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The Players in the Legal System

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The extra-territorial edifice was run by government employees with independent lawyers playing a participatory role. For their first six years, the Courts were subject to oversight by the Executive before legally trained judges assumed this responsibility. Over the remaining 34 years, six judges were responsible for the administration of British justice in Japan. This chapter reviews the Courts' staffing, the Consuls' legal training and the role of the independent Bar and looks at various criticisms that have been made about the Consuls' legal inexperience and training. The 'General Regulations for the Establishment of the Superintendency and Consulates of China and Japan Consular Service' published in 1862 detailed the terms and conditions of service of the consular and the judicial establishments throughout China and Japan, including travel, holiday and outfit allowances.

Keywords: British justice; China; Court; Japan Consular Service



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