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Historical Development of Representations on the Role and Content of Good Faith Doctrine in English Law

Vinokurov Sergei Nikolaevich

Post-graduate student, the department of Civil Law and Procedure and Private International Law, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Master of Jurisprudence; Lawyer

117198, Russia, gorod Moskva, g. Moscow, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya, 6, of. 359

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Abstract: The subject of the research is the development and content of the concept of good faith in English law. The role of this legal principle has always been ambiguous and was largely determined by the content that English lawyers put into it at a certain stage in the development of the common law system. Formation of ideas about good faith included periods of its complete denial and periods of unconditional recognition at the level of doctrine and during law enforcement practice. Nowadays, the ideas of good faith in the law enforcement practice in England have become more widely applied in relational contracts and contracts that contain the obligation of contractors to adhere to this principle. The purpose of the article is to show the process of perception and development of the content of the idea of good faith in English law. The methodological basis of the research is the historical method and comparative law method, in particular, analysis of the relationship between theory and law-enforcement practice as well as features and stages of development of the object of study. The main conclusion of the study is that the doctrine of good faith has a long history in English law and its place and importance for the common law system have always been considered ambiguously. The author considers the main stages of the development of the concept of good faith from the period of its borrowing from the early canon law and Roman law up to the era of modernity. The differences in the content of good faith are indicated depending on the historical development of the law of England. The role of the idea of good faith for modern English law is highlighted and conceptual contradictions in the interpretation of the content of this principle in modern English law enforcement practice are revealed.

Keywords: contradiction, conception, development, historical, relational, England, law, good faith, importance, content
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