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Northumbria Law Press

Northumbria Law Press, established in 1987, is the publishing arm of Northumbria University Law School.

We publish a wide range of legal texts and journals aimed at practitioners, students, academics and advice agencies which give expert analysis and commentary on specific areas of law. The catalogue reflects the strength of the School of Law in clinical legal education, mental health law and travel law in particular, as well as our student texts for the LPC. All the texts are designed to be both accessible and practical and where appropriate, they contain the full text of new legislation.

Our full range of texts, journals and revision guides is available to browse online, and to see what's new from Northumbria Law Press, visit our New Titles page.

Book cover: A tendency to laugh and sing

A Tendency to Laugh And Sing: Some Notes on Mental Health Law by David Hewitt

This latest title from David Hewitt is a must for anyone who is subject to or works with the Mental Health Act, and to those with an interest in social policy and the process by which it is applied or reformed.  For further information about this text, and the other titles available from Northumbria Law Press, please click here.  

Northumbria Law Press is looking for authors.

If you have an idea for a book that would appeal to students or practitioners why not get in touch? Send us a formal proposal or simply give us a ring for an informal discussion. We would also welcome articles or case notes for our journals. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact Maureen Cooke at: or telephone 0191 243 7597.

Please note - the Journal of Mental Health Law is no longer being published. Spring 2011, edition 21, was the last publication.