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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 Legal Companion: Awesome Lawsuits, Judicious Judgements & Terrific Torts

ISBN13: 9781861058386
ISBN: 1861058381
Published: March 2005
Publisher: Chrysalis Books
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The law touches everyone and even the average, law-abiding citizen is catered for in this unique book. From Lawmakers to lawbreakers, The Legal Companion offers a view of the oddities, quirks, origins and stories behind the legal world. Starting, quite literally at the Beginning, (as we learn how The Ten Commandments were later revised by God on the second draft) the book ranges from the serious (how fingerprinting began) to the bizarre (why the skeleton of Jeremy Bentham votes at University College London meetings); the informative (why Judges have a notch on top of their wigs) to the completely ridiculous (why priests marked the legal boundary of their parish by hanging children upside down and banging their heads against stone markers), the Legal Companion takes the reader through a legal minefield of notes, quotes, facts and stats.

But The Legal Companion doesn't just contain fascinating snippets of information, it also offers extracts from the finest writing about the law over the centuries and in modern times. Charles Dickens shares a cell with J.G. Ballard, while Herman Melville and Franz Kafka stand in the dock with William Burroughs and Hunter S. Thompson. And like all the other books in the Companion series, there's a magnificent piece of statistical trivia to match each page number.

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