IN THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE was written as I waited for yet another day in court to begin.
The case was IRVINE V IRVINE 2006 and made legal history.
My husband Malcolm Campbell Irvine died on 1st March 1996 aged 52. Malcolm left (in his Will) one share of our 50% holding in the family company to his brother, who owned the other 50%.
Malcolm was confident that his brother would be able to drive forward the company without interruption and would always continue to care for Malcolm's own family.
This did not happen.
My brother in law began stripping the company profits for himself, leaving my three school-age sons and I at his mercy. Legal help was sought.
After ten long years we won our case, which is recorded in legal history books. I also wrote about this experience.
My book was published by Ozark Mountain Press in August, 2019.
The book is "In Light and In Shade" - Patricia Irvine.
"Black city suits and sombre faces
Are putting clients through their paces
Stained glass and grey stone set the stage
Absorbing pain from every age
Mosaic tiles and ancient splendour
Greet those, whose paths now bid them enter
Cold marble, stone and coloured glass
Record poignant times ~ present and past
And here sit I … silent and alone
My back pressed against the cold, grey, stone
Prayers nestle deep within my heart
While waiting for the day to start
'Lord, hold fast my hand and comfort me
Please, help me be the finest I can be' "