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  • "Law Reform Commissions in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada" is a unique contribution to law literature.
  • This book provides an informed and provocative analysis of the role of the Law Reform Commissions and the manner in which they are likely to affect the law. It analyzes their functions, their legitimacy and their advantages and limitations as law reform machinery.
  • The book is intended to be a first step in describing the relationship between legal and political institutions and the Law Reform Commissions.
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Law Reform Commissions in the United Kingdom,
Australia and Canada

by William H. Hurlburt, Q.C.

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Gain insight...

Adressing issues...

About the Author...

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Gain the Insights of Leading Authorities Law Reform Commissions in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada is international in scope. It provides the opinions and summaries of a great number of respected and well-known judges, lawyers, law reformers and other ministers of the law.
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Addressing the Issues of Society A superb reference for those interested in how the law has affected society. This book deals with the role of the Law Reform Commissions in changing areas of the law; including compensation for the victims of crime, expropriation of property and the division of matrimonial property.
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About the Author William H. Hurlburt. Q.C., practiced law in Edmonton, Alberta, from 195O to 1973. He has been a bencher and president of the law Society of Alberta and president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and was for many years a sessional instructor in the Faculties of Law and Business at the University of Alberta. He has assembled and edited for the Federation two books about the functions of the law societies of Canada in maintaining and improving the quality of legal services rendered by the Canadian legal profession and has written a number of other articles and notes.

As a bencher of the Law Society. he took part in organizing and establishing the Alberta Institute of Law Research and Reform, which functions as the provincial law reform agency for Alberta, and from the Institute's inception in 1968 until 1973 he was a part-time member and sometimes chairman of the Institute's Board. In 1974 he joined the Institute on a full-time basis to become the successor of Wilbur F . Bowker, Q.C., as Director of the Institute, a position which he held until March, 1986. In 1982-83 he visited all the law reform commissions described in Law Reform Commissions in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, and interviewed a great number of ministers, officials. judges, lawyers and law reformers in the three countries. (*Law Reform Commissions in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada) is based upon his experience with the Institute of Law Research and Reform and upon those visits and interviews.
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