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The Justice Game,
This review is from: The Justice Game (Paperback)
When one of our most esteemed QCs calls justice a game it's clear the jig is up and we are in trouble. Or just maybe not if in fact it's always been that way. It's very unfortunate that well-meaning trusting lay persons like me (yes) were brought up on a myth of temporal and supernatural justice. It's quite tough late in life to accept that justice is little but a parley between two lawyers seeking self-vindication and profit before a wigged referee we deign to: the judge milord.
Robertson's stories especially the early ones are mesmerising, thrilling, intriguing, funny and absurd. You can't help but root for the underdog at least the way Robertson lays the cases. You're left thinking, is this what my tax money is spent on? On long-haired hippies publishing a comic? Are you kidding me? It wouldn't be so tragic if rich, connected white-collar criminals didn't make a mockery of it all by always being set free on technicalities and faux illnesses. Our magnificent court edificies plastered in impenetrable latin would be nothing but comedy houses if the consequences of losing a case in one weren't so severe. Robertson makes it imperative we realise that freedoms and liberties have to be fought for.
A rousing read.