Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

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Reforming Top Courts is a collection of essays exploring the role and future of top-level national courts. The volume considers the operation and reform of top-level national courts in the United Kingdom, Canada, the USA, Germany, and Spain, with a particular focus on the Law Lords in the UK. From this basis, the contributors consider whether national courts can draw lessons from courts in other legal systems about effective procedures and methods of working.
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Overview


Reforming Top Courts is a collection of essays exploring the role and future of top-level national courts. The volume considers the operation and reform of top-level national courts in the United Kingdom, Canada, the USA, Germany, and Spain, with a particular focus on the Law Lords in the UK. From this basis, the contributors consider whether national courts can draw lessons from courts in other legal systems about effective procedures and methods of working.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199264629
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/15/2004
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Le Sueur read law at the London School of Economics and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1987. From 1988 to 2000 he taught in the Faculty of Laws, UCL before being appointed to the Barber Chair of Jurisprudence at The University of Birmingham in 2001. He is a visiting research fellow at UCL Constitution Unit.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. Comparative Lesson Learning and the Court Reform Agenda, Professor Andrew Le Sueur
Part II: Top-level National Courts in Devolved and Federal Contexts
2. Scottish Perspectives on Top Court Reform, Aidan O'Neill Q.C.
3. Northern Ireland Perspectives on Top Court Reform, Professor Brice Dickson
4. Canadian Attempts to Accommodate Regional Difference in Court Design, Professor Andrée Lajoie
5. Ideas of 'representation' in United Kingdom Court Structures, Dr Kay Goodall
6. The Spanish Experience of Division of Powers Adjudication, Ignacio Borrajo Iniesta
7. The Canadian Experience of Division of Powers Adjudication, Warren Newman
Part III: Top-level National Courts in the Wider Europe
8. The Bundesverfassungsgericht, the European Court of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights, Dr Rainer Nickel
9. The Law Lords and the European Courts, David Anderson Q.C.
Part IV: Intermediate Courts of Appeal and Top-level National Courts
10. The Court of Appeal in England and Wales and the House of Lords, Charles Blake and Professor Gavin Drewry
11. The US Supreme Court and Federal Courts of Appeals, Dr Russell Wheeler
12. Choosing Cases, Professor Andrew Le Sueur
Part V: Judges
13. Judicial Appointments in the Era of Human Rights and Devolution, Dr Kate Malleson
14. Relationships between Bar and Bench, Richard Gordon Q.C.

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