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Title: Get Porter. "Walking on Water: A Life in the Law" by Chester Porter. [review]
Authors: Ryan, Peter
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Autobiography
Peter Ryan
New South Wales Bar
Queen's Counsel
Royal Commissions
Roger Rogerson
Lindy Chamberlain
Yoyager naval disaster
High Court Justice Lionel Murphy
Judge John Foord
Neddy Smith
George Orwell
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Ryan, Peter 2003. Get Porter. Review of "Walking on Water: A Life in the Law" by Chester Porter. 'Australian Book Review', No 255, October, 29.
Series/Report no.: No 255
Abstract: All young persons contemplating ‘a life in the law’ as a career should read this book, ideally when they are about sixteen, to allow adequate time to switch to dentistry, say, or engineering. But whatever your age, Chester Porter’s huge experience, wisdom and humanity will enlighten you about the true inwardness of those sometimes compatible concepts, justice and law. We should all read "Walking on Water" and be better educated, and no one should embark on litigation before they have done so. By the time they lay the volume down, they will have cooled off, left their solicitor untelephoned, saved themselves a bucket of money and averted a heart attack.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/586
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 255 - October, 2003

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