The Discipline of Law by Alfred DenningThe Discipline of Law by Alfred Denning

The Discipline of Law

byAlfred Denning

Paperback | January 23, 1979

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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 the time - are not suited to the social necessities and social opinion of the 20th century. They should be moulded and shaped to meet the needsand opinions of today. The Discipline of Law/I is a fascinating account of Lord Denning's personal contribution to the changing face of the law in this century.
Lord Alfred Denning, Baron Denning (Dec.)
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Title:The Discipline of LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:353 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:January 23, 1979Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0406176051

ISBN - 13:9780406176059

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Table of Contents

Part One.The Construction of DocumentsIntroduction1. Command of language2. The interpretation of statutes3. The interpretation of wills and other unilateral documents4. The construction of contracts5. Looking for helpPart Two.Misuse of Ministerial PowersIntroduction1. Deciding wrongly2. Clauses ousting the courts3. Declarations4. Other points on tribunals5. Administrative decisions6. Clauses giving unfettered discretion7. Prerogative power8. The Ultra Vires clausePart Three.Locus StandiIntroduction1. Modern extensions2. The Blackburn/I cases3. Declaration and injunction4. The remedy of judicial review5. Private rights6. The Gouriet/I casePart Four.Abuse of 'Group' PowersIntroduction1. Powers against own members2. Powers against other personsConclusionPart Five.High Trees/IIntroduction1. The High Trees/I caseConclusionPart Six.NegligenceIntoduction1. Leading up to Candler v Crane, Christmas/I2. Doctors at law3. The impact of Hedley Byrne/I4. Houses falling down5. Innocent representation made actionable6. Surprising consequencesConclusionPart Seven.The Doctrine of PrecedentIntroduction1. The doctrine of precedentConclusionEpilogueIndex