Welcome to the author section of our website. From here you can access bibliographic information about some of the law and tax authors who write for Bloomsbury Professional.
Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own firm, Singletons which specialises in competition law, intellectual property law, IT/ecommerce and general commercial law. Her clients range from major plcs and institutions to small start up businesses.
Susan is on the Committee of the Competition Law Association, a member of the Licensing Executives Society (EC/Laws Committee), Contracts Group of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and is a member of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO).
The author of over 30 law books on topics including the internet and ecommerce law, competition law and commercial agency law, Susan also writes numerous law related articles. Susan is a frequent speaker in the intellectual property, competition and commercial law fields, both in the UK and abroad.
Commercial Agency Agreements Law and Practice 2/ed
Commercial Contracts – a practical guide to standard terms 2/ed
Data Protection: A Guide to Legal Compliance for HR and Payroll
Mark Weston is a partner of Matthew Arnold & Baldwin Solicitors and head of Commercial Law, Information Technology and Intellectual Property.
Legal Practice Companion 2007 – 2008 13/ed
Matthew Arnold & Baldwin Solicitors
Mark Anderson is an English solicitor and the founder of Anderson & Company, the Technology Law PracticeTM. His firm specialises in intellectual property law, IT/ecommerce and general commercial law. His clients include UK and overseas companies, universities, funding institutions and leading law firms. He is ranked in Chambers Directory 2010 as a leading individual in the field of Life Sciences Transactions (London: tier 1).
Mark is a member of the Intellectual Property Working Party of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, the Business to Business Licensing Group (established by the UK Intellectual Property Office), the Lambert Outer Group, and the Society of Legal Scholars.
Mark and his colleagues at Anderson & Company have written or contributed to eight practitioner-law textbooks and several volumes of the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents. His publications for Bloomsbury Publishing comprise:
Technology Transfer, third edition (2010)
Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, second edition (2007)
A-Z Guide to Boilerplate and Commercial Clauses, second edition (2006)
Anderson & Company
Mark McLaughlin CTA (Fellow) ATT TEP
Mark McLaughlin is a consultant in his own practice, Mark McLaughlin Associates, specialising in consultancy and support services for professional firms. He is a Fellow of the CIOT, member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Mark is also Co-founder, Director and Technical Editor of TaxationWeb Limited providing free information and resources on UK taxes to taxpayers and professionals.
Mark McLaughlin is an established author having written many books on tax and related areas of law, as well as numerous articles for professional publications.
Ray & McLaughlin’s Practical Inheritance Tax Planning 7/ed
Core Tax Annual: Inheritance Tax 2006/07 and 2007/08
General Editor of Tax Planning 2007/08, Tax Compliance Manual and the Core Tax Annual series 2006/07 and 2007/08.
Mark McLaughlin Associates
David Southern MPhil MA DPhil CIOT (Fellow) FTII
David Southern specialises in corporate finance and has experience of VAT and financial services. He also has extensive advocacy experience covering House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court, VAT & Duties Tribunal, County Court and Companies Court to name a few.
His professional memberships include the Revenue Bar Association International Fiscal Association, Chartered Institute of Taxation, VAT Practitioners Group and European Association of Tax Law Professors.
David Southern is the co-author of Taxation of Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts 8/ed.
Temple Tax Chambers
Peter Rayney FCA CTA (Fellow) TEP
Peter Rayney FCA CTA (Fellow) TEP acts as an independent tax consultant advising a number of accountancy and law firms as well as various owner managed businesses. He was previously BDO Stoy Hayward’s Tax Technical Partner where he was responsible for the firm’s tax knowledge management and technical support.
Peter specialises in Corporate Tax and Corporate Finance Tax including company sales and acquisitions (including MBO’s, reconstructions and all aspects of owner managed business taxation. He has acquired an enviable reputation as a leading tax lecturer and also regularly contributes tax articles to the professional press.
Peter is also an author and editor of various books and journals including The Practical Corporate Tax Manual (CCH) and Tax Planning for Family and Owner Managed Companies (Bloomsbury Professional) – the latter being voted as one of the Nations favourite tax books in a recent poll conducted by Accountingweb. He won the prestigious Taxation ’Tax Writer of the Year’ award in 2002 and was again short-listed for this award both in 2008 and 2009. He was also awarded the Chartered Institute of Taxation’s Fellowship Thesis prize in 1994.
Peter chairs the ICAEW Tax Faculty’s SME Business Tax Committee.
John Thurston LLB Solicitor TEP
John Thurston is a solicitor and a member of STEP. He specialises in wills, probate and administration, taxation and trust law and is on the editorial board of the journal, Trust Law International.
John is also a presenter of courses to solicitors and accountants for Progressive Legal, BPP and MBL on wills probate and administration, taxation, trusts and powers of attorney.
A Practitioner’s Guide to Powers of Attorney
A Practitioner’s Guide to Trusts
A Practitioner’s Guide to Inheritance Claims
A Practitioner’s Guide to Executorship and Administration
John Thurston has also written and contributed to various articles.
Pete Miller has worked in tax for over 20 years, for the Inland Revenue and 'Big 4' firms. Specialising in the taxation of M&A transactions, Pete is an established author in the tax press and a member of the Editorial Boards of The Tax Journal and Simon's Direct Tax Service.
George Hardy is a Financial Services Tax Partner of Ernst & Young LLP and head of their Financial Services Mergers and Acquisition Tax Practice. He is a regular contributor to many publications.
Ernst & Young
William Binchy BA BCL LLM (NUI) MA (DUBL) FTCD (1995), Barrister in Law. William Binchy is Regius Professor of Laws and Head of School at Trinity College, Dublin. He was formerly a special legal adviser on family law reform to the Irish Department of Justice and Research Counsellor to the Law Reform Commission. He is a member of the Irish Human Rights Commission.
William has authored and co-authored books on areas including private international law and torts and family law.
Casebook on the Irish Law of Torts 3/ed
Trinity College, Dublin
Irish Human Rights Commission
Thomas B. Courtney BA LLB NUIG LLD NUI is a partner in the Corporate Group of Arthur Cox, he specialises in corporate governance, company law and financial regulation. He is also Head of the Company Secretarial Practice.
Thomas’ publications include –
Companies Acts 1963-2006
The Law of Private Companies, 2nd edition
Mareva Injunctions and Related Interlocutory Orders
Professor Robert Clark
Robert Clark BA LLM PhD BL is a consultant of Arthur Cox. He specialises in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial Contracts.
Intellectual Property Law in Ireland 2/ed
Irish Copyright and Design Law Looseleaf
William Johnston MA is a Solicitor and Partner of Arthur Cox. He has extensive experience particularly in bond and other debt finance transactions, tier 1 issues, syndicated loans, aircraft finance, secured lending, consumer credit and bank regulation.
William is the co-editor of Arthur Cox Banking Law Handbook. He is the author of chapters on Ireland for international banking law publications.
Professor John Wylie
Professor John Wylie is a consultant at A & L Goodbody, working specifically with the Commercial Property Department. He is also Professor of Law at Cardiff University and has acted as a consultant for many years to the Law Societies in both parts of Ireland.
Professor John Wylie is an established author and has written extensively on areas concerning property law. His publications include:
Casebook on Equity and Trusts in Ireland 2/ed
Irish Conveyancing Law, 3rd edition
Law and Taxation of Trusts
Irish Land Law
A Casebook on Irish Land Law
Landlord and Tenant Law, 2nd edition
A & L Goodbody Solicitors
Dr Ursula Kilkelly
Dr Ursula Kilkelly is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University College Cork. She has published extensively on children’s rights in international and national journals and has carried out various research projects into the implementation of children’s rights. She is author of The Child and the ECHR (1999); editor of The ECHR and Irish Law (2004) and author of Youth Justice in Ireland (2006).
Children's Rights In Ireland
Aileen Keogan is the principal of Aileen Keogan Solicitor & Tax Consultant (www.aileenkeogan.ie), a solicitor, AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and STEP member. Her practice focuses on Wills and estate planning for individuals and businesses, in particular as consultant to solicitors and accountants.
Aileen has written extensively in the area of estate planning, including her co-authorship of The Law & Taxation of Trusts (Keogan, Mee and Wylie, 2007) and as contributor to Irish Conveyancing Precedents, Laffoy, annual looseleaf). Aileen is also Co-Editor of the Law of CAT and Stamp Duty (Irish Tax Institute, annual). Aileen is a member of the Law Society's Probate, Administration and Taxation Committee and their representative at TALC Capital Taxes.