The Judicial House of Lords: 1876-2009

Paperback | October 1, 2011

EditorLouis Blom-Cooper QC, Brice Dickson, Gavin Drewry

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The House of Lords served as the highest court in the UK for over 130 years. In 2009 the new UK Supreme Court took over its judicial functions, closing the doors on one of the most influential legal institutions in the world, and a major chapter in the history of the UK legal system.This volume gathers over 40 leading scholars and practitioners from the UK and beyond to provide a comprehensive history of the House of Lords as a judicial institution, charting its role, working practices, reputation and impact on the law and UK legal system. The book examines the origins of theHouse's judicial work; the different phases in the court's history; the international reputation and influence of the House in the legal profession; the domestic perception of the House outside the law; and the impact of the House on the UK legal tradition and substantive law.The book offers an invaluable overview of the Judicial House of Lords and a major historical record for the UK legal system now that it has passed into the next chapter in its history.

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The House of Lords served as the highest court in the UK for over 130 years. In 2009 the new UK Supreme Court took over its judicial functions, closing the doors on one of the most influential legal institutions in the world, and a major chapter in the history of the UK legal system.This volume gathers over 40 leading scholars and prac...

Louis Blom-Cooper QC is Bencher of teh Middle Temple. Brice Dickson is a Professor of International and Comparative Law at Queen's University in Belfast. Gavin Drewry is a Professor of Public Administration at the Royal Holloway at the Univeresity of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:912 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.09 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Editors' IntroductionPreface to the Paperback Edition: The Final Year of the Judicial House of LordsNotes on ContributorsPART A: THE INSTITUTION1. David Lewis Jones: The Judicial Role of the House of Lords before 18702. David Steele: The Judicial House of Lords: Abolition and Restoration 1873-18763. James Vallance White: The Judicial Office4. Gavin Drewry and Louis Blom-Cooper: The House of Lords and the English Court of Appeal5. Andrew Le Sueur: From Appellate Committee to Supreme Court: A NarrativePART B: THE JUDGES6. Dawn Oliver: The Lord Chancellor as Head of the Judiciary7. Kate Malleson: Appointments to the House of Lords: Who Goes Upstairs8. Tom Bingham: The Law Lords: Who has Served9. Louis Blom-Cooper: 1966 and All That: The Story of the Practice Statement10. Louis Blom-Cooper: Style of Judgments11. David Hope: Law Lords in ParliamentPART C: DEVELOPMENT OF THE COURT12. Patrick Polden: The Early Years of the House of Lords, 1876-191413. David GT Williams: A Developing Jurisdiction, 1914-194514. Louis Blom-Cooper and Gavin Drewry: Towards a System of Administrative Law: The Reid and Wilberforce Era, 1945-198215. Michael J Beloff: The End of the Twentieth Century: The House of Lords 1982-200016. Brice Dickson: A Hard Act to Follow: The Bingham Court, 2000-2008PART D: REGIONAL AND EXTERNAL PERSPECTIVES17. From Scotland and IrelandPhilip H Brodie: (a) Scotland after 1707Ronan Keane: (b) IrelandBrice Dickson: (c) Northern Ireland after 192118. Kenneth Keith: The Interplay with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council19. The Old CommonwealthMichael Kirby: (a) Australia and New ZealandRobert Sharpe: (b) CanadaArthur Chaskalson: (c) South AfricaAdarsh Sein Anand: (d) India20. Fred Phillips: Reflections from the New Commonwealth21. Tom Zwart: A Transatlantic Comparison22. Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen: A European Perspective23. Arthur Marriott : Views from Legal Practice 24. Michael Blair: A View from the City25. Professor Gavin Drewry: A Political Scientist's ViewPART E: SPECIFIC AREAS26. Rosalyn Higgins: International Law27. Francis Jacobs and David Anderson: European Influences28. Brigid Hadfield: Constitutional Law29. Paul Craig: Administrative Law30. David Feldman: Human Rights31. Brenda Hale: Non-discrimination and Equality32. JR Spencer: Criminal Law33. Anthony Hooper: Fair Trial: 'One Golden Thread'34. Robert Stevens: Torts35. Eric Barendt: Libel, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression36. Stephen Cretney: Family law37. Derek Wood: Land Law38. Francis Reynolds: Commercial Law39. Robin Jacob: Intellectual Property40. John Tiley and Stephen Oliver: Tax LawAPPENDICESi. Lords of Appeal in Ordinary from 1876ii. Who Succeeded Whom?iii. Lord Chancellors from 1876iv. Pen Portraits of the Lords of Appeal

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`With the start of the new Supreme Court on October 1, 2009, this splendid book's appearance is timely, and of special interest to show how the Law Lords handled crime.' Florence O'Donoghue, Barrister, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly