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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Jul 29

    Brexit Briefing NO. 2 The implications for extradition – 6 KBW

    Brexit Briefing NO. 2 The implications for extradition – 6 KBW
    ‘This second paper examines the impact of the decision to withdraw from the EU on the UK’s current extradition arrangements, in particular the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) system. The focus of the paper is on the…
  • Jul 29

    Raising the Bar with Rob Rinder – BBC Radio 5 Live

    Raising the Bar with Rob Rinder – BBC Radio 5 Live
    ‘Leading barrister Rob Rinder takes us into the private chambers of judges to discuss their work as part of the legal profession. In this programme he talks to Lord Judge, circuit judges and the judiciary appointments committee about…
  • Jul 29

    Sexual Risk Orders – BBC Law in Action

    Sexual Risk Orders – BBC Law in Action
    ‘A man living in Yorkshire has been told he must give the police 24 hours before he plans to have sex – despite having no conviction, after being cleared during a rape trial last year.’ Listen BBC Law in Action, 23rd July…
Rank this Week: 8

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 31

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 73

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Gotta catch 'em all without infringing copyright: Pokémon and Freedom of Panorama

    Gotta catch 'em all without infringing copyright: Pokémon and Freedom of Panorama
    Pokémon Go has seen thousands of people getting off the couch into parks, historical sites, and even railway tracks in search of Pokémon. For those unfamiliar with this addictive new hobby, it is a game app for smart phones that…
  • Jul 30

    Book Review: Trade Secret Protection

    Book Review: Trade Secret Protection
    As is befitting a book on trade secrets, the cover of Trade Secret Protection, edited by Trevor Cook, is shrouded in mystery. Matte black with gold embossments, the book invites to you delve into the world of global protection of trade…
  • Jul 29

    BREAKING: Mr Justice Arnold refers questions on Article 3(b) SPC Regulation to CJEU

    BREAKING: Mr Justice Arnold refers questions on Article 3(b) SPC Regulation to CJEU
    The AmeriKat after the end of this term....With the swan song of this year's Trinity Term having ended today, the Patents Court has been a hive of activity.  Last minute applications, end of term hearings and judges clearing their desks…
Rank this Week: 189

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #260

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #260
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis has been thinking …) I have been thinking about the gap between rich and poor in housing Many moons ago, in a previous life as a professional musician my band were managed by Jim…
  • Jul 28

    Housing survey shows that things are slowly getting better in the PRS

    Housing survey shows that things are slowly getting better in the PRS
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: If you want to find out what is really happening in the private rented sector (PRS), probably the most reliable method is to see what the statistics tell us. As opposed to reading, for example, reports put…
  • Jul 26

    A landlord threatens to withhold the deposit – what can be done?

    A landlord threatens to withhold the deposit – what can be done?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Here is a question to the blog clinic ‘fast track’ from Mary (not her real name). I am moving out of a room in a house that I agreed to rent for six months but had to cancel the agreement early.…
Rank this Week: 202

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 29

    Defamed by Persons Unknown – Interview with Iain Wilson

    Defamed by Persons Unknown – Interview with Iain Wilson
    The case of Smith v Unknown Defendants [2016] EWHC 1775 (QB) was a libel action against unknown defendants who had published defamatory material on a website, the Queen’s Bench Division granted the claimant’s application for…
  • Jul 29

    The Daily Mirror Sues a Source From Whom It Stole a Story – Jonathan Coad

    The Daily Mirror Sues a Source From Whom It Stole a Story – Jonathan Coad
    The Court of Appeal gave judgment on 26 July 2016 in a case which the Mirror is suing a young single mother called Stephanie Ward from which whom it stole a story which the paper then published as an “exclusive” on its…
  • Jul 28

    Digital Economy Bill, Clause 64, HMRC information – Dan Tench

    Digital Economy Bill, Clause 64, HMRC information – Dan Tench
    In a post on 26 July 2016, I wrote about three curiosities arising from Part 5 of the Digital Economy Bill which provides for the sharing of information in government.  There is however one further important curiosity relating to Part 5…
Rank this Week: 258

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 28

    Of online courts and unified enforcement

    Of online courts and unified enforcement
    Lord Justice Briggs’ final Review of the Civil Court Structure has been published. The main part of the report is of course the proposals for the new ‘online court’ – a costs free and litigant in person form of…
  • Jul 28

    Job Ads – Yorkshire & London

    Job Ads – Yorkshire & London
    Foundation The Role:    Principal Managing Solicitor Contract: Permanent Salary: £33,500 per annum Hours: Full time 40 hours per week Leave: 248 hours per annum Closing Date: Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 09.00 Interview Date:…
  • Jul 24

    Facing the Fact

    Facing the Fact
    R (on the application of Hoyte) v London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWHC 1665 Admin is a useful decision of the High Court on the subject of repeat homelessness applications. Ms Hoyte is a 58 year old woman with a history of mental health…
Rank this Week: 281

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

Reporting on news & issues of Justice, Law & Politics, from Scotland.

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 257

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Timing of orders for interim costs payment

    Timing of orders for interim costs payment
    I have previously commented on the issue of the timing of orders for interim costs payments. CPR 44.2(8) reads: “Where the court orders a party to pay costs subject to detailed assessment, it will order that party to pay a reasonable…
  • Jul 24

    Offers in detailed assessment proceeding

    Offers in detailed assessment proceeding
    On Day One of Contract Law they teach you that if a party makes an offer (“Offer A”) and the other party rejects the offer, the rejection of the offer means Offer A is no longer open for acceptance in the future. They also teach…
  • Jul 21

    Law Costs Firm of the Year – Gibbs Wyatt Stone

    Law Costs Firm of the Year – Gibbs Wyatt Stone
    I am delighted to announce that Gibbs Wyatt Stone has won the prestigious ‘Law Costs Firm of the Year’ award. I have to confess that this did not come as a complete surprise.  Readers may recall we had previously been awarded…
Rank this Week: 326

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Tripping: TripAdvisor v Handsam

    Tripping: TripAdvisor v Handsam
    Handsam Ltd. describes itself as "a leading provider of online management systems, consultancy services and advice to both the business and education sectors." Its specialisms include health and safety management, policy writing…
  • Jul 18

    Injunctions against ISPs: The Cartier Appeal

    Injunctions against ISPs: The Cartier Appeal
    Cartier Watch Author Noop1958 Creative Commons Licence Source Wikipedia Cartier International AG and Others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and Others [2016] EWCA Civ 658 (6 July 2016)  In  Cartier International AG and Others…
  • Jul 13

    The Trade Secrets Directive

    The Trade Secrets Directive
    The adoption by the Council and European Parliament of Directive (EU) 2016/943 of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (OJ…
Rank this Week: 340

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton, North Devon is now open!

    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton, North Devon is now open!
    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton is now open! Special Summer reduction for family pitches 2 Adults + 2 Children £20 per night. Visit their website here. 
  • Jul 20

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Young children listen to their parents  While younger children admire their parents and listen to everything you tell them, teenagers are moving towards…
  • Jul 20

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Young children listen to their parents  While younger children admire their parents and listen to everything you tell them, teenagers are moving towards…
Rank this Week: 337

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

    Charon to be restaurant critic….
    Originally posted on Charon QC:You may find this truly astonishing, but I have been invited by Della Croft, the MD of Law And More, of which more later, and Vanessa Wozniak, the Editor of the LawandMore online magazine ……to be…
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
Rank this Week: 456

First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • May 23

    How much can soap stars claim?

    How much can soap stars claim?
    Living in a soap opera has never been an easy ride, but none more so than today. Not only is there a good chance that you live a fairly downtrodden existence filled with daily misery and woe, but you’re far more likely to be involved in…
  • Feb 17

    Stay safe on the road in the wind

    Stay safe on the road in the wind
    FACT: Bad weather causes accidents. Whether it is snow, floods, fog or strong winds then it is always wise to avoid driving wherever possible in extreme weather. Accident claims specialists First4lawyers have produced a short guide to make…
  • Feb 17

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued
    Falling trees, toppled signs, flying debris, trips and slips are set to drive an increase in personal injury claims as 100 mph storms batter Britain, warn personal injury specialists First4lawyers. Storm damage can have a devastating impact…
Rank this Week: 427

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Jul 29

    HHS Issues New Guidance on Ransomware and HIPAA

    HHS Issues New Guidance on Ransomware and HIPAA
    The Department of Health and Human Services released guidance on July 11, 2016, intended to help the healthcare industry prepare for and respond to ransomware attacks. Specifically, this guidance clarifies: (1) that a ransomware attack is…
  • Jul 28

    Navigating from Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: A Primer

    Navigating from Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: A Primer
    In less than one week, on August 1, U.S. companies may begin to submit self-certifications to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework at www.privacyshield.gov. Those companies that previously certified to the predecessor Safe Harbor…
  • Jul 27

    Beyond Bathrooms: New Guidance Regarding Transgender Students Addresses FERPA Requirement

    Beyond Bathrooms: New Guidance Regarding Transgender Students Addresses FERPA Requirement
    The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice recently weighed in on the obligations of school districts, colleges, and universities to provide civil rights protections for transgender students. On May 13, 2016, the Departments…
Rank this Week: 505

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 28

    Costs, abduction, needs and the CMS...

    Costs, abduction, needs and the CMS...
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog covered a mix of subjects, including the following:Courts can order legal costs funding in ongoing cases - Mr Justice Cobb's decision in the recent High…
  • Jul 27

    Free Law Lectures at Gresham College

    Free Law Lectures at Gresham College
    When Worlds Collide: The Family and the LawbyProfessor Jo Delahunty QCGresham Professor of Law‘Sex, Death and Witchcraft’ – What Goes On In The Family Court Room?Thursday, 6th October 2016, 6pm – 7pm,…
  • Jul 24

    News Essentials: 25th July 2016

    News Essentials: 25th July 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSCourt of Appeal disapproves of ‘destitution’ as threshold for support for migrant children and familiesThe Court of Appeal has disapproved of…
Rank this Week: 629

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jan 26

    Why legal intranets lets users down!

    Why legal intranets lets users down!
    For anyone who manages an intranet in a law firm, a recent webinar by BA Insight will definitely be of interest. Called "Why Legal Intranets Let Users Down"The Webinar starts with an introduction to the four main issues that BA Insight see as…
  • Jan 4

    The future of enterprise tech-nolo-gy!

    The future of enterprise tech-nolo-gy!
    It's hot and chrismassy...a win win situation!It seems odd to be writing about something in 2016, that took place in 2015. But that's exactly what I'm doing in this post, which as you may have spotted is called "The future of enterprise…
  • Nov 16

    Social, to Knowledge Management's Rescue?

    Social, to Knowledge Management's Rescue?
    Two articles recently published on the CMS Wire website have caught my attention because they mention both Social and Knowledge Management, two of my favourite subjects :-)In the first article called "Social to Knowledge Management's Rescue"…
Rank this Week: 539

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Mar 19

    Moving on to digital tax account

    Moving on to digital tax account
    A radical step in the modernisation of the UK tax system is the announcement that digital tax accounts will be introduced with the intention that these will displace tax return filing obligations.  HMRC plan to make the new digitalised…
  • Mar 19

    Annuity unlocking

    Annuity unlocking
    There will be changes to annuities with a view to equalising the position with regards to the pension freedoms already made to income drawdown arrangements. From April 2016, individuals who have already purchased an annuity will be permitted…
  • Mar 19

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it
    The use of a deed of variation (sometimes called a deed of family arrangement) is a long established practice which enables the terms of a Will to be altered by the beneficiaries after the death of the testator. If the appropriate election is…
Rank this Week: 540

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
Rank this Week: 748

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1267

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jul 28

    Obtaining alternative employment and redundancy pay: Does the offer meet the test of acceptability?

    Obtaining alternative employment and redundancy pay: Does the offer meet the test of acceptability?
    If an employee is entitled to redundancy pay on termination, but their employer has obtained other acceptable employment for them, the employer can apply to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for an order under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario’s Changing Workplace Review Interim Report Release

    Ontario’s Changing Workplace Review Interim Report Release
    Last year the Ontario government initiated the Changing Workplace Review, which it intends as the first step towards identifying potential reforms of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act,…
  • Jul 20

    An employer’s financial circumstances do not affect the reasonable notice period

    An employer’s financial circumstances do not affect the reasonable notice period
    Should an employer’s financial circumstances be relevant when considering the period of reasonable notice to which a wrongfully dismissed employee is entitled? This question was raised on appeal in Michela v St. Thomas of Villanova…
Rank this Week: 1228

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 25

    Judicial rumbling

    Judicial rumbling
    This week there have been an unusual number of cases adjourning at the judges own order with reasons given such as “too little court time”, “cases not settling” and “inaccurate time estimates”. Whatever it…
  • Jul 25

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jul 19

    PersonalityMatch app – a free and fascinating personality test

    PersonalityMatch app – a free and fascinating personality test
    Consideration has been given for the writing and publishing of this post A big heads up for a new app called PersonalityMatch which allows you to take a free personality test and you can also invite your partner and friends to do the…
Rank this Week: 787

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jul 25

    New OSHA Rule May Require Employers to Update Drug-Testing Policie

    New OSHA Rule May Require Employers to Update Drug-Testing Policie
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new reporting rule goes into effect August 10, 2016. Although it does not expressly address post-accident drug testing, OSHA’s commentary related to the new rule makes…
  • Jul 12

    Protecting Whistleblowers in the UK – Is the Law Sufficient?

    Protecting Whistleblowers in the UK – Is the Law Sufficient?
    With instances of whistleblowing hitting the press on an ever-increasing basis, does UK law do enough to protect employees who blow the whistle on their employer’s wrongdoing? According to a new report published by the international…
  • Jun 27

    NY Dept of Labor Proposes Drastic Changes to Employers’ Use of Direct Deposit and Payroll Card

    NY Dept of Labor Proposes Drastic Changes to Employers’ Use of Direct Deposit and Payroll Card
    The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) recently published a proposed rule governing how employers pay their employees through direct deposit and payroll debit cards. While the majority of the proposed rule focuses on new requirements…
Rank this Week: 1034

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    STUDENT AMBASSADOR REQUIRED (Paid)

    STUDENT AMBASSADOR REQUIRED (Paid)
    Practical Law is recruiting a student ambassador to represent and promote Practical Law services and liaise between students and Practical Law. Ideal candidates would be studying a full-time LPC course. ROLE: The role is to assist…
  • Jul 6

    Library Summer Opening Hour

    Library Summer Opening Hour
    To help you in your studies the Library will be remain open over the summer on Monday – Friday from 8.30am – 10pm. It will be staffed from 8.30am – 6pm (except for short periods specified by a notice on the Library…
  • May 6

    LexisNexis Student Rep. Vacancy for 2016-17

    LexisNexis Student Rep. Vacancy for 2016-17
    An opportunity has arisen to increase your legal research skills and work for a major legal publisher. LexisNexis is looking for an enthusiastic GDL or final year LL.B student to act as a representative on campus for LexisNexis…
Rank this Week: 1242

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court

    San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court
    I have held off writing about the case of the Episcopal Church (USA)'s lawsuit against the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin as it was going through its final stages in the California courts. Today I can do so no longer, because today the…
  • Jul 8

    A Uniquely American Conundrum

    A Uniquely American Conundrum
    When it comes to evaluating prosecutorial discretion, count me out -- my career for 45 years has been in the civil law. (Although I was fortunate to learn criminal law from a new and then very young Professor Alan Dershowitz.)So I am…
  • Jul 3

    Curmudgeonly Remarks as America Turns 240

    Curmudgeonly Remarks as America Turns 240
    The America of 2016 is as unlike the America that declared its independence from Britain in 1776 as Bernie Sanders is unlike Thomas Jefferson.Just as Mr. Sanders has no clue to the importance of the freedoms which Jefferson and his…
Rank this Week: 931

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
  • May 31

    Over the moon

    Over the moon
    The post Over the moon appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • May 3

    Moving on

    Moving on
    The post Moving on appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Mar 29

    Farmer George

    Farmer George
    The post Farmer George appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 910

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

    Having a policy isn’t always enough
    In the day job we advise many employers on the need to have their paperwork in order, to have a set of properly drafted employment documents such as contracts and a staff handbook. Having a policy in place for a given situation helps the…
  • Feb 4

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

    #GreatLegalBake 2016
    I have been rediscovering an interest I long since forgot about: cookery or, more specifically, cake baking.  When I was a kid and also BWK (Before Wife and Kids) I did a lot more cooking and used to enjoy whisking up a quick cake or…
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 1182

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Mar 5

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised
    The European Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings) is being revised. In the months since we last reported, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached agreement on a…
  • Feb 26

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue
    Insolvency office holders conducting litigation can continue to recover CFA uplifts and ATE premiums from losing parties. The government announced today, 26 February 2015, in a Written Statement that the insolvency exemption to sections 44…
  • Feb 23

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 1246

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 1350

Law Weblog

Law Weblog

Features recent legal developments. By the Bournemouth and Poole College Sixth Form.

http://www.sixthform.info/lawblog/
  • Dec 19

    John Hart of Pepper v Hart (HL) died this year age 75

    John Hart of Pepper v Hart (HL) died this year age 75
    John HART John Hart, who has died aged 75, was as a party in the House of Lords case Pepper v Hart he was also the first man to win Mastermind.
  • Nov 23

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre
    The end of legal dress in Supreme Court Lawyers appearing in the Supreme Court will no longer have to wear the traditional wig and gown. Supreme Court president Lord Phillips said it was “in line with the court’s goal” to make its work…
  • Oct 28

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.
    ECHR Britain will take the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the court’s governing body, and ministers hope to use this to push through major reforms.
Rank this Week: 932

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 885

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 28

    CMS investment in preventing healthcare fraud brings $42 billion return

    CMS investment in preventing healthcare fraud brings $42 billion return
    CMS’s annual report demonstrates that the government is becoming increasingly effective at ferreting out fraud and abuse from the healthcare system. With a 12-to-1 return on investment, the government will likely continue to make…
  • Jul 15

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign

    Senate advances comprehensive opioid bill for President to sign
    On July 13, 2016, the Senate passed by 92-2 vote the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (S. 524), a comprehensive set of 18 bills targeting the opioid crisis, which bill the U.S. House of Representatives approved in a 407-5 vote…
  • Jul 14

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware

    Your money or your PHI: New guidance on ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 1809

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jul 28

    Drum roll, trumpet fanfare, dancing pokemon…

    Drum roll, trumpet fanfare, dancing pokemon…
    Here’s that big announcement I mentioned. The Transparency Project has got some funding! More than that we have got some funding for some really exciting projects! Read all about it here : New opportunities for The Transparency…
  • Jul 27

    This week’s good read

    This week’s good read
    This evening I had the pleasure of sitting on my never-sat-on garden sun lounger for five minutes as I cooked the kids tea, followed by a Pokemon hunt along the coastal path (with ice cream), topped off with a spot of…
  • Jul 24

    School Holiday Season

    School Holiday Season
    It’s that time of year when I realise I’m another year older already (yay, happy birthday me), the days are getting shorter already, I haven’t fallen asleep in the sun yet this summer, and I really, really need a holiday.…
Rank this Week: 4079

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Client Interview – I knew my business transaction was in safe hand

    Client Interview – I knew my business transaction was in safe hand
      Corporate Solicitor Rik Pancholi is based at the Leicester solicitors branch with many years of experience in advising on corporate transactions and general business affairs.  Some of his specialisms include business…
  • Jul 12

    Why Estate Planning is Important

    Why Estate Planning is Important
    Whatever age you are, there are plenty of reasons to start planning your estate. You might have children or other dependants, or a partner you would want to be financially comfortable in the event of your death. You might own assets, a house,…
  • Jul 5

    Client Interview – Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorneys (LPAs)

    Client Interview – Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorneys (LPAs)
      Solicitor Kate Godber is based at the Market Harborough solicitors branch and specialises in drafting Wills and Codicils, Administration of Estates including those with complex tax issues or foreign assets, Deeds of…
Rank this Week: 2665

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 2063

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

Discusses the law, legal news and the practice of law in England and Wales. By Steve Cornforth.

http://thestevecornforthblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 28

    If you think we're out of the woods today - you're in for a big surprise!

    If you think we're out of the woods today - you're in for a big surprise!
    The Court of Appeal has just handed out a salutary reminder to anyone who thought that the horrors of Mitchell were a thing of the past.The very mention of the name Mitchell can strike fear into the heart of most litigators. This was the…
  • Jul 19

    What takes dishonesty into the realms of fundamentalism?

    What takes dishonesty into the realms of fundamentalism?
    Two words have taken on great significance for lawyers and their clients, over the last few years – ‘fundamental’ and ‘dishonesty’. They are relevant to Personal Injury claims which can be struck out in full…
  • Jul 14

    Clinical Negligence, Soap Operas and Fixed Fee

    Clinical Negligence, Soap Operas and Fixed Fee
    I recently settled a Clinical Negligence case that had more twists and turns than an episode of Eastenders. Carol (not her real name) went to her GP, on a Friday morning, complaining on a lump on her shoulder. In fact it was an abscess. Her…
Rank this Week: 3427

Asons Solicitors Blog

Asons Solicitors Blog

Commentary on the latest legal news and happenings alongside news of developments at Asons Solicitors.

http://www.asons.co.uk/news
  • Jul 27

    HOLIDAY ILLNESS CLAIMS: What Kind of Holidays Qualify?

    HOLIDAY ILLNESS CLAIMS: What Kind of Holidays Qualify?
    01204 521133 holiday@asons.co.uk Call Us Now holiday@asons.co.uk Holiday Illness Claims FAQs – What Kind Of Holidays Qualify For Compensation? In this article and video, we’ll focus on the kinds of holidays that qualify…
  • Jul 21

    HOLIDAY ILLNESS CLAIMS: Types Of Illnesses You Can Claim For

    HOLIDAY ILLNESS CLAIMS: Types Of Illnesses You Can Claim For
    01204 521133 holiday@asons.co.uk Call Us Now holiday@asons.co.uk Holiday Illness Claims FAQs – What Kind Of Illnesses Can You Claim For? In this article, we’ll focus on the types of illnesses that qualify for holiday illness…
  • Jul 18

    HOLIDAY ILLNESS CLAIMS: How Long Do I Have To Claim?

    HOLIDAY ILLNESS CLAIMS: How Long Do I Have To Claim?
    So, you’re looking for information on holiday illness claims? Here’s everything you need to know about the length of time you have to claim for holiday illness compensation, if, for example, you contract food poisoning…
Rank this Week: 2254

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 27

    Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?

    Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?
    With great power comes great responsibility. Yes, this is a line from a superhero movie, but it is just as relevant as when Uncle Ben said it on screen in 2002 (technically, it dates back to the first Spider-man comic in 1962, but I digress).…
  • Jul 14

    Extending data protection rights to virtual space

    Extending data protection rights to virtual space
    I have been thinking about augmented reality a lot in the last few days for reasons explained in the last blog post. While most of the discussion in the next few weeks will be about cute pocket monsters, an interesting legal question has…
  • Jul 12

    Pokémon Go and the law of augmented reality

    Pokémon Go and the law of augmented reality
    Some of my favourite science fiction novels of recent years have featured augmented reality in one form or another: Pattern Recognition by Willam Gibson, Halting State by Charlie Stross, and Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. I liked the ideas so…
Rank this Week: 2541

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 26

    Beyond the Horizon - Intellectual Property Law in Space

    Beyond the Horizon - Intellectual Property Law in Space
    Even with the recent success of the Mars Exploration Rover program and the Juno mission, mankind is still quite far from a life outside of our own little blue planet. While we look up at the sky in anticipation, hopefully one day being able…
  • Jul 20

    Watch the Fight - Court of Appeal Affirms Blocking Order for Cartier Against ISP

    Watch the Fight - Court of Appeal Affirms Blocking Order for Cartier Against ISP
    Just as was discussed last week, the issue of counterfeit goods has plagued many retailers, brand owners and online sellers for years, with the availability of Chinese (or otherwise) manufactured counterfeit items being sold for pennies on…
  • Jul 12

    The Physical and Intangible - CJEU Allows for the Prevention of Sale of Infringing Goods in Physical Marketplace

    The Physical and Intangible - CJEU Allows for the Prevention of Sale of Infringing Goods in Physical Marketplace
    The sale of online goods has been both a revelation and a curse for retailers, but a particular problem when it comes to deal with counterfeit or otherwise infringing goods being sold. Cases such as Cartier v British Sky Broadcasting have…
Rank this Week: 2311

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    The BIALL Knowledge Management Group is pleased to announce...

    The BIALL Knowledge Management Group is pleased to announce...
    ... its next event, to be held at:·         Stephenson Harwood LLP, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH·         on Thursday 18th August 2016 from…
  • Jul 25

    The BIALL Knowledge Management Group is pleased to announce...

    The BIALL Knowledge Management Group is pleased to announce...
    ... its next event, to be held at:Stephenson Harwood LLP, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SHThursday 18th August 2016 from 6pm to 9pm.We will hear from four speakers, representing different organisations at different stages of their KM…
  • Jun 28

    Change of BIALL Officers Announcement

    Change of BIALL Officers Announcement
    Council Members:Sandra Smythe – PresidentAnneli Sarkanen – President ElectKaren Palmer – Immediate Past PresidentJulie Ferris – Hon. Treasurer (continuing in office until vacancy is filled)Lillian Stevenson –…
Rank this Week: 3956

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jul 21

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement

    NIS Directive Published: EU Member States Have Just Under Two Years to Implement
    The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 19, 2016. Member States will have until May 9, 2018 to implement this Directive into…
  • Jul 16

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity

    The Intersection of Trademark Law and Cybersecurity
    Earlier this week, our colleague Sue Ross wrote on the intersection of trademark law and cybersecurity on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brand Protection Blog. The post explains that by protecting its brand, a company can help to…
  • Jul 14

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

    Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware
    On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities. The guidance…
Rank this Week: 1683

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME
    All SMEs want to know what effects the Brexit vote and the change in Prime Minister will have on them. However, there is so much uncertainty that it is impossible to predict. All that can be done at the moment is to look at what factors will…
  • Jul 19

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie
    From 30 June 2016, companies are now required to deliver a confirmation statement.  This replaces the previous obligation to file an annual return.  The confirmation statement covers broadly similar information, but there are…
  • Jul 14

    Pubs noise and nearby development

    Pubs noise and nearby development
    In December 2015 I discussed the problems posed to pubs and other established premises with a premises licence by changes in use and development of nearby property which would add residential occupants likely to complain about noise…
Rank this Week: 2955

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Data retention - the Advocate General opine

    Data retention - the Advocate General opine
    The long-running court battles over compelling internet service providers to retain data about their users’ internet communications for the benefit of law enforcement took another turn today, with the publication of the Advocate…
  • Jun 12

    The List

    The List
    "Excuse me, Madam."Yes?"I see you’re reading a book."Not a crime is it, officer?"Not usually."So…"Have you put it on the List?"What list would that be?"At your local library. You have to register a list of all your reading…
  • May 26

    The content v metadata contest at the heart of the Investigatory Powers Bill

    The content v metadata contest at the heart of the Investigatory Powers Bill
    After more than 30 hours of Commons Committee debate and 1,000 or so proposed Opposition amendments, the Investigatory Powers Bill is moving on to its Report stage. Now is a good time to revisit one of the most fundamental points in the Bill:…
Rank this Week: 1991

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
  • Jul 19

    (US) The Tide Rises Waterfront Development in Pennsylvania

    (US) The Tide Rises Waterfront Development in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania organizations hoping to increase development of public amenities and parks along Pennsylvania’s waterfronts  may soon benefit from the new “Waterfront Development Tax Credit” enacted as part of Act 84, and…
  • Jul 13

    Brexit Effects on the US Real Estate Landscape

    Brexit Effects on the US Real Estate Landscape
    In a Law360.com article published on July 12th titled “4 Ways Brexit Could Shape The US Real Estate Landscape,” Andrew McIntyre of Law360 looks at four ways attorneys say the Brexit could play out in the following US…
  • Jul 13

    Update on Small Scale Development

    Update on Small Scale Development
    Following on from our posting about the removal of the exemption of small scale developments from affordable housing contributions, please note that the Court of Appeal reversed the High Court’s decision. The Court of Appeal has given…
Rank this Week: 3903

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Fracking judicial review

    Fracking judicial review
    On 7 July 2016, local community groups Frack Free Ryedale and Friends of the Earth applied to the High Court to judicially review the decision made by the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) regarding Third Energy’s permit to frack in…
  • Jun 27

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision

    The Bureau of Land Management appeals hydraulic fracturing decision
    As discussed in a prior post, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl recently struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. In the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, the BLM imposed stricter rules on well…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated

    Recent Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Invalidated
    Last year, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a rule heightening the requirements placed on hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and tribal land. Specifically, the BLM heightened the rules for well casing and…
Rank this Week: 1798

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Information and advice regarding family law issues. By Bryan Reed.

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 12

    SHOULD ALL ONLINE DIVORCE BE REGULATED?

    SHOULD ALL ONLINE DIVORCE BE REGULATED?
    bryan reeed looks at the results of recent research by the legal services board into the provision of unregulated legal services. Continue reading →
  • Jun 13

    BREXIT – ARE WE IN OR OUT?

    BREXIT – ARE WE IN OR OUT?
    the justdivorce.co.uk blog adds it's two penny worth to the great eu debate, without a statistic in sight. Continue reading →
  • May 13

    THE TRUE COST OF DIVORCE

    THE TRUE COST OF DIVORCE
    gary lineker's criticism of family lawyers is offside, but fixed fees are here to stay. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1918