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Published: 07 January 1999

230 Pages


ISBN: 9780198262848

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Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800-1865

David J. A. Cairns

Clarendon Press

Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History

  • The first scholarly work to analyse the practice of advocacy and to identify its significance for the administration of justice
  • The first in the new Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History series
  • The subject matter of the book is perenially topical: the strengths and weaknesses of the adversarial system are still debated today (vide the Woolf Report)
  • Contains case studies of four major criminal trials, giving the book an added dimension which will broaden the appeal of the book