The Influence of the English Common Law by Martin Chitwood

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The Influence of the English Common Law on the Law of Commonwealth West Africa

The Influence of The English Common Law

About The Author:
Martin Chitwood, Partner at Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP, has served as lead or co-lead counsel in more than 40 class actions nationwide and has been instrumental in recovering billions of dollars for investors and other class members. He is considered the plaintiffs’ lawyer in the state of Georgia. He has also been recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics each year since the inception of the award.

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My Thoughts:

Most treatises on law reform are concerned with the dynamics of a developed legal system. These studies deal with changes within a legal system. Martin Chitwood talks about an entirely different area of study, which is that of the incursion of one legal system on another.

I am really not interested in “law” types of books and I find that I struggle with reading something that has words that are over my head. The author tries to explain the definition of a lot of things, but for me, it is still something that I struggle with. I will admit – I found it difficult to stay interested. The Influence of the English Common Law on the Law of Commonwealth West Africa is sold as a book, but is written more like a paper; therefore, you will see all the reference marks throughout it. I find that this severely distracts from the topic at hand.

The Influence of the English Common Law on the Law of Commonwealth West Africa explains the benefits and disadvantages of English Common Law being in West Africa. You will learn how legal systems can be changed by other influences.

If you are interested in English Common Law or law books in general, then you will probably enjoy this read.

Martin Chitwood has served by appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Georgia to represent Georgia state pension funds in securities class actions and has also served as lead counsel in securities class actions for pension funds of numerous states. He is one of a select few attorneys who have served as lead counsel for private mutual funds that have been appointed as lead plaintiffs in securities class action litigation. With everything Martin Chitwood has done, he has quite the impressive résumé.

2 thoughts on “The Influence of the English Common Law by Martin Chitwood

  1. Terry Poage

    Sounds like a complicated book to read.

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