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The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009
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The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009

Louis Blom-Cooper QC, Brice Dickson, and Gavin Drewry

Abstract

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 book gathers over forty leading scholars and practitioners from the UK and beyond to provide a 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 wor ... More

Keywords: international reputation, legal profession, domestic perception, UK legal tradition, UK Supreme Court, UK legal system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199532711
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Blom-Cooper QC, editor
Bencher of the Middle Temple

Brice Dickson, editor
Professor of International and Comparative Law, Queen's University Belfast

Gavin Drewry, editor
Professor of Public Administration, Royal Holloway, University of London

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Contents

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PART A THE INSTITUTION

PART B THE JUDGES

PART C DEVELOPMENT OF THE COURT

PART D REGIONAL AND EXTERNAL PERSPECTIVES

PART E SPECIFIC AREAS