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He instilled ‘presumption of innocence’ into law (access required)

English barrister William Garrow was remarkable for his skill in the courtroom and for his contributions to the development of the adversary system of trial as we know it today. He is known for his “extensive growth of the adversarial criminal trials” in England. Early English criminal trials did not permit defendants to have counsel. They ...