You Be the Judge - Dundurn

You Be the Judge

Published December 2011


H. Clark Adams let you be the judge on 60 cases that he’s already made his decisions on in the legal arena of small claims court.

It’s enough to put you off wedded bliss forever, but if you did harbour strong opinions on how the case Smith v Brown a couple on the brink of matrimony, interfering relatives notwithstanding should unfold, H. Clark Adams welcomes you to the legal arena of small claims court. Here feuding former lovers, despondent homeowners, and singed shopkeepers bring their grievances against their erstwhile partners in love and business for a ruling that could end the troubled relationship and maybe even offer them material or monetary comfort.

In a tone that’s distinctly light-hearted, the retired deputy judge offers readers a fictionalized sampling of the cases presented at small claims court, and the chance for them to pit their best instincts and powers of judgment against his. Part I of the book is a collection of cases from the gripping to the ridiculous, whilePart II features Adams’s decisions on the cases presented. If your view on these 60 cases differs from the learned judge, be warned: no appeal to his decision has ever been successful.


H. Clark Adams

H. Clark Adams QC practised law for 35 years and was a Judge in Small Claims Court for 15 years before retirement in 2008. In 1997 he received a Bicentennial Award of Merit from the Law Society of Upper Canada. He lives in Orangeville, Ontario.

Book Details

December 2011
232 pp
December 2011
223 pp
December 2011
5.5x8.5 in
223 pp