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Norman Birkett by H. Montgomery Hyde

Norman Birkett by H. Montgomery Hyde

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Norman Birkett

The Life of Lord Birkett of Ulverston

by H. Montgomery Hyde

The Reprint Society, 1965, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dust jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing, small tears and general wear (see photographs)

“Lord Birkett fervently believed that the first quality of an advocate is that he must be a man of character and integrity.  That he himself possessed this quality in an outstanding degree at the English Bar may explain why he became so distinguished and, at the same time, so popular a member of the legal profession.
the son of a moderately prosperous Lancashire draper of Liberal politics, Norman Birkett served as an apprentice behind the counter of his father’s shop in Ulverston.  A youthful success as a Methodist lay preacher encouraged paternal hopes that he would enter the Ministry, but during his time at Cambridge he decided to change to law.  He was thirty years old before he started to practice in Birmingham.  Birkett’s professional progress was exceptionally rapid.  A few years later he moved to London and shortly afterwards he was appointed King’s Counsel.”


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