Sunday, 8 November 2015

A Nasty Business

A Nasty Business is a book by S. M. Barron that describes the difference between justice, the law and legal process.

Indeed S. M. Barron begins his 400 page book with a rather telling quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes, poet and attorney who, as a US Supreme Court Judge was quoted as saying: "This is a court of Law, young man, not a court of justice."

So, asks S. M. Barron, where do we go for justice?

The author describes the attempts of people to obtain justice through the courts and, unfortunately, of the attempts of the other side to thwart their attempt to obtain justice often by gaming the legal system. Especially if the other side also happen to be lawyers.

However, S. M. Barron (a pseudonym for a consumer activists, representative, trainer and teacher) points out that it does always have to be like this and that there are already other options for people to seek legal redress that do not include going to court.

It also points out some practical changes that could be implemented to improve access to justice.

It also offers advice that can be used currently to speed up access to justice, how to save money and how to get the help and assistance that you require should you find yourself taking someone to court.

The book is filled with references and costs £19.99. It is published by Jarndyce & Jarndyce, a legal joke which will be appreciated by all fans of Charles Dickens.

It is distributed by Gardners Books and the ISBN is 978-0-9575745-0-2 and is available through the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, to be found on the righthand side of this site.

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