Chancery Amendment Act 1858 (UK) 1858 (“Lord Cairns’ Act “) | 28 June 1858

ON 28 JUNE 1858, the UK Parliament enacted the Chancery Amendment Act 1858 (UK), also known as the Lord Cairns’ Act 1858.

The Act allowed the English and Irish equity courts to award damages. Until then, equity courts were limited to granting injunctions and specific performance. The Act also allowed the equity courts to call juries.

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