Christmas book recommendations (1)

Posted on 14th Dec 2011 in Reviews


Buying yuletide gifts for lawyers is never an easy task. You could try choosing barristers’ briefs at Ann Summers or, for the less adventurous, M&S, or you could link up with your loved one in a stylish pair of pink handcuffs, as advertised on Patrolstore. But for a safer bet, why not book them on a charge of goodwill with an entertaining novel or two?

Babybarista began (and continues) as a blog recording the antics of an eager and ambitious young barrister through his year of training as a pupil and as a junior tenant in chambers. His name is a tribute to the coffee-making requirements of pupils but his behaviour is far from servile in the various machinations through which he outwits all his rival pupils for the coveted tenancy and foils his opponents in love and in his growing legal practice. The daily blogs have been collected into two novels, so far: Law and Disorder and Law and Peace.

The book and the blog are beautifully illustrated by Alex Williams, who should now be familiar to followers of the ICLR as the cartoonist who devised the wickedly funny ad for the launch of ICLR Online. He also does the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times, and is co-author with Daniel R White of the Queen’s Counsel Official Lawyers’ Handbook

All the above books are available from Wildy & Sons Ltd, London’s premier legal bookshop.
If you like Tim Kevan’s Babybarista books, and want to win yourself a free copy, why not enter his Christmas Competition to help promote them? Res ipsa loquitur, but a good word in a wise ear never went amiss.