A reader has drawn our attention to the first book devoted solely to Supreme Court procedure, published as a Supplement to the Green Book.  

We are sorry to have missed this up to now.  Older readers will remember the Green Book as the book for the County Court practitioner but these days it covers “Civil Court Practice” of all types.  The supplement was published in August and, although free to subscribers, costs a hefty £87 to everyone else. 

The books is edited by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury (presumably having taken the job before he decided not to join the Court) and by Louise di Mambro, the UK Supreme Court Registrar.  It includes the rules and the practice directions for the new Supreme Court and for the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – with expert commentary.  The contents list can be found here.

We note that Amazon.co.uk is out of stock of the book – which we hope is a testament to its popularity (although it does not seem to have an amazon sales ranking).   In order to entertain and entice readers of its new Supplement, the Green Book has a website setting out “Ten things you need to know about the Supreme Court …“.

The Green Book is reviewed on the Hammicks Bookshop website.  If LexisNexis would like to send us a review copy we will do one as well.  The 2010 Green Book is out in March 2010.  We look forward to seeing its updated Supreme Court supplement.