Blackstone Press

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Blackstone Press Limited is now a subsidiary of Oxford University Press.[1] Blackstone Press was a legal publisher.[2] It was established in March 1988[3] by Alistair McQueen.[4] Its management was formerly that of Financial Training Publications, whose law list it purchased. Blackstone Press started from the best position possible because of that purchase. The list included "everyday" reference works, and works that were "essential reading" for examinations of the Law Society and Bar and which had been used for that purpose for seven years.[5] The books published by Blackstone Press were updated and revised incessantly.[6] In 2000, Blackstone Press had a revenue of £5 million and a net income of £758k. In 2001, its backlist contained over four hundred books. The company was purchased from BPP plc by Oxford University Press, becoming a subsidiary of the latter on 14 August 2001.[7][8][9][10][11]


Blackstone Press published, amongst other things, Blackstone's Criminal Practice.


  1. ^ Company Overview of Blackstone Press Ltd. Bloomberg Businessweek.
  2. ^ Index (1988) 132 SJ xx
  3. ^ "Spring Books" (1988) 132 SJ 452
  4. ^ Alistair MacQueen. Oxford University Press. 2013.
  5. ^ "Spring Books" (1988) 132 SJ 452
  6. ^ "Books" (1988) 132 SJ 1377
  7. ^ "For the record". Times Higher Education. 17 August 2001. Digitized copy.
  8. ^ "Blackstone poser". Printing World. 27 August 2001. Digitized copy from Highbeam Research.
  9. ^ "Oxford University Press acquires Legal Publisher". Legal Publisher. 31 December 2001. Digitized copy from Highbeam Research.
  10. ^ "Oxford University Press acquires legal publisher". Business Publisher. 31 January 2002. Digitized copy from Highbeam Research. Digitized copy from The Free Library.
  11. ^ Company Overview of Blackstone Press Ltd. Bloomberg Businessweek.