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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

ISBN13: 9789004294936
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £149.00

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This book is the first monograph to analyse the workings of Scotland’s legal profession in its early modern European context.

It is a comprehensive survey of lawyers working in the local and central courts; investigating how they interacted with their clients and with each other, the legal principles governing ethical practice, and how they fulfilled a social role through providing free services to the poor and also services to town councils and other corporations.

Based heavily on a wide range of archival sources, and reflecting the contemporary importance of local societies of lawyers, John Finlay offers a groundbreaking yet accessible study of the eighteenth-century legal profession which adds a new dimension to our knowledge of Enlightenment Scotland.

Scots Law, Legal History
List of Illustrations

1. Introduction
2. Lawyers and clients
3. Income
4. Management
5. Ethics and etiquette
6. Pro Bono
7. Societies
8. Solidarity
9. Burghs
10. Procurators fiscal
11. Notaries
12. Conclusion


Series: Studies in the History of Private Law

Contracts for a Third-Party Beneficiary. A historical and Comparative Account ISBN 9789004169746
Published August 2008
Brill Academic Publishers