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The Pursuit of Justice - Michael Finnane

Hardcover Published: 28th February 2018
ISBN: 9781921024672
Number Of Pages: 308

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There have been many biographies of Judges, and even a few barristers have published memoirs of their famous cases, but very few books written by a sitting QC. The Pursuit of Justice: My life as a lawyer, judge and social justice advocate is not just the story of a young, ambitious man who becomes a barrister, then a Judge, and is involved in interesting cases.

Mick’s story of a Catholic boy from Rose Bay with no family background in the law who becomes a successful and a well-known QC goes behind the mask and provides a rare insight into the judicial process. Many people may know of Mick Finnane as the Judge who presided over the ‘Skaf’ rape trials, but his life has been much more than that. He is a man, a husband, a father, a citizen of Australia but also someone who is a keen observer of what goes on in the world.

About the Author

A former Judge of the District Court of New South Wales and Colonel of the Australian Army Legal Corps, Michael has an expansive practice, including, Commercial Law, Equity, Commissions of Inquiry, Immigration and Building Arbitrations.

Prior to his judicial appointment in the year 2000, Michael maintained a broad practice, regularly representing clients in long and complex matters, such matters including Royal Commissions and Inquiries undertaken on behalf of the New South Wales Government. He has appeared in the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and in every Court in New South Wales. Michael has also appeared in the Supreme Court of South Australia and on numerous occasions in the Supreme Court of Victoria.


Interesting read


An immensely interesting look at our legal system and the mindset of one of our top judges.



Guilty of boring readers to tears


Sometimes one should question whether their story is worth telling. A total nobody, with nothing to tell.

Sydney, Australia



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ISBN: 9781921024672
ISBN-10: 1921024674
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 28th February 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 3.5 x 17.5  x 24.8
Weight (kg): 0.73

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