Chapter

The Court of Common Pleas

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0006

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

The Court of Common Pleas

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This chapter examines the role of the Court of Common Pleas in the judicial system in England during the Tudor period. During this period the Common Please was knows as the Bench or Common Place. While it was inferior to the King's Bench in the sense that its judgments were subject to review there by writ of error, The Court of Common Pleas was the pre-eminent court of law and had by far the largest share of all common-law business throughout this period. This chapter explains the organization, responsibilities, and functions of this court.

Keywords: Court of Common Pleas; English courts; common law; judicial system; judicial history; Bench of Common Place

Chapter.  11254 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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