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Best Books To Read Before You Go For Litigation Best Books To Read Before You Go For Litigation

Bronze medal Reporter Adv John Posted 4 Jan 2020
Best Books To Read Before You Go For Litigation

The Best Books Every Lawyer And Law Students Must Read:

1. Before Memory Fades: An Autobiography by Fali S Nariman

2. Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future by Richard Susskind

3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

4. Nani Palkhivala: The Courtroom Genius by Soli J Sorabjee and Arvind P Datar

5. Learning the Law by Glanville Williams 

6. Landmark Judgments That Changed India by Ashok K. Ganguly

7. Court and Their Judgments by Arun Shourie 

8. Letters to a Law Student by Nicholas J. McBride

9. Roses in December an Auto Biography by MC Chagla

10. Law As A Career by Tanuj Kalia


  1. Smith, Catherine Harriet The law of insolvency. 3rd ed. - Durban: Butterworths, 1988
  2. Sharrock, R.D, et al, Hockly’s insolvency law. 8th ed. - Cape Town: Juta, 2006
  3. Bankruptcy to Billions: How the Indian Railways Transformed -Shagun Mehrotra and Sudhir Kumar

  4. The Bankruptcy of India: An Enquiry Into the Administration of India Under the Crown. Including a Chapter on the Silver Question -Henry Hyndman

  5. The Bankruptcy of India -Rajan Malik

Criminal Law

  1. Indian Evidence Act - James Fitzjames Stephen

  2. Commentary on the Indian Penal Code: As Amended by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 (Act No. 22 of 2018) -  K.D. Gaur

  3. Customary Law
  4. Bennett, T.W. Customary law in South Africa. - Cape Town: Juta, 2004.
  5. Bennett, T.W. Human rights and African customary law under the South African Constitution. - Cape Town: Juta, 1995. Reprinted with addendum, 1999.
  6. Bennett, T. W. A sourcebook of African customary law for Southern Africa. -Cape Town: Juta, 1991.
  7. Himonga, Nhlapo (eds.) African Customary Law in South Africa - Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 2014.


  1. Bellengere, A (et al.) The Law of Evidence in South Africa -Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 2013
  2. Schwikkard, P.J. and S.E. van der Merwe Principles of evidence. 4th ed. - Cape Town: Juta, 2016.
  3. Zeffert, D.T. (et al.) The South African law of evidence. 3rd ed. Durban: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2017.
  4. Textbook on The Law of Evidence -Muhammad Munir

  5. Raincoast Sasquatch: Bigfoot/Sasquatch Evidence from Indian Lore -Robert J Alley

Intellectual Property

  1. Burrell, Timothy D. Burrell's South African patent and design law. 3rd ed. -Durban: Butterworths, 1999.
  2. Dean, O.H. Handbook of South African copyright law. - Cape Town: Juta, 1987 (loose-leaf updates).
  3. Webster, Geoffrey Charles and N.S. Page South African law of trade marks, unlawful competition, company names and trading styles. 4th ed. - Durban: Butterworths, 1997 (loose-leaf updates).

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