justice so requiring by John Restano


"Justice So Requiring" refers to the phrase used by judges to sign off their judgments.

This reductive statement has long been swept away by the winds of change but it serves as an opening for this seminal book on the history of Gibraltar's legal profession.

The author explores the development of a legal system from the first civil court set up in 1720 to the establishment of the Supreme Court in 1830. Further, he takes the reader on a historical journey uncovering key legal figures and notable cases which serve to illustrate the fabric of the justice system and the personalities operating within it.