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From House of Lords to Supreme Court : Judges, Jurists and the Process of Judging - James Lee

From House of Lords to Supreme Court

Judges, Jurists and the Process of Judging

By: James Lee

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Published: 6th January 2011
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2009 saw the centenary of the Society of Legal Scholars and the transition from the House of Lords to the new Supreme Court. The papers presented in this volume arise from a seminar organised jointly by the Society of Legal Scholars and the University of Birmingham to celebrate and consider these historic events. The papers examine judicial reasoning and the interaction between judges, academics and the professions in their shared task of interpretative development of the law. The volume gathers leading authorities on the House of Lords in its judicial capacity together with academics whose specialisms lie in particular fields of law, including tort, human rights, restitution, European law and private international law. The relationship between judge and jurist is, therefore, investigated from a variety of perspectives and with reference to different jurisdictions. The aim of the volume is to reflect upon the jurisprudence of the House of Lords and to consider the prospects for judging in the new Supreme Court.

This book is a joy and a gem, being a collection of inspired, inspiring, certainly thought provoking and often controversial papers delivered at a significant event held in 2009. You could also regard this book as a handy research tool, with its extentsive tables of cases and of legislation - some of it from other jurisdictions - and the invaluable index. Suffice to say that the book more than achieves its stated aim: 'to reflect upon the jurisprudence of the House of Lords and to consider the prospects for judging in the new Supreme Court.' Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Introduction
A Darwinian Reflection on Judicial Values and Appointments to Final National Courts
From Appellate Committee to UK Supreme Court: Independence, Activism and Transparency
Taking Women's Property Seriously: Mrs Boland, the House of Lords, the Law Commission and the Role of Consensus
'Inconsiderate Alterations in our Laws': Legislative Reversal of Supreme Court Decisions
(Dis)owning the Convention in the Law of Tort
Keeping Their Heads Above Water? European Law in the House of Lords
The Development of Principle by a Final Court of Appeal in Matters of Private International (Common) Law
The Law of Unjust Enrichment in the House of Lords: Judging the Judges
Use of Scholarship by the House of Lords in Tort cases
Judges and Academics: Features of a Partnership
Does Advocacy Matter in the Lords?
Close Calls in the House of Lords
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ISBN: 9781849460811
ISBN-10: 1849460817
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 6th January 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.6 x 24.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1