December 9


Using Precedents | Law in Practice | Podcast 008

4 Legal English Podcast | Episode 008

In this episode, we discuss using precedents. We will explain what is a precedent, how precedents are used in Common Law courts, and go through an example of this.

We will look at two different cases, Balfour v. Balfour and Merritt v. Merritt, and discuss how these precedents work together, and how lawyers make use of these precedents when presenting their legal arguments.

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Using Precedents: Law in Practice

Resources and Links 

These are the two cases discussed in the podcast. Both are English cases and deal with family law and contract law. 

Balfour v. Balfour, [1919] 2 K.B. 571. Available here

Merritt v. Merritt, [1970] EWCA Civ 6. Available here.

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Using Precedents

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