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Klinck, Dennis R. 1946-

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Works: 11 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 1,949 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Dennis R Klinck
Conscience, equity and the Court of Chancery in early modern England by Dennis R Klinck( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judicial equity developed in England during the medieval period, providing an alternative access to justice for cases that the rigid structures of the common law could not accommodate. Where the common law was constrained by precedent and strict procedural and substantive rules, equity relied on principles of natural justice - or 'conscience' - to decide cases and right wrongs. Overseen by the Lord Chancellor, equity became one of the twin pillars of the English legal system with the Court of Chancery playing an ever greater role in the legal life of the nation. Yet, whilst the Chancery was commonly - and still sometimes is - referred to as a 'court of conscience', there is remarkably little consensus about what this actually means, or indeed whose conscience is under discussion." "This study tackles the difficult subject of the place of conscience in the development of English equity during a crucial period of legal history. Addressing the notion of conscience as a juristic principle in the Court of Chancery during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the book explores how the concept was understood and how it figured in legal judgment. Drawing upon both legal and broader cultural materials, it explains how that understanding differed from modern notions and how it might have been more consistent with criteria we commonly associate with objective legal judgment than the modern, more 'subjective', concept of conscience. The study culminates with an examination of the chancellorship of Lord Nottingham (1673-82), who, because of his efforts to transform equity from a jurisdiction associated with discretion into one based on rules, is conventionally regarded as the father of modern, 'systematic' equity." "From a broader perspective, this study can be seen as a contribution to the enduring discussion of the relationship between 'formal' accounts of law, which see it as systems of rules, and less formal accounts, which try to make room for intuitive moral or prudential reasoning."--Jacket
The word of the law by Dennis R Klinck( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The price of freedom : anti "hate" legislation : two essays by Dennis R Klinck( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Foundations of Canadian law : course materials by Dennis R Klinck( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Linguistic and literary approaches to the law : course material( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Foundations of Canadian law by Dennis R Klinck( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Foundations of Canadian law : selected readings by Yves-Marie J. R Morissette( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Determinism and Jacobean tragedy with special reference to Calvinist thought by Dennis R Klinck( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fiducies et successions (Trusts-Estates) : DRT 6573 : recueil( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equity and trusts supplementary materials( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cases and readings in environmental law and policy( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Conscience, equity and the Court of Chancery in early modern England
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