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Walking on water : a life in the law

Author: Chester Porter
Publisher: Milsons Point, NSW : Random House Australia, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is not merely a reflection on a distinguished legal career from one of Australia's most respected and longest-serving barristers, but an overview of how society and the law have changed in the last five decades - sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Never afraid to challenge the infallibility of our legal system, Chest Porter QC brings his sharp legal mind to bear on some of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Chester Porter; Chester Porter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester Porter
ISBN: 1740511581 9781740511582
OCLC Number: 53450924
Description: x, 309 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Before my admission to the bar --
2. Starting at the bar --
3. Battling in the police courts --
4. Human nature at its worst --
5. The McDermott royal commission --
6. Appearing anywhere --
7. The Voyager royal commission --
8. A generalist on the road to silk --
9. Taking silk --
10. The prisions royal commission --
11. Protecting the weak --
12. Appeal courts --
13. Fighting the drug trade --
14. A car accident --
15. Roger Rogerson --
16. Judge John Foord --
17. Lindy Chamberlain --
18. Kalajzich --
19. The Blackburn royal commission --
20. The McLeod-Lindsay inquiry --
21. ICAC and other inquiries --
22. Matters of sex --
23. Padophilia --
24. Disaster on the roads --
25. Of police and police evidence --
26. Deciding the facts --
27. Expert evidence --
28. Improving the law --
29. Looking back.
Other Titles: Chester Porter :
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This book is not merely a reflection on a distinguished legal career from one of Australia's most respected and longest-serving barristers, but an overview of how society and the law have changed in the last five decades - sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Never afraid to challenge the infallibility of our legal system, Chest Porter QC brings his sharp legal mind to bear on some of the most important and controversial issues of our time.

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