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Lawyers Then and Now free pdf This book, loosely modelled on Robert Megarry's Miscellany at Law, presents thematically true stories drawn from the spread of Australian legal history and case law. Discover: who was Australia's youngest judge instances of extreme rudeness in court and between judges which judges served the longest and shortest terms in office the barriers facing women who wanted to practise law and when they were scaled which judge was tried and acquitted of murder and which law officer was convicted of murder and sentenced to hang and, learn about humor of all sorts in the profession as well as amusing aspects of Australian laws interface with religion, art, sport, gambling and literature. Lawyers Then and Now focuses on the quirkiness of the law and the humanity of the people of the law. Highlighted are the recurring constancies and changes in our legal culture with concentration on aspects of legal culture that are accepted in one generation and condemned in another. The books final chapter Fallible All recapitulates the theme that lawyers are far from perfect even as (most of them) struggle to perform at their best.

About Keith Mason

Keith Mason has been a solicitor, barrister, law reformer, solicitor-general, president of a court of appeal, law teacher and mediator. He has published on topics including judicial method, legal taxonomy, the law of restitution, and the interface of law, morality and religion. Currently he is a visiting professorial fellow at the University of New South Wales and the chancellor of the Anglican diocese of Armidale. This work, Lawyers Then and Now, combines the interests of an amateur legal historian with insights drawn from a fortunate life in the law.

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Author : Keith Mason
Publisher : Federation Press
Data Published : 23 November 2012
ISBN : 1862878900
EAN : 9781862878907
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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