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Trespass in United Kingdom

Trespass Amount of Dmamges Case Law

  • A selected English Real Property Law Case in relation with trespass amount of dmamges may be: Eaton Mansions (Westminster) Ltd v Stinger Compania de Inversion SA [2013] EWCA Civ 1308, [2013] PLSCS 257 (CA)
  • Year of the above case: 2013

Trespass Defined Case Law

  • A selected English Real Property Law Case in relation with trespass defined may be: Enfield L.B.C. v Outdoor Plus Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 608, [2012] 29 EG 86 (CA)
  • Year of the above case: 2012

Trespass and Medieval Law

Trespass and Legal History


See Also

  • Family Settlements (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Uses (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Judicial Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Magna Carta (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Concept of Trespass

Traditional meaning of trespass [1] in the English common law history: 1. Any injury, misfeasance, or nonfeasance; see Rob. El. L. Rev. ed.; §§ 217, 259. 2. An injury or misfeasance to person or property, made “with force and arms ” [force actual or implied in law], a breach of the King’s peace. 3. An unlawful entry on land of another. 4. The action at law for any of these trespasses. This is either, A. vi et armis, brought for trespasses 2 and 3, the old action on a writ de cursu, issued by the clerks in Chancery according to established form, depending in the King’s courts on a Action of a breach of the King’s peace, or contempt of royal authority (see NISI PECERIS; CONTRA PACEM), whereby the King’s courts anciently obtained jurisdiction, and consequently covering most cases of direct or intentional wrong; or, B. on the case, super casum, the action on special writs, adapted to special cases (in casu consimili) by the clerks in Chancery under authority of the Statute of Westminster II.; and covering most cases of contract, or indirect or unintentional wrong, negligence, etc. Class A. is usually called trespass as distinct from B.; case. Trespass de bonis asportatis, de uxore abducto, per quod servititun amisit, per quod consortium amisit, quare clausum fregit: see those titles.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Trespass”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Trespass.

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