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dc.contributor.authorStark, Shona
dc.contributor.authorBargenda, JA
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-10T15:04:04Z
dc.date.available2018-05-10T15:04:04Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/275697
dc.description.abstractCodification seems to be coming back into vogue in Great Britain, especially in Wales and in Scotland as a result of devolution and a related (if possibly temporary) surge in nationalism. Using Germany as a comparator, we argue that a codification renaissance should be met with caution. By examining German literature on the history of codification, it can be seen that codification is a difficult transplant in Great Britain. In any event, the German experience shows that codification is no panacea. Furthermore, when it comes to codification, we are quite literally speaking a different language to continental lawyers. Codifying statutes, more achievable in the British jurisdictions than larger, continental-style codes, reflect a peculiarly British style of codification, but risk being the compromise that pleases nobody. A patchwork of substantive reform, consolidation and restatement is proposed as a more suitable domestic solution.
dc.titleThe Legal Holy Grail? German Lessons on Codification for a Fragmented Britain
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameEdinburgh Law Review: an international forum for the discussion of law
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.22961
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-02-26
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-02-26
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-05-10


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