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The House of Lords on Attempting the Impossible

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253884
eISBN:
9780191681431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253884.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In 1973, the House of Lords in Haughton v. Smith reformulated the law relating to criminal attempts, expressly overruling in the process two decisions of lower courts and disapproving of some others. ... More


Constituency Directors and Corporate Fiduciary Duties

Martin Gelter and Geneviève Helleringer

in Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198701729
eISBN:
9780191771552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701729.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter identifies a fundamental contradiction in the law of fiduciary duty of corporate directors across jurisdictions, namely the tension between the uniformity of directors’ duties and the ... More


Companies Act 2006: A New Approach to Directors’ Duties

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter deals with the codification of directors’ duties and the new provisions thereof. Before codification, directors’ duties had been developed by the courts through numerous cases, which ... More


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