By Elizabeth Martin

ISBN-10: 0198607563

ISBN-13: 9780198607564

This absolutely up to date version takes account of modern alterations in united kingdom laws. it's a convenient table reference for attorneys and a terrific resource of felony terminology for college students and secretaries in any kingdom the place the criminal process relies on English legislation. It offers transparent, jargon-free details for pros, scholars, and folks and not using a criminal qualification. It includes over 4,000 entries that outline and clarify the main phrases, suggestions, tactics, and the association of the English felony approach. It good points authoritative and up to date articles which were written through practicing and educational legal professionals. New entries disguise the Woolf reforms, human rights legislation, in addition to family members legislations, important and native govt, and foreign legislation. This paintings was once defined by means of best college academics as being ' the easiest legislation dictionary at present' and 'excellent for non legislation scholars in addition to legislation undergraduates'.

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A common carrier is one who publicly undertakes to carry any goods or persons for payment on the routes he covers. A common carrier is subject to three ~ommon-Iaw duties: (1) he must, if he has space, accept any goods of the type he carnes or any person; (2)he must charge only a reasonable rate; and (3) he is strictly liable for all loss or damage to goods in the course of transit (but see INHERENT VICE). All other carriers are private carriers, and they owe only a duty of reasonable care. car~jer's I~en The right of a common *carrier to retain possession of goods he has carried until he has been paid his freight or charge.

The Hague Rules were completely rewritten in 1978 in a new treaty known as the Hamburg Rules, which drastically alter the privileged position of a sea carrier as compared to other carriers, but they have not yet been generally adopted. bill of sale A document by which a person transfers the ownership of goods to another. Commonly the goods are transferred conditionally, as security for a debt, and a conditional bill of sale is thus a mortgage of goods. The mortgagor has a right to redeem the goods on repayment of the debt and usually remains in possession of them; he may thus obtain false credit by appearing to own them.

Litigious) matters the bill is subject to *assessment of costs. See also COSTS DRAFTSMAN. bill of exchange An unconditional order in writing, addressed by one person (the drawer) to another (the drawee) and signed by the person giving it, requiring the drawee to pay on demand or at a fixed or determinable future time a specified sum of money to or to the order of a specified person (the payee) or to the bearer. If the bill is payable at a future time the drawee signifies his *acceptance, which makes him the party primarily liable upon the bill; the drawer and endorsers may also be liable upon a bill.

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