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Published: 27 March 2008

448 Pages


ISBN: 9780199217090

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A new practitioner law publication

The Pursuit of Justice

Lord Woolf and Christopher Campbell-Holt

  • Compiles updated versions of Lord Woolf's most cited papers and lectures written and delivered in his capacity as a judge
  • Includes an introductory chapter where Lord Woolf expresses his current thinking on key legal areas of recent concern resonating from the main topics and themes in the papers
  • Provides a detailed account of the main judicial and legal reforms over recent decades, illustrating Lord Woolf's personal views and contributions
  • A central theme is that to do justice according to law the judiciary must deliver pragmatic decisions on the facts of each case by considering the justice of the case in question and the text of the law, demonstrating the creative nature of common law judicial decision-making
  • Covers a broad range of topics including: the Rule of Law and the English Constitution; Judging, the Judiciary and the Executive; Access to Justice, Public Law and Judicial Review; Human Rights; Medical Law; Law and the Environment; Crime and Penal Reform; and Legal Education

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