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Lawyers and the Making of English Land Law 1832-1940 - J. Stuart Anderson

Lawyers and the Making of English Land Law 1832-1940

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In this book Stuart Anderson offers a completely fresh interpretation of the manner in which the concepts found in the 1925 property legislation were formed by debates about law reform beginning in the 1840s. Examining texts of the statutes with a historian's eye Anderson explains how the statutes were enacted, by whom and for what reasons. Partly a work of modern legal history, partly a commentary on modern English land law, this book should be read by all modern legal historians, property lawyers, and historians concerned with the relationship between property, politics, and the professions.

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`This is an interesting and scholarly book, giving a comprehensive account of the many vicissitudes in the struggle for the reform of the land law in the period covered by the book ... well researched and as is to be expected from this house, well presented. It represents an interesting contribution to legal history ...' New Law Journal `He has done a service to his profession and to the understanding of professionalism in general, and its paradoxical but plausible belief that "true self-love and social are the same"' Times Literary Supplement `This is a well-researched and carefully written study of the many discussions, draft reports and Bills that have led to the several reforming statutes on the Land Law of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ... Coming from this printing house, it is, of course, attractively presented.' The Cambridge Law Journal 'carefully balanced account' German Historical Institute London Bulletin, Volume XVI, No. 1, February 1994 `carefully balanced account' German Historical Institute Bulletin

Prefacep. v
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Table of Casesp. xii
Table of Statutesp. xiv
1832-1875p. 1
Lawyers and Law Reformp. 3
Conveyancing Reformp. 41
Title Registration Achievedp. 85
Interludep. 137
Perfecting a Private Marketp. 139
1875-1940p. 159
Professionalism, Officialism: Solicitors and the Statep. 161
1897-1912: the Old Order Resurgentp. 209
Lawyers' Law: the Conveyancing Bills of 1913/14p. 254
Law Fit for Heroesp. 281
Retrospect and Epiloguep. 314
Appendix: Some Land Registry Statisticsp. 333
Select Bibliographyp. 341
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780198256700
ISBN-10: 0198256701
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 11th June 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.66