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Call # KNR6.3 .W47 1994
Author Wesley-Smith, Peter
Title The sources of Hong Kong law / Peter Wesley-Smith
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, c1994
Book Cover
 INTL  KNR6.3 .W47 1994    AVAILABLE


Descript. xlvii, 307 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Law -- China -- Hong Kong
OCLC # 33001092
Table of Contents
 Table of cases 
 Table of legislation 
Pt. 1The Common Law1
 1Understanding the common law3
 2Theories of adjudication21
 3The theory of stare decisis31
 4The practice of horizontal stare decisis65
 5Vertical stare decisis within Hong Kong81
Pt. 2The Reception of English Law85
 6Statutory provisions importing English law87
 7Statute law103
 8The effect of pre-1843 Acts of Parliament115
 9Common law and equity131
 10Practice and procedure143
 11Vertical stare decisis181
Pt. 3Chinese Law and Custom203
 12Chinese law and custom as a source of law205
Pt. 4Aspects of Statutory Interpretation225
 13Ejusdem generis and the disjunctive227
 14Literal or liberal?237
 15Resort to Hansard249
 16Offences of strict liability255
 17Mandatory or directory?273
 18Retroactive and retrospective ordinances289