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Lawyers and the Public Good
Democracy in Action?

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Part of The Hamlyn Lectures

  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107626287

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  • For the 2010 Hamlyn Lectures, Alan Paterson explores different facets of three key institutions in a democracy: lawyers, access to justice and the judiciary. In the case of lawyers he asks whether professionalism is now in terminal decline. To examine access to justice, he discusses past and present crises in legal aid and potential endgames, and in relation to judges he examines possible mechanisms for enhancing judicial accountability. In demonstrating that the benign paternalism of lawyers in determining the public good with respect to such issues is no longer unchallenged, he argues that the future roles of lawyers, access to justice and the judiciary will only emerge from dialogues with other stakeholders claiming to speak for the public interest.

    • In-depth comparison of legal aid development in Scotland and England in the past decade demonstrating how the Scottish legal aid system has fared better than its English counterpart during this period
    • Examination of judicial decision-making in the final appellate court in the UK drawing on interviews with Law Lords and demonstrating the importance of small group dynamics and of judicial leadership for understanding decision-making in the final decade of the judicial House of Lords
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    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107626287
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: determining the public good
    2. Professionalism reassessed: what now for lawyers?
    3. Access to justice: whither legal aid?
    4. Judges and the public good: reflections on the last Law Lords
    5. Conclusion: where next?

  • Author

    Alan Paterson, University of Strathclyde

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