Research pays off

Barrister Becket Bedford from Birmingham will see several years of research come to fruition this month with the publication of two specialist European law texts.

European Travel Law, published by Wiley, and Public Procurement Enforcement and Remedies in Europe, published by Butterworths, have been co-edited by the EU law specialist, who is a tenant at 5 Fountain Court.

Bedford collaborated with Alan Tyrell QC, of Francis Taylor Building in London, to produce the work on public procurement and with 2 King's Bench Walk barrister Zahed Yacub for the travel law book.

"Multi-contributor works are fiendishly difficult to organise. You need an excellent network of contacts," said Bedford.

Meanwhile, Peter Andrews QC, of 199 Strand, and Evill & Coleman partner Terry Lee have launched Catastrophic Injuries: A Practical Guide to Compensation, published by Sweet & Maxwell. It offers guidance on the management of claims for compensation.