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Lawyers, Civil Law Notaries vs. Municipal Scriveners. A Particularity of Hungarian Legal History: the Private Activities of Scriveners
Lawyers, Civil Law Notaries vs. Municipal Scriveners. A Particularity of Hungarian Legal History: the Private Activities of Scriveners

Author(s): Gábor Rokolya
Subject(s): History, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Civil Law
Published by: STS Science Centre Ltd
Keywords: municipial scriveners; lawyers; civil law notaries; private activity; mandatory formalities of instruments; legal profession; administrative profession; instrument; bill; hedge writing;

Summary/Abstract: Following the Austro-Hungarian Compromise legislation separated the justice system from public administration, however the regulation on the private activities of municipal scriveners remained unchanged. Lawyers and notaries requested the elimination of such activities from the government with no avail. The Bill on mandatory formalities of instruments and later on hedge writing attempted to restrict the activities of municipal scriveners regarding the preparation of instruments and filings, but it also failed to succeed. Thus, such anachronism prevailed throughout this era of late modern history (‘the Civil Era’) of Hungary, namely that a public authority was also involved in jurisdictional matters.

  • Issue Year: 9/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 140-147
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English