This post was written by Joe Mosby, publishing editor, UK&I Legal, Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters celebrated the 60th anniversary of Criminal Law Review with a drinks reception at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on Tuesday.

The event followed the Criminal Law Review conference, which was hosted by the editor, Professor David Ormerod QC. The conference addressed some of the most pertinent issues in criminal law today, and in addition to David’s speeches, the audience was addressed by Clare Montgomery QC, Sir David Maddison, Lord Justice Treacy, Robert Banks, Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch, Sally O’Neill QC, His Honour Judge Michael Hopmeier, and the Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP.

The Attorney General was one of a number of speakers and delegates who stayed on for the drinks reception, and they were joined by Criminal Law Review Editorial Board members including Antony Edwards and John Baldwin. All were keen to recognise the outstanding success of the Review in retaining its position as the pre-eminent criminal law journal over six decades.

David Ormerod toasted the Review and some of its most notable contributors down the years, and amused the audience by unveiling a copy of the first ever edition, which was designed to fit in a policeman’s pocket and somewhat slenderer than the current version.

Here’s to another 60 years of success!