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The Discipline of Law - Alfred Denning

The Discipline of Law

Paperback Published: 23rd February 1979
ISBN: 9780406176059
Number Of Pages: 354

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The underlying theme of this book is 'that the principles of law laid down by the Judges in the 19th century - however suited to social conditions of that time - are not suited to the social necessities and social opinion of the 20th century. They should be moulded and shaped to meet the opinions of today'. The Discipline of Law is a fascinating account of Lord Denning's personal contribution to the changing face of English Law in this century. It is divided into seven main parts each concentrating on one area of law in which that change has been most marked.

Part One. The Construction of Documents Introduction 1: Command of language 2: The interpretation of statutes 3: The interpretation of wills and other unilateral documents 4: The construction of contracts 5: Looking for help Part Two. Misuse of Ministerial Powers Introduction 1: Deciding wrongly 2: Clauses ousting the courts 3: Declarations 4: Other points on tribunals 5: Administrative decisions 6: Clauses giving unfettered discretion 7: Prerogative power 8: The Ultra Vires clause Part Three. Locus Standi Introduction 1: Modern extensions 2: The Blackburn cases 3: Declaration and injunction 4: The remedy of judicial review 5: Private rights 6: The Gouriet case Part Four. Abuse of 'Group' Powers Introduction 1: Powers against own members 2: Powers against other persons Conclusion Part Five. High Trees Introduction 1: The High Trees case Conclusion Part Six. Negligence Intoduction 1: Leading up to Candler v Crane, Christmas 2: Doctors at law 3: The impact of Hedley Byrne 4: Houses falling down 5: Innocent representation made actionable 6: Surprising consequences Conclusion Part Seven. The Doctrine of Precedent Introduction 1: The doctrine of precedent Conclusion Epilogue Index

ISBN: 9780406176059
ISBN-10: 0406176051
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 23rd February 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.1 x 21.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.45