Henry Lord Brougham, Written by Himself

18 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2006

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Monroe H. Freedman

Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law


Professors Fred Zacharias and Bruce Green have recently published the false assertion that Henry Lord Brougham, in later life, repudiated his famous statement in Queen Caroline's Case about the advocate's obligation of zealous representation. They base their claim, uncritically, upon a single source which is questionable on its face, and without their having done any further research. The truth is quite the contrary. In fact, in an autobiography written half a century after the Queen's trial, Brougham not only reiterated his statement, but declared it to be the sacred duty that [the advocate] owes his client.

Keywords: zealous representation, Lord Brougham, Fred Zacharias, Bruce Green

Suggested Citation

Freedman, Monroe H., Henry Lord Brougham, Written by Himself. Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 2006; Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=878118

Monroe H. Freedman (Contact Author)

Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law ( email )

121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
United States

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