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The Attorney in Eighteenth-Century England


ISBN13: 9781107654990
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 1959)
Price: £19.99
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 004321



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Originally published in 1959, this book examines the shifting role of attorneys and solicitors in the eighteenth century, a period that saw the growth and development of the professional classes and their affiliated organizations. Robson describes the changing social character of lawyers, the methods by which they were trained and the part they played in affairs of banking, politics and other public spheres. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British social or legal history.

Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
General Editor's preface
Preface
1. Attorneys and solicitors before 1700
2. Regulation of the profession
3. The Society of Gentlemen Practisers
4. The provincial law societies
5. The making of an attorney
6. The attorney in local society
7. Estates and elections
8. Administration and finance
9. Two attorneys
10. The road to respectability
Appendix 1. The apprenticeship of Richard Carre and Samuel Berridge
Appendix 2. The admission of an attorney
Appendix 3. Christopher Wallis: notes from the journal
Appendix 4. A note on numbers
Appendix 5. The professions in the eighteenth century: a bibliographical note
List of primary sources
Index.