|About the Book|
Con men, victims of misjustice, informers, deceived husbands, abused wives and children, notorious criminals and corrupt police. In over forty years of practising as an advocate Frank Galbally has seen them all, and represented many of them. In Galbally for the defense he recalls some of his most intriguing cases and dramatic courtroom appearances. There is the chilling case of a man pursued by a drug dealer- the agony of an isolated Italian family terrorised by the deranged father and husband- the humorous if macabre story of a woman returned from the dead- the amazing trial coincidences that gave the author the idea for his novel, juryman- and the grim events surrounding the killing of a Pentridge inmate. The epic courtroom conflicts replayed in the book show the classic defence lawyer in action. Frank Galballys towering ability to find the flaws in forensic evidence, to expose the inconsistencies of hostile witnesses, and to take enormous risks for the sake of justice makes Galbally for the defence compelling reading. These are the cases that wrote the headlines, set the precedents and made Frank Galbally Australias best known criminal lawyer.