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Behind the Bar


ISBN13: 004024
ISBN: 004024
Published: June 1951
Publisher: Staples Press Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £28.00
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Behind the Bar is the intriguing story of the lives and careers of two of the greatest counsel of this century - the late Sir Edward Marshall Hall, K.C. and Sir Norman Birkett, P.C., now one of His Majesty's Judges.

It is told with great frankness and understanding by A. E. Bowker who, as clerk to both men at the heyday of their fame as advocates, has been behind the scenes of the most sensational murder trials and spectacular causes celebres in British legal history.

Why did Marshall Hall reject the defence of Crippen? What was his greatest triumph in a murder trial? What was the hardest fight for a life ever put up by Norman Birkett? ls he as brilliant on the Bench as he was at the Bar'?

These are some of the questions answered in this book, a unique story of unique personalities.

Subjects:
Biography
Contents:
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
PREFACE
THE BARRISTER'S CLERK
EARLY DAYS IN THE TEMPLE
BACK TO THE TEMPLE
IN LIGHTER VEIN
CROSS-EXAMINATION
THREE MURDER TRIALS
MR BIRKETT JOINS US
BOTTOMLEY AND HOOLEY
MARSHALL HALL - FIREARMS EXPERT
'BIRKETT IS UP'
INSANITY AS A DEFENCE
MARSHALL HALL'S LAST FIGHT
MAKING LAW
THE GLADSTONE LIBEL CASE
TWO POISON TRIALS
THREE BAD MEN
TWO GREAT MEN
ODDS AND ENDS
WORK IN THE HIGH COURT
A MIXED BAG
TWO WOMEN WERE HANGED
ONE OF HIS MAJESTY 'S JUDGES
THE NUREMBERG TRIAL