Reviews

A price to pay

BOOK REVIEW: A Price To Pay – The Inside Story of the Natwest Three

17 August 2015

This is an honest, frank and no-holds-barred account of the ‘Natwest Three Case’, told by one of the British bankers embroiled in the Enron scandal. This involved the collapse of the seventh-largest company in the US following an epidemic of fraud within the business.

Capacity to change

BOOK REVIEW: Capacity to Change

3 August 2015By Annmarie Carvalho

A collection of articles related to the theme of parents’ capacity to change within the timescales needed by the child.

The rack

BOOK REVIEW: Law, Liberty and the Constitution: A Brief History of the Common Law

3 August 2015By Nicholas Goodman

A fascinating account of the brutal history of Anglo-Saxon justice

Complains handling toolkit

BOOK REVIEW: Complaints Handling Toolkit

20 July 2015By David Pickup

A book - and accompanying CD-ROM - that makes practitioners rethink complaints procedure and in-house training.

Francis barber

BOOK REVIEW: The Fortunes of Francis Barber

20 July 2015By Nicholas Goodman

An excellent book that delves deep into Samuel Johnson’s motivations for employing and helping the Jamaican.

Invisible scene

THEATRE REVIEW: The Invisible

13 July 2015By

The play torpedoes the crass but enduring stereotype that the legal profession is full of ‘fat cat’ lawyers.

Professional conduct

BOOK REVIEW: Professional Conduct Casebook (Second Edition)

13 July 2015By Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

A successor to an already-essential casebook became increasingly necessary.

Family division

BOOK REVIEW: Red Book Plus: Family Court Essential Materials 2014-2015

29 June 2015By Tony Roe

Very much a standalone publication, this is easy to access, comprehensive and convenient.

Tomorrow naked lawyer

BOOK REVIEW: Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw

29 June 2015By William Robins

What does the future hold for law firms? Will the robots take over?

Tony stock

BOOK REVIEW: The First Miscarriage of Justice: The ‘Unreported and Amazing’ Case of Tony Stock

22 June 2015By David Pickup

Some books on alleged miscarriages of justice can be a little worthy and self-righteous. Not this.

Sign

BOOK REVIEW: Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour: The New Law

22 June 2015By Sian Carrel

A detailed overview of existing law and how the changes may affect the court’s handling of litigation

Forensic science

BOOK REVIEW: Forensic Psychiatry

15 June 2015By Michael Kennedy

Remarkably, this deals with two complex professional disciplines in one go.

Divorcecovernew

BOOK REVIEW: A Woman’s Guide to Divorce

15 June 2015By Caitlin Jenkins

Some solid advice here but the book often oversimplifies the legal process.

Freeing the Innocent

BOOK REVIEW: Freeing The Innocent: from Bangkok Hilton to Guantanamo

8 June 2015By Roger Smith

An honest account of the remarkable stream of cases Stephen Jakobi and Fair Trials International have been involved in.

Mediation couple

BOOK REVIEW: Mediation advocacy: representing clients in mediation

8 June 2015By Rebecca Attree

Give copies to each of those attending your next mediation – it will make it so much easier.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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