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Author proposals

Information on submitting a publication idea

Sweet & Maxwell publishes in a variety of media for legal and regulatory professionals and students. If you have an idea for a publication - in any medium - please send your proposal to the appropriate publishing or business manager (see below).

Please follow the following template format for your proposal:

  • Subject
  • Working title
  • Your CV and contact details, together with the same for any co-author
  • A brief description of your works objective and its key selling points
  • A draft table of contents and any sample material
  • How this will differ from and be better than existing, competing works
  • Estimated length
  • Primary market
  • Secondary market
  • Estimated delivery date

Do not send whole, unsolicited scripts.

Send your proposal to the relevant manager as detailed below:

Subject area

Aviation
Banking and Finance
Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
Company Law/Commercial Law
Competition
Construction
Data Protection
Employment Law
Energy
Entertainment and Media
EU Law
Information Technology
Insolvency
Insurance
Intellectual Property (including Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trademarks)
International Law
International Trade
Partnerships
Pensions
Shipping
Sports Law
Taxation - Corporate
Telecommunications 

Manager

John Pacione
Thomson Reuters, Legal UK & Ireland
5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5A
Tel: (+44) 0207 542 4720
Email: john.pacione@thomsonreuters.com

Administrative Law
Agricultural Law
Arbitration
Charities
Conveyancing
Coroners Courts
Civil Procedure
Commercial Litigation
Conflict of Laws
Costs
Criminal Law
Damages
Defamation
Dispute Resolution
Family
Human rights
Immigration
Landlord and Tenant
Legal Funding
Legal Practice & Procedure
Legal Systems
Personal Injury
Professional Negligence
Property Law
Social Welfare and Child Law
Reference works
Restitution
Tort
Trusts
Wills Probate

Katherine Brewer
Thomson Reuters, Legal UK & Ireland
5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5A
Tel: (+44) 020 7542 5705
Email: katherine.brewer@thomsonreuters.com

Local Government Law 

Steven Warriner
Thomson Reuters, Legal UK & Ireland
5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5A
Tel: (+44) 020 7542 9298
Email: steven.warriner@thomsonreuters.com

Student texts

Nicola Thurlow
Thomson Reuters, Legal UK & Ireland
5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5A
Tel: (+44) 020 7542 8335
Email: nicola.thurlow@thomsonreuters.com

Scottish Law

Kirsty Swain (Publisher)
Thomson Reuters, Legal UK & Ireland
W Green, 21 Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PS
Tel: (+44) 0131 260 3606
Email: kirsty.swain@thomsonreuters.com

CPD: Conferences

Simon Smith
Thomson Reuters, Legal UK & Ireland
5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5A
Tel: (+44) 020 7542 8890
Email: s.smith@thomsonreuters.com

CPD: Webinars & Online

Kaley Botting
Thomson Reuters, Legal UK & Ireland
5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5A
Tel: (+44) 0207 542 5319
Email: kaley.botting@thomsonreuters.com

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