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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/
  • Dec 19

    Christmas Break

    Christmas Break
    There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 19th December. We will resume posting on 5th January 2014. We would like to thank all our readers for their continued support, and…
  • Dec 19

    Government to create new domestic abuse offence – Home Office

    Government to create new domestic abuse offence – Home Office
    ‘Home Secretary sets out new law to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour.’ Full story Home Office, 18th December 2014 Source: www.gov.uk/home-office
  • Dec 19

    Charities in front seat of new reoffending drive – Ministry of Justice

    Charities in front seat of new reoffending drive – Ministry of Justice
    ‘The government fired the starting gun today [18 December] on making key reforms to the way ex-offenders are looked after in the community, in an effort to tackle stubbornly high reoffending rates in England and Wales.’ Full story…
Rank this Week: 6

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 9

    The Justice Gap

    The Justice Gap
    Winner of the 2013 prestigious inaugural Halsbury’s legal awards, The Justice Gap is an on-line magazine  about justice and the law. Written and edited by legal journalists, Jon Robbins, Brian Thornton and Mary-Rachel McCabe,…
  • Dec 9

    The impact of legal aid reform

    The impact of legal aid reform
    Last week, Chief Economist to the Citizens Advice Bureau, Hugh Stickland gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on the impact of the legal aid reforms – read his blog here
  • Dec 2

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December
    This Saturday, 6th December, ULaw Guildford will be hosting a Study Day for 1st year OU law students. OU students will be in the library from 11.30 – 12.45 pm and again from 2.30 – 4 pm. OU students will also be using IT room 216…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 62

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    The Story of "Oh": successful sample for Jay-Z, but so Tuf for the plaintiff

    The Story of "Oh": successful sample for Jay-Z, but so Tuf for the plaintiff
    Sampling of musical recordings is a topic that excites a lot of people in the United States, where the bulk of the world's litigation on that subject appears to have taken place. This Kat is all in favour of it and thinks it's part of the…
  • Dec 19

    Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad?

    Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad?
    French newspaper Le Figaro reported this week that ad man Frank Davidovici is likely suing artist Jeff Koons for plagiarism.The Centre Pompidouin Paris is now showing a retrospective of Jeff Koons’ work. Among them is Fait…
  • Dec 19

    Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticism

    Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticism
    Managing Intellectual Property has just published an article containing a series of questions and answers, put by Managing Editor James Nurton to EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Chariman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad.The…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 147

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: 151

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 10

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
Rank this Week: 156

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 228

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 19

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Mary Ward Legal Centre Seeks a full-time Housing Solicitor to undertake a wide range of casework including defending possession proceedings, disrepair actions and homelessness appeals. You will have a minimum of two years experience of…
  • Dec 16

    Of Penalties and Possession

    Of Penalties and Possession
    Charalambous & Anor v Maureen Rosairie Ng & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1604 The Court of Appeal has again thrown the cat among the tenancy deposit protection pigeons. In Charalambous it had to grapple with the, admittedly fairly rare…
  • Dec 15

    Not quite, Minister

    Not quite, Minister
    Following the Upper Tribunal judgment in SSWP v David Nelson and Fife Council, SSWP v James Nelson and Fife Council [2014] UKUT 0525 (AAC) [our report], the DWP has issued a Circular - HB U6/2014 The thing is that it isn't quite…
Rank this Week: 336

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 357

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
  • Dec 19

    Consultation again – this time for dentist

    Consultation again – this time for dentist
    British Dental Association v. General Dental Council [2014] UK EWHC 4311 (Admin) 56, Cranston J, 18 December 2014 - read judgment Philip Havers QC and Jeremy Hyam of 1COR were for the successful Claimants in this case. They had no part in the…
  • Dec 18

    Employment Tribunal Fees: The evidential ‘hot potato’ to be heard by Court of Appeal

    Employment Tribunal Fees: The evidential ‘hot potato’ to be heard by Court of Appeal
    Unison (No.2), R (on the application of) v The Lord Chancellor - read judgment [2014] EWHC 4198 (Admin) The Divisional Court (Lord Justice Elias and Mr Justice Foskett) has dismissed Unison’s second-generation attempt to challenge…
  • Dec 17

    Exceptional legal aid funding should not be limited to extreme cases – Court of Appeal

    Exceptional legal aid funding should not be limited to extreme cases – Court of Appeal
    R (on the application of) Gudanaviciene and others v The Director of Legal Aid Casework and others [2014] EWCA Civ 1622 – read judgment The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Lord Chancellor’s Guidance on exceptional funding…
Rank this Week: 543

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Dec 4

    Taxation of Non Doms – increased cost of claiming the remittance basi

    Taxation of Non Doms – increased cost of claiming the remittance basi
    The Chancellor announced yesterday that the annual charge paid by non UK domiciled individuals to access the remittance basis of taxation will be increased for long term UK residents. The remittance basis of taxation is available to non…
  • Dec 4

    Inheritance Tax and trust

    Inheritance Tax and trust
    There was only the briefest mention of Inheritance Tax and trusts in the Autumn Statement Following consultation launched after Budget 2014, the government will not introduce a single settlement nil-rate band.  The government will…
  • Dec 4

    Facing up to FATCA - reporting to the US

    Facing up to FATCA - reporting to the US
    We now live in times where governments exchange information on the sources of income held in each country with a view to eliminating international tax avoidance.  This means that even if you are not an international tax avoider, the…
Rank this Week: 535

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 649

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 665

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Dec 17

    Clear now?

    Clear now?
    The Telegraph this morning runs a “Top Family Judge” story :”Social workers must not ‘shy away’ from adoption – top family judge. Sir James Munby seeks to head off collapse in adoption placements…
  • Dec 16

    Sorry, what’s that you say?

    Sorry, what’s that you say?
    It was a mere blink of an eye since we were treated to the Adoption Myth Buster, wheeled out at a moment when it was said adoption statistics were through the floor. And it was all the fault of Re B-S. Or people misinterpreting B-S. Or people…
  • Dec 15

    Private Law – one swing and a roundabout

    Private Law – one swing and a roundabout
    The downturn in private law applications is definitely starting to look like a trend. Another month of figures lower than the same time last year (9%). And take a look at the table here – there is clear blue water between that red line…
Rank this Week: 656

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Legal Considerations for Global Entrepreneur

    Legal Considerations for Global Entrepreneur
    Contributed by Guest Blogger: Alice HarrisonHaving a great idea and possessing the grit and determination to develop it into a profitable business is of vital importance for anybody that wants to succeed in the cutthroat world of…
  • Dec 2

    "Good" Law

    "Good" Law
    As part of BIALL's November Newsletter, Daniel Hoadley examined 'Good' lawBack in September, Jane Riley (of the Manchester Law Library), posted an important question on LIS-Law which I have paraphrased below:"If there is no case status (no…
  • Nov 13

    Legal Reference Materials Course

    Legal Reference Materials Course
    BIALL is running the Legal Reference Materials course again on 15th December at City University.This course is intended for recent entrants to law librarianship and for those working in more general libraries which have legal materials.…
Rank this Week: 693

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Dec 9

    Spanish judge bans Uber due to unfair competition

    Spanish judge bans Uber due to unfair competition
    It has been a bad week for sharing economy app Uber. First the city of Delhi banned Uber because of a rape allegation, and now a judge in Spain has also banned the service. A judge in Madrid has allowed a cease and desist injunction from the…
  • Nov 28

    Should Facebook spy on us to curb terrorism?

    Should Facebook spy on us to curb terrorism?
    The Parliamentary Intelligence Security Committee (ISC) has published a special report on the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby by two extremists. The report offers an interesting insight into the workings of the security services, and while it…
  • Nov 26

    10 years of TechnoLlama

    10 years of TechnoLlama
    I’m late to my own birthday party! I just realised that this blog turned 10 last month. How time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I started the blog not really expecting much, it pretty much began as a personal project…
Rank this Week: 625

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Dec 19

    It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, unfortunately

    It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, unfortunately
    Want to escape the horrors of Christmas, including all that shopping, all those awful parties and animated snow on websites? Then why not head over to Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog and read my posts there this week,…
  • Dec 17

    SS v NS: The principles on an application for spousal maintenance

    SS v NS: The principles on an application for spousal maintenance
    Mr Justice MostynSS v NS (Spousal Maintenance) [2014] EWHC 4183 (Fam) concerned a wife's claim for ancillary relief although, as the citation suggests, the main issue was spousal maintenance. This short post simply sets out the principles…
  • Dec 16

    Cohabitation law reform is at least a decade overdue says leading family charity

    Cohabitation law reform is at least a decade overdue says leading family charity
    Jane RobeyThe largest provider of family meditation in England and Wales has welcomed the passing of the Cohabitation Rights Bill’s Second Reading in the House of Lords.National Family Mediation’s expert professionals help…
Rank this Week: 841

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Regulating the legal profession

    Regulating the legal profession
    Nicholas Lavender QC, the chairman of the Bar Council, recently criticised the concept of entity-based regulation and suggested it was “simply a fashionable idea amongst regulators”. The Costs Lawyer Standards Board is currently…
  • Dec 17

    Slip of the tongue

    Slip of the tongue
    Some of the more interesting reading in court judgments comes in the exchanges with the judge that sometimes end up being included in the transcript after the formal judgment has been given. I mentioned the case of Connor v Birmingham…
  • Dec 16

    Relief from sanctions application

    Relief from sanctions application
    Carrying on with my tidy up, I came across a copy of the judgment of His Honour Judge Hamilton in Connor v Birmingham City Council (16 March 2005). This concerned a case where a claimant had given notice that a … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 936

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Do lawyers need to be digitally competent?

    Do lawyers need to be digitally competent?
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch November 2014. I ask this because I have been looking into the future for CPD in the two professions. Both are moving away from measuring CPD hours towards systems based on self-certified continuing competence.…
  • Oct 1

    Big Internet? No thank

    Big Internet? No thank
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch September 2014. The early adopters have been getting restless lately. I’m with them. This is not what we signed up for. Alan Jacobs, writing for The New Atlantis, predicts The End of Big Twitter. Twitter…
  • Aug 7

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch July/August 2014. It's sobering to reflect that 20 years ago most businesses, even big businesses, didn't know the first thing about the nascent internet. McDonalds had not yet even registered McDonalds.com.…
Rank this Week: 965

Media Beak

Media Beak

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

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 928

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

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

    Landlord Law Blog looks back on 2014

    Landlord Law Blog looks back on 2014
    The traditional round up of the years Landlord Law Blog posts - something for you to read while the blog closes down of the Christmas period and Ben and I take a break.
  • Dec 19

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #184

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #184
    Ben Reeve Lewis takes out his crytal ball and looks at housing politics, and whether letting agents will be around this time next year ...
  • Dec 18

    Charalambou v. Ng – another worrying tenancy deposit case on old deposit

    Charalambou v. Ng – another worrying tenancy deposit case on old deposit
    A new tenancy deposit case from the Court of Appeal regarding tenancy deposits which were taken by landlords prior to the regulations coming into force
Rank this Week: 1366

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Dec 19

    Non Parlo Inglese - Australian High Court Takes on Foreign Words as Trademark

    Non Parlo Inglese - Australian High Court Takes on Foreign Words as Trademark
    As the world's become evermore global, the mixing of different cultures, conventions and languages is completely inevitable. With this intermingling comes variety and novelty in expression, yet another perspective in this is added confusion…
  • Dec 12

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright

    Retrospective - Computer Software and Copyright
    In a world where everything is becoming more and more digital and reliant on computers to handle most tedious or complex tasks, software is king; it is what executes these tasks and makes things easier to do on the aforementioned devices.…
  • Dec 5

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb

    Words in Action - Trademarks as Verb
    This writer, for one, will fully admit to often using very well-known brands as the descriptive term for all such items, for example calling all plasters Band-Aids and all cotton-tipped plastic cleaning things (a technical term, undoubtedly)…
Rank this Week: 1541

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

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

    100 years since The First World War.

    100 years since The First World War.
    When someone dies it is usual for a grant of representation to be obtained to enable the estate to be administered in accordance with the Will or Intestacy (although this is not always the case) An application can be made to the Court for a…
  • Dec 19

    Beware of bank detail scam

    Beware of bank detail scam
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have issued warnings in relation to potential fraudsters. The SRA has warned firms to be wary of scammers tricking them into disclosing bank security information over the telephone. Recently many…
  • Dec 18

    Would you pay more to live in a market town?

    Would you pay more to live in a market town?
      A recent research study carried out by Lloyds Bank has shown that the value of properties in market towns is around £24,800.00 higher than the county in which the market town is situated. A Mortgages Director at Lloyds Bank has…
Rank this Week: 1813

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
  • Dec 18

    Russian Data Localization Law May Now Come into Force One Year Ahead of Schedule, in September 2015

    Russian Data Localization Law May Now Come into Force One Year Ahead of Schedule, in September 2015
    On 17 December, the State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) passed legislation that would change the effective date of Russia's new law requiring the local storage in Russia of the personal data of Russian citizens (Data…
  • Dec 18

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Takes Lead on Privacy Regulation of Mobile App

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Takes Lead on Privacy Regulation of Mobile App
    In a recent client alert, partner Mark Parsons and associate Peter Colegate from the Hogan Lovells Hong Kong office highlighted the attention increasingly paid by privacy regulators around the world to the manner in which mobile apps collect,…
  • Dec 18

    CNIL International Chief Discusses Safe Harbor and Onward Transfer

    CNIL International Chief Discusses Safe Harbor and Onward Transfer
    Following on the heels of the IAPP Congress in Brussels, the CNIL’s (the French data protection authority) international chief, Florence Raynal, engaged in a dialogue with the members of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Digital…
Rank this Week: 1859

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 1662

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • 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 16

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?
    As the economy picks up, the gladiators pick up their weapons in the fight for talent again. With a raft of restructurings in the past five years, now that work is picking up, there are structural gaps in the talent profile of a number…
  • Dec 15

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity
    Firms are getting bigger. Mergers and International expansion may be the main culprits in recent years, bit add the economy slowly returns to growth, plenty of other law firms face the challenges associated with getting bigger. Some, like the…
Rank this Week: 1201

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Dec 16

    Conveyancing Hendon - Conveyancing Search Result

    Conveyancing Hendon - Conveyancing Search Result
    I got asked yesterday by a potential buyer requiring conveyancing in Hendon whether Environmental Searches would show if Hendon is within the Hydrogen Network Expansion plan (LHNE)LHNE will deliver publicly-accessible, state-of-the-art…
  • Dec 7

    Why even a prophet of doom can be comforting

    Why even a prophet of doom can be comforting
    I’m a specialist in risk, so I can sometimes be accused of being a little conservative in outlook, even for a lawyer. But I suspect that this article will have people reaching for their thesaurus to find stronger words, like…
  • Dec 7

    Are you going straight to tribunal if you breach the CML handbook?

    Are you going straight to tribunal if you breach the CML handbook?
    Over the last few years, the SRA and  Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal  have taken disciplinary action against firms appear to have failed to comply with requirements to report key facts about transactions to lenders.…
Rank this Week: 1307

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Dec 15

    What's the future for SharePoint?

    What's the future for SharePoint?
    Earlier this month I listened to a Webinar on the future for SharePoint, which was presented by Sam Marshall of Clearbox consulting. Whilst you might be thinking that 52 minutes is far too long for you to listen to a Webinar about the future…
  • Dec 8

    The misconceptions of SharePoint

    The misconceptions of SharePoint
    Thinking about using, or currently using SharePoint then you'll definitely be interested in this infographic from Evoke IT which looks at 10 misconceptions associated with SharePoint.The infographic is a couple of years old, but it's…
  • Nov 13

    How to create engaging content that keeps users coming back for more!

    How to create engaging content that keeps users coming back for more!
    No...not this type of engagement!Earlier today I took part in a webinar hosted by Interact Intranet on the topic of creating content that keeps users engaged and as the title of the blog posts says...coming back for more.Both content and…
Rank this Week: 1962

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: 1889

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

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

    Pringle Criminal

    Pringle Criminal
    From BBC News 07/11/14: A man has been ordered to pay almost £500 in fines and costs for dropping a snack lid on the ground in Bristol. Gareth Daniel, 31, of Humberstan Walk, was seen by a PCSO dropping a Pringles lid in Lawrence…
  • Nov 17

    Wine Fraud: An Escalating Problem

    Wine Fraud: An Escalating Problem
    Guest Post Wine fraud has been a problem for about as long as wine has been produced and enjoyed. Even Pliny the Elder, the Ancient Roman philosopher, complained about it – there was so much fraudulent wine that even the nobles…
  • Nov 9

    Billing is killing

    Billing is killing
    Literally. From Roll on Friday 03/10/14: A report by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has revealed the key causes of stress and mental illness prevalent amongst lawyers are their working conditions, in particular, intolerable billing…
Rank this Week: 1517

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1820

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

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

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 2040

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: 1747

This Side of the House

This Side of the House

http://thissideofthehouse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    Poland and Russia

    Poland and Russia
    My commiserations to the Poles for the sad news today.I sincerely hope that the event won't be used as an excuse by those who would want to stymie the increasingly good relationship with Russia.
  • Mar 22

    Praise, indeed

    Praise, indeed
    "A few insults and a touch of sarcasm scattered across 45 comments is the blogging equivalent of a standing ovation"(taken from: here (Doug Pascover Mar 16th 2010 3:22 GMT)
  • Mar 16

    Golden Snitch

    Golden Snitch
    Well, it appears that I either have the playing skills of Harry or someone used a confundus charm on the other candidates but I am over the moon to tell you all I appear to have caught the golden snitch!
Rank this Week: 2001

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    A Cheltenham Carol

    A Cheltenham Carol
    On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my true love sent to me:Twelve ZettabytesEleven Encryption LayersTen Coders CodingNine Hackers HackingEight Routers RoutingSeven Inspected PacketsSix Spies-a-SpyingFive Back DoorsFour Fishing WarrantsThree…
  • Dec 3

    Another round of data retention

    Another round of data retention
    Four months after DRIPA and 18 months after putting down a marker in the May 2013 Queen’s Speech, the UK government has embarked on a new round of legislation for mandatory retention of communications data. This time it is under the…
  • Nov 15

    Of straws and haystack

    Of straws and haystack
    Much post-Snowden attention has been directed to GCHQ’s TEMPORA programme, authorised (so it is thought) by a rolling series of external interception warrants under section 8(4) of RIPA. (See foot of this post for an explanation of…
Rank this Week: 2404

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 20

    Weekend video: Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

    Weekend video: Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep
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  • Dec 17

    Book recommendation: Shark by Will Self

    Book recommendation: Shark by Will Self
    4 May 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be lying in the grounds of Kent State University, shot dead by the National Guard. On…
  • Dec 14

    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: 4991

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/
Rank this Week: 2240

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 4084

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/
Rank this Week: 4061

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Dec 19

    Day 10: Online Training

    Day 10: Online Training
    For the final day of our holiday promotion, TRACE is offering one company complimentary access to our online training for one year. Our system administrators will set the winner up with a branded platform to train up to 500…
  • Dec 18

    Day 9: In-Person Training

    Day 9: In-Person Training
    Supplement your training program with a customized, in-person training session conducted by one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This half-day session will enable one lucky company to train their employees on anti-bribery regulations and…
  • Dec 17

    Day 8: Consulting Hour

    Day 8: Consulting Hour
    One randomly selected winner will receive a complimentary 3-hour consultation with one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This consultation opportunity allows you to ask compliance questions or to simply learn more about industry best…
Rank this Week: 2967

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/
  • Dec 19

    From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015

    From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015
    With the Internet continuing to develop at a significant rate, media and IP law often struggle to keep up with the advancements. To get an insight into future developments in the digital world during 2015, the Guardian has written a piece…
  • Dec 18

    Protecting intellectual property online – the latest in the use of blocking order

    Protecting intellectual property online – the latest in the use of blocking order
    There has been a significant push in recent years to address the issue of IP rights being infringed online. Following several changes in the law, and a number of landmark decisions, progress is being made to help rights holders enforce their…
  • Dec 15

    What Does Copyright Cover?

    What Does Copyright Cover?
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was an immediate success when it was first published selling 6,000 copies. Yet, as mentioned in my blog Copyright Protection: How to manage copyright in an unregulated space Dickens made…
Rank this Week: 4721

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/
  • Dec 18

    Christmas opening hours & festive greeting

    Christmas opening hours & festive greeting
    As you may have seen elsewhere, for the first time this year the Library will be open between Christmas and New Year, as well as during the three days before the start of term. Full details can be found on the Library web site. We're…
  • Nov 24

    IALS Student Law Review - issue on child protection

    IALS Student Law Review - issue on child protection
    This term's Institute newsletter includes a mention of the latest issue of the IALS Student Law Review, this focuses on reforming the law on child protection. As the newsletter explains, it:arose out of a workshop organised by the…
  • Nov 13

    Crime data on the UK Data Service

    Crime data on the UK Data Service
    About 5 years ago I blogged about the availability of crime data on ESDS, the predecessor to the UK Data Service. Having 'attended' a webinar run by UKDS this week, I thought that a follow-up post wouldn't go amiss. A wide range of datasets…
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Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Beethoven Benedictu

    Beethoven Benedictu
    (Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chorus)
  • Dec 14

    Why the Persecution of Christians Must Increase

    Why the Persecution of Christians Must Increase
    From the Gospel according to Matthew, ch. 24 (all translations in this post are from the New English Translation): 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. 6 You…
  • Dec 10

    Decision in South Carolina Case Expected Soon

    Decision in South Carolina Case Expected Soon
    Today, at the request of Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein, both sides in the South Carolina case are submitting proposed forms of a final decision and order for her to sign. She will most likely use one of the two versions as a basis for her own…
Rank this Week: 4806

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/
  • Dec 15

    ‘No Comment’ – Two Big Word

    ‘No Comment’ – Two Big Word
    In an age of intelligence-led policing, ‘no comment’ is of fundamental importance. Police, especially insidious Police Liaison Officers, use our innate human dispensation towards communication against those who dare to…
  • Nov 30

    FITs, ‘domestic extremism’ & privacy rights: the law so far

    FITs, ‘domestic extremism’ & privacy rights: the law so far
    This week the Supreme Court will hear a crucial case regarding the surveillance of political activists and protestors via forward intelligence/evidence gatherer teams and the national domestic extremism database. Catt v Association of Chief…
  • Nov 30

    FITs, ‘domestic extremism’ & privacy rights: the law so far

    FITs, ‘domestic extremism’ & privacy rights: the law so far
    This week the Supreme Court will hear a crucial case regarding the surveillance of political activists and protestors via forward intelligence/evidence gatherer teams and the national domestic extremism database. Catt v Association of Chief…
Rank this Week: 2692