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Book review | The Solicitor’s Handbook 2011

Andrew Hopper QC and Gregory Treverton-Jones QC The Law Society, 2011, £74.95 ISBN: 978-1853289880

9 March 2012

Being a solicitor is not easy as we all know and some may question whether regulation makes it harder rather than easier. This handbook comes at a time of considerable change in the way the profession is managed, regulated and policed. Whether that is good or not and whether the profession can afford the costs that are passed on to each practitioner is another question.

The handbook covers much of what you would expect to find in such a work. It consists of 236 pages of text and the rest of the just over 900 pages is appendices. However, the main plus point is the book contains a lot of vital information which is mainly rules and regulations in one place and has a useful guide to it all.

The book covers the technical and complex areas very well. The discussion on professional rules is clear and the chapters on fraud and money laundering are the best explanation of this difficult subject that I have ...

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