It is now sixty years since the first edition of Munkman on Damages was published, it is now in its 13th edition. Looking at how it has changed over the years says a lot about how the law has developed but also how some fundamental points are timeless.
John Munkman practised at the Bar in Leeds. He qualified as a solicitor before the war and took the Bar exams whilst in the RAF and stationed abroad. (which meant he was excused attending dinners. He died in the year 2000 but kept practising up to his death. I visited him in a nursing home shortly before he died and he had lost none of his faculties. Our discussions ranged over foreign policy and the “interim provisions of the Law of Property Act 1925” (a subject upon which I listened more than participated).
THE FIRST EDITION
The first edition was…
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