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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Legal Legends and Other True Stories

ISBN13: 9781851900510
ISBN: 1851900519
Published: November 1988
Publisher: White Lodge Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

"My dear Sir, what would you say if you had given me £50 to buy you a chestnut horse and I turned up with a horse chestnut?" Sir Arthur Underhill is reputed to have asked. And Lord Chief Justice Gordon Hewitt; "If you add four pounds of butter to four o'clock what is the result to the nearest square shilling?"

Legal Legends reveals the wit and wisdom, and some personal views, of Theodore Ruoff, sometime Chief Land Registrar of England and Wales. Based on a series of writings spanning many years, it explores some of the antiquities and curiosities of the law - moveable freeholds - manorial rights - a Spanish water court - souvenir land.

It relates also some of the author's personal experiences - taking the wayfarers' dole - a case of mistaken identity - the Lord Chancellor's breakfast.

These brief recollections, culled from the author's long and distinguished association with the law, are a unique and humourous reflection of the quirks and complexities of legal life. They also reveal much of the author - his insistence upon the correct use of the English language - his undeniable fascination with histoiy- and a passion for cricket.

Legal Humour