Reviews

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BOOK REVIEW: Inside Immigration Detention

30 March 2015By Amie Higgins

A sensitive and authentic insight into the lives of those confined to immigration detention centres in the UK.

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BOOK REVIEW: A Modern Approach to Lifetime Tax Planning for Private Clients (With Precedents)

19 March 2015By Heledd Wyn

A difficult topic dealt with clearly and concisely in a single volume.

Academy

BOOK REVIEW: How to Run an Academy School

16 March 2015By Mark Blois

With almost 4,500 academy schools, there is likely to be a significant market for this guide. Fortunately it is attractive and useful.

Bugle and Yarrington

BOOK REVIEW: Bugle and Yarrington

16 March 2015By Jane Sanders

James James is recognisable as the single bloke in the office with a varied social life and passion for ending the day with a drink.

Litigation Funding Handbook

BOOK REVIEW: Litigation Funding Handbook

11 March 2015By Julian Chamberlayne

A surprisingly easy-to-read overview of the litigation funding landscape post-Jackson.

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EXHIBITION REVIEW: Human Rights Human Wrongs

9 March 2015By Nicholas Goodman

A stunning collection of photo-reportage from the 20th century’s key civil and human rights moments.

Same Sex Marriage

BOOK REVIEW: Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnerships: The New Law

9 March 2015By Caitlin Jenkins

Far from a dry repeat of statute, the book goes beyond the usual family law remit.

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.

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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.

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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.

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