Reviews

Reaper drone

BOOK REVIEW: Drone Theory

18 May 2015By Nicholas Goodman

A thought-provoking look at how modern weaponry is rewriting the laws of warfare.

Domestic Violence book

BOOK REVIEW: Domestic Violence – Law and Practice, Sixth Edition

18 May 2015By Ros Bever

A comprehensive guide updated to take account of legislative changes, which should help practitioners and judges.

Coins stacked

BOOK REVIEW: Cross-Border Insolvency

14 May 2015By

This enduring guide to a ‘fast-changing area of law’ offers comprehensive and clearly laid-out tables of cases and appendices.

Family court/Court of Protection

BOOK REVIEW: The Family Court without a Lawyer – A Handbook for Litigants in Person

4 May 2015By Tony Roe

The book gets to grips with changes to law and practice, while being aware that it is no substitute for a lawyer or for legal advice.

Moscow bound

BOOK REVIEW: Moscow Bound

4 May 2015By

Solicitor’s novel combines the tension of an action thriller with the insight of a lawyer.

Crime scene

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

27 April 2015By Nicholas Goodman

Brain parts, a blown-up image of a fly and sketches of courtrooms feature in this exhibition on the history, science and art of forensic medicine.

Forensics book

BOOK REVIEW: Forensics

27 April 2015By Nicholas Goodman

Visceral book tie-in with the Wellcome Collection exhibition.

Sad child

BOOK REVIEW: Psychology in Family and Child Law

20 April 2015By Katherine Gieve

While the busy practitioner is likely to use this book for reference, it provides much more.

Diary of a Lawyer

BOOK REVIEW: Diary of a Lawyer

20 April 2015By Nicholas Goodman

Liberty Deller becomes a paralegal in her quest to uncover the truth about her solicitor father’s death.

Signing document

BOOK REVIEW: Cretney & Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney

14 April 2015By Heledd Wyn

This helpful book goes back to basics with a history of both types of power.

Directors

BOOK REVIEW: Rights and Duties of Directors

31 March 2015By Amanda Gibbs

A broad, practical and invaluable guide that explains the full extent of directors’ rights and duties embodied in law.

Immigration removal centre road sign

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.

Magna Carta

BOOK REVIEW: Magna Carta Uncovered

30 March 2015By David Pickup

The 800-year-old document is not about democracy but the rule of law. Magna Carta Uncovered places it in a historical context.

Calculator and laptop

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.

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.

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