John Michael Bennett
Published June 7, 2016
Textbook - 344 Pages
ISBN 9781760020569 - CAT# Y290843
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The new biography of Sir Frederick Darley in J M Bennett's acclaimed Lives of the Australian Chief Justices series
Describes in fascinating detail one of the most extraordinary episodes in Australian judicial history.
Richly detailed chapters trace Darley’s progression from birth and education in Ireland to Bar practice there at a time when too many lawyers competed for too little work
The product of meticulous research, Sir Frederick Darley paints an illuminating portrait of the life and times of this important man, whose judicial accomplishments and dedication to duty and service won great acclaim and respect
Foreword by the Honourable Keith Mason, AC, QC
List of Illustrations
1. An “Erratic and Wandering Race”
2. “The Largest Business of Any Man at the Bar”
3. “Active Politics Always Bored Him”
4. Some Lawyers’ Laws and Law Reforms
5. Defence – “The Dawn of Australia as a Nation”
6. Taking Silk: Taking Leave: and Taking Stock
7. (Sir) Julian Salomons: the Phantom Chief Justice
8. “A Great Public Duty”
9. “I Never Aspired to the Bench”
10. Industrial Law – or Politics?
11. Crown Land Legislation – "an unitelligible chaos"
12. Diametrical Opposites
13. Representing the Queen
14. “The Return of the Native”
Table of Cases
Schedule of Parliamentary Bills
Table of Statutes
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