Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Recommendation: The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller gets the text, 'Call me ASAP - 187', and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.
When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.
Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.

Available from Amazon

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Book Recommendation: Pupillage Inside Out: How to Succeed as a Pupil Barrister by Daniel K Sokol and Isobel McArdle

The ultimate guide to pupillage, providing practical advice to all aspiring barristers for navigating this crucial stage in the path to practice, well-founded on the authors' own recent experience and the wisdom of their peers, clerks, and supervisors.

Available from Amazon

Monday, October 7, 2013

Book Recommendation: Old Filth by Jane Gardam

FILTH, in his heyday, was an international lawyer with a practice in the Far East. Now, only the oldest QCs and Silks can remember that his nickname stood for Failed In London Try Hong Kong.
Long ago, Old Filth was a Raj orphan - one of the many young children sent 'Home' from the East to be fostered and educated in England. Jane Gardam's new novel tells his story, from his birth in what was then Malaya to the extremities of his old age.
Brilliantly constructed - going backwards and forwards in time, yet constantly working towards the secret at its core - OLD FILTH is funny and heart-breaking, witty and peopled with characters who astonish, dismay and delight the reader. Jane Gardam is as sensitive to the 'jungle' within children as she is to the eccentricities of the old.
A touch of magic combines with compassion, humour and delicacy to make OLD FILTH a genuine masterpiece.

Available from Amazon

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Introducing 'The Queen's Counsel Lawyer's Omnibus' - the most entertaining legal book of the year!


 This Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the first 'Queen's Counsel' cartoon in The Times and to celebrate that fact, its cartoonist Alex Williams has put together a bumper edition Queen's Counsel Lawyer's Omnibus. This really is the all-singing all-dancing humongous collection of the very best of Queen's Counsel. It's published by my company Law Brief Publishing Ltd and we really do think that it's the most entertaining legal book of the year. You can buy it for £9.99 from