The Law's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Incidents from Over Five Centuries of Legal History

The Law s Strangest Cases Extraordinary But True Incidents from Over Five Centuries of Legal History The Law s Strangest Cases covers the Mediaeval days of trial by ordeal or battle to death by ducking stool burning at the stake or similar right up to today s worst excesses of litigation As well

  • Title: The Law's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Incidents from Over Five Centuries of Legal History
  • Author: Peter J Seddon
  • ISBN: 9781861054630
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Law s Strangest Cases covers the Mediaeval days of trial by ordeal or battle, to death by ducking stool, burning at the stake, or similar, right up to today s worst excesses of litigation As well as the well known gruesome murder cases, Peter Seddon delves into all legal disciplines such as crime, libel, negligence and unfair dismissal, to find bizarre goings onThe Law s Strangest Cases covers the Mediaeval days of trial by ordeal or battle, to death by ducking stool, burning at the stake, or similar, right up to today s worst excesses of litigation As well as the well known gruesome murder cases, Peter Seddon delves into all legal disciplines such as crime, libel, negligence and unfair dismissal, to find bizarre goings on through five litigious centuries.

    One thought on “The Law's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Incidents from Over Five Centuries of Legal History”

    1. Some interesting and strange court cases as well as some really serious ones explored briefly. Good book to dip in and out of.

    2. What I liked about this one is the content. As a law student, I loved reading about ridiculous and funny situations in court.However, the style of writing really tugged at my nerves. The author continuously inserted himself into the text, making supposedly funny remarks and lame jokes or just rambling, instead of just saying what happened in the case.

    3. ARC provided by NetGalleyThe Law's Strangest Cases is a strong contender in the legal factoid genre with a warm, almost plummy narrative style and speedy pacing. The bulk of the legal cases are drawn from the annals of English legal history (although there is a sprinkling of international cases) and the vast majority of the cases discussed are not commonly known (one or two should be familiar to anyone who regularly reads these types of books or, for that matter, is a regular watcher of QI). Tha [...]

    4. This was an okay book. Every legal case that is in included in the book is just a few pages long with no real substance; but it was interesting to read each of them. It has a little bit of everything in it starting with a case for 33 CE to 2001 CE. It is a unique look at how views and the law have changed over the years. My favorite story in the book is Jury V. Bench related to a trial in 1670 London in which the bench tried to bully the jury into changing their not guilty verdict; needless to s [...]

    5. British tabloid-style nudge-nudge wink-wink puckish writing. Sounds old-fashioned like the Carry On films but without the wit. Short articles describe the events of each case and the outcome. Written like a compilation of separate articles with some repetition. Cases include previous centuries and a few from English-speaking courts outside Britain. Focuses on peculiar cases to the exclusion of systematic legal malpractice. Until the rude intrusion of politics late on which infestation of author' [...]

    6. Fun & Interesting!This isn’t a sit down and read it cover-to-cover book. It is an interesting collection of amusing and strange legal cases throughout the world (including the UK and America). Written for the lay reader this is a fun respite from our daily routine. It was enjoyable! NetGalley and Anova publishing provided an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    7. An interesting read. Certainly nothing you can't find to read about online these days, but at least it was well written. Most of the cases were centered in the UK and it contained quite a few terms that some readers might not be familiar with. Overall it was an entertaining read and would make a great coffee table addition.

    8. boring. some of the cases were not that strange though. Do not read if you prefer actual strange gruesome murder stories. But do read it if you like to know about simple theft case being blown up into bigger proportion in courts

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