The Mystery of Old Bailey Counsel
Cambridge Law Journal, Vol. 65, pp. 159-173, March 2006
18 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2009
Date Written: October 5, 2009
This article proffers a hypothesis about a persistent historical mystery: Why did the use of defense lawyers in felony trials at the Old Bailey in London increase so noticeably in the last quarter of the eighteenth century?
Keywords: legal history, Old Bailey, criminal trial, counsel
JEL Classification: K14, K40
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