A marriage of Austen and Capra

That is the trouble with Lord Mansfield: you don’t hear about the guy for decades and suddenly two of him turn up at once. First, the true version in the recent biography (reviewed on... read more

A world of their own

David Wurtzel reviews PESTS, a play by Vivienne Frantzmann and commissioned by theatre company Clean Break, at the Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre. The play is now on tour. It... read more

Trial and Error

David Wurtzel reviews a fundraising performance of case excerpts, both real and fictional. Court 1 at the Central Criminal Court, which has seen enough drama in its time,... read more

The noblest nurseries

Shakespeare’s Globe actors were joined by Members of Gray’s Inn for a special staged reading of Supposes, written in 1556 by George Gascoigne, a fellow Gray’s Inn Member. The rarely... read more

Full of Hope

Theatre company Clean Break presented Billy the Girl, written by Katie Hims, directed by Lucy Morrison and played at Soho Theatre from 29 October to 24 November... read more

Please put a penny in the old man’s hat

Sean Jones QC and Professor Dominic Regan give Counsel a tour of the wine around this Christmas There is an enormous range of bottles out there this year. Here are some... read more

Catch it while you can

David Wurtzel reviews The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, currently running at the Duchess Theatre. Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui... read more

The Jackson ADR Handbook

Susan Blake, Julie Browne and Stuart Sime ISBN: 978-0-19-967646-0  25 April 2013 Paperback, 336 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press Price: £34.99 Also available as an eBook ... read more

Examining DIY handbooks

Paul Magrath provides an overview of current guidance for Litigants in Person Family Courts without a Lawyer: A Handbook for Litigants in Person, by Lucy Reed (Bath... read more

Judging the Judges

Nigel Pascoe QC reviews the recent staging of Judgement at Nuremberg at the Bridewell Theatre to which lawyer-actors brought their forensic skills Judging the Judges is a... read more