Category Archives: Law reform

Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (UK)

ON 28 AUGUST 1833, the UK Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

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Slave Trade Act 1807 (UK)

ON THIS DAY in 1807 the UK Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act 1807. Slave trade was abolished in the British Empire.

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Statute of Anne 1710

ON THIS DAY in 1710, the Parliament of Great Britain passed the Statute of Anne 1710.  The Act introduced government regulation of copyright, modernising the law and abolishing private regulation that had operated under the Licensing Act 1662.


Statute of Frauds 1677

ON 16 APRIL 1677, the English Parliament enacted the Statute of Frauds 1677.

This Act required certain dealings with real property, sale of goods, estates, trusts and marriage be reduced to writing and signed in order to avoid fraud or perjury.

The provisions of the Act have since been incorporated into many pieces of legislation around the common law world.