Napier’s Trustees v Morrison: 1851

Dealing with a public right of way, and holding that the defenders had possessed a road ‘by no trespass or tolerance, but as a public road’the court deprecated the citation in the Court of Session of authorities from England. He really wished, he said – taking a swipe at a future Lord President among others – that Scottish counsel and judges: ‘could imitate the example set us by the counsel and the judges of that kingdom, who decide their causes by their own rules and customs, without exposing themselves by referring to foreign systems, the very language of which they do not comprehend.’


Lord Cockburn


(1851) 13 D 1404


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedRegina v City of Sunderland ex parte Beresford HL 13-Nov-2003
Land had been used as a park for many years. The council land owner refused to register it as a common, saying that by maintaining the park it had indicated that the use was by consent and licence, and that prescription did not apply.
Held: . .
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Scotland, Land

Updated: 12 May 2022; Ref: scu.187792