Equitable Rights vs Common Law

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Dear Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,

The Judicature Acts of 1873 and 1875 created a conflict between Equity and common law.

Equity is supposed to prevail where there is such a conflict of rights between law and equity.

How many equitable cases (non-statutory equity) have been heard in Her Majesty's Courts, for all records held ?

Yours faithfully,

Eddie Fry

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Dear Mr Fry,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 13 August 2015.

 

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Dear Enquiries (UK Supreme Court),
Can you please tell me. How many equitable cases (non-statutory equity) have been heard in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom under the inherent jurisdiction of equity ?

Yours sincerely,

Eddie Fry

Dear Enquiries (UK Supreme Court),
Please answer the question and clarify that you no longer operate in equity and only operate at law or that there have been no equitable cases brought into the Supreme Court ?

Yours sincerely,

Eddie Fry

Enquiries (UK Supreme Court), Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

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Dear Mr Fry,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 27
August 2015.

 

Please find our response attached.

 

Best wishes,

 

Rebecca Lowson

Information Officer

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3BD

Tel: 020 7960 1900

www.supremecourt.uk

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R Wright left an annotation ()

This speech by Lord Neuberger in August 2014 about equity may also be of interest: https://www.supremecourt.uk/docs/speech-...

Eddie Fry left an annotation ()

" Law is nothing without equity, and equity is everything, even without Law. Those who perceive what is just and what is unjust only through the eyes of the law, never see it as well as those who behold it with the eyes of equity. Law may be looked upon, in some manner, as an assistance for those who have a weak perception of right and wrong, in the same way that optical glasses, are useful for those who are shortsighted, or those whose visual organs are deficient. Equity, in its true and genuine meaning, is the soul and spirit of the law; positive law is construed, and rational law is made by it. "

Institutes of American Law 1882, Vol. 2, s. 3724, para. 4. by John Bouvier