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The Resource A new miscellany-at-law : yet another diversion for lawyers and others, by Sir Robert Megarry ; edited by Bryan A. Garner, (electronic book)

A new miscellany-at-law : yet another diversion for lawyers and others, by Sir Robert Megarry ; edited by Bryan A. Garner, (electronic book)

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A new miscellany-at-law : yet another diversion for lawyers and others
Title
A new miscellany-at-law
Title remainder
yet another diversion for lawyers and others
Statement of responsibility
by Sir Robert Megarry ; edited by Bryan A. Garner
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Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Bloomsbury Publishing
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1910-
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Megarry, Robert Edgar
Dewey number
340
Index
index present
LC call number
K183
LC item number
.M44 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Garner, Bryan A
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  • Law
  • Law
  • Law
  • Law
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A new miscellany-at-law : yet another diversion for lawyers and others, by Sir Robert Megarry ; edited by Bryan A. Garner, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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bpp09256988
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1 online resource (xiii, 450 p.)
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online
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9781472559777
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access
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Electronic resource.
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remote
Label
A new miscellany-at-law : yet another diversion for lawyers and others, by Sir Robert Megarry ; edited by Bryan A. Garner, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
bpp09256988
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 450 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472559777
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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