Martin Chitwood – The Influence of the English Common Law Review​

About The Author:
Martin Chitwood, Partner at Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP, has served as lead or co-lead counsel in more than 40 class actions nationwide and has been instrumental in recovering billions of dollars for investors and other class members. 

He is considered the plaintiffs’ lawyer in the state of Georgia. He has also been recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics each year since the inception of the award.

My reader experience:


I rarely post book reviews, but “The Influence of English Common and Commonwealth in West Africa” kept me on the edge of my couch.

Now and days it is hard for me to find a really good book, but “The Influence of the English Common Law on the Law of Commonwealth West Africa” jogs my intellect and knowledge of history related to the unbalanced quite common judical system around the globe.

This book left me appalled. The court cases in the book and stories provided a clear idea on the influence of English Commom Law and Commonwealth in West Africa. The judical system as described in the book provided a clear emphasis on how one sided the system really is.

There is a lot of data, facts, and history through out the text. I learned a lot of information about things I was naive too. Quick and easy read that pulls you in page by page. The author of this book was very brave. Some pages in the book left me in tears.

This book is an absolute must read. I downloaded it to my phone by using the Kindle app and read it in one day. If you do decide to purchase a copy please come back and comment on this post about your reader experience.

Wisdom and knowledge leads to awareness which prompts the influential movement for change.


This book was provided to me for review purposes only and I have provided my honest opinion without bias. I was compensated for this review.

12 thoughts on “Martin Chitwood – The Influence of the English Common Law Review​

  1. VERY interesting! I was born and grew up in West Africa (now a former British Commonwealth nation) and tribal law was absolutely barbaric. Trial by Ordeal: By fire, by boiling oil, boiling water or poison. I always assumed that those trials came from old tribal traditions, not from Commonwealth law. This book sounds worth the read.


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