Introduction: Jurisdictional Movements

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

Introduction: Jurisdictional Movements

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This chapter attempts to explain the transformation of English law in the early Tudor period by studying the role of the courts and their relationships with each other. During this period, the relationship between central and local courts was problematic because while the local courts in general possessed the advantage of cheapness and speed, they must have seemed in several respects less advantageous to plaintiffs than the courts at Westminster. Some of them were hampered by jurisdictional limits and as a result their process became less effective.

Keywords: courts; English law; jurisdictional movements; jurisdictional limits; local courts; central courts

Chapter.  4942 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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