Procuring Breaches of Contract

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

Procuring Breaches of Contract

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This chapter examines the law of torts relevant to procurement of breaches of contract in England during the Tudor period. During this period, action for this case was usually associated with disputes over employment, and its antecedent being the action on the Ordinance of Labourers for retaining or harbouring servants. This chapter discusses specific cases of breaches of contract filed during this period and analyses the legal bases of decisions in court. It also describes the factors that led to the evolution of the laws governing procurement for breaches of contract.

Keywords: breaches of contract; employment; law of torts; procurement; servants; Tudor period

Chapter.  1048 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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