THE LEGAL LION OF THE COMMONWEALTH: JUDGMENTS
The Legal Lion of the Commonwealth: Judgments Vols 1 & 2
by His Lordship Justice Eusoffe Abdoolcader
Edited by Angela Yap & Ritchie Ramesh
Eusoffe Abdoolcader was lauded by the British press as ‘The Legal Lion of the Commonwealth’.
His expositions of the law created ripples in its day from London to Canberra and contributions to Malaysian jurisprudence developed by the Supreme Court is immensurable.
The son of renowned barrister Sir Dr. Husein Abdoolcader, Eusoffe’s 24 years as one of the world’s most fearsome advocates took him as far as the Privy Council in London. He was elevated to the Bench in 1974.
Hailed as works of literature, Eusoffe’s judgments merge law, Latin and social commentary with legendary wit. His steely grit coupled with a photographic memory made lawyers and witnesses shiver before him.
Immortalised in this volume is the first-ever collection of Eusoffe’s oral and written judgments plus his dissertation on the American doctrine of police power.
Presiding over landmark constitutional cases in Malaysia, his rulings set precedents for other landmark cases in the Commonwealth and are still frequently quoted in international law journals. His judgments include Malaysia’s then longest-running criminal trial of the historic Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Bugner boxing match in Kuala Lumpur, Merdeka University, Asian Wall Street Journal’s John P. Berthelsen and many other stimulating, thought-provoking cases.
Includes tributes, archival images, exclusive interview and previously unreleased findings from a 12-year research on the Abdoolcader family.