Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Lawyer Who Couldn't Sit Still By Michael Simmons

The jetsetting adventures of a well-travelled legal professional




In this absorbing biography, Michael Simmons takes us on a journey through his long, colourful legal career, spanning some 50 years and almost as many countries. From his early years practising in the City of London to his travels - for business, pleasure and often both - to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America, The Lawyer Who Couldn't Sit Still is packed with humour, wit and deep insight into the ways and wiles of the legal profession, which inevitably holds a mirror up to human nature itself.

Whether you are a lawyer, incurable traveller, both or neither, the author's breezy style and gift for conjuring up far-away sights, sounds and cultures make this book a true delight from start to finish.

After graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Michael Simmons began a long and fruitful career as a lawyer, which as this book attests, took him all over the world. He remains a non-practising consultant at his current firm, and in his capacity as a management consultant, legal journalist and writer has delivered lectures to fellow professionals worldwide. He lives in London W14.

Sharply observed and appealingly compact biography by a leading lawyer with 50 years experience

Will appeal to anyone with an interest in law, and also the armchair traveller. Will make an ideal Christmas gift.

Revelations about his many interesting clients, including hoteliers in Africa, a prince in Dubai and a rock star in Sardinia

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