Crown law


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the law which governs criminal prosecutions.

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"In the meantime, officials are continuing to address the legal issues raised by Crown Law on the self-identification clauses which the Select Committee introduced to the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill.
The Guidelines and an application form will be available on the Crown Law Office website.
(127) This will mean that private ownership of resources or infrastructure will be protected but it does not mean that private interests will rest on Crown law alone.
Police said that the decision to lay the terror charge was made after consultation with the Crown Law Office and the Christchurch Crown Solicitors office.
Referring to pay equity, Shaw pointed out that the Crown Law Office paid men 33 per cent more than women and the State Services Commission paid men 22 per cent more than women.
(44) See generally Michael Sexton, 'The Role of Solicitors-General in Advising the Holders of Vice Regal Offices' in Gabrielle Appleby, Patrick Keyzer and John M Williams (eds), Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General (Ashgate Publishing, 2014) 91, 93-6; Anne Twomey, 'Advice to Vice-Regal Officers by Crown Law Officers and Others' (2015) 26 Public Law Review 193, 203-11; Gabrielle Appleby, The Role of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest (Hart Publishing, 2016) 120-4.
He was then, for twelve years, one of a very strong group of lawyers recruited to the Crown Law Office by Richard Wild, who, as solicitor general, revitalised that office.
Although no longer under British crown law, the court regarded the college's royal charter as a corporate contract between people, i.e., the college's board of trustees.
(5) Paul Lordon, Crown Law (Markham: Butterworths Canada, 1991) at 5 [Lordon]; Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books, vol 1 (Philadelphia: JB Lippincott, 1891) at 469 [Blackstone]; United Kingdom, Law Commission of the United Kingdom, The Execution of Deeds and Documents by or on Behalf of Bodies Corporate (London: Ministry of Justice, 1998) at 26, online: The Law Commission <http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/docs/ cp143_Execution_of_Deeds_and_Documents_ Consultation.pdf > [Law Commission].
As stated in Paul Lordon's Crown Law, written by lawyers from Canada's Department of Justice, "The executive may act pursuant to specific constitutional or statutory authority, pursuant to common law or prerogative authority, or in ways purely incidental to the Crown's status as a person or corporation sole." (30) Hence, the Canadian Crown's powers can also be divided and described as statutory, prerogative, personal, and constitutional in nature.
In A Report on some proceedings on the commission for the trial of the rebels in the year 1746 in the county of Surry, and of other crown cases to which are added discourses upon a few branches of the crown law, Foster attempts to clarify--though certainly not to reverse--laws regarding justifiable and excusable homicides.
The best overview of these powers is Lordon's Crown Law (1991).