South Australia's Judicature Act Reforms of 1853: The First Attempt to Fuse Law and Equity in the British Empire

@article{Taylor2001SouthAJ,
  title={South Australia's Judicature Act Reforms of 1853: The First Attempt to Fuse Law and Equity in the British Empire},
  author={G. Taylor},
  journal={The Journal of Legal History},
  year={2001},
  volume={22},
  pages={55 - 84}
}
  • G. Taylor
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Legal History
Abstract In South Australia in 1853, 20 years before the judicature system was introduced in England, legislation was passed to fuse the administration of law and equity. This article first describes the South Australian reform and then considers the sources from which it might have emanated and the motives behind its enactment. It shows that, however boldly the reform may have been conceived, the practical impact of the reform on the administration of justice in South Australia was very slight… Expand
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