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A layman's view,
This review is from: The Art of the Advocate (Penguin Law) (Paperback)
I would rate this as highly as Learning the Law (1970) by Glanville Williams. This should have a wide readership and is very well written. For a layman who doesnt have to learn these damned principles, you can dip in and out of it.
Famous cases are reviewed from their forensic interest and a layman is intrigued to know how one gets hold of the transcripts. There will be just ten lines from a case but easily enough to whet the appetite. Palmer (the only Barts man to be hanged for murder) features, along with Crippen. Marshall Hall gets a lot of coverage - he was a famous advocate [to the non law reader]by the way, not a criminal.
Should lawyers lie inn court ? There are moments of hilarity unintended by the author, more hilarious to me having seen lawyers lie and nothing done about it, but everyone knows, hell, the English Legal System isnt perfect.