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Lord Denning : The Discipline of Law


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Part One. The Construction of Documents Introduction 1: Command of language 2: The interpretation of statutes 3: The interpretation of wills and other unilateral documents 4: The construction of contracts 5: Looking for help Part Two. Misuse of Ministerial Powers Introduction 1: Deciding wrongly 2: Clauses ousting the courts 3: Declarations 4: Other points on tribunals 5: Administrative decisions 6: Clauses giving unfettered discretion 7: Prerogative power 8: The Ultra Vires clause Part Three. Locus Standi Introduction 1: Modern extensions 2: The Blackburn cases 3: Declaration and injunction 4: The remedy of judicial review 5: Private rights 6: The Gouriet case Part Four. Abuse of 'Group' Powers Introduction 1: Powers against own members 2: Powers against other persons Conclusion Part Five. High Trees Introduction 1: The High Trees case Conclusion Part Six. Negligence Intoduction 1: Leading up to Candler v Crane, Christmas 2: Doctors at law 3: The impact of Hedley Byrne 4: Houses falling down 5: Innocent representation made actionable 6: Surprising consequences Conclusion Part Seven. The Doctrine of Precedent Introduction 1: The doctrine of precedent Conclusion Epilogue Index

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Lord Alfred Denning, Baron Denning (Dec.)

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