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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition was published, see:
Brief to Counsel 2nd ed isbn 9780718109974

Brief to Counsel

ISBN13: 004639
ISBN: 004639
New Edition ISBN: 071810997X
Published: June 1958
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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Here is a vade mecum for budding barristers. It is full of high serious purpose yet so lightly written that lay readers who were expecting another of Mr Cecil's diverting pieces of documentary fiction need not be too disappointed.

They will get plenty of fun along with the instruction. . . . All phases of the prospective career, from preliminary examinations and eating dinners to making applications in chambers and taking silk are covered with sound practical advice distilled from experience . . . no blue bag should be without it this Michaelmas.'

Henry Cecil has two personalities-one, in another name, as the living embodiment in his office of the Law, and another as the brilliant satirist of himself in that capacity.

The significance of his latest work, ostensibly advice to young or potential barristers, is that in it is to be found a synthesis of the two. The Law (it may be said) is a woman he loves with all her weaknesses, and this is an admirable manual on how a lover should behave towards her.

Here is a window into the heart of the English legal system. The drawings by Mr Edward Ardizzone, sensitive of the atmosphere they portray, charmingly set off the text.'

Legal History, Legal Humour, Legal History (Out of Print), Legal Humour (Out of Print)
List of Illustrations
The Way Ahead
The Four Qualities
On Examinations
A Chapter of Explanations
Which Branch?
Choosing a Master ;
Barrister's Clerk
Second Year
Life at the Bar
Behaviour in Court
Behaviour out of Court
The Solicitor
The Solicitor's Managing Clerk
Judge or Master in Chambers
The Leading Question ;
Hardy Annual
What do you do when you know your
client is guilty?
Junior and Q.C.
Dock Brief
Women at the Bar
Without Prejudice
General Rules and Conclusion