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The Queen's Counsel Official Lawyer's Handbook [Hardcover]

Daniel R. White , Alex Williams
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29 Sep 2011
The Queen's Counsel is a cartoon satire on law and lawyers appearing on Thursdays in the law pages of The Times. Collecting together the very best of the cartoon strip with the sagest of lawyerly advice The Queen's Counsel Official Lawyer's Handbook is the ultimate guide to surviving a legal career. Tips include: How to get into a top law firm and stay there Racking up billable hours the easy way Partnership you can make it, if you know what to kiss, and whose Understanding what lawyers do and how to stop them doing it to you.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Biteback (29 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849541701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849541701
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The Lawyer's Handbook wittily debunks the pomposity that some lawyers believe is a sine qua non of their existence' --Alex Wade, The Times

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Daniel R. White is the author of The Official Lawyer's Handbook. Alex Williams is co-creator of The Queen's Counsel cartoon strip which has appeared in law pages of The Times since 1993.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Queen's Counsel Official Lawyer's Handbook 2 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover
If pin sharp observation and razor like wit are your things, then this book is a must for your collection. Daniel R White and Alex Williams poke fun at the legal profession from law student to High Court Judge and all in between. The Times describes it as 'irreverent, funny and perceptive'. I couldn't agree more. The Chapters on Recruiting and Survival should be required reading for anyone contemplating embarking on the dubious pleasures of the corporate ladder, whether as a lawyer or not. But beware, having read it you may never be able view the profession in quite the same light again. Excellent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 16 Feb 2012
By Roz G
Format:Hardcover
For lawyers, or anyone who has dealings with them, this book is excellent fun. I sat up late into the night reading this, and laughing my head off all the way! A superb gift for anyone connected with the legal profession.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brit wit at its best 20 Dec 2011
By Looby
Format:Hardcover
I had a good old titter reading this book - a light-hearted look at what you could be letting yourself in for by entering the legal profession, with great cartoons by The Times, Queen's Counsel author, Alex Williams. The perfect stocking filler for those thinking or embarking on a career in the law, or those who may be thinking of escaping!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Official Lawyer's Handbook 2 Jun 2012
Format:Hardcover
Having read the book in just two sittings, I felt compelled to review what I found to be a brilliantly informative and humorous guide to the legal profession. As a trainee solicitor at a large corporate firm, I truly believe that the authors have done a great job of providing information that will hold me - and others in similar roles - in very good stead for the future.

My old law library contained the previous edition, which I had dipped into on occasion. Some will notice a big change in the illustrations for the 2011 edition - a cartoonist from The Times (Alex Williams) has been brought in to give the revised text a 'Queen's Counsel' style make-over. And having compared the two, I can report that the new version not only reads better, it looks much better too.

All in all, an easy 5 stars. I urge you to give the book a try - it deserves to be read alongside even the most 'serious' tomes - personally, I would rather read this than Glanville's 'Learning the Law' any day of the week!
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4.0 out of 5 stars witty book not only for lawyers 20 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
Funny and truthful at the same time, with great illustrations by Mr Williams, this book is good fun.
Not a lawyer myself, but having been a juror ,I did recognise much of the jargon and behaviour of your typical British lawyer put across in an amusing and clever way.
Highly recommended!
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