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‘Proof of Death’ by thriller-writer and barrister Chris Pearson

Lawyer Richard Troy doesn’t do mathematics. But when he accepts Chechen number theorist Aslan Ivanov as a client, he realises that life, love and death are all part of the same equation. Aslan possesses a proof of the Riemann Hypothesis – a mathematical proposition that has defied academics for 150 years. With the power to […]

March 2, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: RTA Allegations of Fraud in a post-Jackson Era: the Handbook by Andrew Mckie

A practical, concise and easy to read handbook dealing with allegations of fraud in personal injury RTA cases. From LVI to alleged staged accidents, this book covers all the main fraud topics including relevant cases, law and practical guidance that can be used by both junior and more senior fee earners in day-to-day practice in […]

April 14, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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My Foreword to ‘Wig Betrayed’ by Charles Courtley

Below is the Foreword to Wig Betrayed by Charles Courtley that is now available to buy on I’m delighted and honoured to have been asked to write the foreword to this wonderful novel which follows on from the excellent Wig Begone. The author follows in a rich tradition of fiction-writing from barristers and former barristers, […]

April 6, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: The New Penguin Guide to the Law by John Pritchard

  This book is established as the best home reference guide to the law. It covers all aspects of the subject in an easy, accessible style which cuts through the legalease of the normal law guides. New topics covered in the fifth edition include pensions, child support changes, tax credits, squatters, unmarried fathers and parental […]

January 29, 2014 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: Sycamore Row by John Grisham

For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham’s A Time to Kill has captivated readers with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the […]

January 22, 2014 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus: 20 Years of Cartoons from the Times 1993-2013 by Alex Steuart Williams

In 1993 the Queen’s Counsel cartoon strip first appeared in the law pages of The Times. The authors were Alex Williams and Graham Defries, two young lawyers determined to make fun of the legal profession even as they attempted to climb its greasy pole. The strip soon settled on a handful of key characters: Sir […]

January 15, 2014 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of FATHERLAND. January 1895. On a freezing morning in the heart of Paris, an army officer, Georges Picquart, witnesses a convicted spy, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of twenty thousand spectators […]

January 8, 2014 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: A Voyage Round My Father by John Mortimer

John Mortimer’s autobiographical play is the affectionate portrait of a son’s relationship with his father. Growing up in the shadow of the brilliant barrister, who adored his garden and hated visitors, and whose blindness was never mentioned, the son continually yearns for his father’s love and respect. A Voyage Round My Father opened in June […]

January 1, 2014 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: The Colour of Law by Mark Giminez

A. Scott Fenney is a hotshot corporate lawyer at a big Dallas firm. At 33, in the prime of his life, he rakes in $750,000 a year, drives a Ferrari and comes home every night to a mansion in Dallas’s most exclusive neighbourhood. He also comes home to one of Dallas’s most beautiful women, with […]

December 25, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: What About Law?: Studying Law at University

Most young people considering studying law, or pursuing a legal career, have very little idea of what learning law involves and how universities teach law to their students. The new edition of this book, which proved very popular when first published in 2007, provides a ‘taster’ for the study of law; a short, accessible presentation […]

December 18, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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