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Vol 24 No 6 June/July 2019

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The Savage Poodle: Tales from Legal Practice

ISBN13: 9781783583041
Published: November 2017
Publisher: Richard Barr
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (122 Pages)
Price: £7.99

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Richard Barr has been writing a regular column for Solicitors Journal for longer than he can remember. The Savage Poodleis a compilation of some of Richard's best stories picked from his monthly slot, Tales from Practice, over the past 40 years or so.

With his accute sense of observation and cool humour, Richard has regaled generations of lawyers with cheerful insight about life as a solicitor. Over the years, his accounts of tricky meetings with clients, awkward situations with colleagues and odd encounters with animals or everyday objects, have elicited countless letters from fellow lawyers sharing their own in return.

Like any collection of this nature, the exercise is entirely unscientific. It is based solely on the combined subjective applicatio of Richard's own appreciation, mixed with our own personal favourites here at Solicitors Journal.

The book is being published now, following the closure of Solicitors Journal, In October 2017, as an opportunity to look back over one of the magazine’s most popular features. 

It would make an excellent gift for solicitors or anyone with an interest in the law.

Legal Humour
The Day the Office Became a Film Set
The Lord Chancellor on Water Skis
Rage About a Lost File
Spitting Lesson
Inventing the Future
Beware Smiling Jurors
Goodbye Norfolk
Strapped to a Turk
Clinton's Lore
Haunted by the Law
Eaten Up with Political Correctness
Say Aaaargh
Beyond Belief
Eyes Right
The Cat that Came Back from the Dead
Body Talk
Granny Bashing in the Blue Lagoon
Sod's Law and Other Disruptions
A Ketchup Week
How to Stop a Secretary Crashing
Death of a Father
Squirting and Buzzing
Still Waters Paddle Deep
The Savage Poodle ;
Apples from Wisbech
Smallbone Alive
Camel Antics
Holiday from Hell
Roly Poly Stones
The Smell of Success
Call Out Barr the Plumber
Growing Old Disgracefully
Down Under but Not Out
Tea with the Queen
Smoke Signals
Normal for Norfolk
Space Man
Pillock in Tassels
Frothing Sheep
Postman Barr