternative to Law Reporting?; 7 Law Reports in England from 1603 to 1660; 8 The Nature and Function of the Early Chancery Reports
9 Detecting Non-Fiction: Sleuthing among Manuscript Case Reports for what was Really Said10 Words, Words, Words: Making Sense of Legal Judgments, 1875-1940; 11 Planning Law and Precedent: A Study in Twentieth-Century Law Reporting
- "Collection of most of the principal papers delivered at the 11th British Legal History Conference, held in July 1993 at the University of Exeter, U.K."--Preface.
Includes bibliographical references.
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- Stebbings, Chantal, editor.
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