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The Attorney in Eighteenth-Century England


  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107654990

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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.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107654990
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General Editor's 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

  • Author

    Robert Robson

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