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Land Transactions: Settlements and Sales

Stuart Anderson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The first part of this chapter tracks the decline of the strict settlement, the device used by wealthy landed families to tie the hands of each generation so that the patrimony would be preserved. It ... More


Changing the Nature of Real Property Law

Stuart Anderson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses assimilation, conveyancing, and land transfer in the 19th century. Assimilating the law of real property to that of personalty was a common theme among reformers during the ... More


Land Law

Derek Wood

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0043
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the role of the House of Lords in relation to land law. It argues that the House has always responded energetically and purposefully to new legislation. Analysing the policy ... More


George Joseph Bell – law Commissioner☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The high regard in which Bell is held is generally based on his Commentaries and Principles but he had an important role in the extensive programme of law reform which took place over the nineteenth ... More


Lecture Three: Common Usage and Common Learning

J. H. BAKER

in The Law's Two Bodies: Some Evidential Problems in English Legal History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245185
eISBN:
9780191705175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245185.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers how far it is possible for the legal historian to penetrate beyond the law reports to uncover the layer of assumptions lurking below the surface. It distinguishes two different ... More


English Lawyers between Market and State: The Politics of Professionalism

Richard L Abel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260349
eISBN:
9780191682094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260349.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

In the final decade of the twentieth century the legal profession witnessed profound changes. First the Conservatives sought to apply laissez-faire principles to the profession. Then Labour ... More


Defending the Temple

RICHARD L. ABEL

in English Lawyers between Market and State: The Politics of Professionalism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260349
eISBN:
9780191682094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260349.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter discusses a prediction that the Bar would retain most of its advocacy market (aside from losses to the Crown Prosecution Service and Criminal Defence Service), as well as the associated ... More


Controlling Competition

RICHARD L. ABEL

in English Lawyers between Market and State: The Politics of Professionalism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260349
eISBN:
9780191682094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260349.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Although conveyancing does not define solicitors in the same way as advocacy does the Bar, it did produce about half of a solicitor's income for much of the twentieth century. Solicitors became ... More


Medieval Conveyancing

A. W. B. Simpson

in A History of the Land Law

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255376
eISBN:
9780191681585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255376.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The classical-medieval conveyance was the feoffment with livery of seisin. The expression ‘feoffment with livery of seisin’ did not indicate any twofold ceremony; a grant of a fee was implied by ... More


Family Settlements

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines property law related to family settlements in England during the Tudor period. One of the principal occupations of learned counsel in the early-modern period was to provide ... More


Conveyancing and Documentary Formalization

Benito Arruñada

in Institutional Foundations of Impersonal Exchange: Theory and Policy of Contractual Registries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226028323
eISBN:
9780226028354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226028354.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter analyzes the nature of conveyancing services and their interactions with registries, and outlines a proposal for regulating conveyancing and other complementary services. The discussions ... More


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