"The Rise of the Barristers is an innovative and fundamental contribution to the history of the legal profession and it becomes the new base for future enquiry."Times Literary Supplement
Prest possesses imagination as well as erudition, and is anxious to consider the impact of barristers on the wider society. (English Historical Review
It is very much a professional's book, searching in its questions, accountable in its methodology, and scrupulous with regard to its conclusions. (Historical Studies
About the Author
Wilfrid R. Prest is at University of Adelaide.