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(p. 689) 21. Crown Proceedings 

(p. 689) 21. Crown Proceedings
(p. 689) 21. Crown Proceedings

Sir William Wade

and Christopher Forsyth

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date: 26 January 2021

This chapter discusses the liability of the Crown itself. ‘The Crown’ refers to the sovereign acting in a public or official capacity. The passage of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947 placed the Crown, in principle, in the position of an ordinary employer and of an ordinary litigant. The law as it now stands under the Act may be divided under four headings: tort, contract, remedies and procedure, and statutes affecting the Crown.

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