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Pettyfogging to respectability: a history of the development of the profession of solicitor in the Manchester area, 1800-1914

Parrott, VR 1992, Pettyfogging to respectability: a history of the development of the profession of solicitor in the Manchester area, 1800-1914 , PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

The thesis presents a social history of the development of solicitors as a professional group in Manchester during the period 1800-1914. This is the first work on the history of Manchester solicitors and one of the few histories of the profession outside London. It is based on primary source material which has not previously been subject to investigation. The study explores the development of solicitors through the period by examining their reaction to the pressures imposed by an increasingly industrial and urbanizing society. It considers the importance of the role of provincial solicitors in the development of the profession nationally and the part Manchester solicitors played in this development. The relationship between Manchester solicitors and the community and their place in the local societal structure is also examined.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Contributors: Garrard, J (Supervisor)
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 13:04
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2014 11:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/14800

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