March 4, 2017

Tales from No.9 Ice House Street by Patrick Yu Shuk-siu 余叔韶

By Patrick Yu Shuk-siu 余叔韶

In stories from No. nine Ice residence road, Patrick Yu takes up his tale as he returns to Hong Kong to turn into the 1st chinese language Crown advice. Thereafter he tells of the years during which he tested himself as a such a lot winning suggest in inner most perform. His tale is enriched with anecdotes of his criminal lifestyles and recollections of the various individuals with whom he got here into contact.

In the second one a part of the publication, he recounts in his vigorous and interesting manner a sequence of the lawsuits within which he used to be concerned as a major member of the Hong Kong Bar. The situations have wonderful twists that the defence counsel-cum-storyteller deploys to shock the reader. There also are strange issues comparable to ‘The Case of the younger guy Who Impersonated a Police Officer’, or ‘The Case of the Solicitor Convicted of an Offence no longer identified to the Law’. those learn like vintage detective tales, whereas additionally laying off mild on lifestyles and the legislation in Hong Kong.

Whether telling of his personal existence, recalling individuals with whom he got here into touch, or telling the felony tales of the second one a part of this e-book, Patrick Yu back exhibits himself to be a impressive raconteur and one whose lifestyles has supplied him with many desirable tales to tell.

Patrick Yu Shuk-siu is the 7th baby of a father who himself used to be additionally the 7th baby. After early schooling at Wah Yan university, Mr Yu went to the collage of Hong Kong on a scholarship and earned a wartime measure. offered a Victory scholarship, he attended Merton collage, Oxford, within the post-war years, qualifying for the Bar in 1950.

Mr Yu used to be appointed the 1st chinese language Crown suggestions in 1951, and resigned in protest on the unequal phrases of provider stipulations a yr later. His next successes within the box of felony legislation have made him a number one gentle of Hong Kong's felony profession.

"As an recommend, Mr Patrick Yu is a legend in our courts. This publication incorporates a attention-grabbing and illuminating account of his forensic studies. It merits to be learn by means of all who're drawn to the legislations. they are going to derive nice excitement and important perception from it." — Andrew Li, leader Justice, courtroom of ultimate attraction, Hong Kong specific Administrative Region

"This sequel to Mr Patrick Yu's first e-book is lengthy awaited. It keeps to amuse readers with stories of the law.... relatively except giving an insider account of the numerous celebrated instances on the time, this publication is usually a chronicle of the felony circle from the early 1950s." — Audrey ecu, Senior tips; Legislative Councillor, Hong Kong distinctive Administrative Region

"Between tears and laughter, Patrick Yu has pushed down the zigzag highway of felony improvement in Hong Kong. His adventure may provide a superb notion for China's look for the guideline of law." — L. P. Yau, Editor-in-Chief, Yazhou Zhoukan

"Tales from No. nine Ice apartment highway, Mr Patrick Yu's sequel to his bestseller, A 7th baby and the legislations, is a must-read for the attorneys. Lay readers will locate the stories eye-opening, heart-pumping and mind-absorbing. remain domestic and luxuriate in it." — Heung Shu-fai, Media Consultant

In Patrick Yu's much-admired first publication, A 7th baby and the legislation, he informed of his formative years and bold academic achievements. A Hong Kong early life, existence as an undergraduate in Merton university, Oxford, and his awesome fulfillment in interpreting for the Bar in exactly year all come greatly alive. within the moment a part of the publication, this grasp storyteller exhibits one other part of his ability as he fascinates us with the interior view of 8 of the interesting instances that he fought within the courts of Hong Kong.

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