Mark Neary

BOOM REVIEW: Court of Protection Handbook – a user’s guide

26 January 2015By Richard Charlton

This handbook on embryonic new powers in the court is in a league of its own.

Armenian genocide protest

BOOK REVIEW: An Inconvenient Genocide

12 January 2015By Nicholas Goodman

Governments often bristle at questions on the Armenian genocide; Geoffrey Robertson QC’s excellent book offers a sobering history.

Family Law Arbitration book

BOOK REVIEW: Family Law Arbitration

12 January 2015By Tony Roe

All family lawyers, plus lay clients and litigants in person, should buy a copy of this essential guide.

When the Clocks Stopped

BOOK REVIEW: When the Clocks Stopped

18 December 2014By Nicholas Goodman

Author Marion Eaton has created a resourceful solicitor hero who is equally cool in different epochs.

When the tide turned

BOOK REVIEW: When the tide turned

12 December 2014By Nicholas Goodman

The cold war overshadows When the tide turned, the second in Marion Eaton’s Mysterious Marsh Series. 



24 November 2014By Nicholas Goodman

An inescapable feeling of being trapped pervades the opener in the DI Ambrose mysteries.

Poison Pen


24 November 2014By Nicholas Goodman

The idea of police as a fount of law and order is overturned in this second instalment.

Close Disharmony

BOOK REVIEW: Close Disharmony

24 November 2014By Nicholas Goodman

With much more tension and characterisation than the previous two works, this is the best Ambrose mystery yet.

Bad Judges

BOOK REVIEW: A Short Book of Bad Judges

24 November 2014By David Pickup

Allow yourself a wry smile at this marvellous and concise book.

DLA Piper

BOOK REVIEW: A Fork in the Road

10 November 2014By Tony Williams

DLA Piper founder delivers a fascinating account of day-to-day legal life – even if certain ‘juicier’ anecdotes are omitted.

Urgent Applications in the Court of Protection

BOOK REVIEW: Urgent Applications in the Court of Protection

10 November 2014By David Pickup

A timely and easy-to-read guide to help you deal with applications that are being encountered more frequently.

King Hussein of Jordan and Bill Clinton in 1999


27 October 2014By Shehzad A. Qureshi

A candid and inspiring autobiography from the barrister who became legal adviser to the king of Jordan.

Effective interviewing book

BOOK REVIEW: Effective Interviewing for Disciplinary, Grievance and Complaints Investigations

27 October 2014By Liz Whitehead

 very good example of a small textbook covering best practice and including well-honed cross-examination techniques.


BOOK REVIEW: The Mother Court: Tales of Cases That Mattered in America’s Greatest Trial Court

13 October 2014By Nicholas Goodman

A journey through the darker side of US history, with Zirin an engaging guide.

Book: Construction contract variations

BOOK REVIEW: Construction Contract Variations

13 October 2014

This well-written book will become an indispensable classic.

UK houses on street

BOOK REVIEW: Solicitors’ Claims, a practical guide (first edition)

22 September 2014By James Packer

This impressive guide is a summary of the issues that can give rise to claims against solicitors.

High Court

BOOK REVIEW: Vexatious Litigants and Civil Restraint Orders

15 September 2014By David Gardner

The authors are trailblazers, giving solid guidance on dealing with vexatious litigants in person.

Google and iPad

BOOK REVIEW: Legal Research: a practitioner’s handbook

15 September 2014

In the electronic age, what does the future look like for legal research?

A child on a swing

BOOK REVIEW: The Children Act

1 September 2014By

Ian McEwan’s new novel is an expert study of the law.

Care support

BOOK REVIEW: Dementia and the Law

18 August 2014By David Pickup

A valuable guide to the solicitor advising the individuals behind the illness.

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