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The Judicial House of Lords: 1870-2009

Edited by: Louis Blom-Cooper, Gavin Drewry, Brice Dickson

ISBN13: 9780199532711
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £162.50
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The House of Lords has served as the highest court in the UK for over 130 years. In 2009 a new UK Supreme Court will take 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 the House'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 as it opens the next chapter in its history.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History
EDITORS' PROLOGUE ;Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC, ;Professor Gavin Drewry ;Professor Brice Dickson
1. The judicial role of the House of Lords before 1870 , ;David Lewis Jones
2. The judicial House of Lords: abolition and restoration 1873-1876 , ;David Steele
3. The Lord Chancellor as head of the judiciary;Professor Dawn Oliver
4. The Judicial Office , ;James Vallance White
5. Appointments to the House of Lords: who goes upstairs? , ;Professor Kate Malleson
6. Law Lords in Parliament , ;Lord Hope of Craighead
1966 and all that: the story of the Practice Statement , ;Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC
8. From Appellate Committee to Supreme Court , ;Professor Andrew Le Sueur
9. The early period, 1876-1914 , ;Professor Patrick Polden
10. Between the Wars, 1914-1945 , ;Professor Sir David Williams QC
11. Towards a system of administrative law: the era of Lord Reid and Lord Wilberforce, 1945-1982 , ;Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC ;Professor Gavin Drewry
12. The 1980s and 1990s , ;Michael Beloff QC
13. The Bingham court, 2000-2008 , ;Professor Brice Dickson
14. Scotland and Ireland
(a) Scotland after 1707 , ;Lord Brodie
(b) Ireland , ;Ronan Keane
(c) Northern Ireland after 1921 , ;Professor Brice Dickson
15. The interplay with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ,; Justice Sir Kenneth Keith
16. The Old Commonwealth
(a) Australia and New Zealand , ;Justice Michael Kirby
(b) Canada , ;Justice Robert Sharpe
(c) South Africa , ;Arthur Chaskalson
(d) India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka , ;Justice A S Anand
17. The New Commonwealth , ;Sir Fred Phillips QC
18. An American perspective , ;Professor Tom Zwart
19. A view from Western Europe , ;Professor Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen
20. The Law Lords in relation to the Court of Appeal for England and Wales , ;Professor Gavin Drewry ; Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC
21. Views from legal practitioners
(a) Access to justice: a solicitor's view , ;Arthur Marriott QC
(b) Appellate advocacy: a view from the Bar , ;Mark Littman QC
22. Style of judgments , ;Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC
23. A view from the City , ;Michael Blair QC
24. A political scientist's view , ;Professor Gavin Drewry
25. International law , ;Dame Rosalyn Higgins QC
26. European influences ,; Sir Francis Jacobs QC ;David Anderson QC
27. Human rights , ;Professor David Feldman
28. Constitutional law , ;Professor Brigid Hadfield
29. Administrative law , ;Professor Paul Craig QC
30. Criminal law , ;Professor John Spencer QC
31. 'One golden thread': beyond reasonable doubt in criminal trial , ;Sir Anthony Hooper
32. Law of torts , ;Professor Robert Stevens
33. Libel, privacy, and freedom of expression , ;Professor Eric Barendt
34. Family law , ;Professor Stephen Cretney QC
35. Equality and discrimination , ;Baroness Hale of Richmond
36. Commercial law , ;Professor Francis Reynolds QC
37. Land law , ;Derek Wood QC
38. Intellectual property , ;Sir Robin Jacob
39. Tax law , ;Professor John Tiley ;Sir Stephen Oliver
EPILOGUE: A VALEDICTION ;Lord Bingham of Cornhill
i. Lords of Appeal in Ordinary from 1876
ii. Who succeeded whom?
iii. Lord Chancellors from 1876
iv. Thumbnail sketches of 110 Lords of Appeal in Ordinary ;