n Transactions of the Centre for Business Law - The early English Admiralty Court and the conceptualisation of the maritime lien : an historical conspectus

Volume 2011, Issue 47
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It is not necessary for purposes of this monograph to delve into the origins of English admiralty jurisdiction and maritime law. The history of English admiralty law and the Admiralty Court is, however, briefly recounted as a backdrop to the investigation into the conceptualisation of the maritime lien. It appears that in England there was little interest in the sea before the 16th century. Suffice it to say that at the end of the 11th century, there was not much to distinguish the maritime law of England from that of northern France or Germany. The body of law received into the English courts dispensing maritime justice was, in most respects, foreign to English law.

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