Chapter and verve: the best reads of 2018

17 December 2018By David Pickup

An indispensable guide on how to write clearly; useful lessons for aspiring solicitors; and a fascinating account of the murder of a George Bernard Shaw devotee. David Pickup chooses his best books of 2018.

Pudong, Shanghai

Rise and fall

12 December 2018By

End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining Its Rise | By Carl Minzner

Road to recovery

Life after a breakdown

10 December 2018By

This Too Will Pass | By Richard Martin

Red Tape

A new front in the war against legislative overload

10 December 2018By David Pickup

Red Tape: Managing Excess in Law, Regulation and the Courts | Robin Ellison

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Rules for robots

7 December 2018By

Robot Rules: regulating artificial intelligence, by Jacob Turner


Sting in the tale

5 November 2018By Azeam Akram

To Trust or Not To Trust | By Manny and Brigitta Davidson


Minority report

5 November 2018By David Pickup

Dissenting Judgments in the Law | Edited by Neal Geach and Christopher Monaghan


Silent witnesses

15 October 2018By Nicholas Goodman

All that remains: A life in death | By Sue Black

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A Victorian Tragedy: The Extraordinary case of Banks v Goodfellow

15 October 2018By David Pickup, Azeam Akram

By Martyn Frost

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Book review: Family Law

8 October 2018By Kathryn Evans

Edited by Ruth Lamont

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Book review: Introduction to the English Legal System

1 October 2018By Scott Halliday

By Martin Partington

Book review: Confessions of an English Psychopath

1 October 2018By David Pickup

By Jack D. McLean


Book review: A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (4th edition)

24 September 2018By Daphne Perry

By Kenneth A Adams

Legal usage: A modern style guide

Book review: Finding the write way to make a good expression

21 September 2018By Daphne Perry

By Peter Butt

Deal making

BOOK REVIEW: Valuable guidance on drafting

18 September 2018By Priya Patel

Drafting Commercial Agreements (2nd edition)

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Book review: The Aladdin Trial

17 September 2018By Jessica Brain

By Abi Silver

Magna Carta

BOOK REVIEW: Giving human rights a voice

3 September 2018By Tom Garbett

Lord Dyson’s trenchant lectures covering wide-ranging topics from Magna Carta to asset inequality between litigants in the modern world are drawn together into one volume.


Book review: Getting to grips with the system

3 September 2018By Sarah West

English Legal System (3rd edition) by Steven Wilson, Helen Rutherford, Tony Storey and Natalie Wortley

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