Rookie lawyer Ranjeev C. Dubey slogs his way through the corridors of Delhi's trial courts and realizes that the legal system is anything but fair. He stumbles upon a strange world of corruption, sleaze, adultery, eloping couples and clients willing to pay for legal services 'in kind'. He survives the 'killing field' of litigation for twelve long years, biding his time.
When he gets an offer to join a law firm, Dubey believes he has finally arrived. But has he? The world of Indian corporate law is one of intense power-play and the merciless pursuit of revenue. In this sinister world of destructive politicking, Ranjeev becomes enemies with the big sharks who own the law firm. What follows is an explosive showdown.
In this dark, racy memoir, the now-well-known corporate lawyer exposes the world of the black robes with his trademark wit and leaves you wanting more.
If you had to read only one book about the world of lawyers and the Indian legal system, Legal Confidential would have to be it!
"Dubey�s book is a remarkable and witty excursion into a world that most people know little about. It is also the inside story from someone who calls a spade a spade. Students of law should read the book so that they can get a lowdown on the profession they have chosen." - Indian Legal Online
"The book is outrageously funny, and part of the fun of reading it, is the wildly twisted turn of phrase that you know is waiting for you round the corner of the next paragraph The book should be in the library of every law college in India The reader may be outraged, even upset, but in reading it, he will never be bored." - ANI
"The book is a roller-coaster, written in simple English, without any heavy-duty legal lingo� What sets it apart from the plethora of books on the legal profession is that it tells us how the legal profession actually functions - and not how it should It should be mandatory reading for students of law, especially wannabe lawyers, judges and policymakers."- Indian Express
�It is not the clients� stories that make Dubey�s book interesting. The compelling bits are his rendition of how lawyers think about building a practice, the murky manipulation of aspirations, the endless games people play, the constant love-hate roller-coaster that talented resources can be put through, the feeling of being captive to founder partners and learning to love them on being left with no other choice. Dubey�s own story in the book can be testament to how helpless a lawyer can feel, underneath the bluster and the perceived bravado.� � Hindu Business Line
About the Author
Ranjeev C. Dubey is a corporate lawyer, author, public speaker, business columnist, blogger and keen hobbyist. He has published two other books, Winning Legal Wars and Bullshit Quotient. His interests include travel and food journalism, photography, videography, miniature railways, radio-control helicopters and off-road wilderness journeys.