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British Codes in United Kingdom

Code: British codes

In the United Kingdom, the legal system is based on common law, and codification has been largely a problem of consolidating common and statute law. A pioneer in this work was the British philosopher Jeremy Bentham, who died while working on a codification of constitutional law. His work influenced the later codes adopted by the British government for India; and these in turn influenced codification in England, as was evidenced by the revision of statutes and legal procedure from 1870 to 1885. The Bills of Exchange Act (1882), the Partnership Act (1890), the Sale of Goods Act (1893), and the Marine Insurance Act (1906) are regarded as true codes, because they consolidated common and statute laws in a comprehensive fashion. (1)


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  • Article Name: British Codes
  • Author: W.S.M. Knight
  • Description: Code: British codes In the United Kingdom, the legal system is based on common law, and codification has been largely a [...]

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