``Beverley`s great sense of good humour and acute appreciation of the faux pas, malapropisms and human foibles which enliven court proceedings will provide the readers of this work with an insight into the lighter side of the law.
This collection of wit is sure to entertain a far wider audience than those individuals from the bar and bench who inadvertenty provided the materials.``
Justice Einfeld of the Federal Court of Australia
Taken from real events in our courts, here is a bonanza of inadvertent moments of levity - the flashes of humour and humanity during otherwise serious proceedings.
``The spectator sees most of the game`` is nowhere better illustrated than in the position of the court reporter, who is assured of a front-row seat in the nation`s courtrooms, parliaments, tribunals and special inquiries.
Beverley Tait was a court reporter with the Commonwealth Reporting Service for 16 years, travelling to many distant and remote parts of Australia. Beverley has two sons and with her husband Graeme now lives in a Brisbane bayside suburb.
``There are many laughs.......`` - The Examiner
``...it plucks some hilarious little asides from the most pompous of cases`` - Weekend Courier Mail
``... a delightful book of amusing anecdotes`` - Maryborough Chronicle