Status and Legal Personality

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

Status and Legal Personality

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This chapter examines legal status and personality in the judicial system in England during the Tudor period. The Magna Carta and the statutes of due process guaranteed that no one should be harmed in person or property save in accordance with the law of the land. Any subject of the realm may sue against any other subject without exception. However, liberty and justice were not synonymous with equality or uniformity of treatment for all purposes and the lex terrae still recognized various forms of limited legal inequality or disability.

Keywords: persons; legal status; legal personality; judicial system; legal system

Chapter.  19266 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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