TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 9, 2019

"The High Court of Chancery was born in the Middle Ages to provide relief from the inflexibility of the common law courts," Russell Fowler writes. "Chancery’s body of jurisprudence, 'equity,' was forged to remedy frauds, mistakes and various hardships the law courts could not adequately address. … For a time, the two systems operated in harmony." You can tell that it all didn't go well for very long after that — Fowler explains how a case from 1615 pitted Chancery and Equity against each other. Read this entertaining bit of history in our April issue.