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This said that the house of lords (HOL) should have more flexibility.

In 1966 the Lord Chancellor issued a practice statement announcing a change to the rule in
London Street Tramways v London County Council. " Their Lordships regard the use of precedent as
an indispensable foundation…

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In Horton v Sadler and another (2006) the HOL used the practice statement to depart from a
previous decision of its own. The case involved a personal injury claim, but the point of law being
decided was about the pwer to allow service out of time under s33 of the…


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