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Postby Earl » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:12 pm

Hi
Looking to buy The White Book, and have two questions.
Seen one that states The White Book third supplement Autumn 2016. I was wondering what the third supplement means?
Would buying one dated 2015 be out of date?
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Re: The White Book

Postby dls » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:29 pm

The White Book certainly has been the bible. It may make sense only to buy one if you are involved in properly heavy litigation, and are ready to buy the supplements.
A current litigator will tell you whether, with so much available online, it remains a good investment.
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Re: The White Book

Postby atticus » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:07 pm

A new edition of the White Book comes out each year. It is updated by two or three cumulative supplements, i.e. the second supplement contains everything in thr the first, plus more.

An old edition may be unreliable - the CPR are frequently updated.

The CPR are online. But these do not have all the commentary, case references etc you get in the White Book. Whether you really need that is open to question. Can you find a library that has a copy?
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Re: The White Book

Postby Earl » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:35 pm

Hi, had thought of the library, probably have to order one on though, but you did remind me of the university up the road with an excellent law library that I had cause to use years ago. Thanks.
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Re: The White Book

Postby Spankymonkey » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:36 am

Is the CPR split across both volumes? Or does Volume 1 contain the bulk of case law and commentary.

The reason I'm asking is that there is a 2015 Edition Vol 1 for sale on Ebay and I wondered how much information within it would not be available online.
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Re: The White Book

Postby atticus » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:48 am

I *think* the CPR are all in vol 1.

Edit: we don't seem to have one in the office so I can't check.
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Re: The White Book

Postby dls » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:35 pm

we don't seem to have one in the office so I can't check.


The truth is that very many law firms do not have a copy, of those that do, many will get them only every other year or so, and of those who have them, the copy appears always to be on walkabout.
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Re: The White Book

Postby atticus » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:44 pm

I do wonder whether spanks or earl will get sufficient value from this book. Although it makes a useful door stop.
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Re: The White Book

Postby Spankymonkey » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:33 pm

Are there any particular books that you believe to be essential reading? For instance, I have heard that The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham is a favourite among lawyers.
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Re: The White Book

Postby Spankymonkey » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:22 pm

I'll take that as a no then.
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