The Discipline of Law

The Discipline of Law

by Alfred Denning

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780406176059
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/05/2005
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part One.
The Construction of Documents
Introduction
1. Command of language
2. The interpretation of statutes
3. The interpretation of wills and other unilateral documents
4. The construction of contracts
5. Looking for help
Part Two.
Misuse of Ministerial Powers
Introduction
1. Deciding wrongly
2. Clauses ousting the courts
3. Declarations
4. Other points on tribunals
5. Administrative decisions
6. Clauses giving unfettered discretion
7. Prerogative power
8. The Ultra Vires clause
Part Three.
Locus Standi
Introduction
1. Modern extensions
2. The Blackburn cases
3. Declaration and injunction
4. The remedy of judicial review
5. Private rights
6. The Gouriet case
Part Four.
Abuse of 'Group' Powers
Introduction
1. Powers against own members
2. Powers against other persons
Conclusion
Part Five.
High Trees
Introduction
1. The High Trees case
Conclusion
Part Six.
Negligence
Introduction
1. Leading up to Candler v Crane, Christmas
2. Doctors at law
3. The impact of Hedley Byrne
4. Houses falling down
5. Innocent representation made actionable
6. Surprising consequences
Conclusion
Part Seven.
The Doctrine of Precedent
Introduction
1. The doctrine of precedent
Conclusion
Epilogue
Index

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