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An Insane Client
Charles Francis

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Q. Did you ever have instances where you felt a client was lying to you?

A. Yes you do have (such clients), but all you can do is represent them on the story they tell you.

Q. But there was an incident, where I believe a client sort of changed his mind. You were pleading insanity, I believe on behalf of the client and he decided he wasn’t (insane) after all.

A. Yes, that case was quite a notable case. The name of the client was Harry Sheriff and Harry Sheriff had a long history of psychiatric problems. He’d been hospitalised for his psychiatric problems, he’d attempted to commit suicide on a number of occasions more +

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