Book of the week

The Which? Guide to Employment

By Ian Hunter

This rights guide for employees and employers explains the delights of "frolics of one's own", protecting copyright and how to bring a case to industrial tribunal. The author, Ian Hunter, is a partner specialising in employment law at City law firm Bird & Bird, but has made a second career out of journalism, with past credits including the Independent and Sunday Business.

…not quite book of the the week

They say a good lawyer's a dead lawyer – the Dictionary of Legal Biography 1845-1945 takes the point literally. Most – if not all – of the luminaries gracing its pages have long-since passed away – hardly surprising when you consider that to qualify for entry they must have held an official post before 1945.