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The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009$
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Louis Blom-Cooper QC, Brice Dickson, and Gavin Drewry

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532711

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.001.0001

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Reflections from the New Commonwealth

Reflections from the New Commonwealth

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(p.376) 20 Reflections from the New Commonwealth
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The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009
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Fred Phillips

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0025

This chapter begins with a discussion of how, when viewed from the New Commonwealth, the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords was always considered a powerful, if amorphous, creation, while the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was less so. It argues that despite the criticisms and imperfections, it cannot be disputed that the courts made an invaluable contribution to the common law jurisprudence in the New Commonwealth.

Keywords:   House of Lords, judiciary, privy council, new Commonwealth

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