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


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.


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.


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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