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The Life of Thomas E. Scrutton

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  • Date Published: November 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107032583

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  • Karl Llewellyn described Thomas Scrutton as 'the greatest English-speaking commercial judge of a century'. Scrutton played a key role in a number of politically sensitive court cases from the Great War to the 1930s. This biography draws on unpublished sources to evaluate his contribution as counsel, campaigner and judge in a number of areas: the development of a modern law of copyright; the checking of executive power in and after the Great War; and his attempt to develop English commercial law on a basis which reflected the practices and expectations of the commercial community. In addition to providing valuable insights into the nature of legal practice and advancement in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the book examines Llewellyn's claim that Scrutton adopted a 'realist' approach to the development of commercial law, and uses the body of Scrutton's judgments to explore the limits of a 'realist' approach to jurisprudence.

    • Biography of a leading judicial figure drawing extensively on unpublished sources
    • The formalist v. realist jurisprudential controversy is explored through Scrutton's body of commercial law judgments, testing Karl Llewellyn's description of Scrutton as leading commercial lawyer and exemplar of realist jurisprudence
    • Offers insights into his judicial role and commitment to the Great War through personal letters
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    • Date Published: November 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107032583
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Antecedents
    2. A university man
    3. Pupil, professor, husband and politician
    4. 'Patient, laborious asses': onwards and upwards at the Bar
    5. Copyright and the author
    6. The Bench
    7. The War and the law
    8. At the height of his powers:
    1919–27
    9. Scrutton the realist?
    10. 'Old Scrutton'.

  • Author

    David Foxton, Essex Court Chambers, London
    David Foxton is a leading practitioner in commercial law and an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham. He has won numerous awards and most recently was named 2012 Commercial Litigation Silk (QC) of the year.

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