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Pettyfoggers and vipers of the Commonwealth : the "lower branch" of the legal profession in early modern England

Author: C W Brooks
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Series: Cambridge studies in English legal history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work charts the huge growth of the lower branches of the legal profession in sixteenth-century England..

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C W Brooks
ISBN: 0521305748 9780521305747
OCLC Number: 12808173
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Oxford).
Description: xiii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. --
2. Lawyers and the royal courts in London during the reign of Elizabeth. --
3. The legal profession in the provinces. --
4. The increase in litigation. --
5. The causes of the increase in litigation. --
6. The increase in litigation and the legal profession. --
7. The attitudes of laymen and attempts at reform. --
8. Clerkship, the Inns of Chancery, and legal education. --
9. Private practice.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in English legal history.
Responsibility: C.W. Brooks.
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