By Patrick Polden
The 1st full-length account of the institution of the County courtroom in England and Wales in 1846 and its paintings, via to its reconstruction in 1971. It lines its improvement from being mostly a debt assortment organization to its a long way wider jurisdiction at the present time because the major discussion board for civil disputes. Drawing on quite a lot of assets, the writer describes its association and officials and discusses the jobs of legal professionals and lay people. Given the present controversy over entry to justice, it is a well timed new background.
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362). Le Marchant, Viscount Althorp, p. 289. The former Chief Justice Best, see LR 2 (1845), 168±76. , vol. 19, contents page. R. Stewart, Henry Brougham 1778±1868, pp. 285±302. D. Southgate, The Passing of the Whigs (London, 1965), pp. 63 ff. Measures included the Wills Act 1837, Small Tenements Recovery Act 1838, Metropolitan Police Act 1839 and several criminal law reform Acts of 1837. Petitions are in HCJ vols. 93, 94. For proposals and bills see LO 9 (1834±5), 401; LO 10 (1835), 1±117; LO 13 (1836±7), 273 (`all is rumour and conjecture'), and the summary in LO 17 (1838±9), 401.
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259±307. Fourth Report. The making of the new county courts 13 THE ORIGINS OF THE NEW COUNTY COURTS Lord Althorp was a rising man among the opposition Whigs who, having recently succeeded in putting through Parliament a bill to reform insolvency proceedings,43 next turned his attention to the related problem of pursuing small debts through the courts. Like Mackintosh and Romilly before him, Althorp had already found that law reform was `a topic of no party interest, and leading to no political results';44 hence he could expect little support from his political associates.