The Legal History of Wales

A study of Wales's legal history from its beginnings to the present day, including an assessment of the importance of Roman and English influences to Wales's legal social identity.

The Legal History of Wales

Author: Thomas Glyn Watkin

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A study of Wales's legal history from its beginnings to the present day, including an assessment of the importance of Roman and English influences to Wales's legal social identity.

The Welsh Law of Women

At an earlier stage in his career, he had edited (in Studies in Early Irish Law, published by the Royal Irish Academy in 1936) the proceedings of a seminar on the Irish law of women; this volume was the spur to the seminar which began to ...

The Welsh Law of Women

Author: Dafydd Jenkins

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786831619

Page: 288

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Professor Daniel A. Binchy’s Corpus Iuris Hibernici, published in 1979, set the seal on a lifetime’s work which had made him the acknowledged leader in Celtic law studies. At an earlier stage in his career, he had edited (in Studies in Early Irish Law, published by the Royal Irish Academy in 1936) the proceedings of a seminar on the Irish law of women; this volume was the spur to the seminar which began to work under the aegis of the Board of Celtic Studies in 1970, and took as its first field of study the Welsh law of women. The present collection of papers, based on the work of the seminar, differs in scope from the Irish volume but like it provides a detailed and documented account of one of the most illuminating tractates in the Welsh lawbooks; the volume was originally presented to Professor Binchy in grateful recognition of the inspiration given to all students of Celtic law by his devoted work. This volume comprises six studies dealing with various aspects of the Welsh material, texts of three versions of the tractate (one in Latin and two, both based on manuscripts not previously printed, in Welsh) with English translations, a Glossary, and Indexes. This new edition includes a preface by Morfydd E. Owen, who edited the original volume with Dafydd Jenkins, surveying work in the field since the first edition in 1980.

Law and the Imagination in Medieval Wales

“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
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Law and the Imagination in Medieval Wales

Author: Robin Chapman Stacey

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812295420

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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.

A History of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Another object of this book is a commemorative one. It is published during the celebration of the Supreme Court's sesquincentenary.

A History of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Author: John Michael Bennett

Publisher: Law Book Company for New South Wales Bar Association

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""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.

The Economy of Medieval Wales 1067 1536

... 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, '
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The Economy of Medieval Wales  1067 1536

Author: Matthew Frank Stevens

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786834855

Page: 144

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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.

A History of Criminal Law in New South Wales

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 ...

A History of Criminal Law in New South Wales

Author: Gregory D. Woods

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862874398

Page: 460

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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.

The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales

A must for any reader interested in the workings of medieval law, this volume offers a fully edited and translated text of the triads, as well as their literary and legal context.

The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales

Author: Sara Elin Roberts

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The law manuscripts of medieval Wales not only explain the historically unique Welsh legal system, but they also stand as works of surprising literary merit. The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales is the first full-length study devoted to the exploration of the legal triads—educational and mnemonic sentences for almost every aspect of medieval Welsh law that collect things in groups of three. A must for any reader interested in the workings of medieval law, this volume offers a fully edited and translated text of the triads, as well as their literary and legal context.

Legislating for Wales

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.

Legislating for Wales

Author: Thomas Glyn Watkin

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786833018

Page: 320

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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.

Australian Journal of Legal History

criminal courts of the Cape Colony and New South Wales from the late 1700s to
the 1830s . According to Benton , across these two jurisdictions ' colonial legal
politics produced substantially different outcomes ' . Whereas in the Cape Colony
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Australian Journal of Legal History

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Legal history review

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
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A Source Book of Australian Legal History

You cannot select one isolated provision and say that that alone is such as might
have been made law in New South Wales . That is not the correct doctrine . I
adhere to the opinion that the whole structure of the Act shows that it was not ...

A Source Book of Australian Legal History

Author: John Michael Bennett

Publisher: Law Book Company for New South Wales Bar Association

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Section V. The foundation law (p. 247-63) outlines English legal principles of colonisation and introduction of English law in Australia; influence of international jurists, esp. Vattel; instructions to Capt. Cook, proclamations of colonies; Batmans treaty and its voiding; early application of English law to Aborigines in Tasmania and New South Wales.

A New Zealand Legal History

A New Zealand Legal History 2nd Edition offers a summary of the major historical themes of New Zealand legal development since European colonisation.

A New Zealand Legal History

Author: Peter Spiller

Publisher: Thomson Brookers

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Page: 337

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A New Zealand Legal History 2nd Edition offers a summary of the major historical themes of New Zealand legal development since European colonisation. Particular attention is paid to four key issues: legal heritage. In particular, the role played by the English to influence our legal heritage. The growing importance of New Zealand's own legal environment and the local modifications implemented largely through statute law. The unique role played by Maori values embodied in particular in the Treaty of Waitangi. The development of New Zealand's legal institutions by our judges and lawyers and the.

European Legal History

D . ( e ) On English law : Baker , JH The Order of Serjeants at Law ( London ,
1984 ) The Legal Profession and the ... Law , History and Society in England and
Wales 1750 – 1950 ( London , 1984 ) Milsom , SFC Historical Foundations of the
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European Legal History

Author: O. F. Robinson

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

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Page: 368

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1. The background. 2. Feudal law. 3. The glossators. 4. The commentators. 5. Canon law. 6. The law merchant. 7. The ius commune. 8. The common law of England. 9. Feudal Scotland. 10. Humanism and reformation.

The History of the Law of Landlord and Tenant in England and Wales

But there is very little academic interest in the law of landlord and tenant. Nobody before has attempted to write its history. This book shows how the rules on each point of importance have developed.

The History of the Law of Landlord and Tenant in England and Wales

Author: Mark Wonnacott

Publisher: Lawbook Exchange Limited

ISBN: 9781616192235

Page: 363

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Who has not been a landlord or a tenant? It is one of the most common legal relationships between people, and has been since the medieval period. But there is very little academic interest in the law of landlord and tenant. Nobody before has attempted to write its history. This book shows how the rules on each point of importance have developed. Sometimes it demonstrates how a wrong turn has been taken, or an important principle forgotten. But its practical use is to provide the material for understanding the old cases, and to put those cases in their proper context; for it is hard for any lawyer, advising on a doubtful point, to say where exactly we are now, without a thorough understanding of what the law once was and how and when it might have changed.

The Law Relating to the Salmon Fisheries of England and Wales as Amended by the Salmon Fishery Act 1873 Incorporating the Bye laws Statutes and Cases to November 1876

By Joseph Haworth Redman , of the Middle Temple , Esq . , Barrister at Law ,
Author of “ A Treatise on the Law of Railway ... ENGLISH LAW : -- Constitutional
Law and Legal History ; Equity ; Common Law ; Real Property : Jurisprudence , &
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The Law Relating to the Salmon Fisheries of England and Wales  as Amended by the Salmon Fishery Act  1873  Incorporating the Bye laws  Statutes and Cases to November  1876

Author: John William Willis Bund

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Page: 602

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Law Books in Print

U Wales 1939 411p • 14.95 • History and law series LEGAL HISTORY WALES ;
WALES LAW 0-7083-0012 - X Jones , John F .; Middlemist , H. • Citizens in
service : volunteers in social welfare during the depression 1929-1941 . .
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Law Books in Print

Author: Nicholas Triffin

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ISBN: 9780878020270

Page: 458

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An Australian Legal History

Includes cases, concepts and principles affecting status of Aboriginal people under British law; territorium nullius and non-recognition of Aboriginal land rights.

An Australian Legal History

Author: Alex Cuthbert Castles

Publisher: Lawbook Company

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Page: 553

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Includes cases, concepts and principles affecting status of Aboriginal people under British law; territorium nullius and non-recognition of Aboriginal land rights.