The Bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850

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UNC Press Books, 2003 - Law - 361 pages
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Allyson May chronicles the history of the English criminal trial and the development of a criminal bar in London between 1750 and 1850. She charts the transformation of the legal process and the evolution of professional standards of conduct for the crimi
 

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Contents

London Crime and Criminal Justice
7
The Emergence of a Criminal Bar in London
33
Constructing a Career
64
The Criminal Trial before the Prisoners Counsel Act
87
Public Reaction and Professional Concerns
118
The Bar the Bench and the Central Criminal Court
146
Changing the Rules The Prisoners Counsel Act
176
Justifying Advocacy
202
Conclusion
237
Counsel at the Old Bailey 17831850
243
Notes
263
Bibliography
331
Index
353
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Allyson N. May has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Toronto.

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