Reviews

Engineering

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.

Brian Leveson

BOOK REVIEW: Media Law & Ethics in the 21st Century

30 June 2014By Polly Botsford

This collection of essays will engage you in the debate over press regulation and free expression.

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.

BOOK REVIEW: Know IT all

23 June 2014

Lexcel Information Management Toolkit (second edition)

Nobody comes

BOOK REVIEW: Rescue mission

23 June 2014

Nobody Comes: the true story of the rescue of a child from a Romanian orphanage

Personal injury practice

BOOK REVIEW: Balancing act

23 June 2014

Personal Injury Practice: the guide to litigation in the county court and the High Court (sixth edition)

Family outline

BOOK REVIEW: Children In Need, local authority support for children and families

9 June 2014By Rosemarie Martin

A sound introduction to the obligations of local authorities to vulnerable children and their families under the Children Act 1989.

Business card

BOOK REVIEW: Law Firm Marketing Toolkit

9 June 2014By Tom Garbett

Generating personalised output is the point of the DIY format here, which aims to spawn ideas for progressing marketing efforts.

Laptop

BOOK REVIEW: Lexcel Small Practice Toolkit

12 May 2014By David Pickup

The CD-ROM that is included with the book means you can easily access templates.

Lord Mansfield

BOOK REVIEW: Lord Mansfield, Justice in the Age of Reason

12 May 2014By

Norman Poser, professor emeritus at Brooklyn Law School, tackles both the life and legacy of this 18th-century giant.

Atlanta

BOOK REVIEW: In the Company of Strangers

28 April 2014By

Nicholas Clough’s latest is a compulsive page-turner, but is not without its flaws.

Smartphone

BOOK REVIEW: Social Media in the Legal Sector

28 April 2014By

It may well be expensive, but this report offers guidance on everything from blogging to YouTube.

Elderly man

BOOK REVIEWS: mental capacity legislation

7 April 2014By David Pickup

Lawyers have had to learn new concepts regarding ‘capacity’. These two excellent guides should help.

The Smiths

BOOK REVIEW: Sorrow Might Come In The End: legal cases in the music and entertainment industries

7 April 2014By

This trim volume is worth reading solely because of the insights it gives into some famous names.

SRA

BOOK REVIEW: SRA Handbook (October 2013)

17 March 2014By David Pickup

This up-to-date edition is essential reading following a raft of regulatory changes over the past year.

Sterling on washing line

International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice (fourth edition)

6 March 2014By

This book is an ideal resource for corporate counsel who are beginning risk assessment exercises.

John Hyde on treadmill

LIFESTYLE REVIEW: Treadmill Desk (TR1200-DT7)

24 February 2014By

The desk offers a chance to stretch the muscles and is a welcome addition to any office.

Clarence Darrow

BOOK REVIEW: Clarence Darrow – Attorney for the Damned

24 February 2014By David Pickup

This well-told account of American lawyer Clarence Darrow’s life should be an inspiration.

Horseracing

BOOK REVIEW: Doped – The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang

10 February 2014By James Morton

A stylish trot through the committal proceedings, trials and appeals involving the doping gangs.

The True History of Jack the Ripper: The Forgotten 1905 Ripper Novel, Guy Logan

BOOK REVIEWS: Jack the Ripper

10 February 2014By David Pickup

New ‘Ripperature’ from Guy Logan and Richard Whittington-Egan comes under the microscope.

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