Legal Method pp 196-210 | Cite as

Precedent as a Vehicle for Law Reform

  • Ian McLeod
Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series


The previous chapters in this Part have all contained material describing and assessing the basic concepts which operate within the doctrine of precedent and the ways in which the courts use, or refuse to use, the doctrine to develop the law. At this stage, however, it will be useful to discuss the practice of judicial law reform as a whole. It is convenient to do so by surveying, in turn, a number of its perceived strengths and weaknesses, before concluding with a consideration of its constitutional limitations.


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© Thomas Ian McLeod 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian McLeod
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  1. 1.London Guildhall UniversityUK

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