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By building your own Sweet & Maxwell online library will provide you with all the content no barrister should be without. From our extensive Books & Looseleafs library, we’ve identified the titles which are most appropriate for the Bar. These include:

 A – Z of Civil Litigation
Practice Area – Litigation
Author – James Pyke

Advising a Suspect in the Police Station 
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Author – Anthony Edwards

Aldrige Leasehold Law

Practice Area – Litigation
Authors – Sir David Eady; Professor A T H Smith

Analytical Commentary on the UNCITRAL Rules
Practice Area – Arbitration
Authors – Paul Beaumont; Peter McEleavy

Anton & Beaumont: Private International Law
Practice Area – International Law
Authors – Paul Beaumont; Peter McEleavy

Arbitration 
Practice Area – Arbitration
Published by W. Green

Archbold Criminal Pleading Evidence & Practice
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Author – James Richardson, QC

Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Litigation
Authors – Sir David Eady; Professor A T H Smith

Arlidge & Parry on Fraud
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Authors – Anthony Arlidge, QC; Alexander Milne, QC

Arnould: Law of Marine Insurance  and Averaging
Practice Area – Shipping
Authors – Jonathan Gilman, QC; Professor Robert M Merkin

Banks on Sentence
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Author – Robert Banks

Benjamin’s Sale of Goods (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Commercial Law
Author – Professor Michael Bridge

Boilerplate Practical Clauses
Practice Area – Commercial Law, Company Law, Consumer Law, Information Technology Law
Author – Richard Christou

Bowstead & Reynolds on Agency (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Commercial Law
Author – Professor Peter G Watt

Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings
Practice Area – Litigation
Authors – The Honourable Mr Justice William Blair, Lord Dan Brennan, QC The Right Honourable Professor Sir Robin Jacob ; The Honourable Mr Justice Brian Langstaff

Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law
Practice Area – Environmental Law
Authors – Richard Burnett-Hall; Brian Jones

Byles on Bills of Exchange and Cheques
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Authors – Nicholas Elliott, QC; John Odgers; Jonathan Mark Phillips

Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Tort
Authors – His Honour Judge Christopher Walton; His Honour Judge Simon E Wood; Roger Cooper; Stephen Todd

Chitty on Contracts
Practice Area – Contract Law
Author – Professor Hugh Beale

CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts
Practice Area – Intellectual Property – Patents
Authors – Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (C.I.P.A.)

Civil Costs
Practice Area – Dispute Resolution, Litigation
Author – Senior Master Peter Hurst

Clerk & Lindsell on Torts (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Tort
Authors – Professor Anthony Dugdale; Professor Michael Jones

Colinvaux’s Law of Insurance 
Practice Area – Insurance Law
Professor Robert M Merkin

Collective Investment Schemes: Law and Practice
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Author – Macfarlanes

Commercial Property Development Precedents
Practice Area – Land & Property
Editors – Marshall Levine; Damian Perry; Mark Rees-Jones; Lawrance Heller

Community Trademark Handbook (CIPA)
Practice Area – Intellectual Property
Editors – Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (C.I.P.A.); Imogen Wiseman; Jonathan Clegg; Geoffrey Smith

Company Precedents (LL)
Practice Area – Company Law
Author – Charles G S Smith

Confidentiality
Practice Area – Human Rights
The Hon Mr Justice R.G Toulson; Charles Phipps Barrister

Confiscation and Civil Recovery
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Author – Heather-Mairi Carmichael

Copinger and Skone James on Copyright
Practice Area – Intellectual Property – Copyright & Designs
Authors – Kevin Garnett, QC; Gillian Davies; Gwilym Harbottle

Cross on Principles of Local Government Law
Practice Area – Local Government
Author – Professor S H Bailey

Crown Court Index
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Authors – His Honour Ian McLean; His Honour Judge Sam Katkhuda; His Honour Judge John Dixon

Current Sentencing Practice
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Author – Dr David A Thomas, QC

Currie on Confirmation of Executors
Practice Area – Wills & Probate
Published by W. Green

Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts
Practice Area – Construction Law
Author – Keith Pickavance

De Smith’s Judicial Review
Practice Area – Administrative Law
Authors – The Right Hon Lord Woolf; Professor Jeffrey Jowell, QC; Professor Andrew Le Sueur; Catherine M Donnelly

Derivatives Law and Practice
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Author – Simon Firth

Dicey, Morris & Collins The Conflict of Laws
Practice Area – Conflict of Laws
Authors – Lord Collins of Mapesbury; Professor C G J Morse; Professor David McClean; Professor Adrian Briggs; Professor Jonathan Harris; Professor Campbell McLachlan

Dilapidations: The Modern Law and Practice
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
Authors – Nicholas Dowding, QC; Kirk Reynolds, QC; Alison Oakes

Director’s Disqualification and Insolvency Restrictions 
Practice Area – Insolvency
Authors – Malcolm Davis-White, QC; Adrian Walters

Disclosure
Practice Area – Litigation
Authors – Paul Matthews; Hodge M Malek, QC

Documentary Evidence
Practice Area – Litigation
Author – Charles Hollander, QC

Drafting Commercial Agreements 
Practice Area – Commercial Law
Author – Richard Christou

EU Antitrust Procedure
Practice Area – Competition Law
Authors – Dr Christopher Kerse; Nicholas Khan

EC Merger Control 
Practice Area – Competition Law
Authors – John Cook; Dr Christopher Kerse

Emmet and Farrand on Title  
Practice Area – Conveyancing
Julian Farrand; Professor Alison Clarke

Employee Share Schemes 
Practice Area – Company Law, Employment & Employees Benefit, Taxation Law
Editors – David Pett; David Cohen

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts
Practice Area – Trusts Law
Authors – James Kessler, QC; Leon Sartin

Dymond’s Capital Taxes
Practice Area – Taxation Law
Authors – Chris Whitehouse; Emma Chamberlain

Emmet and Farrand on Title
Practice Area – Conveyancing
Authors – Julian Farrand; Professor Alison Clarke

Employee Share Schemes 
Practice Area – Company Law, Employment & Employees Benefit, Taxation Law
Editors – David Pett; David Cohen

Employment Precedents & Company Policy Documents
Practice Area – Employment Law
General Editors – Simon Jeffreys; Jeremy McMullen, QC; Alan Julyan

Encyclopedia of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
Practice Area – Planning Law
General Editor – Clive M Brand

Encyclopedia of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
Practice Area – Planning Law
General Editor – Clive M Brand

Encyclopedia of Consumer Credit Law
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Author – Professor A G Guest, QC

Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy
Practice Area – Data Protection
Authors – John Cooper; Rosemary Jay; H Grant

Encyclopedia of Environmental Health Law and Practice
Practice Area – Environmental Health
General Editors – Professor Neil Hawke; Neil Parpworth

Encyclopedia of Financial Services Law
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Author – Professor A G Guest, QC

Encyclopedia of Highway Law and Practice
Practice Area – Highways
General Editor – Stephen Sauvain, QC

Encyclopedia of Housing Law and Practice
Practice Area – Housing Information
General Editors – Andrew Arden, QC; Justin Bates; Victoria Osler; Stephanie Smith; Andrew Dymond

Encyclopedia of Information Technology Law
Practice Area – Technology Law
General Editor – Stephen Saxby

Encyclopedia of Local Government Law
Practice Area – Local Government
General Editor – Professor S H Bailey

Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice  
Practice Area – Planning Law
General Editors – Christopher Lockhart-Mummery, QC; Joseph Harper, QC; David Elvin, QC; Landmark Chambers team; Professor Malcolm Grant CBE

Encyclopedia of Road Traffic Law and Practice  
Practice Area – Road Traffic
Authors – Mark Lucraft; Hannah Willcocks; Alexandra Ward

Encyclopedia of Social Services and Child Care Law
Practice Area – Family & Social Welfare Law

EU Public Procurement Law and Practice 
Practice Area – Local Government, Public Procurement
Authors – Lee Digings; Professor John Bennett

European Patents Handbook (CIPA)
Practice Area – Intellectual Property
Authors – Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (C.I.P.A.); Tim Roberts

Franchising: Law and Practice 
Practice Area – Commercial Law
Author – John Pratt

Frustration and Force Majeure
Practice Area – Contract Law
Author – Sir Guenter Treitel, QC

Gale on the Law of Easements
Practice Area – Land & Property
Authors – Jonathan Gaunt, QC; The Hon Mr Justice Morgan

Gammie & de Souza: Land Tax
Practice Area – Taxation Law
Published by Sweet & Maxwell

Gatley on Libel and Slander (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Defamation
Authors – Patrick Milmo, QC; W V H Rogers MA (Cantab); Richard Parkes, QC; Godwin Busuttil; Professor Clive Walker

Gloag & Henderson: The Law of Scotland
Practice Area – Scottish Law
Published by W. Green

Goff & Jones: The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Litigation
Authors – Professor Charles Mitchell; Professor Paul Mitchell; Dr Stephen Watterson

Hague on Leasehold Enfranchisement
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
Authors – Anthony Radevsky; Damian Greenish

Handbook of Business Tenancies
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
Authors – Professor Del Williams; Clive M Brand; Charles Hubbard

Handbook of Dilapidations 
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
Authors – Professor Del Williams; Eric Shapiro; James Thom, QC

Handbook of Rent Review
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
Authors – Ronald Bernstein, QC; Kirk Reynolds, QC

Hewitt on Joint Ventures 
Practice Area – Commercial Law
Author – Ian Hewitt

Heywood & Massey: Court of Protection Practice
Practice Area – Family & Social Welfare Law Consultant
Editors – Master Denzil Lush; David Rees

Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts
Practice Area – Construction Law
Author – Atkin Chambers

International Finance: Law and Regulation
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Authors – Professor Hal S Scott; Professor Anna

International Agency, Distribution and Licensing Agreements
Practice Area – Commercial Law
Author – Richard Christou

International Commercial Arbitration & Conciliation in UNCITRAL Model Jurisidiction
Practice Area – Arbitration
Author – Dr Peter Binder

International Finance: Law and Regulation
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Authors – Professor Hal S Scott; Professor Anna Gelpern

Interpretation of Contracts, The
Practice Area – Contract Law
Author – The Hon Mr Justice Kim Lewison

Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Professional Negligence
Authors – John Powell, QC and Roger Stewart, QC Contributors – Mark Cannon, QC David Turner, QC; Fiona Sinclair

Kemp & Kemp on Quantum of Damages (Kemp on Lawtel) including Kemp commentary
Practice Area – Personal Injury
General Editors – William Norris, QC; Charles Cory-Wright, QC; Rob Weir, QC; Emily Formby; Muiris Lyons; Andrew Ritchie, QC; Edward Bishop; Paul Stagg; Charles Bagot

Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names
Practice Area – Intellectual Property – Trademarks
Authors – David Keeling; David Llewelyn; James Mellor, QC; Tom Moody-Stuart; Iona Berkeley

Jurisdiction & Arbitration Agreements & their Enforcement
Practice Area – Arbitration
Author – David Joseph, QC

Keating on Construction Contracts
Practice Area – Construction Law
Authors – The Hon Sir Vivian Ramsey; Stephen Furst, QC

Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names 
Practice Area – Intellectual Property – Trademarks
Authors – David Keeling; David Llewelyn; James Mellor, QC; Tom Moody-Stuart; Iona Berkeley

Kerr & Hunter on Receivers and Administrators 
Practice Area – Insolvency
Authors – Dr Sandra Frisby; Malcolm Davis-White, QC

Landlord and Tenant Factbook  
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
General Editors – Matthew Marsh; Zia Bhaloo; Members of Collyer-Bristow and Enterprise Chambers; DEChert LLP

Landlord and Tenant Factbook
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
General Editors – Matthew Marsh; Zia Bhaloo; Members of Collyer-Bristow and Enterprise Chambers; Dechert LLP

Law of Bank Payments
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Authors – Michael Brindle, QC; Raymond Cox, QC

Law of Financial Derivatives, The
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Author – Professor Alastair Hudson

Law of Guarantees
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Authors – Geraldine Andrews, QC; Richard Millett

Law of Insolvency, The
Practice Area – Insolvency
Author – Professor Ian F Fletcher

Law of Passing-Off: Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation, The
Practice Area – Intellectual Property
General Editor – Professor Christopher Wadlow

Law and Practice of Compromise, The
Practice Area – Litigation
Author – The Hon Mr Justice Foskett

Lewin on Trusts
Practice Area – Trusts Law
Authors – John Mowbray, QC; Lynton Tucker; Nicholas Le Poidevin, QC; Edwin Simpson; James Brightwell

Lewison: The Interpretation of Contracts
Practice Area – Contract Law
Author – The Hon Mr Justice Kim Lewison

Lightman & Moss: Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies
Practice Area – Insolvency
Sir Gavin Lightman; Gabriel Moss, QC; Professor Ian F Fletcher; Richard Snowden, QC; Hamish Anderson

Limitation Periods
Practice Area – Litigation
Author – Professor Andrew McGee

Lindley & Banks on Partnership 
Practice Area – Partnerships
Author – Roderick I’Anson Banks

Lowndes & Rudolf: The Law of General Average and The York-Antwerp Rules
Shipping
Editors: Julian Cooke; Richard Cornah

MacGillivray on Insurance Law 
Practice Area – Insurance Law
Authors – Nicholas Legh-Jones, QC; Professor John Birds; David Owen, QC

Macphail’s Sheriff Court Practice
Practice Area – Scottish Law
Author – Sheriff Tom Welsh, QC

McCutcheon on Inheritance Tax
Practice Area – Taxation Law
Authors – Withers LLP; Aparna Nathan; Marika Lemos

McEwan and Paton on Damages for Personal Injuries in Scotland
Practice Area – Delict, Scottish Law

McGregor on Damages
Practice Area – Damages
Author – Harvey McGregor, QC

McPherson’s Law of Company Liquidation
Practice Area – Insolvency
Author – Professor Andrew R Keay

Megarry & Wade: The Law of Real Property 
Practice Area – Land & Property
Authors – Dr Charles Harpum; Stuart Bridge; Dr Martin Dixon

Mitchell, Talbot and Taylor on Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime
Practice Area – Criminal Law
General Editors – Andrew R Mitchell, QC; Kennedy Talbot; Stephen Hellman

Megarry & Wade: The Law of Real Property
Practice Area – Land & Property
Authors – Dr Charles Harpum; Stuart Bridge; Dr Martin Dixon

Modern GATT Law
Practice Area – International Trade
Author – Professor Raj Bhala

Muir Hunter on Personal Insolvency
Practice Area – Insolvency
Editors – John Briggs; Chris Brougham, QC

O’Hare and Browne: Civil Litigation
Practice Area – Litigation
Authors – John O’Hare; Kevin Browne

Palmer’s Company Law  
Company Law
Author – Professor Geoffrey Morse

Parliament House Book
Practice Area – Legal Profession, Scottish Law
Published by W. Green

Patent Cooperation Treaty Handbook (CIPA)
Practice Area – Intellectual Property
Authors – Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (C.I.P.A.); Philip Waters

Phipson on Evidence (Common Law Library)
Practice Area – Litigation
Author – Hodge M Malek, QC

Police and Criminal Evidence Act, The
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Author – Professor Michael Zander, QC

Police Station Adviser’s Index, The
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Authors – Brian Spiro; Stephen Bird

Practical Commercial Precedents 
Practice Area – Commercial Law
General Editor -Daniel Rosenberg

Practical Intellectual Property Precedents
Practice Area – Intellectual Property
Authors – Trevor Cook; Audrey Horton

Practical Lending and Security Precedents
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
General Editors – Jonathan Lawrence; Richard Hardwick

Practical Trust Precedent
Practice Area – Trusts Law
Editorial Team – Withers LLP

Practical Will Precedents 
Practice Area – Wills & Probate
Editorial Team -Withers LLP

Precedents for the Conveyancer 
Practice Area – Conveyancing
Authors – Russell Hewitson; David Rees

Privilege
Practice Area – Evidence, Litigation
Author – Colin Passmore

Probate Practice Manual 
Practice Area – Wills & Probate
Editors: Christopher Butcher; Amanda King-Jones

Redfern & Hunter: Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration
Practice Area – Arbitration
Authors – Alan Redfern; Martin Hunter; Nigel Blackaby; Constantine Partasides

Renewal of Business Tenancies
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
Authors:  Kirk Reynolds, QC; Wayne Clark

Russell on Arbitration
Practice Area – Arbitration
Authors – David St John Sutton; Judith Gill; Matthew Gearing

Renton and Brown’s Statutory Offences  
Practice Area – Criminal Law, Scottish Law
Published by W. Green

Renton and Brown Criminal Procedure 
Practice Area – Criminal Law, Scottish Law
Authors – Sir Gerald H. Gordon, QC; Professor Christopher H W Gane

Reparation: Liability for Delict 
Practice Area – Reparation, Scottish Law
Author: William J Stewart

Ruoff & Roper: Registered Conveyancing
Practice Area – Conveyancing
Authors – Darren Cavill; Sarah Wheeler; Dr Martin Dixon; David Rees; Stephen R Coveney; Patrick Timothy

Schofield’s Election Law
Practice Area – Local Government
Editor – Paul Gribble

Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading
Practice Area – Shipping
Mr Justice Eder, QC; David Foxton, QC; Steven Berry, QC; Christopher Smith; Professor Howard Bennett

Sealy & Milman: Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation
Practice Area – Insolvency
Author – Professor Len Sealy; Professor David Milman

Sentencing Referencer
Practice Area – Criminal Law
Author – Dr David A Thomas, QC

Shareholder Agreements
Practice Area – Company Law
Author – Sean Fitzgerald; Graham Muth

Shareholders’ Rights
Practice Area – Company Law
Author – Robin Hollington, QC

Sinclair on Warranties and Indemnities on Share and Asset Sales 
Practice Area – Commercial Law
Robert Thompson

Snell’s Equity
Practice Area – Trust’s Law
Author – John McGhee, QC

Sweet & Maxwell’s Encyclopedia of Employment Law 
Practice Area – Employment & Employees Benefits
General Editors: Stephen Hardy; Michael Jefferson

Sweet & Maxwell’s Planning Law: Practice and Precedents 
Practice Area – Planning Law
Author – Stephen Tromans; Robert Turrall-Clarke

Taxation of Companies and Company Reconstructions  
Practice Area – Taxation Law
Richard Bramwell, QC; John Lindsay; Alun James; Julian Hickey; Michael Collins

Telecommunications, Broadcasting and the Internet
Practice Area – Information Technology Law
Author – Laurent Garzaniti

Terrell on the Law of Patents
Practice Area – Intellectual Property – Patents
Authors – Richard Miller, QC; Guy Burkill, QC; His Honour Judge Birss, QC; Douglas Campbell

Theobald on Wills
Practice Area – Wills and Probate
Authors – John Ross Martyn; Dr Mika Oldham; Alexander Learmonth; Charlotte Ford

Totty, Moss & Segal: Insolvency
Practice Area – Insolvency
Consultant Editors: Peter Totty; Gabriel Moss, QC; Nick Segal

Trade Mark Handbook, The
Practice Area – Intellectual Property
Editors – Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (C.I.P.A.); Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; Mark Hiddleston; Manish Joshi; Terry Johnson

Trust Taxation
Practice Area – Taxation
Author – Chris Whitehouse; Emma Chamberlain

United Kingdom Oil & Gas Law
Practice Area – Energy Law
General Editors:  Geoff Hewitt; Terence C. Daintith

Vinter: Project Finance
Practice Area – Banking & Financial Services
Author – Graham Vinter

Weinberg & Blank on Takeovers and Mergers
Practice Area – Competition Law
General Editor: Laurence Rabinowitz

White Book
Practice Area – Litigation
General Editors – The Right Honourable Lord Justice Jackson (Editor-in-Chief), Professor I. R. Scott (General Editor), Senior Master Steven D. Whitaker (General Editor), and a team of expert contributors

Whiteman & Sherry on Capital Gains Tax
Practice Area – Taxation Law
Author – Michael Sherry

Whiteman & Sherry on Income Tax
Practice Area – Taxation Law
Authors – David Sutherland; Barrie Akin

Wilkinson’s Road Traffic Offences
Practice Area – Road Traffic
Authors – Kevin McCormac; Peter Wallis

Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate
Practice Area – Wills & Probate
Contributors – John Ross Martyn; Nicholas Caddick

Woodfall: Landlord and Tenant
Practice Area – Landlord & Tenant
General Editors – The Hon Mr Justice Lewison; Nicholas Dowding, QC; The Hon Mr Justice Morgan; Martin Rodger, QC; Edward Peters