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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 30

    No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC New

    No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC New
    ‘Rolf Harris’s sex offences sentence will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, despite 150 complaints over its “leniency”, the attorney general’s office has said.’ Full story BBC News, 30th July 2014…
  • Jul 30

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England)…
  • Jul 30

    ‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC New

    ‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC New
    ‘A woman who added “Skywalker” as a middle name has been told by passport officials her signature infringes a trademark.’ Full story BBC News, 30th July 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Rank this Week: 4

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: 37

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
  • Jul 28

    Cabinet Reshuffle, Legal Aid Residence Test and DRIP – the Human Rights Roundup

    Cabinet Reshuffle, Legal Aid Residence Test and DRIP – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular fracktastic frisson of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by Celia…
  • Jul 27

    Article 2 and combat immunity – where next after Al-Skeini and Susan Smith?

    Article 2 and combat immunity – where next after Al-Skeini and Susan Smith?
    R(Long) v Secretary of State for Defence [2014] EWHC 2391 (Admin) – read judgment When will a court order an inquiry into the deaths in combat of soldiers serving overseas? Following recent judgments of the English and Strasbourg courts…
  • Jul 27

    HRA damages awarded in date rape case

    HRA damages awarded in date rape case
    DSD and NVB v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2014] EWHC 2493 (QB), Green J  - read judgment This is an important summary of the principles applicable to HR damages, particularly in circumstances where there have been…
Rank this Week: 69

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody

    From 1 October UK will have exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody
    Following some fear [here and here] that UK Government could have decided not to introduce exceptions for private copying, broader quotation and parody into UK copyright after all, last month this blog reported that…
  • Jul 30

    A scoop ... of yoghurt!

    A scoop ... of yoghurt!
    Miffy just can't get enoughGreek yoghurt ..."Greek dairy company Fage wins yogurt case in Britain" is the headline of a piece of breaking news carried in Ekathimerini today. The yoghurt case in question is Fage UK Ltd & Another v…
  • Jul 29

    European Patent Reform: a high-power forum may be heading your way ...

    European Patent Reform: a high-power forum may be heading your way ...
    MIP: food for thoughtWhile interest in the governance of Eponia (the eponymous Central European fiefdom of the European Patent Office) runs gratifyingly high, as the comments posted to Merpel's Sunday night blogpost testify, a more serious…
Rank this Week: 100

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.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 129

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Legal training course on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing

    Legal training course on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing
    Join the team at TrustLaw on 22 & 23 September for a legal training course on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing. The CPD accredited course will cover topics ranging from structuring options and legal challenges for social…
  • Jul 28

    Tweet du Jour….

    Tweet du Jour….
  • Jul 28

    Chameleon Copy – Bespoke web design and content

    Chameleon Copy – Bespoke web design and content
    A very good friend, Natasha Phillips, has set up her own web design and content service and I am delighted to be able to give it a mention here! “Chameleon Copy offers bespoke website design and content, press releases, speeches,…
Rank this Week: 134

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Jul 3

    Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethic

    Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethic
    legalweek An article by Susan Beck in the New York Law Journal takes a look at the role of lawyers in the events leading to BNP Paribas's $8.9bn settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
  • Jul 2

    The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?

    The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?
    legalweek The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014, billed as providing enhanced protection for publishers and website operators, and with measures to curb trivial claims and 'libel tourism'. Has it been a…
  • Jul 1

    Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?

    Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?
    legalweek Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it,…
Rank this Week: 161

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: 165

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 272

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room
    Until Sunday 27 July, the Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open as normal (8.30am – 10.00pm on weekdays, 8.30am until 6.00pm at weekends.) From Monday 28 July to Friday 12 September, the following opening times will apply: LIBRARY…
  • Jun 20

    Library computer system upgrade

    Library computer system upgrade
    To allow for an upgrade to the University’s Library computer system, online access to the library catalogue and to library accounts will be unavailable from the end of Tuesday 24 June until Thursday 26 June. The library’s…
  • May 14

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015
    Applications for the post of Westlaw Student Associate 2014/15 are welcome from current GDL or final-year LLB students. The closing date for applications is 23rd May.  Please click on the link below for further details.  If you…
Rank this Week: 294

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 30

    Legal aid is 65 today. Should we have a party or a wake?

    Legal aid is 65 today. Should we have a party or a wake?
    A message from Law Society president Andrew Caplen:video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
  • Jul 30

    The answer to everything

    The answer to everything
    Legal aid cuts have left family courts 'at breaking point' - The Guardian, 29th July 2014
  • Jul 25

    Something for everyone

    Something for everyone
    My efforts this week on Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog include:Important cases: Edgar v Edgar - A look at the case that gave its name to the 'Edgar agreement'.  Child support variations - The current rules explained,…
Rank this Week: 506

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 464

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    How can I prove that the tenant has underpaid the rent?

    How can I prove that the tenant has underpaid the rent?
    Rent arrears - the landlord claims that the rent has been underpaid and the tenant says she has paid it - how can the rent arrears be proved?
  • Jul 29

    Are you panicking because you forgot to protect your tenants deposit?

    Are you panicking because you forgot to protect your tenants deposit?
    Tenancy deposit protection is important, very important. Landlords who fail to protect tenants deposits can't serve s21 notices and are vulnerable to a fine. But help is at hand ...
  • Jul 27

    What can you do if your tenant has gone to prison?

    What can you do if your tenant has gone to prison?
    Here is a question to the blog clinic from Diana who is a landlord: I just found out that my tenant had gone to prison for possible rape and drugs problem. And the other problem is that he already owes me 2 months rent. How can I get rid of…
Rank this Week: 470

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 29

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Brixton Advice Centre Who We Are: Brixton Advice Centre provides free, independent legal advice in debt and housing matters to the residents of Lambeth and the surrounding boroughs. Particularly we deal with people facing unmanageable debt,…
  • Jul 28

    The point of having policies….

    The point of having policies….
    A post on a County Court case, one well worth looking at for the application of public law principles, the Equality Act and reasonableness. I’m working from a note of judgment, so any quotes should be taken as being from a note, rather…
  • Jul 27

    Missing tenants and missing sentences: Council tax and periodic tenancie

    Missing tenants and missing sentences: Council tax and periodic tenancie
    Further to my post here on council tax liability for statutory periodic tenancies, I have heard about another Valuation Tribunal case, this time involving a contractual periodic tenancy, and also oddly involving this blog. The issue was…
Rank this Week: 524

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
  • May 7

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
  • Apr 10

    Not Waving but Drowning

    Not Waving but Drowning
    Blogging about emplaw is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel. Always some new case, stature, initiative, consultation, debate or controversy to write about and in trying to keep up you go quicker and quicker. Then you fall off when real…
Rank this Week: 517

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 30

    Book recommendation: The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches: 1985-1999 by Tom (later Lord) Lord Bingham

    Book recommendation: The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches: 1985-1999 by Tom (later Lord) Lord Bingham
    This classic account of how the judiciary cannot act neutrally, but must act politically, now in its fifth edition. John Griffith’s controversial book has been fully revised and updated to consider the latest developments in relations…
  • Jul 29

    Big wigs, law suits and custard

    Big wigs, law suits and custard
    “My client today was quite a bigwig in the music industry by all accounts,” said BusyBody at chambers tea. “I love the idea of bigwigs,” said TheBusker. “I’ve always imagined these very important people…
  • Jul 28

    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…
Rank this Week: 573

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Judgment for Anglican Diocese

    Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Judgment for Anglican Diocese
    On July 24, 2014 the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District filed its opinion in the appeal taken by the Episcopal Church (USA) from a judgment entered against it by the Hon. Thomas J. Ortbal in September 2013. The three justices on…
  • Jul 22

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?
    Why are ECUSA and its attorneys so incapable of following the rules? Could it be that the lawlessness of 815, as aided and abetted by its attorneys, has now infected ECUSA's ability to present a civil case under the rules of court in South…
  • Jul 17

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case
    Yesterday, July 15, was the seventh day of the ongoing trial involving Bishop Lawrence's Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and thirty-four of its parishes, as plaintiffs, seeking to quiet the title to their real and personal property…
Rank this Week: 792

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jul 19

    Publishing information about family proceeding

    Publishing information about family proceeding
    Many moons ago in June 2009 I wrote a post entitled Writing about family proceedings – a blogger’s guide. A lot has changed since then. Although, oddly, the law has not. What has changed are judicial attitudes to free speech.…
  • Jul 18

    Unforced Error

    Unforced Error
    I watched ITV’s Exposure – Don’t Take My Child on catch up last night. I have mixed feelings about it. It is a piece of TV that raises important and difficult issues, and contained some hard hitting and well argued…
  • Jul 10

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event
    Some fab looking events coming up at ALC in the near future… See Modern Families in Modern Britain (flyer) here and (leaflet) here. Keynote by the fab-o Theis J. NB event on 22 July – not long!!
Rank this Week: 857

Freedom of Information & Open…

Freedom of Information & Open Government Blog

News, views and updates on the UK Freedom of Information Act, worldwide Freedom of Information and open government. Maintained by Steve Wood, Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

http://foia.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013

    FOI case law update - 28 November 2013
    The Campaign for Freedom of Information's next course on 'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions - what do they mean in practice?' is taking place in London on 28th November 2013.This course, now in its 8th year, aims to help…
  • Oct 29

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction

    76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restriction
    76 campaign groups, charities and press bodies have written to the prime minister urging him to drop proposals to restrict the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. They say the proposals are not compatible with the prime minister's stated aim of…
  • Oct 24

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service

    MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public service
    An Early Day Motion calling for the extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public services has been tabled by Labour MP Grahame Morris and co-sponsored by Caroline Lucas (Green), Mark Durkan (SDLP), John McDonnell (Lab), Margaret…
Rank this Week: 949

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 30

    EU Data Protection Supervisor’s Workshop Examines Role of Privacy in Merger Reviews and Competition Investigation

    EU Data Protection Supervisor’s Workshop Examines Role of Privacy in Merger Reviews and Competition Investigation
    In a recent client alert, Hogan Lovells partners from the firm’s London and Washington, D.C. offices highlighted key takeaways for businesses following the European Data Protection Supervisor's Workshop on Privacy, Consumers,…
  • Jul 25

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?
    Almost five years ago, EU legislators shocked the Internet world by changing the legal requirement for the use of cookies and similar device identification techniques from “notice and opt-out” to “notice and consent.”…
  • Jul 24

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache
    On Monday, 7 July, the president signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which requires intelligence contractors with security clearances to promptly report network and information system penetrations and…
Rank this Week: 1096

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 25

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?
    The UK Government’s senior adviser in intellectual property issues, MP Mike Weatherley, has made the news by suggesting that theft of articles in online environments should be prosecuted just like theft in the real world. He asked the…
  • Jul 23

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated
    This weekend there was a sports event which was watched by 10,000 people live at a sports arena in Seattle, boasted millions of viewers online, was shown on ESPN, and the winners won an astounding $5 million USD. This was not golf,…
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
Rank this Week: 1005

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
  • Jul 25

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time
    Changes to legislation in recent years, some of which have only recently been introduced,  have enabled HMRC to take more aggressive steps to make sure that those who they believe should be paying tax, do indeed do so. Examples include…
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem
    In the case of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust & Anor v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 (Admin), the landlord’s liability for business rates after the tenant’s liquidator disclaimed the lease was confirmed. The…
  • Jul 7

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer
    HMRC are now sending out warning letters to employers advising them that their previous failure to pay PAYE and NIC on time could result in HMRC requiring them to give security in respect of PAYE/NIC if they do not pay the amounts currently…
Rank this Week: 1036

Binary Law

Binary Law

Legal information and technology information. From Nick Holmes Managing Director of infolaw.

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Jul 1

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch June 2014. Reinvent Law London 2014, a conference featuring presentations on “law + technology + innovation + entrepreneurship” was held on 20 June 2014 at the University of Westminster Law School in…
  • Jun 4

    Privacy? Forget about it

    Privacy? Forget about it
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch May 2014. Insofar as we still measure column inches on the web, many yards in the last month have been devoted to commentary and analysis of the Google Spain decision, or the "right to be (…)Read the rest…
  • May 4

    Internet law (copyright in particular)

    Internet law (copyright in particular)
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch April 2014. April 26 was World IP Day. I didn’t notice too many people getting excited by this. But one who did was Graham Smith. Graham is a partner at Bird and Bird and the (…)Read the rest of…
Rank this Week: 1056

ComplianceAsia News

ComplianceAsia News

Provides information for compliance professionals dealing with issues in financial regulation with a focus on the Asian region.

http://www.compliance.asia/
  • Feb 6

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system
    Finally there is some reporting about the dirty little secret of global AML enforcement - it might not work.  The following was reported in the Wall Street Journal today and we recommend you read the full article: The Morning Risk…
  • Oct 27

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT
    On Friday the SFC sent around a circular to licensed firms with details of a number of additions to the AML sanctions regime and this included advice from the FATF that some countries were not doing enough to improve their AML CFT…
  • Oct 23

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance
    SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, recently spoke to an industry association in the United States and talked about the importance of the rule of compliance officers.  Here is the speech: Remarks at National Society of Compliance Professionals…
Rank this Week: 1080

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Costs Lawyer Grade C statu

    Costs Lawyer Grade C statu
    The recent decision of Lord Dyson to allow Costs Lawyers to potentially qualify as Grade C or Grade B fee earners raises an interesting issue. What level of qualification and training is required for a Costs Lawyer to now potentially be…
  • Jul 28

    2014 Guideline Hourly Rate

    2014 Guideline Hourly Rate
    The new Guideline Hourly Rates for 2014 have now been announced. The bad news for those hoping for an increase in the rates is that they remain the same as for 2010. The good news for those hoping for an increase in the rates is that they…
  • Jul 23

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment
    CPR 47.15(5) states: “In proceedings which do not go beyond provisional assessment, the maximum amount the court will award to any party as costs of the assessment (other than the costs of drafting the bill of costs) is £1,500…
Rank this Week: 1162

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/
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jun 13

    Not-so-public information

    Not-so-public information
    The legal service industry has started to wake up to the need for innovation, moving away from traditional hourly billing structures, leveraging technology to improve efficiency, launching online services and finding new ways to meet and…
Rank this Week: 1155

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jul 13

    Risky Busine

    Risky Busine
    An observation from the trenches: Conveyancing lawyers aren’t very good as assessing risk. They tend to overinflate those that have the lesser ramification and underestimate those that pose a real threat.To be fair, they are in good…
  • Jul 9

    In the case of Risk Management, Denial IS Just a River in Egypt

    In the case of Risk Management, Denial IS Just a River in Egypt
    Can conveyancing be better risk managed? To a room full of lawyers, the answer to this question is so obvious that you would be forgiven for feeling silly for asking it. However, sit opposite a law firm owner and you may find that they are…
  • Jul 8

    Using risk reduction software to save law firms "tens of thousands of pounds"

    Using risk reduction software to save law firms "tens of thousands of pounds"
    Legal risk software house Lexsure and AmTrust Europe Limited, an ‘A’ rated insurance company, have signed a groundbreaking agreement that for the first time links the use of risk mitigation software with lower expenditure on…
Rank this Week: 1247

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

    Interesting Things of the Week #200
    How to conduct library website usability studies for free - some useful resources and tips Poetry Archive - poems read by their authors (or celebs) 12 Quotes From Roald Dahl for Book Lovers What type of library user are…
  • Jun 2

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
  • May 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #198

    Interesting Things of the Week #198
    3 truths about your library’s website 10 Tools to Create Social Media Graphics Let Our Video Go Change Your Beliefs About Yourself to Form Better Habits Save Our Stacks 5 Ways Libraries Can Use Vine for Marketing Tagged: books, internet…
Rank this Week: 1232

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/
  • Jul 29

    The Supreme Court on YouTube

    The Supreme Court on YouTube
    If you haven't visited the UK Supreme Court's channel on YouTube, it's worth a look. Videos of selected judgment summaries will be of particular interest to law students. These are added on a regular basis, with the most recent currently…
  • Jul 16

    Human Rights Blog

    Human Rights Blog
    I've just come across this excellent blog, although it's been up and running since 2009. Written by the barristers at One Crown Office Row, new entries are posted regularly and cover a wide range of legal topics with a human rights slant.…
  • Jun 24

    FLAG - Foreign Law Guide updated

    FLAG - Foreign Law Guide updated
    I first mentioned the FLAG database on this blog in 2009 and the Guide has been in existence for over a decade. It provides information on the print and microform collections of foreign and international law held in UK libraries. The…
Rank this Week: 1480

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

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

    Sweating like a pig

    Sweating like a pig
    Actually, I’m not.  I like the heat.  I seem to run at a fairly low temperature all year which makes the winters utter misery for me. But it’s also a curse in the summer – all courtesy of a little piece of hell…
  • Jul 22

    Have Payday Loan Companies Pushed the Law Too Far?

    Have Payday Loan Companies Pushed the Law Too Far?
    Guest Post Wonga has been receiving bad press recently, after it transpired that it had sent threatening letters to customers from fictitious law firms. As a result, it has paid out £2.6 million in compensation fees and has allegedly…
  • Jul 22

    Some thoughts on Sky’s F1 coverage

    Some thoughts on Sky’s F1 coverage
    Sky’s F1 presenters are a mixed bag.  But at least they show all races live.Sky’s F1 presenters.  Is it me, or are their voices starting to get a bit croaky? Martin Brundle has sounded decidedly hoarse while commentating…
Rank this Week: 1392

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Jul 17

    First steps in HMRC’s crackdown on tax avoider

    First steps in HMRC’s crackdown on tax avoider
    HMRC has now issued (by way of a list of 1,200 scheme numbers - no names, no details) the tax planning arrangements entered into where it intends to collect the tax allegedly saved from the individuals and companies who participated in the…
  • Apr 8

    Round the houses – again…..

    Round the houses – again…..
    In my comment of 27 March we had a brief look at the changes to capital gains tax expected shortly. The consultation document, on the implementation of CGT for non residents owning UK residential property, has now been issued and makes…
  • Apr 3

    School Fee

    School Fee
    I have a client where we are planning for school fees, one of his children will start boarding in the new academic year and the other two won’t be far behind. He had been using the Close Brothers school fees plan to help with funding…
Rank this Week: 1431

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1379

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 30

    (US) The Keys that Unlock Trapped Commercial Real Estate Value

    (US) The Keys that Unlock Trapped Commercial Real Estate Value
    In an exclusive two-part interview with commercial real estate website GlobeSt.com, Joseph Marger of Reed Smith's New York office offers his views on sale-leasebacks and the opportunities they represent to free substantial real estate value…
  • Jul 21

    (US) Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional

    (US) Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional
    This post was written by Steven Chadwick and Sean Delaney. On Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the matter of Robinson Township, et. al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued the latest decision in the state…
  • Jul 21

    (UK) Landlord's Liability to Pay Rates Following Disclaimer

    (UK) Landlord's Liability to Pay Rates Following Disclaimer
    This post was written by Katherine Campbell and Siobhan Hayes. We have just had a reminder that a landlord’s obligation to pay rates can arise when it has the legal right to take possession even though it is careful not to do so. The…
Rank this Week: 1721

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Bursaries for Legal Foundations 2014/15

    Bursaries for Legal Foundations 2014/15
    Two bursaries are available for BIALL members to cover the cost of the BIALL Legal Foundations Course 2014/15.   The Legal Foundations Course is an online course providing a grounding in legal concepts for librarians and information…
  • Jul 29

    Second edition of the BIALL Handbook now available!

    Second edition of the BIALL Handbook now available!
    The second edition of the BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management is now available! Edited by Loyita Worley and Sarah Spells, this valuable handbook and important reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information…
  • Jul 16

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!
    Thank you to everyone who has already completed the BIALL Salary Survey 2014.  If you haven’t already done so, it is still not too late!The survey will remain open until 5 pm today.Filling in the…
Rank this Week: 1620

Legal Bite

Legal Bite

Covers UK legislation and legal news.

http://www.legalbite.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Tenants Vs. Landlord

    Tenants Vs. Landlord
     A new survey conducted by Ocean Finance reveals that half of those who rent privately have been ‘ripped off’ by either their landlord or letting agent.  The poll conducted from 2,000 UK adults shows a high level of…
  • Jul 8

    Working hours get more flexible!

    Working hours get more flexible!
    A change in the law has now allowed all employees to request flexible working hours. This right was previously only reserved for carers and those caring for children. This change should now see an estimated 20 million people with the right to…
  • Jun 23

    Are we about to see flight delay claims soar?

    Are we about to see flight delay claims soar?
    Flight Delays ClaimsWith a recent court case ruling in the favour of a passenger who was delayed for 27 hours has been awarded £526 in compensation. The passenger in question is Ronald Huzar who was travelling from Malaga to …
Rank this Week: 1795

Divorce Experts

Divorce Experts

Covers cases and trends in divorce law. By Pannone.

http://divorceexperts.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    International family law cases on the up

    International family law cases on the up
    The BBC have today reported upon the rise in global family disputes including child abduction, relocation, inter-country adoption and forced marriages. The increase in cases which have an international element seems to have been caused by the…
  • Apr 23

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce
    The unfortunate plight of multi-millionaire Dale Vince has recently demonstrated the importance of entering into a Consent Order to deal with financial aspects of a divorce. Mr Vince and his wife divorced in 1992. They did not enter…
  • Apr 11

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow
    The sad tale of proceedings for defamation at the High Court between Lady Nora Colthurst and her ex-husband’s girlfriend’s daughter is worth commenting on from a divorce perspective. Lady Colthurst and her ex-husband had been…
Rank this Week: 1645

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 30

    EHL Title Pack

    EHL Title Pack
    Edward Hands and Lewis Solicitors are offering their residential property clients a Title Pack following completion. This pack, which is only £25 plus VAT, contains all of the key documents a client will need in relation to the property…
  • Jul 30

    Nisas: Simple is best

    Nisas: Simple is best
    Isas are often overlooked as tax planning tools and they are about to become even more tax efficient. From 1st July the amount that can be put into an ISA has increased to £15,000 per adult per year. These New Isas (or Nisas as they are…
  • Jul 29

    Elderly care and securing your future

    Elderly care and securing your future
    Unfortunately, as we get older the human body and mind naturally tend to deteriorate and at this time we tend to turn to our loved ones to help and assist us. It is at times like this where it is important to ensure that you are securing your…
Rank this Week: 1845

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    What's The Deal with Holiday Contact for the non resident parent?

    What's The Deal with Holiday Contact for the non resident parent?
    This can be an area of never ending dispute.Something that should be a pleasure turns into a battle. When parents separate some find it hard to accept that the other parent - who has different parenting values, skills and attitudes has a say…
  • Jul 4

    Is £700,000.00 legal fees value for money?

    Is £700,000.00 legal fees value for money?
    Here is a post that was lying fallow in my draft box:A Judge has expressed despair over a wealthy family that have legal fees in excess of £700,000.00 and their case is still focused on a preliminary issue as reported in The Telegraph…
  • Nov 19

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack
    Britain's most acrimonious divorce continues.Scot Young is facing some tough questions.Is he bankrupt or is he a liar hiding vast wealth?Whatever he appears too clever for his own good.As reported in the The Telegraph he is facing this…
Rank this Week: 2123

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: 2028

Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1930

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

A discussion of the latest Freedom of Information Act decisions of the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
Rank this Week: 2228

The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

http://thelawwestofealingbroadway.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    All Change

    All Change
    I have migrated the blog tohttp://magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk/and copied all of the posts across.I shall leave this one up for the foreseeable future, but I shall post to the new url, which has working comments. I shall bring the old…
  • Mar 20

    Housekeeping Updated

    Housekeeping Updated
    I have no idea what has happened to the comments - JS-Kit was dumped on me when they bought out Haloscan. I have tried to get in to put it back to normal, but I haven't got time. I'll have a go when things calm down a bit.Wednesday Update:…
  • Mar 20

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
Rank this Week: 2122

Law Updates

Law Updates

Covers UK legal news.

http://www.lawupdates.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 1929

Divorce Manual

Divorce Manual

Looks at the British Family Justice System which encourages reform through Collaborative Law and legislation. By Natasha Phillips.

http://divorcemanual.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder
    It sounds silly, but give it time. People like me may not be well – we collect stuff on the web; from dating sites, to forums, social media groups, entire libraries of reading material for every occasion and finally, personal blogs. I…
  • May 21

    LoreCast

    LoreCast
    LoreCast for the week ending Friday 21st May.
  • May 12

    Relationships Scotland

    Relationships Scotland
    Relationships Scotland is an organisation offering support to families through mediums such as mediation and counselling and their aim is to reach out to families who are looking for help. They are also in the running to win a website…
Rank this Week: 1889

Head of Legal

Head of Legal

Covers european law.

http://headoflegal.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    New Head of Legal!

    New Head of Legal!
    I've been planning a move to Wordpress for some time - and to a new domain, headoflegal.com. It's not perfect, but it is good enough now I think to tell you about the move, and make the change now it's August.It feels like moving home - it is…
  • Aug 4

    Ballots, figures and the right to strike

    Ballots, figures and the right to strike
    Last week's Court of Appeal judgment in Metrobus v UNITE must make frustrating reading for the union's officials: it upholds King J's grant of an injunction preventing bus drivers from striking in Croydon, Crawley and Orpington last autumn on…
  • Jul 31

    Charon QC podcast: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the Supreme Court

    Charon QC podcast: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the Supreme Court
    Earlier this week Charon interviewed Lord Falconer about his attempt to amend the law to legalise assisted suicide in some cases - they also discussed the new Supreme Court. It's a good listen, timed perfectly for this week with the Purdy…
Rank this Week: 2126