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Walking On Water: A Life In The Law

Walking On Water: A Life In The Law (EPUB ebook – Main)

By Porter, Chester

Reflections and rumblings on human nature and the law from one of Australia's longest serving criminal defence barristers, once nicknamed 'The Smiling Funnelweb', Chester Porter QC. Chester Porter's life in the law began in 1948, when at the age of 21 he was the youngest lawyer t...o be admitted to the Bar. He took silk in 1974 and quickly became known as Sydney's best defence lawyer, shunning the courtroom theatricals favoured by many of his rivals.'Young Chester' was the man others would go to if they were in strife. Chester's most famous cases included successfully defending the 'once only's' such as Detective Sgt Roger Rogerson on bribery charges, and Judge John Foord who was accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was counsel assisting the Northern Territory Commissions of Inquiry into the convictions of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain. After clocking up scores of legendary victories, some of Macquarie Street's more larrikin lawyers produced a limited edition t- shirt with 'Chester Porter Walks on Water'- a slogan that sums up an illustrious career that spanned more than 50 years. This is not merely a reflection of human nature at its worst but also an overview of how the law has changed and developed over the years. From the McDermott Royal Commission to the reform of forensic evidence and the future of the law in Australia, this is the long-awaited memoir from one of Australia's most respected QC's.
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ISBN 9781742743646
Published 1 Apr 2011
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781742743646
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Random House Australia
Published 1 Apr 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Porter, Chester
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
English law: criminal law
English criminal law: political & other offences
Scots law: criminal law
EU law: criminal
Criminal Law
Number of Pages 330
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 345.940092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade