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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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Uncommon Law: Being 66 Misleading Cases isbn 9780880297561

Uncommon Law: Being 66 Misleading Cases

ISBN13: 004717
ISBN: 004717
New Edition ISBN: 0880297565
Previous Edition ISBN: 004716
Published: July 1989
Publisher: Methuen London Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £16.00
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Albert Haddock, the hero of countless lawsuits in A.P. Herbert's Misleading Cases, made his first public appearance in Punch in 1924.

I gave always understood that I invented him the author writes in his introduction, but he has made some disturbing escapes into real life.

Case number 32 in which Mr Haddock makes out a cheque on the side of a cow and lends it to the officer of the Collector of Taxes is one such escape.

As a result of the first BBC television series of Misleading Cases it was reported in an American newspapaer as a serious news item. The cases in Uncommon Law are a collection of his finest, most peculiar, most comical cases and also includes such unlikely trials as What is a Motor-Car?, and Is Laughter Illegal?.

Amidst the laughter and incredulity, A P Herbert takes a fair few sideswipes at the absurdities of the English law and will teach the reader more about the legal process than lawyers know themselves.

Legal Humour