Lyon, A., Constitutional History of the United Kingdom (Cavendish Publishing,
2003) MacDonald, I. and Toal, R., MacDonald's Immigration Law and Practice (
8th edn) (Butterworths, 2010) Manchester, A. H., A Modern Legal History of
Author: David Gardner
Publisher: University of Wales Press
As we progress into the twenty-first century, Wales is acquiring a new identity and greater legislative autonomy. The National Assembly and the Welsh Government have power to create laws specifically for Wales. In parallel, the judicial system in Wales is acquiring greater autonomy in its ability to hold the Welsh public bodies to account. This book examines the principles involved in challenging the acts and omissions of Welsh authorities through the Administrative Court in Wales. It also examines the legal provisions behind the Administrative Court, the principles of administrative law, and the procedures involved in conducting a judicial review, as well as other Administrative Court cases. Despite extensive literature on public and administrative law, none are written solely from a Welsh perspective: this book examines the ability of the Welsh people to challenge the acts and omissions of Welsh authorities through the Administrative Court in Wales.
Author: Robin Chapman StaceyPublish On: 2018-09-06
“Early Irish Canons and Medieval Welsh Law.” Peritia 5 (1986): 107–27. ———. “
Ecclesiastical Sanctuary in Thirteenth-Century Welsh Law.” Journal of Legal History 5.3 (1984): 1–13. Reprinted in Custom, Courts and Counsel, ed. A. Kiralfy
Author: Robin Chapman Stacey
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In Law and the Imagination in Medieval Wales, Robin Chapman Stacey explores the idea of law as a form of political fiction: a body of literature that blurs the lines generally drawn between the legal and literary genres. She argues that for jurists of thirteenth-century Wales, legal writing was an intensely imaginative genre, one acutely responsive to nationalist concerns and capable of reproducing them in sophisticated symbolic form. She identifies narrative devices and tropes running throughout successive revisions of legal texts that frame the body as an analogy for unity and for the court, that equate maleness with authority and just rule and femaleness with its opposite, and that employ descriptions of internal and external landscapes as metaphors for safety and peril, respectively. Historians disagree about the context in which the lawbooks of medieval Wales should be read and interpreted. Some accept the claim that they originated in a council called by the tenth-century king Hywel Dda, while others see them less as a repository of ancient custom than as the Welsh response to the general resurgence in law taking place in western Europe. Stacey builds on the latter approach to argue that whatever their origins, the lawbooks functioned in the thirteenth century as a critical venue for political commentary and debate on a wide range of subjects, including the threat posed to native independence and identity by the encroaching English; concerns about violence and disunity among the native Welsh; abusive behavior on the part of native officials; unwelcome changes in native practice concerning marriage, divorce, and inheritance; and fears about the increasing political and economic role of women.
Author: Matthew Frank StevensPublish On: 2019-10-01
... economy under Tudor rule. The Welsh economy would have to await early
modern industrialisation to see widespread and sustained growth. ... 5 T. G.
Watkin, The Legal History of Wales, 2nd edn (Cardiff, 2012), p. 67; R. R. Davies, '
Author: Matthew Frank Stevens
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Category: Business & Economics
This book surveys the economy of Wales from the first Norman intrusions of 1067 to the Act of Union of England and Wales in 1536. Key themes include the evolution of the agrarian economy; the foundation and growth of towns; the adoption of a money economy; English colonisation and economic exploitation; the collapse of Welsh social structures and rise of economic individualism; the disastrous effect of the Glyndŵr rebellion; and, ultimately, the alignment of the Welsh economy to the English economy. Comprising four chapters, a narrative history is presented of the economic history of Wales, 1067–1536, and the final chapter tests the applicability in a Welsh context of the main theoretical frameworks that have been developed to explain long-term economic and social change in medieval Britain and Europe.
The establishment at [ See also Celts ; Celtic CHURCH ; COUNTIES , Ludlow of the Court of the President and THE WELSH ; METHODISM . ] Council of Wales (
1478 ) , was Edward IV . ' s For early Welsh history , Gildas , perhaps contribution
G J Hand, English Law in Ireland 1290–1324 (1967) 177; Thomas Glyn Watkin, The Legal History of Wales (2nd edn, 2012) 107. 42 See Hand (n 41) 177 for
references. 43 For the history of the tripartite system, see Meryl Thomas and
Author: Kenneth G. C. Reid
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book is about the protection from disinheritance. Regardless of what a person's will might say, the closest relatives usually have a claim to some of the deceased's property. The book explores this issue in a sample of countries in Europe as well as in the USA, Canada, Latin America, China, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
366) Law Commission, Thirteenth Programme of Law Reform (Law Com. No. 377
) Miers, D. R. and A. C. Page, ... and Devolution', in T. G. Watkin (ed.), The Welsh Legal Triads and Other Essays (Bangor, Welsh Legal History Society, vol.
Author: Thomas Glyn Watkin
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Prior to the start of the twenty-first century, laws were made for Wales by the Parliament at Westminster. Devolution, and the creation of the National Assembly, has given Wales another legislature that does not replace the UK Parliament but shares in its law-making activity regarding certain subjects. This book considers how legislation is made for Wales; its primary focus is law-making by the National Assembly and the Welsh Government, but the role of Westminster and Whitehall is also observed. The purpose of this volume is to raise a critical awareness of what is involved in sound law-making – it is intended not only for those who prepare and make legislation within the institutions of government, but equally also for the citizens whose lives are affected by that legislation, and who have an interest in the quality of the laws that govern them and the society in which they live. This is the first such work to consider these issues from a Welsh perspective.
Currey , C . H . , “ Chapters on the Legal History of New South Wales , 1788 -
1863 " , ( Sydney University , LL . D . thesis , n . d . , ( 1929 ) ) . Forbes , J . R . , “
The Divided Legal Profession in Australia ” , ( Sydney University , LL . M . thesis ...
Author: John Michael Bennett
Publisher: Law Book Company for New South Wales Bar Association
""Legal history", wrote Sir William Holdsworth, "must always begin with the history of the courts". In other words, it is necessary, historically speaking, to understand the institution administering the law before one comes to understand the law so administered. That is an object of this book. It is intended to prepare the way for the writing, in due course, of a comprehensive legal history of New South Wales and, hopefully, of Australia. Doubtless the chief concern of such a history will be the growth and development of the substantive law and of legal procedure. The present study, on the other hand, is directed to the growth and development of the institution principally responsible for applying and interpreting that law and administering that procedure within Australia's foundation State. Another object of this book is a commemorative one. It is published during the celebration of the Supreme Court's sesquincentenary. That is a fitting occasion to take stock of the court and of its achievements since it was first constituted." -- from the Introduction p. xv.
There are three themes:the horror and savagery of the criminal law transported to Australia and imposed there;the constitutional importance of basic criminal law rules requiring certainty of proof;the corrupt but necessary role of mercy in ...
Author: Gregory D. Woods
Publisher: Federation Press
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
New South Wales is that rare political creation, a state founded for and upon the criminal law. The history of its criminal law from settlement to Federation is uniquely fascinating. Drawing on his range of experience as a university scholar, a criminal law QC and a judge, the author explains how Britain's criminal laws were established and developed in its (arguably) most successful colony. There are three themes:the horror and savagery of the criminal law transported to Australia and imposed there;the constitutional importance of basic criminal law rules requiring certainty of proof;the corrupt but necessary role of mercy in the administration of the law.There are several genuinely remarkable features of this book. One is that the author draws upon a vast body of material recently brought to light by Bruce Kercher in his massive disinterment of early colonial case law, to explain in detail the actual working of the New South Wales criminal courts.Another is that the core of the book is an analysis of New South Wales parliamentary debates between 1871 and 1883 on criminal law, illuminating the history of the law (and its future). Yet the most remarkable thing of all about this book is its rarity. In the many places where the British Empire imposed its laws, there are hundreds of universities and centres of legal study.Histories of the criminal law, or studies which can be so described, are rare or invisible. This admirable study will become a classic in its field, required reading by legal scholars, historians of colony and empire, and by astute legal practitioners making arguments for contemporary submissions or judgments.The second volume (Woods, 2018) continues the still-fascinating story from 1901 (when the colony became a state) through until mid-20th century, when the death penalty was effectively abolished.
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Author of “ A Treatise on the Law of Railway ... ENGLISH LAW : -- Constitutional Law and Legal History ; Equity ; Common Law ; Real Property : Jurisprudence , &
Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on Public RecordsPublish On: 1912
Welsh Records were surveyed and examined in 1840 , taining such works as the
Victoria County Histories , but it was not until 1854 that they were transferred to
the publications of all the chief historical and antiLondon . The Records of the ...
Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on Public Records
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position assumed , first of all by Mr. Morgan ... It must suffice for the present if I
state my opinion that “ Historical Wales " will lose in area more than it will gain ,
( 1 ) In the case of compurgators , the law , so far from regarding the relatives of
the accused as incompetent , regarded ... Thus it is written in the Ancient Laws of Wales : “ The law requires in that case the oath of the debtor , one of seven , to ...
Ross Gilbert Anderson EdinLR Vol 11 pp 460 - 461 Thomas Glyn Watkin , THE LEGAL HISTORY OF WALES Cardiff / Caerdydd : University of Wales Press (
www . uwp . co . uk ) , 2007 . x + 332 pp . ISBN 978 7083 2064 8 . £29 . To what ...
New Zealand histories of the period are generally not helpful for legal history .
Special mention must be ... CH Currey , Sir Francis Forbes : The First Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales ( 1968 ) . Not the least
valuable of the ...
Mr . Bennett is a specialist in Australian legal history at present engaged , as a
Senior Research Fellow of the Australian National University , in research into
the history of Australian law and legal institutions . He gave much time ,
exactly definable meaning . ' Colan ' and Col are names for a ' revised edition of
the Book of Iorwerth , found in a single manuscript , Peniarth 30 at the National
Library of Wales , which was given its name by a seventeenth - century antiquary
Thus there have been in English legal history judges with a reputation for judicial
dynamism as was illustrated by Lord Mansfield who , it was said , cared little for
procedural rules but much more for good faith and honest dealing in the ...