Reviews

George Osborne

BOOK REVIEW: Stamp Duty Land Tax

23 February 2015By Gerald Moran

Experience adds value to this welcome text, which is directed at practicalities.

Svetlana's Garden

BOOK REVIEW: Svetlana’s Garden

23 February 2015By Nicholas Goodman

Sentimentality and a weak sub-plot threaten to undo Britanov’s work, but it still offers a timely reminder of how states try to suppress the truth.

Quarry digger

BOOK REVIEW: The Mineral Estate Surveyors Handbook

9 February 2015By Rebecca Carriage

Recommended reading for those about to embark on new instructions for minerals or waste operators.

Court and Bowled

BOOK REVIEW: Court and Bowled: Tales of cricket and the law

9 February 2015By David Pickup, Kevin Scott

In this entertaining collection, the writer explores alleged match-fixing, issues in the laws of cricket itself, and the debate about whether even legal actions are in the spirit of the game.

Mark Neary

BOOK 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.

The Commuters

BOOK REVIEW: The Commuters

26 January 2015By Nicholas Goodman

A bleak and hopeful testimony to the life of a commuter.

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. 

Detective

BOOK REVIEW: Foul Play

24 November 2014By Nicholas Goodman

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

Poison Pen

BOOK REVIEW: 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

BOOK REVIEW: Under My Wig

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.

Nixon

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.

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