Alan D. Gold, author of Expert Evidence in Criminal Law, and Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred, authors of Maritime Law, are this year’s winners of the Walter Owen Book Prize. The Honourable Mr. Justice Gilles Renault called Alan D. Gold’s book “comprehensive, coherent and compelling” and added, “Expert Evidence in Criminal Law: The Scientific Approach is without doubt, reasonable or otherwise, the most valuable book for criminal counsel and the judiciary to have been printed in the last few years.” Maritime Law is the first general treatment of Canadian maritime law to be published since 1916. In his review in The Advocate last year, Peter Swanson called the book “all-encompassing in scope” and highlighted the three authors’ “distinct blend of national, international and practical experience” in the maritime law field. The English-language Walter Owen book prize is awarded every other year by the Foundation for Legal Research to the author(s) of a book which represents an outstanding new contribution to Canadian legal literature and which enhances the quality of legal research in Canada. The winner(s) are selected by a committee of annually-appointed lawyers, judges, and academics. Theory of Class Actions by Craig Jones was also shortlisted for the 2005 Walter Owen Book Prize.