Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Book Review: At A Glance 2017-2018


At A Glance

Essential Tables for Financial Remedies

FLBA

£65 - Published by Class Legal: May 2017

For the very few who do not already know, At A Glance is an annual publication, comprising a number of tables which contain, as the subtitle says, essential information for financial remedies practitioners, ranging from interest rates, to Duxbury calculations, to statutory materials, and much more. The book is A4 sized and of modest length, making it easy to slip into the briefcase on the way to court.

What is different from last year's edition? Well, obviously, all of the tables have been updated where necessary. Otherwise, I have found one omission and one addition. The omission is the table for new car prices (no great loss, I suspect) and the addition is a new section entitled Leading Citations, which Class Legal describes as "a nutshell accompaniment to Leading Cases, which succinctly sets out the basic principles which have emerged in the 16 years since White." A handy aide-memoire, I think.

I should also mention that this year's edition also contains a summary of the important but as yet unreported case T v T (A intervening) [2017] EWFC 0104. As I have already pointed out on Twitter, this alone is worth the price of admission.

What else is to be said that hasn't already been said about At A Glance? A search for synonyms of the word 'essential' comes up with 'crucial', 'indispensable' and 'necessary'. Yes, it is all of those, and if you don't yet have the latest edition in your library (or do we now call it 'Knowledge Services'?), then get a copy.

At A Glance can be purchased from Class Legal, here.

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