Bar, Bench and Land Law is both entertaining and informative. Former Appeals Court judge John P. Bryson tells the history of the development of Sydneys Phillip Street barristers chambers and recounts amusing anecdotes about the judges he has worked with. He also gives a learned look at English Land Law from medeival times to the present day. John P Bryson QC is a retired judge and has a strong interest in history. He worked in the Law in Sydney from 1954 and finally retired in 2011. At Sydney Law School the professors took a poor view of him. He practised at the Bar for 20 years, then he was a Supreme Court Judge in Equity, later in the Court of Appeal.