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Making commercial law through practice 1830–1970

Cranston, Ross (2021) Making commercial law through practice 1830–1970. Law in Context. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781108182836

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Identification Number: 10.1017/9781108182836


Making Commercial Law Through Practice 1830–1970 adds a new dimension to the history of Britain's commerce, trade manufacturing and financial services, by showing how they have operated in law over the last one hundred and forty years. In the main law and lawyers were not the driving force; regulation was largely absent; and judges tended to accommodate commercial needs, so that market actors were able to shape the law through their practices. Using legal and historical scholarship, the author draws on archival sources previously unexploited for the study of commercial practice and the law's role in it. This book will stimulate parallel research in other subject areas of law. Modern commercial lawyers will learn a great deal about the current law from the story of its evolution, and economic and business historians will see how the world of commerce and trade operated in a legal context.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2021 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2022 12:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:33

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