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 strains its improvement from being mostly a debt assortment business enterprise to its some distance wider jurisdiction this day because the major discussion board for civil disputes. Drawing on a variety 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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Lyndhurst, cynically enjoying the spectacle, contributed by his detached attitude to a highly unsatisfactory piece of lawmaking.
In existence at present, a court of very ancient institution, familiar therefore to the people, founded upon good principles and of known and de®ned powers and constitution. , vol. 10, cols. 1426±30. , diminishing as the sinecurists died. , vol. 11, col. 1316. Le Marchant, Viscount Althorp, pp. , vol. 12, col. 152; vol. 13, cols. 599±601; HCJ 80 (1825±6) and HLJ 57 (1825). Evidence of the of®ce-holders to the select committee is in PP 1825 (276) V. George Tierney, quoted in N. Gash, Mr Secretary Peel (London, 1961), p.
11, col. 1316. Le Marchant, Viscount Althorp, pp. , vol. 12, col. 152; vol. 13, cols. 599±601; HCJ 80 (1825±6) and HLJ 57 (1825). Evidence of the of®ce-holders to the select committee is in PP 1825 (276) V. George Tierney, quoted in N. Gash, Mr Secretary Peel (London, 1961), p. 337. , vol. 17, cols. 1350±8. The making of the new county courts 17 Most of Althorp's bill was retained by Peel. The main difference was in the judges. The sheriff or his deputy would preside and though the sheriff might appoint an assessor ad hoc, he would not be permanent, so avoiding any claim to a pension.
A History of the County Court, 1846-1971 by Patrick Polden