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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.