Maintenance, Champerty and Embracery, or Fun With the Law

Related to my last blog entry on barratry¬†and my ongoing fascination with obsolete and esoteric legal concepts, my current discussion topics are the concepts of champerty, maintenance, and the alluringly-titled concept of¬†embracery. Barratry, as you may remember, has to do … Continue reading

What is Barratry? A far from frivolous question!

As part of my upcoming series of blog entries devoted to legal concepts that are esoteric or have fallen into dissuse, my present topic is “barratry”, a common law term that is probably known to few but involves a concept … Continue reading