Why they have to call this a "student version" is beyond me. It makes it sound as if this edition is in some way different, inferior or pitched at a lower level audience. It is in fact merely the reasonably priced paperback version of the grossly overpriced hardback version of this definitive work. Don't be put off by the "student version" sobriquet, if you need a broad-based text book to cover the field of international arbitration and you can only afford about £50, whether you are a practising lawyer, aspiring arbitrator or a genuine "student", then buy this one.
I purchased this in advance of commencing my diploma in international arbitration in an effort to do my own foundation work. The book exceeded my expectations; it is well written, easy to understand and is well referenced making research easy. Brilliant!
Fantastic, exceeded my expectations. All very very very easy to read and understand, well laid down, in easy english. The only reason i have given it 4 stars is that I wish it had more related to the 1996 Arbitration Act since i bought it to help me in my LLM in the UK. Having said that, the title is on international arbitration and hence the authors are correct to touch upon all the other international aspects instead of only concentrating on the UK. Dont think about it!!! Get it now!!
This has been the only book - in my 3 years of a law degree - which has really delivered. Clear, concise and authoritative. Not too wordy, yet it is weighty on detail: the footnotes do a good job of elaborating where required. Any aspiring textbook authors, particularly in the law, would do veeeeeery well to read this book.
hard to judge good or not. the book is exactly the same with our teachers' handouts. so the benefit is easy to follow, while the disadvantage is not able to learn comparatively and less citations in your exams.