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Lawyers' Tales is a miscellany of law-related very short stories and episodes. Fact, apocryphal, fact-fiction and pure fiction, they make easy reading and are variously entertaining, informative, occasionally tragic and intermittently very funny: they give a rare insight into the law and the lawyers.
In no ordered sequence each entry comes as a surprise and is good bed-time reading for the tired- there being no threads to lose. For the most part lawyers are portrayed as really quite human.
A very small number of entries may be too esoteric, likely to be appreciated only by those with some knowledge of the law. The great majority however may be enjoyed by all.
Some entries record old chestnuts. Those who have heard them before may enjoy a reminder, those who have not may be pleased to learn of them.
John Gray was born in 1938. Educated at Tonbridge School, he read law at Brasenose College, Oxford. Called to the Bar in 1962, he was an Inner Temple major scholar from 1962-5 and practised at the Common Law Bar for over thirty years, sitting as a recorder from 1984-1994 when he left the Bar to change direction, to write, attend his garden and indulge a lifelong interest in wood. He is married with three grown up children and lives in Kent.