The Promise

David Wurtzel believes the cast deftly balances the personal with the political and imitate without mimicking the historical figures. “The promise” is the Balfour... read more

In the Land of the Free …

A powerful and thought provoking film, finds Felicity Gerry In the Land of the Free is the sort of thought provoking film which does not require a hemp shirt. A powerful... read more

Wine Lists

Dominic Regan and Sean Jones suggest the best restaurants to visit in order to obtain good wine at a fair price. You have cause to celebrate. Perhaps you have just been... read more

Duncan and Neill on Defamation

Sir Brian Neill, Richard Rampton QC, Heather Rogers QC, Timothy Atkinson, Aidan Eardley LexisNexis, 3rd edition (Aug 2009), £195.00, ISBN 978-0406178312 Since the first edition... read more

Weird Cases: Comic and Bizarre Cases from Courtrooms Around the World

Book review Gary Slapper Wildy, Simmonds and Hill (Dec 2009), £9.99, ISBN 0854900616 Courts often find themselves confronted with the most unusual aspects of human... read more

Sexual Offences Handbook – Law, Practice and Procedure

Book review Felicity Gerry and Catarina Sjölin Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, January 2010, £69, ISBN 0854900357 Once a month, between February 1999 and April 2000—usually on a Thursday—... read more

Blackstone’s Criminal Practice

David Ormerod, The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper OUP, October 2009, £221.74 978-0-19-557423-0 This work is now in its 20th edition since its re-incarnation by HHJ Peter... read more

Celluloid Divas

Ashutosh Khandekar on opera as a virtual experience. In his essay Art and Revolution, published in 1849, Richard Wagner first applied the term “Gesamtkunstwerk” to opera —a... read more

An Edinburgh diary

Nigel Pascoe QC shares his personal highlights from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Aficionados of Fringe theatre will recognise two useful tips: scour the Traverse programme and see... read more

The Legal Mire

Max Hardy reviews The Legal Mire, a fundraising event for the Kalisher Scholarship. Not withstanding the manifold challenges that face the criminal Bar enduring reassurance... read more