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(p. 3) 1. Dual Legal Systems: Common Law and Equity 

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(p. 3) 1. Dual Legal Systems: Common Law and Equity
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Sarah Worthington

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199290505.003.0001
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date: 07 December 2019

Celebrated for their conceptual clarity, titles in the Clarendon Law Series offer concise, accessible overviews of major fields of law and legal thought. This chapter focuses on different aspects of the bizarre common law dualist legal system, with its separate bodies of Common Law and Equitable rules. It describes the origins of common law dualism and then discusses the early distinguishing characteristics of Common Law and Equity. It then sets out the two main objectives of the text. The first is to expose Equity's impact on the modern legal landscape. The second objective is to expose the possibilities for coherent substantive integration of Common Law and Equity.

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