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101 Ways to Leave the Law [Hardcover]

Alex Steuart Williams
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25 Sep 2009

101 Ways to Leave the Law is a new collection of cartoons from Alex Steuart Williams, cartoonist, animator and author of The Times’ weekly cartoon strip, Queen’s Counsel.

This latest book is a funny, subversive take on every lawyer’s secret fantasy – dumping the law for a new life. And what’s the best way to do that?

Why not tell the judge what you really thought of his ruling? Or explain to your client how his fees are really spent? Or why not draft a document in plain English that people really could read, and even understand?

Writing an email – why not send the unedited version? Or how much can you ‘dress down’ on ‘be casual’ Fridays?

For every lawyer who’s ever wanted to ditch their career and run away (and that’s most of them) this book is a passport to a guaranteed stylish exit.

Alex Steuart Williams is a former barrister turned cartoonist and feature film animator, whose movie credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Lion King and Robots.

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: JR Books Ltd; 1st edition (25 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906779600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906779603
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 517,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alex Steuart Williams is a cartoonist, film animator, writer and former barrister.

Over the past 25 years Alex has worked on around twenty five feature films, including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", "The Lion King", "The Iron Giant", and the last three "Harry Potter" movies.

He also writes and draws the cartoon strip "Queen's Counsel" in The (London) Times, and has published many collections of the cartoons. He also runs an online animation school at

You can see Queen's Counsel cartoons at, where you can also buy original drawings and prints.

Alex's most recent book is the Queen's Counsel Lawyer's Omnibus - the very best cartoons over the last two decades, celebrating 20 years in The Times.

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"An hilarious book of the most wonderful and entertaining cartoons" -- Law Brief News Update, September 28, 2009

"a wry warts and all take on the legal profession" -- The Times, October 16, 2009

"It's funny because it's true." -- Law Society Gazette, October 15, 2009

"an hilarious book" -- The Barrister Blog, October 9, 2009

"the perfect stocking filler"
-- The Lawyer, September 28, 2009

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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost too close to the bone! 23 Oct 2009
By Dixie
Not everyone actually leaves the profession voluntarily these days, but whether you're happy-and-safe or disgruntled-and-vulnerable in your job, this will raise a chuckle, on some occasions a belly laugh. The author must still have some good contacts in the law, even if he left a while ago, because most of the situations he depicts and practices he lampoons are spot on. One to leave in the fee-earners loo, but probably not the client one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Be careful - it might give you ideas! 1 Mar 2011
Darkly humourous and worryingly accurate, 101 Ways To Leave The Law illustrates every secret fantasy you've ever had about quitting your job - with style. From dressing as Batman in Court to telling your client to give up 'stealing (which he obviously isn't any good at) and get a proper job' these witty cartoons will have you seriously contemplating putting them into practice. Laugh out loud humour from cover to cover, this book is perfect for anyone in the legal profession - just watch out, having read this book, they may not be in it for long!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of irreverent and rather clever fun 4 Jan 2013
As a lawyer, the fun of this book of cartoons is the wincing induced by the thought of just what it would be to actually put some of Alex's suggestions in to practice. By its nature, the book has to apply the most inappropriate behaviour into the most austere and stuffy of scenarios, and the fact that Alex Williams maintains such amusing and quality stills throughout the volume, each of which conjure an image so much more enduring than just the pen and ink, shows real imagination and talent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clever clever clever 13 Dec 2012
By Dogfish
An extremely smart and savvy little book, inventive and creative, and full of most accomplished cartooning. The law's loss is the humour industry's gain. Very funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for your collection 18 Jan 2012
Finding the return to work after the holidays a drag? Boss on your case again? Beware the influence of this gem from Alex Steuart Williams which might tempt you to pack it all in and chase your dream, whatever that may really be.'101 ways to leave the law' pokes fun at the legal profession but applies to all of us who have almost, but not quite, jumped ship.Great cartoons coupled with sharp wit.Recommended!
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