The first full-length account of the establishment of the County Court in England and Wales in 1846 and its work, through to its reconstruction in 1971. It traces its development from being largely a debt collection agency to its far wider jurisdiction today as the main forum for civil disputes. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the author describes its organization and officers and discusses the roles of lawyers and lay persons. Given the current controversy over access to justice, this is a timely new history.
Author: Patrick Polden Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 01/26/2012 Pages: 426 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.18lbs Size: 8.50h x 5.51w x 0.95d ISBN: 9780521184090