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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.


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.

Birmingham, Alabama

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.

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.

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