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How Law Works

Ross Cranston

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199292073
eISBN:
9780191700699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292073.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Access to justice, equality before the law, and the rule of law are three fundamental values underpinning the civil justice system. This book examines these values and ... More


English Lawyers between Market and State: The Politics of Professionalism

Richard L Abel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260349
eISBN:
9780191682094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260349.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

In the final decade of the twentieth century the legal profession witnessed profound changes. First the Conservatives sought to apply laissez-faire principles to the profession. Then Labour ... More


Lecture at Toynbee Hall on the Centenary of its Legal Advice Centre *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

Toynbee Hall is one of the great manifestations of Victorian philanthropy. In 1984, it celebrated the centenary of its foundation. Toynbee Hall ... More


Access to Justice: I

Ross Cranston

in How Law Works

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199292073
eISBN:
9780191700699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292073.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter is about the compensating mechanisms and how they work to further access to justice. It starts by reviewing how publicly funded ... More


Conservatives Cut Legal Aid Costs

RICHARD L. ABEL

in English Lawyers between Market and State: The Politics of Professionalism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260349
eISBN:
9780191682094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260349.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The classic professions — law and medicine — presented themselves as honoratiores, indifferent to material reward. Clients and patients were lucky to get their services. The rapid accumulation of ... More


Labour Ends Legal Aid as We Know It

RICHARD L. ABEL

in English Lawyers between Market and State: The Politics of Professionalism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260349
eISBN:
9780191682094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260349.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Labour had equivocated on legal aid. As shadow Home Secretary, Tony Blair declared that any attempt to slash the legal aid budget would be disastrous for the legal system and for the many ordinary ... More


A New Kind of Lawyering: The Civil Rights Movement

James E. Moliterno

in The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

This chapter examines the professional crisis brought about by the civil rights movement. Civil rights lawyers and activists, and early federally supported legal aid lawyers disrupted the calm social ... More


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