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Chance, Cheek and Some Heroics

ISBN13: 9780854902446
Published: February 2018
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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"Reynold is endowed with a natural narrative ability, assisted by humour, crispness and elegance ... genuinely fascinating" Thomas Grant QC, Counsel magazine

These memoirs show the wit and acuity of a highly-trained legal mind while being a real pleasure read at the same time.

They also provide a brief and entertaining account of what it was like to grow up with a refugee background in both wartime and immediate post-war Britain. Freddy Reynold has had an exceptionally long career, during which he appeared in many landmark cases in different areas of law and engaged with most of the elite advocates and judges of the times.

Although his descriptions of the past are illuminating, they are always written with the present and future of advocacy in mind. His comments on the present state of the Bar and Judiciary are based on years of experience and well worth considering.

General Interest, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, Biography
Chapter One: What on Earth were we Doing in Tewkesbury?;
Chapter Two: Behaving Badly in London;
Chapter Three: Oxford;
Chapter Four: A Basement in Chancery Lane;
Chapter Five: The Tricky Business of Actually Making a Living;
Chapter Six: The Importance of Pure Chance;
Chapter Seven: Unions, Gender, Race and a Very Unfair Dismissal;
Chapter Eight: In Silk, and a Change Of Scene'
Chapter Nine: Moments of Pure Farce;
Chapter Ten: A Sort of Indian Summer;
Chapter Eleven: “Oh, Are You Still Working!?”;
Appendix: A Response to a Flawed Judgment of the Supreme Court: Incoherence and Disregard for Contractual Principles - The Legacy of Edwards and Botham?;