The Working Chambers of the College

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748645770
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676545 | DOI:
The Working Chambers of the College

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This chapter examines the roles of some of the main office holders within the Court of Session who dominated the writing chambers which governed the functioning of the court. In particular, the role and significance of the clerks of session is investigated. At a less exalted level, the practical significance of lesser clerks and extractors is discussed, along with those who collected fees, worked in the chancery and privy seal office, and held custody of records. The preservation of records within the College, and the wider significance of College members in preserving legal and historical records, is also investigated.

Keywords: Clerk of session; Extractor; Chancery; Privy seal; WS Society; Bill chamber; Court of Session

Chapter.  14348 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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