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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/
Rank this Week: 8

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 65

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: 75

Law Actually

Law Actually

Blog of a LL.M law student in the UK.

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 4

    The Nuts and Bolts of Workplace Injury Right

    The Nuts and Bolts of Workplace Injury Right
    Featured Post We recently talked about what you should do if you find yourself injured at work. In the minutes and hours that follow your injury, there are a number of things you must make sure get accomplished. These include documenting the…
  • Oct 17

    How to Act in Your Best Interests If You Are Injured at Work

    How to Act in Your Best Interests If You Are Injured at Work
    Featured Post One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to be injured at work. Even though there are rights and laws in place to put you in the best possible place during this trying time, these laws won’t act for you.…
  • Sep 29

    Social Media Contributing To Divorce Rate

    Social Media Contributing To Divorce Rate
    Featured Post Manchester based Family Law solicitors Carter Law have noted a correlation between the use of social media and the incline of divorce rates. In 2014, a study revealed that marriage happiness and quality shared a negative trend…
Rank this Week: 197

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: 200

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 135

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: 258

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/
Rank this Week: 330

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
  • Jan 20

    The long arm of the law: Belhaj and Rahmatullah (No.1)

    The long arm of the law: Belhaj and Rahmatullah (No.1)
    This blog is the first covering the series of three important judgments given on Tuesday by the Supreme Court on issues arising out of the War on Terror and the United Kingdom’s interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Belhaj and another…
  • Jan 11

    Mirza & Ors: The Rules are neither simple nor flexible so don’t leave it too late

    Mirza & Ors: The Rules are neither simple nor flexible so don’t leave it too late
    Mirza and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 63 – read judgment and press summary here. The background to each of these appeals, although unfortunate, is not in any way extraordinary. Indeed, it is perhaps…
  • Jan 9

    Professor Robert Wintemute: Same-sex survivor pensions in the CJEU (Parris) and the UKSC (Walker)

    Professor Robert Wintemute: Same-sex survivor pensions in the CJEU (Parris) and the UKSC (Walker)
    In the recent case of David Parris v. Trinity College Dublin, the CJEU found that the ineligibility for a survivor’s pension of an employee’s same-sex partner, in circumstances where the 2011 recognition of their civil partnership…
Rank this Week: 314

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out

    Does the economic impact of SPCs necessitate SPC Regulation reform? The European Commission wants to find out
    The AmeriKat getting her weekly dose of SPC reformcourtesy of DG GrowWhile the AmeriKat has otherwise been engaged in the world of life sciences, she received an email from Fabio Domanico this week, economist in DG-GROW's "Intellectual…
  • Jan 19

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation

    A look at the proposal for the ePrivacy Regulation
    Former Guest Kat Valentina Torelli, now associated with FJF Legal in Madrid, has graciously continued her coverage and commentary on EU developments in the area of privacy, this time in connection with the ePrivacy Regulation. "As the use of…
  • Jan 18

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    This kitten is delighted to bring you the highlights of some IP blogs! Carefully selecting some IP blogs!Marie-Andree Weiss of The 1709 Blog discusses the Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Productions, Inc. case (2:15-cv-09938-RGK-E),…
Rank this Week: 381

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jan 17

    So now Gopee, walk out the door

    So now Gopee, walk out the door
    There are new cases to report on – the Court of Appeal on suitability reviews and the PSED and the Upper Tribunal on leasehold works charges, fire resistant doors and disrepair – but those will have to wait for a couple of days.…
  • Jan 17

    Job Ads: S London, Norwich, and Sheffield

    Job Ads: S London, Norwich, and Sheffield
    Anthony Gold Solicitors Anthony Gold is looking for two Paralegals to join our Housing & Property Disputes team for a two-year contract. The role involves supporting the team with a varied and interesting caseload with an emphasis on the…
  • Jan 16

    What Westminster did next. Sending the homeless to Coventry

    What Westminster did next. Sending the homeless to Coventry
    As has been reported here and here, Westminster City Council have decided to adopt various new housing policies. In particular, there are new proposed policies on temporary accommodation and permanent accommodation offers for homeless…
Rank this Week: 455

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
  • Jan 20

    Privacy in 2017 – From Challenges to Opportunitie

    Privacy in 2017 – From Challenges to Opportunitie
    After all of the 2016 drama, the start of a brand new year is a welcome development in itself – a clean sheet for a script yet to be written. However, 2017 will not be without challenges and the same applies to the world of privacy and…
  • Jan 19

    Russia Releases 2017 Data Privacy Inspection Plans; Microsoft Passes 2016 Inspection

    Russia Releases 2017 Data Privacy Inspection Plans; Microsoft Passes 2016 Inspection
    At the end of 2016, territorial divisions of the Russian Data Protection Authority, Roskomnadzor, published their 2017 plans for conducting inspections of local companies’ compliance with Russian data privacy requirements, including…
  • Jan 11

    University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Hogan Lovells Launch a Data Protection Officer Degree

    University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Hogan Lovells Launch a Data Protection Officer Degree
    On January 5, 2017 Paris Law School Panthéon-Assas launched its first university degree aimed at training future Data Protection Officers under the new European General Data Protection Regulation, which becomes effective across the EU…
Rank this Week: 765

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #280

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #280
    [Ben Reeve Lewis is not well…) Cough Cyncope!  That’s what I’ve had this week. I was trafficked off to Kings College Hospital yesterday for a blood tests and an ECG, prompted by a paramedic cousin and a wife for whom…
  • Jan 19

    David Smith Interviewed on the future for landlords in 2017

    David Smith Interviewed on the future for landlords in 2017
    All landlords should watch this excellent interview of David Smith from Property Tribes. David recommends that landlords should speak to their MPs about the problems that the recent tax changes are causing. Find out how to do this >>…
  • Jan 19

    Can the landlord claim rent after the tenant has left?

    Can the landlord claim rent after the tenant has left?
    Here is a question to the Blog Clinic from John who is a tenant: I got into arrears with my rent, after the fixed term, my landlord asked me to leave the property, which I did as it did not serve any purpose staying. He now says that he wants…
Rank this Week: 962

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 19

    New Year – New Will

    New Year – New Will
    New Year Resolutions can be tough to stick to.  But if your New Year Resolution is to get organised and write a Will, then you can sort this one out very easily! In broad terms, if you have anyone who depends on you (children are the…
  • Nov 10

    Conveyancing Timescale

    Conveyancing Timescale
    Christmas is fast approaching and with many of us focusing on the release of the John Lewis Christmas advert and thinking what we are going to purchase for our loved ones, some of you may be thinking of a purchase or sale on a much larger…
  • Nov 9

    Everything You Need to Know About Probate

    Everything You Need to Know About Probate
    Probate is a word many people have never really come across – and if the first time you need to know what it means is when somebody close to you has died, it can be distressing and confusing. Thankfully though, the word itself is the…
Rank this Week: 629

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 762

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    No Need to Drown in a Sea of PC

    No Need to Drown in a Sea of PC
    It was entirely foreseeable, but unavoidable nevertheless. The Sea of Political Correctness, fed since November 9 by the tears of the self-righteous, is now engulfing its devotees and followers. Vainly casting about for safe spaces where they…
  • Dec 24

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. IV

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. IV
    On this last day of Advent season, it is fitting to conclude this series with a post on the second coming, or parousia, of Jesus. We begin with a short review of the points Jesus made in his discourse to his disciples on the Mount…
  • Dec 22

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. III.B

    The End Times in Jesus' Own Words - Pt. III.B
    B. The “Great Tribulation” - Other Perspectives from the BibleIn the previous post in this series, we examined what Jesus had to say about what he called “the Great Tribulation” in Mt 24:21 -- a time in the future…
Rank this Week: 563

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year
    Heads-up for a great site about breakfast cereals and their various gifts over the years. It's at www.cerealoffers.com and is packed full of wonderful information and pictures of the boxes and the gifts which could be found inside.…
  • Oct 19

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Getting injured at a site of employment is a terrible thing to experience. Not only is the pain and embarrassment often difficult to bear, there are many legal…
  • Sep 21

    Do You Need a Motor Lawyer?

    Do You Need a Motor Lawyer?
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post When most people are stopped by the police and given a ticket, or are caught on camera and receive a notice in the post, the majority pay the fine and take the…
Rank this Week: 920

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work
    Branding involves creating Intellectual Property (IP). So, you need to know enough about IP to understand that it is intrinsic to the work. The very choices made as well as their availability involves a solid understanding of IP law. This…
  • Jan 26

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law
    The digital revolution is redefining businesses.  Companies that were once confined to marketing to a local audience now have the potential to operate international business from little more than a mobile set up. However, the simplicity…
  • Jan 26

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law
    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law According to a Parliament briefing paper (http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN06152) published on Monday December 7, the number of businesses in the UK…
Rank this Week: 552

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jan 20

    Biologics: what’s in a name? Health Canada and EMA take a different approach from FDA

    Biologics: what’s in a name? Health Canada and EMA take a different approach from FDA
    Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) provided guidance on the Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products. Each biologic, whether originator, related product or subsequent entry (biosimilar) will now be given a…
  • Jan 20

    CMS releases Open Payments data refresh

    CMS releases Open Payments data refresh
    This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a refresh of its Open Payments dataset, which includes new data to account for the result of disputes and other data corrections since the last refresh in June 2016.…
  • Jan 19

    The UK Government’s Brexit plan and its implications for life science

    The UK Government’s Brexit plan and its implications for life science
    On January 17, 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her much anticipated speech on the UK Government’s plan for exiting the EU. Continued membership of the EU’s single market and full membership of the customs union have…
Rank this Week: 1802

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/
  • Jan 20

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may see new challenges in negotiating settlements with purported violators of Pennsylvania’s Clean Stream Law.  A recent Pennsylvania appellate court ruled that ongoing…
  • Dec 22

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
Rank this Week: 1801

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
  • Jan 20

    May & Hammond Discuss Post-Brexit Immigration at Davo

    May & Hammond Discuss Post-Brexit Immigration at Davo
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has hinted that the British government might still grant Europeans some kind of preferential post-Brexit immigration status after Britain’s passage through the process of leaving the EU. In an…
  • Jan 20

    Manchester Asbestos Analysis Report Was Faked

    Manchester Asbestos Analysis Report Was Faked
    An asbestos analysis at a refurbishment job in Manchester was bungled by a lazy analyst who chose to fake the analysis documents instead of carrying out the proper checks before asbestos removal. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court…
  • Jan 19

    Immigration Raid in Telford, and More to Follow

    Immigration Raid in Telford, and More to Follow
    Shropshire-area police and members of the Home Office Immigration Service Enforcement Unit carried out an immigration raid on homes in Telford, Shropshire this morning (19 January 2017), and they’ve warned that there are more to…
Rank this Week: 2213

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 20

    My Other Joke - 'Getting' the Joke not Relevant to Parody, Says US Court of Appeal

    My Other Joke - 'Getting' the Joke not Relevant to Parody, Says US Court of Appeal
    Jokes are rarely ubiquitous, and one that you might get won't necessarily translate as well to your friends, which even could be construed as offensive by some. This clear subjectivity when it comes to humor is well known by most,…
  • Jan 13

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO

    Not Taking a Break - EU General Court Sends Kit Kat TM for Reconsideration at EUIPO
    The Kit Kat chocolate bar trademark saga is one that seems to just keep on giving and giving to the IP community, offering new and fangled ways where the iconic (or dare we might now say the opposite) chocolate bar has been fought over in…
  • Dec 21

    A Big Bite of the Apple - Supreme Court Decides the Fate of Design Patent

    A Big Bite of the Apple - Supreme Court Decides the Fate of Design Patent
    The two titans of technology, Apple and Samsung, have fought long and hard over many aspects of intellectual property law, especially ones relating to the design of the (now ancient, at least in smartphone terms) iPhone. The two companies…
Rank this Week: 2440

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jan 20

    Marcia Mediation are ready for Family Mediation Week 2017

    Marcia Mediation are ready for Family Mediation Week 2017
    Family Mediation Week on January 23rd-27th is a chance to find out more about family mediation - what it is, how it works, and why it is better for every member of the family than simply going to court to decide on issues like divorce and…
  • Jan 19

    Wise words...

    Wise words...
    Well, on this day when we welcome a new leader of the free world, we could surely use a few. Hopefully, my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog include some:Breaking out of the bubble - President…
  • Jan 17

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers January/February 2017

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers January/February 2017
    The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.In this issueIntellectual property – Shireen Smith of Azrights explains why IP is relevant to every business and how to protect itLaw publishers – Nick…
Rank this Week: 1271

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Whiplash number

    Whiplash number
    My recently published article from Medico Legal magazine on whiplash numbers  is now available to view: here.
  • Jan 15

    Costs Lawyer work

    Costs Lawyer work
    My annual Costs Lawyer Practising Application form needed to be completed before the end of 2016. As usual, this contained a section asking about the source of instructions during the previous year (solicitor, non-solicitor, legal aid,…
  • Jan 12

    Personal injury reforms challenged

    Personal injury reforms challenged
    Independent economists have criticised the government’s planned personal injury reforms on the basis the reforms would benefit insurers at the expense of consumers and taxpayers. The term “independent” is perhaps relative…
Rank this Week: 4489

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/
  • Jan 19

    Case Note: Bhayani v Taylor Bracewell LLP - Goodwill generated by a Partner or Employee

    Case Note: Bhayani v Taylor Bracewell LLP - Goodwill generated by a Partner or Employee
    Jane Lambert Bhayani and Another v Taylor Bracewell LLP [2016] EWHC 3360 (IPEC) (22 Dec 2016) In Reckitt and Colman Products Ltd v Borden Inc, and Others, [1990] 1 WLR 491, [1990] RPC 341, [1990] 1 All ER 873, [1990] WLR 491, [1990]…
  • Jan 18

    Just where does Mrs May's Speech leave the Unified Patent Court?

    Just where does Mrs May's Speech leave the Unified Patent Court?
    Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP Author: Home officeSource: WikipediaCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert In her Lancaster House speech of the 17 Jan 2017 (the transcript of which can be found on The Independent's website) the…
  • Nov 25

    Plummy!

    Plummy!
    Victoria Plums Author RasbakSource WikipediaCreative Commons Licence Victoria Plum Ltd (t/a Victoria Plumb) v Victorian Plumbing Ltd and Others [2016] EWHC 2911 (Ch) (18 Nov 2016)  Mr Justice Henry Carr In this…
Rank this Week: 1274

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/
  • Jan 19

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017
    Over the last few years, large Ontario employers have been busy implementing changes to their practices in order to meet new accommodation requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As of January 1, 2017,…
  • Jan 19

    Class action against workplace discrimination

    Class action against workplace discrimination
    In France, employees who suffer from workplace discrimination are entitled to bring claims against their employer. Workplace discrimination is strictly prohibited and is characterized when a person is treated less favorably than another…
  • Jan 16

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal
    In a decision dated December 7, 2016, Italy’s Supreme Court – the Corte di Cassazione – confirmed that the dismissal of an individual employee for redundancy can be legally grounded solely on business-related reasons, such…
Rank this Week: 1799

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law in the UK.

http://www.spencerssolicitors.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Employers ‘unaware’ tribunal verdicts will be made public in 2017

    Employers ‘unaware’ tribunal verdicts will be made public in 2017
    Few businesses are ready for a major change in the reporting of employment tribunal verdicts when members of the public will be able to search online for tribunal judgments. At present, judgments are only available by request or in person…
  • Jan 17

    Double Jeopardy – punished twice for the same misconduct

    Double Jeopardy – punished twice for the same misconduct
    Can an employer re-investigate the same allegations against the same employee? Common sense probably tells you that there is something inherently wrong with this idea. However, in some circumstances, a re-investigation and a second sanction…
  • Jan 13

    Top 10 - Excuses Used to Dodge The Minimum Wage

    Top 10 - Excuses Used to Dodge The Minimum Wage
    Despite the National Minimum Wage being law since April 1999, some employers continue to flout the law. HMRC investigators have made public some of the reasons unscrupulous employers gave when quizzed on why they did not pay the legal…
Rank this Week: 2054

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2017. Any proposed EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and so may never happen in the UK.EU copyright reform In 2016 the…
  • Jan 2

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance
    For over two years I have been blogging on surveillance, a topic that cuckoo-like has grown to crowd out most other IT and internet law topics on this blog. With the Investigatory Powers Act now on the UK statute book, this seems like a…
  • Dec 30

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?
    The Investigatory Powers Bill, now the newly minted Investigatory Powers Act, has probably undergone more scrutiny than any legislation in recent memory. Rarely, though, can the need for scrutiny have been so great. Over 300 pages make…
Rank this Week: 1971

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jan 17

    Not a penny more

    Not a penny more
    Old Smoothie popped round to UpTights’ room yesterday.  They have a case listed against each other next week and he wanted to try and settle it early.  OldSmoothie is for a mother who was knocked over by a drunk driver and…
  • Jan 15

    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…
  • Jan 10

    Diva

    Diva
    Apparently there was an opera singer dining on High Table in Gray’s Inn Hall last night.  The diva surrounded by some of the country’s most distinguished barristers and judges. “Doesn’t open her mouth for less…
Rank this Week: 4591

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 17

    ONLINE DIVORCE – ARE YOU FOR REAL?

    ONLINE DIVORCE – ARE YOU FOR REAL?
    bryan reed looks at recent plans for the family court to go online Continue reading →
  • Dec 30

    DIVORCE RATE FALLS – AGAIN

    DIVORCE RATE FALLS – AGAIN
    official statistics confirm that the divorce rate continues to fall, while cohabitation is on the increase. Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    GOOD DIVORCE WEEK

    GOOD DIVORCE WEEK
    28 november sees the start of good divorce week, an initiative launched by the resolution group of specialist family lawyers to publicize its updated code of good conduct. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2134

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

Features library news, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more.

http://birkbecklibrarylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    UK Bills on Westlaw

    UK Bills on Westlaw
    The Bills service on Westlaw UK has recently been improved. If you're interested in a piece of legislation currently going through Parliament then you may find the Bills Service of interest.It contains information on Bills from the current…
  • Jan 5

    New film about the European Court of Human Right

    New film about the European Court of Human Right
    This 15 minute film is worth a look if you're unsure about exactly what the European Court of Human Rights does. It clearly sets out the historical context, discusses the issues facing the Court and provides examples of case law which…
  • Dec 20

    Christmas Opening Hour

    Christmas Opening Hour
    Festive Greetings to all Law & Criminology staff and students. I hope that you get the chance to relax for a few days, although I'm aware that there are coursework deadlines at the beginning of January! With this in mind, here is…
Rank this Week: 4179

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/
  • Jan 16

    EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market

    EU Data Package Highlights Connections between Data Protection and the Digital Single Market
    On January 10, 2017, the EU Commission published a package of documents on the EU’s data economy strategy, including e-privacy, data protection and the “European Data Economy.” The Commission documents,  published in…
  • Jan 5

    FDA Issues Final Guidance on Postmarket Medical Device Cybersecurity

    FDA Issues Final Guidance on Postmarket Medical Device Cybersecurity
    On December 28, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance on the management of cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed and distributed medical devices.  The guidance establishes a risk-based approach…
  • Dec 28

    Identifying and Mitigating Data Privacy Risks in Vendor Contract

    Identifying and Mitigating Data Privacy Risks in Vendor Contract
    Norton Rose Fulbright has teamed up with the global risk advisory company Willis Towers Watson to help provide their clients with the information they need to manage data privacy risks.  In Willis Towers Watson’s Winter 2016 Cyber…
Rank this Week: 1775

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jan 10

    Santander Update 'Acceptable' New Home Warranty Scheme

    Santander Update 'Acceptable' New Home Warranty Scheme
    Santander have just updated Section 6.7.1 of their CML Handbook Part 2 instructions to read: 1 NHBC Buildmark2 Premier Guarantee (New Homes; Self Build; Completed Housing)3 BLP (Building Life Plans) residential housing warranty insurance…
  • Dec 29

    Metro Bank Updates CML Handbook Past 2 Instruction

    Metro Bank Updates CML Handbook Past 2 Instruction
    Metro Bank PLC have just updated 15 sections of their CML Handbook Instructions. Some of the more notable section changes include : 5.4.6- Does the lender accept search insurance and, if yes, what are the lender's specific…
  • Dec 23

    Are Authentication Badges the answer to Conveyancing Website Fraud?

    Are Authentication Badges the answer to Conveyancing Website Fraud?
    Both the SRA and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) are currently focusing their attention on cyber crime and property fraud. The CLC’s recent  fraud webinar was extremely informative. I would wholeheartedly recommend any…
Rank this Week: 5012

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jan 9

    Parliament on d.v. : turns out its not so easy to ask the right questions…

    Parliament on d.v. : turns out its not so easy to ask the right questions…
    There was an important debate in Parliament today. The government was put on the spot about the scandalous cross examination of victims of rape by the perpetrators of such abuse. It is a shame that the video footage of the house shows so…
  • Dec 30

    Cross Examination of Complainants – why on earth is it happening?

    Cross Examination of Complainants – why on earth is it happening?
    There has been a lot of coverage of this issue in the media in the last couple of weeks, most recently here : Family courts chief backs end to abusers cross-examining their victims There was also some coverage last week which led to a…
  • Dec 28

    With respect and not a little trepidation…

    With respect and not a little trepidation…
    I find myself this Christmas with not one but two books to review, both by recently retired judges. Both slender and thus swift to read, but otherwise very different, not least because one is written by a former High Court Judge, whilst…
Rank this Week: 4110

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/
  • Jan 5

    (US) California Real Estate Rules to Watch in 2017

    (US) California Real Estate Rules to Watch in 2017
    Welcome to 2017 and the first posting of the New Year on realestatelegalupdate.com. In a Law360.com article published on January 2nd titled “California Real Estate Legislation and Regs to Watch in 2017,” Andrew…
  • Dec 19

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects on the Property Industry one year on

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Effects on the Property Industry one year on
    Modern Slavery is broadly a term covering slavery, forced labour, servitude and human trafficking. It has been described as “the great human rights issue of our time” by Theresa May. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced as…
  • Dec 6

    (US) With new laws, it just got easier to demolish blighted properties in Pennsylvania

    (US) With new laws, it just got easier to demolish blighted properties in Pennsylvania
    Blighted residential and commercial properties are a major impediment to rehabilitation and redevelopment efforts in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania. However, late in the 2016 legislative term, the Pennsylvania House and Senate…
Rank this Week: 3930

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 5043

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Dec 31

    Blogging about the Law

    Blogging about the Law
    … As 2016 comes to a close I post my first blog post on this blog this year. Yes… The last blog post on here (and that was a guest post) was posted just over a year ago on 27 December 2015. So why has it taken me a year to blog?…
  • Dec 27

    The 10 most important considerations for lawyer

    The 10 most important considerations for lawyer
    … This is a guest post by Michael Kusznir a Trainee Solicitor who first posted it on LinkedIn Pulse on 15 December 2015 under the headline ‘6 months as a Trainee: what I’ve learnt and come to understand’. It caught my…
  • Sep 20

    Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneur

    Keynote on small law firms as entrepreneur
    … I will be giving a keynote address on ‘small law firms as entrepreneurs’ at the Law Society (England & Wales) Small Firms Division annual conference 2015. This conference takes place in two locations on two…
Rank this Week: 3512

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 30

    The Relevant Lawyer

    The Relevant Lawyer
    The chapter I wrote on the changing nature of the legal profession in the United Kingdom was published by the American Bar Association and is available from the following link:.…
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
Rank this Week: 4741

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Dec 28

    NY Dept of Labor Finalizes Major Changes to Wage Regulation

    NY Dept of Labor Finalizes Major Changes to Wage Regulation
    In New York, a large number of wage and hour requirements are statutorily codified in the Labor Law. Many others requirements, however, are set forth in regulations known as wage orders, which are issued and updated from time-to-time by the…
  • Dec 1

    Modern Slavery Business Reporting: Beyond Compliance

    Modern Slavery Business Reporting: Beyond Compliance
    A year after the introduction of the business reporting obligation in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 we take a look at the approach taken to statements to date and possible future developments in this area. Introduction Modern slavery and human…
  • Nov 30

    What Employers May Expect with Trump in Office

    What Employers May Expect with Trump in Office
    This installment of our ongoing series prognosticating about the new Presidential administration focuses on the regulatory environment employers may face. President-elect Trump has promised to revoke a number of the more employee-friendly…
Rank this Week: 3922

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 21

    CHRISTMAS 2016 and NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES for the LIBRARY

    CHRISTMAS 2016 and NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES for the LIBRARY
    CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES for the LIBRARY and IT Rooms –         Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Dec: Early closing at 6pm Sat 24th Dec – Mon 2nd Jan: CLOSED        …
  • Oct 7

    THE LIBRARY CAN HELP PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR PLR

    THE LIBRARY CAN HELP PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR PLR
    Workshops on Online Legal Research will take place between 10th – 14th October and Saturday 22nd October at various times (see below) We will show you how to use the Lexis Library and Westlaw databases for legal research. We will…
  • Sep 30

    LexisNexis Student Associate – Paid

    LexisNexis Student Associate – Paid
    LexisNexis Student Associate Recruitment 2016 Do you want to really stand out from the crowd in the search for a training contract? If the answer is ‘yes’, then an opportunity has arisen to increase your legal research skills and…
Rank this Week: 4217

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Occasional items on ADR - mostly Arbitration

https://geoffreybh.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 21

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication
    In Amey Wye Valley Ltd v The County of Herefordshire District Council [2016] EWHC 2368 (TCC) the learned Judge observed, “Errors of fine detail are part of the process effectively accepted by Parliament as a consequence of the process…
  • May 14

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?
    Arbitration – a Law unto itself?  Fortunately, there is no copyright in titles, as I would like to take as a text the title of the 30th Annual Lecture organised by The School of International Arbit… Source: Arbitration…
  • Mar 12

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?
    Arbitration – a Law unto itself?  Fortunately, there is no copyright in titles, as I would like to take as a text the title of the 30th Annual Lecture organised by The School of International Arbitration and Freshfields Bruckhaus…
Rank this Week: 2528

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Dec 12

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?
    Back in 2006, Time magazine awarded its person of the year to us. The Internet. Time writer Lev Grossman (of The Magicians fame) wrote the following: “[2006 is] a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.…
  • Nov 8

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?
    I have a rather complicated relationship with democracy. As a Costa Rican, it was ingrained in me from an early age that the only viable way of government is pluralist democracy, and that the balance of power could only be decided at the…
  • Oct 14

    European Court revisits resale of software

    European Court revisits resale of software
    Can you re-sell software that you have purchased legitimately? Most people would say that it is definitely possible, you bought it after all, but things get a bit complicated when you explain the legal specifics of the question. When you buy…
Rank this Week: 2556

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
Rank this Week: 3209

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Supplier Liaison Group – new contact form

    Supplier Liaison Group – new contact form
    There is now an SLG contact form on the SLG homepage to be used for contacting all members of the SLG. Please submit all enquiries using this form.A member of the committee will then be in touch to deal with your query.This form is to be used…
  • Nov 3

    BIALL Knowledge Management Group

    BIALL Knowledge Management Group
    The BIALL Knowledge Management Group is pleased to announce its next event, to be held at King & Wood Mallesons, 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE, on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 from 6pm to 7.30pm. We will hear from three…
  • Nov 1

    KM workshop - blogpost

    KM workshop - blogpost
    “Knowledge management”: what does it actually mean? It’s a term that I’ve been dimly aware for a while now, but without really understanding what it is or why it’s important. What exactly do you mean by…
Rank this Week: 4016

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/
  • Nov 28

    Beware the perils of letting your home for short term holidays and busine

    Beware the perils of letting your home for short term holidays and busine
    Sometimes you cannot help but think that the internet of things is moving so fast that it is difficult for old established laws and customs to adapt and keep up with innovations.The global explosion of short term lets via organisations such…
  • Sep 7

    How to sack a company director

    How to sack a company director
    Dismissing a director is not as easy as dismissing a normal employee. This blog sets out how to go about firing a fellow company director.The first thing to appreciate is that most directors in SMEs have three roles – that of a…
  • Sep 6

    Licensing and cumulative impact

    Licensing and cumulative impact
    Licensing authorities have the option of introducing a cumulative impact policy which will apply to one or more defined areas or zones within their area of authority. So how do they go about introducing such a policy, and what effect will it…
Rank this Week: 2969