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.


BOOK REVIEW: Costs & Fees Encyclopaedia (2014-2015 edition)

28 July 2014By James Packer

A useful collection of materials, sorted by subject, but without commentary or explanation.

Charalambos Dimoulis

REVIEW: Brompton folding bike

28 July 2014By Charalampos Dimoulis

What a pleasure to shave minutes off the commute by manoeuvring through the City streets?


BOOK REVIEW: European Trade Mark Decisions (second edition)

28 July 2014By Nicholas Goodman

Decisions are easy to locate in the index, either by case or section.


BOOK REVIEW: Law as Engineering – thinking about what lawyers do

7 July 2014By

David Howarth, the author, wants lawyers to be seen as practical professionals involved with design and function.

Prison Businessman

BOOK REVIEW: Giving Legal Advice – an adviser’s handbook (2nd edition)

30 June 2014By David Pickup

A guide that is very good on professional duties, but lacking slightly on illuminating skills needed in difficult situations.

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