In Your Defence

Author: Sarah Langford

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1784163082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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____________________ A SUNDAY TIMES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 'A thoughtful, elegant book. ... often as thrilling as a detective novel. ' - Thomas Grant, QC The Times. ____________________ Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice: weave their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom. These stories may not make headlines but they will change the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways. They are stories which, but for a twist of luck, might have been yours. To work at the Bar is to enter a world shrouded by strange clothing, archaic rituals and inaccessible language. So how does it feel to be an instrument of such an unknowable system? And what does it mean to be at its mercy? Our legal system promises us justice, impartiality and fair judgement. Does it, or can it, deliver this? With remarkable candour, Sarah describes eleven cases which reveal what goes on in our criminal and family courts. She examines how she feels as she defends the person standing in the dock. She tells compelling stories - of domestic fall out, everyday burglary, sexual indiscretion, and children caught up in the law – that are sometimes shocking and often heart-stopping. She shows us how our attitudes and actions can shape not only the outcome of a case, but the legal system itself.

In Your Defence

Author: Sarah Langford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473544734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

View: 9481


'As thrilling as a detective novel.' The Times 'Powerful, moving and often captivating.' Financial Times 'A compelling read for anyone who cares about fairness, justice and humanity.' Observer The Sunday Times bestseller ___ Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice. Sarah weaves their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom. These stories may not make headlines but they will change the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways. They are stories which, but for a twist of luck, might have been yours. With remarkable candour, Sarah describes eleven cases which reveal what goes on in our criminal and family courts: these are tales of domestic fall out, everyday burglary, sexual indiscretion, and children caught up in the law. They are sometimes shocking and they are often heart-stopping. She examines how she feels as she defends the person standing in the dock. She also shows us how our attitudes and actions can shape not only the outcome of a case, but the legal system itself. ___ What readers are saying: ***** 'Absolutely fascinating . . . thought provoking, powerful and a compelling read.' ***** 'This book broke my heart at times but also contained humour and such poignant insights into the criminal justice system.' ***** 'Sarah writes incredibly well - she's informative while maintaining suspense and tension, and conveys so much emotion in her writing

Volume 1: Chinu's Notes on Know your defence in domestic enquiries

Author: S. SRINIVASAN

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1684660777

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 702

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The author Mr. S Srinivasan is a man of many passions- Union activist by profession, a pioneer in the bank employees’ union movement, a social empathist, an ideologist, a mathematics enthusiast, a teacher, a writer and a man of deep humanitarian conviction He became an activist for the rights and moralities of the staff in the banking sector, soon finding his way up the value chain in the All India Overseas Bank Employees Union and ultimately serving as the General Secretary of the Union for 23 years. In the year 1991, he was first appointed as the workmen director on the Board of Directors of Indian overseas Bank. During his tenure, he continually strived for the betterment of the bank and its people, and in making them aware of their rights and responsibilities, and in motivating and mobilizing them to follow their conviction. He successfully established innumerable historic welfare schemes, benefits, and inimitable settlements for the employees and authored, compiled and published several trade union information books and essays; his most significant work being the ‘Know your Rights’ volumes which was recommended as a reference compendium of Service Conditions by the management of Indian Overseas Bank to their respective regional offices the genesis of these books lay in the long felt need for compilation containing authentic and updated materials drawn from various resourceful materials which collected and compiled notes. The book is in two volumes. Volume 1 deals with ‘know your defence’ in domestic enquiry which contains important aspects of domestic enquires in question answer form chapter wise as well inclusion some land mark high court and supreme court decisions in favour of the employee. Where as in volume 2 of the book Know art of cross examination in domestic enquiries (part 1)Practical Guide to Defence Representatives in Handling Charge Sheets and Enquiries (part 2).Model question for cross examination of different specific cases exhaustively is also furnished. in addition to it as desired by many activists practical domestic Enquiries starting with reply to charge sheets, defence brief, EO’ ‘s findings, defence comments to EO’s findings reply of defence to show cause notice, draft of appeal with several illustrative case study examples, mock enquiry drills is furnished.. Some important aspects, concepts, legal terms pertaining domestic enquiry are repeated again & again for the sake of emphasis! This book is for all. The objectives of this book are to enable activists to understand important concepts in domestic enquiries, with practical illustrations and to get insightful understanding of changing environment disciplinary proceeding followed in banks and other sectors and impact of the subjectiveness with which it’s conducted it is hoped that books will be useful and will be a tool for effective defence assistant in days to come. All the best.

Planning and Passing Your PhD Defence

Author: Olga Degtyareva,Eva O.L. Lantsoght

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000475999

Category: Education

Page: 212

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The 'Insider Guides to Success in Academia' offers support and practical advice to doctoral students and early-career researchers. Covering the topics that really matter, but which often get overlooked, this indispensable series provides practical and realistic guidance to address many of the needs and challenges of trying to operate, and remain, in academia. These neat pocket guides fill specific and significant gaps in current literature. Each book offers insider perspectives on the often implicit rules of the game -- the things you need to know but usually aren't told by institutional postgraduate support, researcher development units, or supervisors -- and will address a practical topic that is key to career progression. They are essential reading for doctoral students, early-career researchers, supervisors, mentors, or anyone looking to launch or maintain their career in academia. This book is a toolbox for PhD students to plan and prepare for the PhD defence regardless of their scientific discipline or location. The authors discuss various defence formats that are used internationally and identify the main differences and similarities. With international examples, practical strategies, and tips from former PhD students and supervisors, this book unpacks the principles and unwritten rules underpinning the defence. Addressing planning and preparing for the doctoral defence, and what to do afterwards, this book covers topics such as: understanding your defence format preparing for committee questions preparing mentally and dealing with anxiety dealing with corrections, finalizing your graduation requirements and marking the end of your PhD trajectory. This book is crucial reading for students across the world looking to defend their PhD thesis, and also for their supervisors and examiners.