The law through the eye of courtroom comedy: the light legal procedural in context

Peter Robson

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The adventures of Hastings Draper's barrister, Alan Pace provide readers with a sharper and more critical view of the legal profession and the issues of gender and class in post-war Britain in contrast with the dominant blander version than we get with the "market leader" Henry Cecil.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw and Popular Culture
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives
EditorsMichael Asimow, Kathryn Brown, David Ray Papke
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
Pages233 - 249
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014


  • courtroom
  • legal procedures in popular culture
  • legal realism

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