Richard Barr Writer (and lawyer)
Books: Penguin Guide to the Law
This was a huge undertaking. I updated (and largely wrote) the entire section on the English Legal System (150 pages of the book). I remember it took me a whole summer to complete.
There is a little anomaly in the book. When it came back from typesetting, there was an inconsistency in the page numbering - meaning that if it was not corrected there would be an unexpected blank in the book at the end of the section on lawyers.....
The editor asked if I could help.
The result was the only piece of fiction (I hope) in the book - entitled "A Confluence of Lawyers". Click on the title to read it.
I was asked to participate in subsequent editions but by then I was enmeshed in the MMR cases and had little time to breathe, let alone write long tracts about the law.