Once Bitten, Twice Fined
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This lively book is an account of Graeme Pagan's encounters and experiences in over forty years of legal practice in Oban. It is a lively mixture of the humorous and the sad, the significant and the trivial, the intentional and the serendipitous and paints an entertaining and informative picture of the life in this beautiful part of western Scotland. Graeme Pagan was involved professionally with an enormously wide range of cases in his long and varied career. But this is not a book just for those interested in the law; it is full of human interest and the peculiarities of life in the Highlands and Islands. Here he includes stories about accident enquiries, court room anecdotes, and some cautionary tales of divorce and family law from less enlightened times, including the hilarious tale of the Brigadier who wanted to divorce a woman who was not his wife. We also learn about the solicitor who was a prisoner-of-war for an hour and a half; the man who was assaulted by a ferret, and how the author accidentally ended up on the catwalk while on the way to a session at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. On a more serious note, Graham Pagan also relates incidents from his political activism, his
- Birlinn, April 2013
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