The Independence of the Judiciary: The View from the Lord Chancellors Office

Paperback | March 1, 1997

byRobert Stevens

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This is the paperback edition of Robert Stevens' popular and widely reviewed book concerned with the independence of the judiciary in England. Using records kept by the Lord Chancellor's office Robert Stevens charts the progress of the concept of judicial independence through the Victorian eraand the early twentieth century up to 1963, the most recent year for which records were available to the author.In reading the book we are reminded that of all our great institutions the judiciary has been subject, in modern times, to perhaps the least scrutiny and reform. Robert Stevens' scholarly and entertaining book explains, with the help of many valuable jurisprudential and social insights why this isso, and in the process offers the reader an unusual and very candid picture of the careers and lives of many of England's best known judges and politicians.

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This is the paperback edition of Robert Stevens' popular and widely reviewed book concerned with the independence of the judiciary in England. Using records kept by the Lord Chancellor's office Robert Stevens charts the progress of the concept of judicial independence through the Victorian eraand the early twentieth century up to 1963,...

Robert Stevens, Master, Pembroke College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198262639

ISBN - 13:9780198262633

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` e method he has adopted has considerable attraction, in that he has brought the scene to life very skilfully, and has made clear the tensions between the judges and the Lord Chancellor and his senior officials. To do this he has made excellent use of the records of the Lord Chancellor'sOffice, exiguous though in places they are, in the Public Record Office ... As an account of the problems of judicial administrators during the twentieth century it is excellent.'Journal of Law and Society