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8vo. pp. 20. Disbound, Very Good. Best was defended by William Garrow who was responsible for the introduction of the adverserial court system, insisting that all evidence should be thoroughly tested in court and introduced the phrase "presumed innocent until proven guilty". In this case he successfully defended Best who was shown to be a victim of an attempt at extortion. "A more horrid and dreadful attempt to ruin and destroy a worthy and highly respected character never was made; and a more satisfactory and honourable aquittal never was pronounced." William Garrow.
Title: The Whole Proceedings on the Trial Between Mrs Rebecca Minifie, and W.D. Best, Esq. Sergeant at Law, and Member of Parliament, Charged With an Assault Upon Rebecca, the Wife of James Minifie, in His Chambers, Where She, at his request, concerning a reversionary property, in which he acted for her as Counsel, which was tried at the Court of Kin's-Bench, Guildhall, on Thursday, July 12, 1804 Before Lord Ellenborough, and a Special Jury.
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