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‘… With a view to despatch and the saving of expense’. 1 How the Commercial Court has attempted to meet the demands of the business community for efficient and cost-effective litigation procedures. 2

Richard Aikens

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the historical development of the Commercial Court procedures, how they have adjusted to the needs of the commercial actors, and how they must keep to attempt to meet the needs ... More


Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Philippa C. Maddern

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This study explores the nature and meaning of violence in 15th-century England. The book examines violence on each side of the law — both in crime and in law enforcement — in order to uncover the ... More


The Language of Justice in Northern Iberia Before AD 1000

Wendy Davies

in Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266588
eISBN:
9780191896040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266588.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter represents an examination of the nature of the records that describe judicial court procedure in northern Iberia in the 9th and 10th centuries. It reveals that most records do not derive ... More


Trial Procedure at the British Military Courts, Hong Kong, 1946–1948

Alexander Zahar

in Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199643288
eISBN:
9780191749070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643288.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the war crimes process in Hong Kong. It uses three benchmarks of assessment: the degree of departure from the normally applicable court-martial procedure current at the time; ... More


Mechanisms of Justice

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

What factors exacerbated witch-trials in Poland, and what factors tended to limit the number of trials? This chapter shows that the weak, decentralized Polish courts resulted in relatively few trials ... More


Conclusion

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The calligraphic state was a phenomenon anchored in the complex authority relations of a spectrum of writings and associated institutions. The characterization of the shari'a as a general societal ... More


Procedure

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter outlines the main stages through which court cases might proceed, whilst noting flexibility and variation. It begins by describing two cases in detail. The first case comes from the ... More


The Demystification of the Law

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays on Bentham: Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254683
eISBN:
9780191681509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254683.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on Bentham's general theory of law. Bentham contemplated and elaborately documented the abuses of the English law of his day, the fantastic prolixity and obscurity of its ... More


Contracts, Property, and Litigation: Intermediation and Adjudication in the Huizhou Region (Anhui) in Sixteenth-Century China

Harriet T. Zurndorfer (ed.)

in Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines issues related to the nature of legal decisions and the use of evidence and court procedures in China. It shows the active litigation culture from the Song dynasty to the Ming ... More


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