Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

An Outline of Legal History

Main Topics of Study
  • Origins of the common law
  • The superior courts of the common law
  • The forms of action
  • Contract – covenants and debt; assumpsit and deceit
  • Contract
  • Later developments
  • Quasi-contract
  • Property in chattels personal
  • Negligence
  • Defamation
  • Persons – status and liberty
  • Marriage and its consequences
  • Pleas of the crown
  • Criminal procedure
  • Substantive criminal law

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J H Baker – An Introduction to English Legal History (Butterworth)

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