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Pride Versus PrejudiceJewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990$
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John Cooper

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774877

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.001.0001

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Jewish Solicitors 1945‒1990

Jewish Solicitors 1945‒1990

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(p.286) Twelve Jewish Solicitors 1945‒1990
Source:
Pride Versus Prejudice
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John Cooper

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0013

This chapter studies Jewish solicitors from 1945 to 1990. Although the groundwork for the transformation of the position of Jews in the legal profession had been laid prior to the Second World War, the burgeoning careers of many solicitors were interrupted by service in the armed forces and were not resumed until the late 1940s. Practices left in the hands of managing clerks and neighbouring solicitors had run down, and it took a few years of sustained effort to restore many a practice to its former level. However, a group of enterprising Jewish solicitors did more than this: they seized the opportunities that existed in the 1950s and 1960s as a result of post-war rebuilding, the office and housing boom, and the consumer revolution, and sometimes hitched their fortunes to those of Jewish property entrepreneurs or entered the property market themselves. Others, too, through their financial and legal acumen, became directors of a wide range of companies.

Keywords:   Jewish solicitors, legal profession, post-war rebuilding, consumer revolution, Jewish property entrepreneurs, property market

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