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English lawyers between market and state : the politics of professionalism

Author: Richard L Abel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 1990s, reforms in the English legal profession transformed traditions, over the vigorous objections of the judiciary, Bar, and Law Society. This book mines that tumultuous period for insights into the prospects of professionalism in the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Abel
ISBN: 0198260334 9780198260332
OCLC Number: 51272243
Description: xxxiv, 712 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Legal Profession in English Politics --
2. An Unlikely Revolutionary --
3. Halting the Tide --
4. Reflecting Society? --
5. Defending the Temple --
6. Controlling Competition --
7. Conservatives Cut Legal Aid Costs --
8. Labour Ends Legal Aid As We Know It --
9. Serving Two Masters: The Dilemma of Self-Regulation --
10. Governing a Fractious Profession --
11. The Future of Legal Professionalism.
Series Title: Oxford socio-legal studies.
Responsibility: Richard L. Abel.
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The English legal profession was often in the headlines during the 1990s. Reforms initiated by a Conservative Lord Chancellor and extended by his Labour successor transformed traditions, over the  Read more...

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