Legal Essays and Addresses

Legal Essays and Addresses

by Lord Wright of Durley


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Originally published in 1939, this book contains a collection of essays on a number of legal subjects by Baron Wright, who in 1945 became Chair of the United Nations War Crimes Commission. Wright comments on the judgements of a number of cases, as well as on points of law more generally, including the definition of insanity and the development of commercial law in the twentieth century. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British legal history and the works of Baron Wright.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107452701
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Table of cases; Table of statutes; 1. Sinclair v. Brougham; 2. Restatement of the law of restitution; 3. Public policy; 4. The Liesbosch case; 5. The Northwestern Utilities case; 6. Gold clauses; 7. Judicial proof: a review; 8. Some general aspects of law; 9. Williston on contracts; 10. Some developments of commercial law in the present country; 11. Ought the doctrine of consideration to be abolished from the common law?; 12. The common law in its old home; 13. The study of law; 14. In Memoriam: Right Hon. Sir Frederick Pollock; Index of matters.

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