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Law Quarterly Review, The

Law Quarterly Review, The
Practice Area: Academic Law, Reference
Product ID: 0023-93BV
Published by: Sweet & Maxwell
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First published in 1885, the Law Quarterly Review provides authoritative and critical analysis on a broad range of legal issues. It is widely acclaimed as a leading platform for scholarly legal debate in the UK and throughout the common law world.

  • With four issues a year, the Law Quarterly Review keeps readers up-to-date with many important legal developments.
  • The Law Quarterly Review is committed to providing a balanced coverage of developments in the common law world.
  • Issues covered are relevant to both academics and practitioners.

Recent Coverage

In 2021, the L.Q.R. continued to publish a large number of notes relating to recent court decisions or to other legal developments, in particular statutory ones. It should be noted that a number of them dealt, principally, with developments other than under English law. Of particular significance may be thought to be the following contributions:

1. Professor Nolan on Fearn v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery [2020] EWCA Civ 104, which involved an action in nuisance against the Trustees concerning an outside viewing platform at the Gallery allowing of visitors seeing directly into the living areas of the claimants’ flats (see (2021) 137 L.Q.R. 1).

2. Professor Williams on R. v Lawrance (Jason) [2020] EWCA Crim 971, a case dealing with when the accused’s deception vitiates the complainant’s consent to sexual contact, in particular sexual intercourse (see (2021) 137 L.Q.R. 183).

3. Lord Sumption on R. (on the application of Dolan) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2020] EWCA Civ 1605, arguing that the Court of Appeal had been wrong to find the original lockdown regulations relating to the Covid-19 outbreak not to have been ultra vires the power that had been relied upon by the Government in making those regulations (see (2021) 137 L.Q.R. 353).

4. Dr. Morgan on three cases dealing with the possibility that the Covid-19 pandemic had led to the frustration in law of various contracts (see (2021) 137 L.Q.R. 563).

As regards articles published in 2021, the L.Q.R. continued to publish pieces on widely divergent aspects of the law. Examples showing the variety of topics covered are:

1. Professor Paul S. Davies’s “Excluding the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999” (2021) 137 L.Q.R. 101.

2. Dr. Sloan’s “’Private’ Schools, Their Charitable Status and Their Property Rights: Legal Barriers to Attenuation” (2021) 137 L.Q.R. 228.

3. Professor Collins’s “Employment as a Relational Contract” (2021) 137 L.Q.R. 426.

4. Professor Whittaker’s “Retaining European Law in the United Kingdom” (2021) 137 L.Q.R. 477.

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Please submit your article, note or book review in a word document with 1.5 line spacing. All articles and notes should be emailed to the Editor, Prof .Peter Mirfield, Jesus College, Oxford (Peter.Mirfield@jesus.ox.ac.uk) and book reviews to Dr Jonathan Morgan, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (jem44@cam.ac.uk). Articles should not exceed 15,000 words in length, including footnotes and everything else. Notes should contain 3,000 words or fewer, and book reviews 1,500 words or fewer.

Articles, notes and correspondence should be addressed to:

Professor Peter Mirfield
Jesus College

Books for review should be addressed to:

Dr Jonathan Morgan
Corpus Christi College

Email: jem44@cam.ac.uk


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