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Speaker : J. A. C. Thomas Memorial Lecture 2001

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

Abstract

Scots and English Law: The Case of Contract

The J. A. C. Thomas Lecture delivered at University College London on 15 March 2001. A discussion of the relationship of Scots law with English law with specific reference to the example of contract law, arguing that it well illustrates the way in which a mixed legal system can develop, both avoiding the destruction of its Civilian characteristics and absorbing Common Law ones on a basis of critical and rational choice between alternatives. The paper concludes by looking at two recent examples of the process in connection with the law of specific implement and also spousal guarantees of husband's business debts.

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J. A. C. Thomas Memorial Lecture 2001

Duration15 Mar 200115 Mar 2001
Location of eventUniversity College
CityLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event

Event: Other

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