English law


English law
The system of law that has developed in England from approximately 1066 to the present.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


English law
The system of law that has developed in England from approximately 1066 to the present.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • English law — The Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand, London is the seat of the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal. English law is the legal system of England and Wales,[1] and is the basis of …   Wikipedia

  • English Law —    Hd Introduction of, by the royal proclamation, 59. Dr Sometimes inconsistently invoked by those who in general objected thereto, 40 …   The makers of Canada

  • Duress in English law — For United States law on the criminal defense, as well as for duress in contract law, see duress. Duress in English law is a complete common law defence, operating in favour of those who commit crimes because they are forced or compelled to do so …   Wikipedia

  • Misrepresentation in English law — is an area of English contract law, which allows a person to escape a contractual obligation or claim compensation for losses. If one person can show that she entered an agreement because of another person s false assurances, then the other… …   Wikipedia

  • Manslaughter in English law — Homicide Murder …   Wikipedia

  • Estoppel (English law) — Estoppel is a legal doctrine that may be used in certain situations to prevent a person from relying upon certain rights, or upon a set of facts (eg. words said or actions performed) which is different from an earlier set of facts. Estoppel could …   Wikipedia

  • Nervous shock in English law — English Tort law Part of the common law series Negligence Duty of care Bolam test Breach of duty Causation …   Wikipedia

  • Self-defence in English law — In English criminal law, the defence of self defence provides for the right of people to act in a manner that would be otherwise unlawful in order to preserve the physical integrity of themselves or others or to prevent any crime. For the… …   Wikipedia

  • Murder in English law — Murder is an offence under the common law of England and Wales. It is considered the most serious form of homicide, in which one person kills another either intending to cause death or intending to cause serious injury (originally termed malice… …   Wikipedia

  • Diminished responsibility in English law — For the law in other criminal jurisdictions, see diminished responsibility. In English law, diminished responsibility is one of the partial defences that reduce the offence from murder to manslaughter if successful (termed voluntary manslaughter… …   Wikipedia


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