• Universal Great Legal Disasters Great Legal Fiascos, Second Indian Reprint, (Set of 2 books) : 2015 Edition Universal Great Legal Disasters Great Legal Fiascos, Second Indian Reprint, (Set of 2 books) : 2015 Edition

Universal Great Legal Disasters Great Legal Fiascos, Second Indian Reprint, (Set of 2 books) : 2015 Edition

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Disaster in law` writes Stephen Tumim, `does not usually strike with a swoosh or a thud but with a few ill-chosen wods.`

This collection of anecdotes skims over some three hundred years of legal history, pinpointing the moment of disaster in court cases famous and unknown and the subsequent embarrassment of judge, counsel, prisoner, witness, even the system itself. Splendid eccentricities in both the law and lawyers provide the perfect setting for mishaps and misunderstandings, the absurd nature of which will appeal to anyone who follows the antics of the judiciary. From the use of four-letter words in Sir Walter Raleigh`s trial for treason to the petulant fury of Lord Alfred Douglas in the witness-box, Stephen Tumim captures the calamitous exchange that throws a trial off the tracks, and reveals a lighter side of a profession nowadays thought to be wholly serious.

Anyone who has ever found the law to be an ass will find further evidence for that opinion among the tales in this second selection from Stephen Tumim`s fund of legal absurdities.

Even a subject as seemingly dull as contempt of court yields such unexpected delights as the seventeeth-century offender who, according to the records,`ject un brickbatd a le justice que narrowly mist` and was `immediatement hange` for his audacity. Traditionally it is between the judges and barristers that the most hard-hitting projectiles are exchanged, varbal of course, though nowadays it is quite often the prisoner in the dock who has the last word. `You are a humourless automaton,` said one would-be practical joker to a senior judge on receiving six months for contempt, `why don`t you self-destruct?`

Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge said in 1801 that he would like to hand a hundred lawyers - for their interference in his summary treatment of mutineers- and certainly the exploits and idiosyncracies of many of the leading protagonists have over the years given rise to some fierce confrontations, quite apart from ludicrous lawsuits which were, and sometimes still are, possible to bring through the obscure ramifications of the legal system.

For in this anecdotal survery of the antics of the law over the last few hundred years it is the system itself that emerges as the grand perpetrator of great legal fiascos.

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Brand / Publisher Universal Book Depot
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Edition 2015
ISBN 9788175345126, 97875345133
Author Tumim Stephen
Language English
Board CBSE
Study Stream Law
Pages 258
Binding Paperback


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