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A New Miscellany-at-Law Robert Megarry

A New Miscellany-at-Law By Robert Megarry

A New Miscellany-at-Law by Robert Megarry

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This new edition collects accounts of remarkable cases and court-room exchanges, and wise and witty utterances from the Bench that illumines the law.

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A New Miscellany-at-Law: Yet Another Diversion for Lawyers and Others by Robert Megarry

Should horses in Charleston be required to wear diapers? Does the hotchpot rule apply when dividing a testator's 17 residuary elephants? Which verse in the Old Testament was the life-saving 'neck' verse? May sexual intercourse be conducted on a without prejudice basis? These questions and many others like them are raised but not always fully answered in A New Miscellany-at-Law. This follows the same style as its two predecessors but consists of entirely new material, some of it suggested by the readers of the first two volumes. Like them, it collects accounts of strange and remarkable cases, striking court-room exchanges, wise and witty utterances from the Bench, and much else that illumines the law. For the common law world its reach is global, with many riches from the USA; and Scotland is not forgotten. Although the book is primarily for lawyers, a glossary and explanatory footnotes enable non-lawyers to share in the humour. Some may read the book from cover to cover; but for most there will be the pleasures of browsing, often surprisingly prolonged. A New Miscellany-at-Law also includes many other jewels. There is the touching Conveyancer's Ode to His Beloved, the court's refusal to consider whether bees should be classified as invitees, licensees or trespassers, a deplorable account of a wife being part-exchanged for a Newfoundland dog, the future Lord Denning's reference to a wife who was actually committing adultery while denying it in the witness box, and 'fustum funnidos tantaraboo' in Chancery.

A New Miscellany-at-Law Reviews

After having been engrossed in this book for a week or more, it came as no surprise to me to learn that this amusing tome had been Wildy's of Lincoln's Inn's the booksellers 'Book of the Month'. It deserves a place on all law students' desks - if only as a source of interesting anecdotes for dinner and other parties. John Gibson Legal Information Management, Vol 6 2006 ...the best way to describe these legal joys is to say that they are much more than a collection of legal wit, humour and wisdom, although they are certainly all of these...Do treat yourself to it. The Litigation Letter May 2006 This is, without doubt, one of the great works of legal literature of our times. David Pannick Times Online, January 2006 ...admirable prose...there are records of incidents concerning the conduct of judges and lawyers which are of high contemporary relevance. A.G. Noorani Frontline May 06 Sir Robert's ability to entertain has clearly not deserted him... No law library should be without A New Miscellany. It is a perfect bedside book or something to be dipped into during a quiet day in chambers of a tiresome day on the bench. Mark McGinness Australian Law Journal, Vol 80, No. 7 July 06 I have just read the 'New Miscellany-at-Law', which has cheered me up and given me more kindly feelings about my profession than anything since I was called to the Bar. Simon Levene, 12 King's Bench Walk Sept 06 ...a rich source of useful information...Students in particular would profit enormously from dipping into its pages, as will anyone even remotely interested in the history, the quirks and the peculiarities of the law. The Commonwealth Lawyer, Vol 15, No 2 August 06 Every page carries the unmistakable Megarry imprint. As Professor David Walker...put it: bringing this volume to publication has done legal literature a service. In the reviewer's opinion that service is indeed considerable... The dominant impression of his writing, whether in judgment or text, is of wide yet profound learning. Stephen Cretney The Law Quarterly Review, Volume 123 January 2007 ...if you are called upon to give after-dinner speeches regularly and need a source of legal quotes and quips this is an essential arrow in your quiver. The New Zealand Law Journal Dec 06

About Robert Megarry

The Rt Hon Sir Robert Megarry, LL.D, FBA, became a Chancery judge in 1967 and was the Vice-Chancellor of the Supreme Court when he retired in 1985. He was Reader in Equity in the Inns of Court, 1951-1967, a member of the Lord Chancellor's Law Reform Committee, 1952-1973 and Chairman of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting, 1972-1987. He is a celebrated author of books on equity, land law, the Rent Acts and the literature of the law. His first two Miscellanies were legal bestsellers. Bryan Garner teaches and publishes extensively on legal writing, usage, and drafting. He has written several acclaimed books on the subject, and is hailed by the American Bar Association as the pre-eminent expert in America on good legal writing.

Table of Contents

1 Lex Loquens 2 Judex Non Juridicus 3 Beggar or Fool 4 Into Battel 5 Ars Bablativa 6 Short of Water 7 Figs and Pippins 8 Living in our Ancestors 9 All Deliberate Speed 10 Le Needfulness De Eux 11 Statutes at Larger 12 A Plain and Simple Question 13 Maxima 14 Andorandororand 15 Dark with Excessive Brightness 16 An Uncharted Sea of Doubt and Difficulty 17 The Paperwork 18 Every Prospect Pleases 19 Winter'd One Whole Summer 20 Fustum Funnidos Tantaraboo 21 A Certain Amount of Sobriety 22 Narrowed to a Filament 23 The Evil of Evils 24 Powafuchswowitchahavagganeabba (Chicago)

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A New Miscellany-at-Law: Yet Another Diversion for Lawyers and Others by Robert Megarry
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