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First Time Up

In Chambers yesterday, before His Honour Mr Justice Brown, Mr H. Kaye Bryan, Acting Attorney-General, made an application on behalf of Mr N.W. Manley that he be admitted to practise as a barrister-at-law in Jamaica. He pointed out that the papers filed in Court showed that Mr Manley had passed all the necessary exams and had been duly called to the Bar in the mother country.

The Cleaner 31 August 1922

If I ever told you the story of how I did my first case in court you would laugh," Manley once told an interviewer. "It was a murder case, and it happened that I fell ill, and that laid me up for about a month before the case was heard. And literally I spent one month studying that case. I suppose I knew every line and letter of the evidence by heart. I had cross-examined on paper every witness -- I filled about three volumes of notebooks cross-examining the various witnesses. In this exercise, if you asked a question where the witness could say yes or no, you then had to fork, and if you got another yes or no, you had to fork again and proceed. I had written out opening addresses and closing addresses on different assumptions. I made those addresses before looking glasses. I opened that case to the jury at least ten times before the looking glass; and closed it.

"I had never spoken in public until I got up in court for tile first time, because I suffered to an abnormal degree from nervousness. I could never tell you the agonies. I had written papers at college, but speak them? I couldn't do it. And that was part of the reason why I had to make these fantastic preparations."1

The day of reckoning was 25 September 1922. Like many young barristers, Manley depended on the Crown for his first case, that is, as a court-appointed counsel. In this instance he was assigned by the Crown to defend sixteen-year-old Joseph Samuels charge with the

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations viii
  • Table of Cases x
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgements xxiii
  • Series Introduction xxv
  • I - First Time Up 1
  • 2 - A Litigious Charmer 13
  • 3 - A Chinese Controversy 21
  • 4 - An East Indian Affair 33
  • 5 - A Soap Opera 41
  • 6 - This Land is My Land 47
  • 7 - Money by Menaces 59
  • 8 - Of 'Panya Jar' and Drop Pan 65
  • 9 - Motor Madness 71
  • 10 - Compelling Evidence 79
  • 11 - A Rum Letter 91
  • 12 - Cutting the Cotta 95
  • 13 - The Spalding Murder Trial Part 1 the Bowden Hill Tragedy 103
  • 14 - The Spalding Murder Trial Part 2 Message from the Grave 125
  • 15 - "Re Garvey: I Am of the Opinion . . ." 141
  • 16 - The Louise Walker Murder Trial Murder Between Intimates 149
  • 17 - Ksac Under Fire 181
  • Notes 185
  • References 195
  • Index 199
  • Lawyer Manley: Supreme Defence 207
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