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civil court  

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A court exercising jurisdiction over civil rather than criminal cases. In England the principal civil courts of first instance are the county courts and the High Court. Magistrates' courts have ...
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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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It is an axiom of common law, so deeply rooted and well established as to need no specific authority,

common law courts, history of

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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1,247 words

As part of his reforms which would result in the birth of the common law, Henry II appointed judges

contract of employment

contract of employment  

A contract by which an employee agrees to undertake certain duties under the direction and control of the employer in return for a specified wage or salary. The contract need not be in writing, but ...
Lumley v Wagner

Lumley v Wagner  

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The background of this case, decided in 1852, was a fierce rivalry between two London theatres, Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, managed by Benjamin Lumley, and the fairly new Royal Italian ...
patent

patent  

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The term ‘patent’, meaning ‘open’, denotes any document issued for public attention, as opposed to one ‘close’, meaning ‘sealed’ or ‘private’. It is most often encountered as letters patent, official ...
Queen Caroline

Queen Caroline  

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Caroline of Brunswick (1768–1821) was the estranged wife of George IV. She is best known for the failed divorce proceedings brought against her in 1820. Caroline married the Prince of ...
trust

trust  

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1 An arrangement through which one set of people, the trustees, are the legal owners of property which is administered in the interests of another set, the beneficiaries. Trusts may be set up to ...

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