The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (ICLR) was founded in 1865, and has been making case history ever since. This book, published to mark the ICLR’s 150th anniversary, collects together for the first time the top 15 cases published in The Law Reports, as voted for by readers.

They include such favourites as the one about the Carbolic Smoke Ball, the one about the Snail in the Ginger Beer, and the case that gave rise to the mysterious legal concept of “Wednesbury unreasonableness”.

Introducing the cases are a series of essays by ICLR editors and by two external contributors, Guy Holborn, Librarian of Lincoln’s Inn and Professor Paul Mitchell, of UCL. In his foreword Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice says:

“The cases in this anniversary volume illustrate not only the significant contribution that law reporting of the highest quality has made to the development of the common law, but how the common law has incrementally developed over the past 150 years.”

The Law Reports 1865 – 2015 Anniversary Edition

Edited Paul Magrath

ISBN 978-0-85289-314-2

Price £30

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