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The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann Edited by Paul S Davies and Justine Pila


 Lord Leonard Hoffmann remains one of the most important and influential English jurists. Born in South Africa, he came to England as a Rhodes scholar to study law at the University of Oxford. After graduating from the Bachelor of Civil Laws as Vinerian Scholar, he was elected Stowell Civil Law Fellow of University College. There followed an extremely distinguished judicial career, including 14 years as a member of the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords (from 1995 to 2009).


 In 2009, Lord Hoffmann returned to the Oxford Law Faculty as a Visiting Professor. In this volume, current and past colleagues of Lord Hoffmann from the University of Oxford examine different aspects of his jurisprudence in diverse areas of private and public law. The contributions are testament to the clarity and creativity of his judicial and extra-judicial writings, to his enduring influence and extraordinary intellectual breadth, and to the respect and affection in which he is held.


 Paul S Davies is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford.


Justine Pila is University Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Senior Law Tutor and College Counsel at St Catherine's College, as well as a Fellow of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford.


 Full details about the book, including a table of contents, can be found at




Death by Dangerous


Olly Jarvis

£7.99 paperback 

£1.99 ebook



 In this compelling legal thriller set in Manchester and Bradford, John Anderson is one of the North West’s most dedicated and successful prosecution barristers. His career is going from strength to strength. On the verge of taking Silk, the life he once knew suddenly comes crashing down following a fatal road traffic accident.

 Recovering from his injuries, he has no memory of the collision. Was he responsible for the death of a child? Who was his female passenger?

 Facing a charge of causing death by dangerous driving, the professional and personal life he once knew now lies in tatters.

 Depressed and taking refuge in alcohol Anderson refuses, in the face of so many unanswered questions, to accept his guilt. He becomes convinced the gangster he was prosecuting at the time of the crash is in some way involved.

 The mystery deepens as his search for the truth draws him into Manchester’s sordid criminal underworld.

 Shunned by his former colleagues, Anderson finds help from an unlikely quarter, enabling him to confront his prejudices and re-evaluate his past life. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery and, ultimately, the path for his own redemption. 

He knows that defeat means deliverance to a prison full of violent criminals he has prosecuted over the years. Anderson now has to find the strength to fight the most important trial of his life.

 About The Author 

Olly Jarvis writes both fiction and non-fiction, drawing on his experiences as a criminal defence barrister and pressures of the courtroom.

He wrote highly acclaimed Radio 4 dramaJudgement exploring a barrister’s thought processes whilst cross-examining a rape victim.

Using his knowledge of the Indonesian language he traveled to Sumatra where he wrote and presented a BBC documentary entitled Mum Knows Best, which compared two neighbouring tribes, one of which has a matrilineal system of inheritance.

 Death By Dangerous is his first novel.


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