Legal Method pp 158-164 | Cite as

Vertical and Horizontal Dimensions of Precedent

  • Ian McLeod
Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series


Chapter 3 contains a diagram showing the hierarchy of the courts (see p. 42), and Chapter 10 contains the general proposition that all courts bind all lower courts, and that some courts also bind themselves (see p. 131). The first half of this proposition can conveniently be described as the vertical dimension of precedent, and the second half as the horizontal dimension.


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© Thomas Ian McLeod 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian McLeod
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  1. 1.London Guildhall UniversityUK

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