In Tales from No. 9 Ice House Street, Patrick Yu takes up his story as he returns to Hong Kong to become the first Chinese Crown Counsel. Thereafter he tells of the years in which he established himself as a most successful advocate in private practice. His story is enriched with anecdotes of his legal life and reminiscences of the many people with whom he came into contact. In the second part of the book, he recounts in his lively and intriguing way a series of the court cases in which he was involved as an important member of the Hong Kong Bar. The cases have surprising twists that the defence counsel-cum-storyteller deploys to surprise the reader. There are also unusual topics such as aThe Case of the Young Man Who Impersonated a Police Officera, or aThe Case of the Solicitor Convicted of an Offence Not Known to the Lawa. These read like classic detective stories, while also shedding light on life and the law in Hong Kong. Whether telling of his own life, recalling people with whom he came into contact, or telling the legal stories of the second part of this book, Patrick Yu again shows himself to be a notable raconteur and one whose life has provided him with many fascinating stories to tell.... John 18, 51, 52 Colonial Legal Service 9, 11, 20, 21a2, 57, 136 Commissioner of Police 10, 13, 44, 100 committal proceedings 71, 110, 111, 112, ... of Social Science and Law 65 Family Welfare Society 21 Father Tapellaa#39;s Home 50 Foochow, SS 89, 90, 92 Ford, George 33 Ford, Kwan aamp; Co. 33 Fu Hong Society 5 , 50 Galpin, B. 134 Gambling Ordinance 21 ginseng tea 34 Gittins, Sam (S. V.) 46 , 58, 134anbsp;...
|Title||:||Tales from No.9 Ice House Street|
|Author||:||Patrick Shuk-siu Yu|
|Publisher||:||Hong Kong University Press - 2002-06-01|