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English Lawyers Between Market and State

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Published 2003.

Wear to edges of jacket. No notes/highlighting on pages.

Toward the end of the twentieth century, English lawyers enjoyed widespread respect and prosperity. They had survived criticism by practitioners and academics and a Royal Commission enquiry, but the final decade witnessed profound changes. First the Conservatives sought to apply laissez-faire principles to the profession. Then Labour transformed the legal aid scheme it had created half a century earlier. At the same time, the profession confronted cumulative changes in higher education and women's aspirations, internal and external competition, and dramatic fluctuations in demand. This book analyses the politics of professionalism during that tumultuous decade, the struggles among individual producers (barristers, solicitors, foreign lawyers, accountants) their associations, consumers (individual and corporate, public and private) and the state to shape the market for legal services by deploying economic, political and rhetorical resources (including changing conceptions of professionalism).

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Author(s):
Abel, Richard
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198260334
ISBN-13:
9780198260332
Number of pages:
712
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
English Lawyers Between Market and State: The Politics of Professionalism

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Published 2003.

Wear to edges of jacket. No notes/highlighting on pages.

Toward the end of the twentieth century, English lawyers enjoyed widespread respect and prosperity. They had survived criticism by practitioners and academics and a Royal Commission enquiry, but the final decade witnessed profound changes. First the Conservatives sought to apply laissez-faire principles to the profession. Then Labour transformed the legal aid scheme it had created half a century earlier. At the same time, the profession confronted cumulative changes in higher education and women's aspirations, internal and external competition, and dramatic fluctuations in demand. This book analyses the politics of professionalism during that tumultuous decade, the struggles among individual producers (barristers, solicitors, foreign lawyers, accountants) their associations, consumers (individual and corporate, public and private) and the state to shape the market for legal services by deploying economic, political and rhetorical resources (including changing conceptions of professionalism).

Author(s):
Abel, Richard
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198260334
ISBN-13:
9780198260332
Number of pages:
712
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
English Lawyers Between Market and State: The Politics of Professionalism

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