Legal Discussion in Court

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

Legal Discussion in Court

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This chapter examines of practice of legal discussion in court in England during the Tudor period. During this period, the jury was no longer seen as the final arbiter of fact and law combined because lawyers started contributing to the definition of the issues to be presented to the laymen and the presentation of the facts to the jurists. This procedural change meant that legal principle was increasingly discussed in relation to facts established by verdict rather than hypothetical facts.

Keywords: legal discussion; jury; lawyers; judicial proceeding; judicial system; judicial history

Chapter.  14296 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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