The Inside Guide to Your Legal Rights & Winning in Court or Losing Well
"Unquestionably the legal book of the year, if not the decade" Professor Dominic Regan, New Law Journal
Breaking Law is written by a former judge. It’s a unique, inside guide to the law which is irreverent, entertaining and bulges with advice on what the law can do for you in countless situations.
So whether you have been overcharged at a supermarket, overlooked in a relative’s will, sold duff goods, sued for repossession by mortgage lender or landlord or threatened to be left penniless after a divorce, you can find help here.
You’ll discover rights you never knew existed, how to avoid getting involved in a court case in the first place and how to cope with proceedings should they be started, whether you are bringing them or defending them.
Template letters and court documents are all included. For example, if you want to protect yourself before setting up home or marrying your partner, cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements are at your service. There’s even a template agreement on what happens to the pets should the relationship break down.
And to keep it lively, the author also takes you through some of his own legal tussles so you can get a glimpse of his own inimitable style when pursuing and protecting his rights and those of his clients (the Krays included!)
The book is for you if you are forced to go it alone without a lawyer but should you need representation, you can find out how to get it before handing over any money.
All of which means that, if you thought there was no way you would ever be able to get your case through court, this book may prove you wrong.
Stephen Gold has many years’ experience both as a recently retired civil and family judge and, before that, as a practising solicitor.
In numerous national and regional broadcasts and in articles, Stephen has brought the law to the general public and lawyers alike with a unique mix of practicality, straight language and humour. Among the programmes contributed to have been the Jimmy Young Programme, The One Show, Panorama, Top Gear, Pebble Mill at One, The Home Service and Radio 5’s Drivetime.
One of the pioneers of live legal advice phone-ins he has helped many hundreds over the airwaves on LBC and BBC Radio Solent as well as Richard and Judy.
While a judge, he was an accredited media spokesman for the judiciary and is a long standing columnist for the leading legal weekly New Law Journal. His columns have also appeared in House Beautiful and The Independent.
- Published: August 2016,
- Paperback, 500 pages
- ISBN: 978-0-9935836-0-5
"This used to be a court. Do you want mushy peas with your fish & chips?"