Law and Opinion in Scotland During the Seventeenth Century

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In Britain, at least, changes in the law are expected to be made by the enactment of statutes or the decision of cases by senior judges. Lawyers express opinions about the law, but do not expect their opinions to form part of the law. It was not always so. This book explores the relationship between the opinions expressed by lawyers and the development of the law of Scotland in the century preceding the parliamentary union with England in 1707, when it was decided that the private law of Scotland was sufficiently ...

Law and Opinion in Scotland During the Seventeenth Century 2007, Hart Publishing (UK), Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9781841137896

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