Thomas Egan
Barrister Solicitor Lawyer Attorney Advocate
Melbourne Australia

these nice sharp quillets of the law


Monnington Chambers

13-19 Adeney Avenue, Kew

Thomas Egan

Telephone:+613 9817 3666

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It is at courts, as it is in ponds; some fish, some frogs.
Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) Gnomologia, no. 117.

As it rarely happens that a man is fit to plead his own cause, lawyers are a class of the community, who, by study and experience, have acquired the art and power of arranging evidence, and of applying to the points at issue what the law has settled. A lawyer is to do for his client all that his client might fairly do for himself, if he could.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84) Boswell's Life

The lawyer's is a manifold art...The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein ... scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
Sir Frederick Pollock (1845-1937) Oxford Lectures.

To me the law seems like a sort of maze through which a client must be led to safety, a collection of reefs, rocks and underwater hazards through which he or she must be piloted.
John Mortimer Clinging to the Wreckage.

A man must not think he can save himself the trouble of being a sensible man and a gentleman by going to his solicitor, anymore than he can get himself a sound constitution by going to his doctor, but a solicitor can do more to keep a tolerably well-meaning fool straight than a doctor can do for an invalid. Money is to the solicitor what souls are to the parson or life to the physician. He is our money doctor.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) Notebooks.

The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) The Conduct of Life.

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