History - Chancery

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  1. When did Chancery cases begin to be regularly reported?
    Mid 17th c
  2. When did Cardinal Wolsey become chancellor?
  3. When did Lord Ellesmere become chancellor?
  4. What caused the dispute of 1616?
    Lord Ellesmere was using injunctions to re-hear cases decided at common law
  5. Who was the king during the 1616 dispute?
    James VI/I
  6. What was the outcome of the 1616 dispute?
    Chancery was allowed to re-hear suits after judgment at common law
  7. At what point did equity operate under a set of rules?
    17th c
  8. What was changed in the reforms of the 19th c?
    • The jurisdiction of the master of the rolls was increased
    • Court of appeal in Chancery was established (1851)
    • Equity and CL began to be fused in 1854
  9. When was equity and common law merged substantively?
    1854 - Common Law Procedure Act
  10. What could Chancery do after 1854?
    Decide questions of law, use a jury and award damages.
  11. What could the common law courts do after 1854?
    Grant injunctions, compel discovery and hear equitable defences.
  12. When were equity and common law merged procedurally?
    1865 for county courts and 1875 for superior courts
  13. Who thought the increase in Chancery's workload in the 15th c was due to the increased popularity of the use?
  14. Who thought the increase in Chancery's workload in the 15th c was due to an increase in commercial cases?
    Pronay, Beilby
  15. Why is it difficult to know why Chancery's workload increased so much between the late 14th and early 16th centuries?
    Lack of consistent records - Penny Tucker
  16. What does Tucker say about oral petitions in the court of Chancery?
    Many oral petitions would have been made, probably by the poorer classes, and not recorded. So we are unable to see the petitions of a whole sector of society.
  17. When does Tucker think Chancery was established as a main court?
  18. Who was chancellor in the early 19th c?
    Lord Eldon
  19. What did reformers tend to focus on in the early 19th c? (and who said this)
    Lobban - they took a political angle and attacked Eldon personally, rather than focusing on the long term issues.
  20. What does Lobban say were the two main debates in the early 19th c?
    Whether the chancellor had too many functions (both judicial and political) and whether more judges needed to be appointed
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History - Chancery
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