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Legal systems

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds — Comm.Ct.

Commissary's Court archives, 1562 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Comm.Ct.
Scope and Contents

The archives comprise act and deposition books, exhibita files and bonds. They include records of courts at Sturbridge and Barnwell Fairs.

Dates: 1562 - 1855
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Federal Supreme Court, Rhodesia, 1955-07-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KLMR 5/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, speeches, articles, personal papers, press cuttings and photographs.
With press cuttings relating to his father, William Thompson Fyfe, 1906-7.

Dates: 1955-07-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Law reform and lawyers, 1985-10 - 1990-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/83
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the general public on legal issues, particularly relating to speeches and articles by JEP, including speeches to the Cambridge University Conservative Association (Oct 1985 and Feb 1989). Also includes: Home Office paper on Government proposals for the confiscation of the proceeds of drug trafficking; copy of the Howard League report for the Penal Reform Forfeiture Committee (1981) with other papers on the relationship in criminal law between financial penalties...
Dates: 1985-10 - 1990-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
 Fonds

Legal papers, yearbooks, reports

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8935-8949
Scope and Contents

From the library at Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, formed by Anthony Gell (d.1583), lawyer.

Dates: 1300-1699 (Circa 14th-17th century)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Northern Ireland: past legislation, 1974-10 - 1979-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 9/2/7
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on the Government's Northern Ireland policies, with correspondents including: Humphrey Atkins, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [later Lord Colnbrook] on legal aid legislation; James Dunn, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, on property legislation; Roy Mason, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on the rehabilitation of offenders; John Concannon, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, on criminal injuries legislation...
Dates: 1974-10 - 1979-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
 File

Policy Review: Democratic Rights group, 1987-11 - 1988-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/25
Scope and Contents

Minutes, submissions and papers from group meetings, on subjects including: electoral reform; freedom of information; women’s rights; lesbian and gay rights; children’s rights; employment and social security; legal advice services and legal aid; a Bill of Rights; legal rights.

Dates: 1987-11 - 1988-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Policy Review: Democratic Rights group, 1989-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/35
Scope and Contents

Includes: annotated paper on an equalities strategy; drafts of the group’s report on democracy, the individual and the community, with explanatory notes for NK.

Dates: 1989-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Shadow Cabinet Papers, 1966-05 - 1968-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/8
Scope and Contents Leader's Consultative Committee papers and minutes on subjects including: powers to control incomes, by [Leonard] Robert Carr and Iain Macleod; regional government; Greater London Council rent policy; the effects of devaluation, by Iain Macleod; family poverty, by [Irene] Mervyn Pike; the Speaker's Conference on electoral reform, by the Chairman of the Conservative Party [Anthony Barber], and also by Edward du Cann; redistribution of seats, by [Anthony Barber] and also by Edward du Cann;...
Dates: 1966-05 - 1968-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
 File

Solicitors and County Courts, Northern Ireland, 1979-07 - 1985-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 9/2/36
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on legislation affecting the county courts, with correspondents including: representatives of the Belfast Solicitors' Association (11).

Also includes: submissions of the Belfast Solicitors' Association on the enforcement of judgments office review, and proposed increase in county court jurisdiction; consultative papers on the increase of county court jurisdiction.

Dates: 1979-07 - 1985-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
 File

Spares of Speeches, 1985-01 - 1985-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/17
Scope and Contents Annotated texts of speeches by JEP on subjects including: the Anglo-Irish Agreement, calling for Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, to counter the influence of the United States on Ulster, preserving the Union, assistance for the IRA and Ulster's parity of status with Britain; the Channel Tunnel; ethnic minorities; Christianity and science, studying the Gospels and resurrection; legal reform; the influence of the United States in British policy, particularly the economy, Europe, NATO and...
Dates: 1985-01 - 1985-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
 File

Speeches, 1990-01 - 1990-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/22
Scope and Contents Annotated texts of speeches by JEP on subjects including: Britain's place in Europe, including the new balance of power, events in Eastern Europe, defence, Parliamentary independence, free trade and the Common Agricultural Policy; the Gospels; the future of Northern Ireland, including the results of British relations with the United States and representation for Ulster in Parliament; the principle of jurisdiction; the economy, including the balance of payments, inflation and the European...
Dates: 1990-01 - 1990-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
 Fonds

The Papers of Lord Gardiner

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GARD
Scope and Contents

This collection reflects Lord Gardiner's involvement and interest in law reform and the justice system. There are many Law Commission reports as well as other printed papers. There is correspondence about rehabilitation of offenders, laws and acts, as well as source material for reports. The texts of a number of articles and speeches given by Lord Gardiner are here, including those during his time as Lord Chancellor. Official and press photographs are also included.

Dates: 1922 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Dingle Foot

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DGFT
Scope and Contents

The material held at Churchill Archives Centre deals with Sir Dingle's career as a Liberal and then a Labour Member of Parliament, as well as with his distinguished position in the legal profession, particularly with regard to Commonwealth countries and with his literary skills.

Dates: 1909 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open (except for a few files which are closed under data protection) for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Fonds — VCCt.Probate

Vice-Chancellor's Court probate records, 1498 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VCCt.Probate
Scope and Contents The Chancellor had successfully claimed probate of the wills of members of the University and others, known as privileged persons, from at least the early fourteenth century. Although technically the Chancellor's Court, by the sixteenth century the Vice-Chancellor presided.The Act 20 and 21 Victoria c.77 abolished testamentary jurisdiction of all existing courts substituting for them a single Court of Probate in London with a Principal Registry and District Registries throughout the...
Dates: 1498 - 1957
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Working papers: Northern Ireland Orders, 1976-10 - 1979-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 9/2/3
Scope and Contents Draft Orders in Council with supporting papers and correspondence, on subjects including: debt payment; alcohol licensing, including letters from James Dunn, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (4); divorce law reform, including letters from Richard Ryder, Political Secretary to Margaret Thatcher [Leader of the Opposition], James Dunn (3), Roy Mason, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2), James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party, House of Commons],...
Dates: 1976-10 - 1979-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.

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