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Legal Foundations of Tribunals in Nineteenth-Century England

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For most people today a tribunal constitutes their only contact with formal legal adjudication. This 2007 book examines its origins and development, showing how a lay, specialized, accessible and inexpensive body was a response to social and economic challenges of the industrial revolution to implement extensive state regulation of various activities. Nineteenth-century governments faced considerable challenges from the rapid, novel and profound changes in social and economic conditions resulting from the industrial revolution. In the context of an increasingly sophisticated and complex government, from the 1830s the specialist and largely lay statutory tribunal was conceived and adopted as the principal method of both implementing the new regulatory legislation and resolving disputes. The tribunal's legal nature and procedures, and its place in the machinery of justice, were debated and refined throughout the Victorian period. In examining this process, this 2007 book explains the interaction between legal constraints, social and economic demand and political expediency that gave rise to this form of dispute resolution. It reveals the imagination and creativity of the legislators who drew on diverse legal institutions and values to create the new tribunals, and shows how the modern difficulties of legal classification were largely the result of the institution's nineteenth-century development.

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Author(s):
Stebbings, Chantal
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521869072
ISBN-13:
9780521869072
Number of pages:
344
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Very good like new condition with little to no wear

For most people today a tribunal constitutes their only contact with formal legal adjudication. This 2007 book examines its origins and development, showing how a lay, specialized, accessible and inexpensive body was a response to social and economic challenges of the industrial revolution to implement extensive state regulation of various activities. Nineteenth-century governments faced considerable challenges from the rapid, novel and profound changes in social and economic conditions resulting from the industrial revolution. In the context of an increasingly sophisticated and complex government, from the 1830s the specialist and largely lay statutory tribunal was conceived and adopted as the principal method of both implementing the new regulatory legislation and resolving disputes. The tribunal's legal nature and procedures, and its place in the machinery of justice, were debated and refined throughout the Victorian period. In examining this process, this 2007 book explains the interaction between legal constraints, social and economic demand and political expediency that gave rise to this form of dispute resolution. It reveals the imagination and creativity of the legislators who drew on diverse legal institutions and values to create the new tribunals, and shows how the modern difficulties of legal classification were largely the result of the institution's nineteenth-century development.

Author(s):
Stebbings, Chantal
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521869072
ISBN-13:
9780521869072
Number of pages:
344
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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