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Review: Textbook as tool, nutrition and weapon

Christopher Stanley, litigation consultant at Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP, reviews a new textbook on public law.

Published 5 November 2020

Review: A Practical Guide to Public Law Litigation in Scotland

Terra Firma's new call Jon Kiddie reviews a much needed day-to-day practical book on judicial review.

Published 12 June 2020

Judge in his own cause

SLN's editor reviews Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics by Jonathan Sumption.

Published 6 May 2020

Online Courts and the Future of Justice

Irish barrister Andrew McKeown critically examines the proposals put forward by legal tech expert Professor Richard Susskind in his latest book.

Published 20 December 2019

The Crown Agent

Lawyer and author Willie McIntyre was highly impressed with advocate Stephen O'Rourke's debut novel. A launch event is being held for the book at Waterstones in Edinburgh on November 7 and will be chaired by Murdo MacLeod QC. One third of royalties from the sale of the book in the UK will go to the Tumbling Lassie charity. Pre-order a copy here.

Published 4 October 2019

The Battle of the Four Courts

Irish Legal News assistant editor Connor Beaton reviews an account of the 1922 battle between supporters and opponents of the Anglo-Irish Treaty which all but destroyed the Four Courts, home to the superior courts of Ireland.

Published 17 May 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Director Joe Berlinger's new Ted Bundy biopic arrives in cinemas and on Sky Cinema today amid a storm of controversy over its casting of former teen heart-throb Zac Efron as the notorious murderer, rapist and necrophile who killed at least 30 women in the 1970s.

Published 3 May 2019

Peterloo Massacred

Graham Ogilvy is disappointed by Mike Leigh’s newly released epic Peterloo.

Published 16 November 2018

Revolting Prostitutes

Writing for our sister publication Irish Legal News, Dublin solicitor Wendy Lyon examines the new book by sex workers and activists Juno Mac and Edinburgh-based Molly Smith.

Published 9 November 2018

Review: BlackBerry KEY2 smartphone

Published 5 October 2018

The secret’s out

The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

Published 7 September 2018

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE

Published 31 July 2018

Film Review — In the Fade

Following the conclusion earlier this week of the five-year-long National Socialist Underground (NSU) trial in Munich, In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) from German-Turkish director Fatih Akin makes particularly timely viewing.

Published 13 July 2018

The Scottish Parliament: Law and Practice

Often mis-attributed to Bismark, the poet John Godfey Saxe is reputed to have said that “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made”. The authors of this book are both lawyers with a wealth of political experience, and this combination makes them well placed to consider both the internal working of the Scottish Parliament and the constitutional context within which it operates.

Published 26 March 2018

Detroit

Fifty years on from the riots that rocked Detroit in 1967, director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) brings alive one of its most infamous and disputed incidents in an intense and powerful cinematic polemic against racial injustice.

Published 8 September 2017