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The Judicial House of Lords : 1876-2009, Hardback Book

The Judicial House of Lords : 1876-2009 Hardback

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


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 thelaw; 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 906 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Common law
  • ISBN: 9780199532711


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