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A Seventh Child and the Law

The author comes from a distinguished family in Hong Kong. His father, Yu Wan, was an eminent figure in educational circles both before and after the Second World War. In Part I of this book, there is a detailed description of the unique circumstances under which the author, as a matriculation student, was awarded a government scholarship to enter the University of Hong Kong in 1938. Altogether unpredictably this started a chain of events which landed him in two wartime jobs in China: with British Naval Intelligence and the Chinese Nationalist Army respectively. After the war, he won a Victory Scholarship to further his education at Oxford and finally qualify as a barrister-at-law. He attributes his good fortune to being the seventh child of his father who was himself a seventh child. Hence the title of this book.

Part II of this work consists of an accurate separate account of eight actual court cases handled by the author as Defence Counsel. These specially chosen and cleverly captioned cases all make fascinating reading, because each of them carries a distinct flavour of its own ranging from murder trials with an unexpected turn of events and a variety of fraud cases to an intriguing account of an attempt to set up an innocent traffic policeman which was only barely frustrated. The manner in which the defence in each case was conducted is of particular interest.
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目錄

Foreword by D.A.L. Wright
Acknowledgements

PART ONE
Introduction
1. Scholarship to England
2. A Seventh Child
3. Wah Yan College and the Irish Jesuits
4. The Fairy Tale of My Matriculation
5. An Apology and Explanation
6. Mystery Unravelled
7. A Vintage Year
8. The University of Hong Kong
9. The Fall of Hong Kong: Before and After
10. The War Years (Part One)
11. The War Years (Part Two)
12. The War Years (Part Three): Drama in Huizhou
13. A Very Merry Christmas
14. Merton College Oxford
15. Unique 1947 Friendship Ties
16. Changes in the Wind
17. A Crucial Decision
18. Wrangling with Officialdom
19. End of Oxford Sojourn
20. Reading Law at Last
21. Discipline Rewarded
22. Leisurely Year of Pupillage
23. Malayan Undertaking Contemplated
24. Year of Mixed Fortune in Malaya
25. First Chinese Crown Counsel
26. No. 9 Ice House Street Also Known as Holland House
27. My Family and the Bar
28. The Institution of Silk
29. Looking Ahead

PART TWO
Introduction
1. The Case of the Suicide Pact
2. The Case of the Midnight Court
3. The Case of the Murder Trial without the Corpus Delicti
4. The Case in Which the Crown Failed to Prove That Gold Was Gold
5. The Case of the Traffic Policeman and the Pak-pai Taxi Driver
6. The Case of the Ruptured Kidney
7. The Case of the American Who Was in Two Places at the Same Time
8. The Case of the Hunter Who Became the Hunted

Index

產品資料

ISBN
9789622095243
分類
Law
裝幀
平裝
著書語言
英語
出版日期
2000-07-01

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