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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

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The Book of Legal Anecdotes


ISBN13: 9780880299763
ISBN: 0880299762
Previous Edition ISBN: 0245548815
Published: January 1993
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Out of Print

The Book of Legal Anecdotes offers hundreds of intriguing and amusing stories from all ages and countries. The collection is grouped under subject headings for convenient reference These headings include:-

  • The Profession
  • People of the Law
  • Careers
  • The Joy of Suing
  • Trials and Errors
  • Art and Technique
  • Justice and Injustice
  • The Rule of the Law
  • The Weight of Tradition
  • Private Lives
From Caligula (who wrote his laws in very small letters and hung them on high pillars in order to deceive the people) to the story of the selection of the first woman on the US Supreme Court the book offers a fascinating insight into the history and personalities of the legal profession

It also includes many of the celebrated exchanges and putdowns that have created and destroyed reputations — both in the courtroom and outside

Always entertaining — and often instructive — Harrap s Book of Legal Anecdotes is the ideal gift for professional colleagues or the law student and a must for anyone whose involvement with the law has left them longing for a little light relief!