May It Please You, Madam: A little book of legal whimsy

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  • Author Name: Neil Hickman
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 24/11/2016

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ISBN: 9781910878965


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Neil Hickman shares a collection of humorous, thought-provoking and fascinating anecdotes, recalling his forty years spent in law – over fifteen of them as a District Judge. The book starts with a number of approaches to greeting the judge, some of which are perhaps more prudent than others. We encounter a number of improbable things that people have done and a number of improbable things people have said.

The criminal courts – judges, jurors and others – offer further material, including one of the more improbable ways of being a thoroughly inconsiderate HGV driver and getting away with it. The difference between truth and fiction is that fiction has to be plausible, of course, as is made clear when we learn one reason why the Government wanted to intern a man. This book, which is illustrated with some cartoons on legal themes by former District Judge the late Jeff Bower, is divided into fairly short, bitesize chapters, perfect for commuters – perhaps on the way to chambers…

1 review for May It Please You, Madam: A little book of legal whimsy

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    David B

    An excellent and highly amusing book. I’m not a lawyer but found it very well written and great fun to read. Some really great vignettes to read out … !

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