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This section includes books our barristers have authored as well as regular updates and newsletters produced by 5 Essex Court.

If you would like to receive any of our regular updates, please email Publications

The Employment Tribunals Handbook: Practice, Procedure and Strategies for Success

By John-Paul Waite, Alan Payne, Alice Meredith, Aaron Moss, & John Goss.

(2017, BloomsburyProfessional)

The Employment Tribunals Handbook 5th edition provides a clear and comprehensive guide to bringing and defending a claim in the Tribunal, covering every stage of the process from pre-action communications through to conducting a hearing.

Public Inquiries

By Jason Beer QC

(2018, Oxford University Press)

This second edition is due to be published later in 2018.

To pre-order a copy, visit the Wildy & Sons website

Public Inquiries

By Jason Beer QC

(2011, Oxford University Press)

The only book concerning the law and practice of public inquiries in the UK. 

The book examines and explains both statutory (in particular the Inquiries Act 2005 and the Inquiry Rules 2006) and non-statutory inquiries in chapters relating to the need for and purpose of the public inquiry, the mechanisms for establishing a public inquiry, terms of reference, the subject matter of inquiries, the relationship of inquiries with other legal proceedings, the constitution of an inquiry, the administration of an inquiry, evidence and procedure, public access to an inquiry, immunities and defamation, representation and funding, inquiry reports and the duty to be fair, ending the inquiry and challenging an inquiry.

For more information, visit the Wildy & Sons website

A new 2nd edition is due to be published in July 2018.

Insight: Inquests and Inquiries

(June 2018, 5 Essex Court)

New newsletter providing updates on key legal developments and practical insights from leading barristers who regularly appear in the most significant inquests and public inquiries.

Editors: Samantha Leek QC and Jonathan Dixey.

Issue 1 includes articles on the following:
• key differences between inquests and public inquiries - Jason Beer QC;
• inquests arising from deaths in care homes and hospitals where the deceased was subject to DoLS - Beatrice Collier;
• applications to quash previous inquests – John Goss;
• when post mortem examinations are necessary - Alison Hewitt
• the relevance of admissions of non-causative failings in inquests - Robert Cohen.
Plus summaries of recent key cases - Amy Clarke and Aaron Moss.

To subscribe, please email us at inquestsandinquiries@5essexcourt.co.uk

To follow news and share views on topics covered in Insight as well as other key issues relating to inquests and inquiries, please join our associated LinkedIn Group


Police Law Update

By Alastair Hodge, Beatrice Collier, Cicely Hayward, Alice Meredith, Aaron Moss, John Goss, Remi Reichhold, & Molly Joyce.

(Issue 42, December 2017, 5 Essex Court)

A quarterly publication edited by Charlotte Ventham and Alex Ustych covering key issues and developments in police law and summaries of recent cases - available in print and electronic versions. 

To be added to the mailing list or for a copy of previous issues, contact Publications

This issue covers:

  • Emergency Powers
  • A Beginners Guide to Giving Evidence
  • Honestly, the Diffficulty with Integrity
  • Detention under the Mental Health Act
  • The Data Protection Bill: Law Enforcement Processing
  • Summary of Recent case Law

Five from 5

By Daniel Hobbs, Alastair Hodge, Victoria von Wachter, Alex Ustych, & Alice Meredith.

(Issue 26 - April 2018, 5 Essex Court)

View the latest issue Five from 5

The Employment Law team produces a regular employment law update edited by Daniel Hobbs. Our e-bulletin 'Five from 5'  which covers 5 key employment topics is published in association with BloomsburyLawOnline.

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Previous issue: Issue 25 -January 2018