9781316530252 (ebook) 9781107654990 (paperback)
Cambridge studies in English legal history.
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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Formatted Contents Note
Attorneys and solicitors before 1700 Regulation of the profession The society of gentlemen practisers The provincial law societies The making of an attorney The attorney in local society Estates and elections Administration and finance Two attorneys The road to respectability The apprenticeships of Richard Carre and Samuel Berridge The admission of an attorney Christopher Wallis: Notes from the journal.