Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and UK Supreme Court, London

Historic overview of the development of Jersey law digitised by IALS

The Institute has just completed work on the digitisation of an appendix volume from the Petition of 1890 in the Privy Council by the States of the Island of Jersey. The appendix volume, originally presented to the Institute by the States of Jersey, provides a brief history of the development of law in the Channel Island of Jersey through featured extracts from historic legal instruments and significant cases, including:

  • The Constitutions of King John
  • Letter of Henry III to Inhabitants of Guernsey and Jersey
  • Pleas de Quo Warranto - Jersey 1324
  • Charter of Edward IV
  • Charter of Henry IV
  • Charter of Henry VI
  • Charter of Henry VII
  • Charter of Queen Elizabeth
  • Extract from Ordinance of James I
  • Charter of Charles II
  • Act of States on presentation of the Code
  • Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council for the Affairs of Jersey and Guernsey 1771
  • Registration of Pardon by Order in Council 1793 (Inglesent)
  • Registration of Pardon by Royal Warrant 1836 (Caillot)

The digital version is freely available on the IALS website in full-text searchable PDF format.

Appendix to the case of the States of the Island of Jersey cover

In the Privy Council

Before the Right Honorable The Lords of the Committee of Her Majesty's Privy Council for the Affairs of Jersey and Guernsey

In the matter of a Petition of the States of the Island of Jersey
Dated the 5th day of April 1890

Appendix to the case of the States of the Island of Jersey in support of their above mentioned Petition
(IALS full-text searchable digital version)

The appendix is an example from an important collection of rare related decision records and documents from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council held by IALS. These texts are far more detailed than the 8,000 reported decisions (already available on BAILII). They can include: the case for the appellant and the case for the respondent prepared by their solicitors and records of pleadings and prior court proceedings. IALS is working on a project to raise the discoverability, visibility and usability of the documents.

More information about the Privy Council Decisions Documents collection at IALS is available on our website at:
http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/pcdocs/pcddd_project.htm

More information about IALS Digital collections is available on our website at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/digital/digital.htm