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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: 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: 26

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Star Wars: Good or bad for movie myth-making?

    Star Wars: Good or bad for movie myth-making?
    Software aside, copyright protection is seldom viewed as a means for acquiring market leadership in content-creation industries. Truth be told, the treatment of such a clearly functional creation as software as a literary work has always…
  • Feb 4

    Can GIFs infringe copyright? In Europe the answer is potentially 'yes'

    Can GIFs infringe copyright? In Europe the answer is potentially 'yes'
    Facebook GIF buttonThanks to Katfriend and scholar Martin Husovec (Tilburg University) this Kat has become aware that, after Facebook, also Twitter is on the move to introduce a dedicated GIF button (although for the moment it is only testing…
  • Feb 4

    Katcall for new positions in the IPKat team

    Katcall for new positions in the IPKat team
    The IPKat is pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity for aspiring community bloggers!  Considering the running of the IPKat blog in the future, the IPKat team is proposing to create a new role, to be called "InternKat".The…
Rank this Week: 65

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 104

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
  • Feb 8

    Ireland: Court reports and defamation – Eoin O’Dell

    Ireland: Court reports and defamation – Eoin O’Dell
    Before Christmas, the Attorney-General called for a debate on the question of whether reports of court proceedings should be actionable in defamation only if there is proof of malice. Putting her money where her mouth is, she has…
  • Feb 7

    Law and Media Round Up – 8 February 2016

    Law and Media Round Up – 8 February 2016
    Although it is more than 10 years since the Metropolitan Police began “Operation Caryatid” [pdf] and 5 years since the commencement of Operation Weeting phone hacking is still in the news. First, it has been disclosed…
  • Feb 7

    News: A £10 million damages claim against Donald Trump and other curious litigation

    News: A £10 million damages claim against Donald Trump and other curious litigation
    At the end of January 2016 it was widely reported that a “Muslim leader” was suing Donald Trump for £10 million over his claims that areas of London were “no go” areas for the police. The claimant in the…
Rank this Week: 152

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Feb 7

    News Essentials: 8th February 2016

    News Essentials: 8th February 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSLatest deprivation of liberty ruling has ‘huge implications’ for children’s social workersExperts say the case could soon be talked of as…
  • Feb 5

    Aburn v Aburn: Appeal allowed against advance variation of periodical payments order

    Aburn v Aburn: Appeal allowed against advance variation of periodical payments order
    Lord Justice McFarlaneA summary of Aburn v Aburn [2016] EWCA Civ 72 (04 February 2016), which concerned an appeal relating to a provision for an automatic increase in the level of periodical payments payable to the wife following the…
  • Feb 5

    Better debate on family law reform, and 3 children case

    Better debate on family law reform, and 3 children case
    This week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog I attempt to jettison scaremongering and prejudice from the debate on family law reform, before diving into the judgments of three very different children cases:The end of…
Rank this Week: 146

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: 193

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: 292

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
  • Feb 8

    The round-up: Gove’s Gloss and the Assange Saga

    The round-up: Gove’s Gloss and the Assange Saga
      In the News The UN working group on arbitrary detention have concluded that the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” by Britain and Sweden in the Ecuadorian Embassy for the last three and a…
  • Feb 3

    Is the European Court of Human Rights buckling under Westminister pressure?

    Is the European Court of Human Rights buckling under Westminister pressure?
    In 2006 David Cameron said the HRA ‘has stopped us responding properly in terms of terrorism, particularly in terms of deporting those who may do us harm in this country’. In 2014 his party published proposals to amend the HRA,…
  • Feb 2

    The Rule of Law and Parliament: Never the Twain Shall Meet? Brian Chang

    The Rule of Law and Parliament: Never the Twain Shall Meet? Brian Chang
    In “The Ballad of East and West”, Rudyard Kipling memorably wrote East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat. Is this an accurate…
Rank this Week: 317

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    The largely unknown perils of consumer law which lurk to trap letting agents into expensive error

    The largely unknown perils of consumer law which lurk to trap letting agents into expensive error
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Why Consumer Law is increasingly important for letting agents and indeed all in the private rented sector and why it can be VERY expensive to ignore it ... The post The largely unknown perils of consumer law…
  • Feb 7

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 1 February

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 1 February
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: All the news and posts from the Landlord Law Blog from the past week with some extra reading for you from around the web The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 1 February appeared first on The Landlord Law…
  • Feb 5

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #238

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #238
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Bens mind is running on war this week, thinking about the end of the phony war, shells and crime in Bel Air and the battle between rich and mega-rich. Plus a recipe for crab soup ... The post Ben Reeve…
Rank this Week: 409

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 4

    Predictions for 2016

    Predictions for 2016
    Costs Lawyer magazine recently published the predictions for 2016 of the great and the good in the profession. They also asked me. This was my contribution, written before Lord Justice Jackson’s latest speech: “When I was asked…
  • Feb 2

    Signature to a Bill of Cost

    Signature to a Bill of Cost
    In Mansion Estates Ltd -v- Hayre & Co (A Firm) [2016] EWHC 96 (Ch) His Honour Judge Saffman commented: “in my view it would be wrong to assume that it is inherently more improbable that a professional person will be ……
  • Jan 31

    Jackson is dead. Long live Jackson.

    Jackson is dead. Long live Jackson.
    Lord Justice Jackson has repeated his calls for an extension of fixed costs, this time with a recommendation it should apply to all claims with a value up to £250,000 and also produced a proposed matrix of the fixed costs ……
Rank this Week: 417

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 4

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

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

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
Rank this Week: 397

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 5

    Find a new place to dwell

    Find a new place to dwell
    Or spousal rights after notice to quit served by joint tenant. Derwent Housing Association Limited v Taylor,  Court of Appeal (Civ Div) 19 January 2016 (unreported as far as I can see, apart from this note by Shoosmiths, for which…
  • Feb 4

    Discrimination in allocation

    Discrimination in allocation
    Courtesy of Garden Court North Chambers and Joseph Markus of GCN is this note of a settled judicial review claim on an allocation policy’s local connection requirements. R (VC) v North Somerset Council (Equality and Human Rights…
  • Feb 4

    Job Ad – Norwich

    Job Ad – Norwich
    Shelter – Norwich Solicitor £28,471-£34,296 pa (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits Norwich Closing date: 14 February 2016 (Midnight) We’re looking for an accomplished housing solicitor or equivalent to…
Rank this Week: 571

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 504

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: 540

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: 596

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Feb 6

    The Revival of Legal Blogging

    The Revival of Legal Blogging
    David Allen Green writes in the Solicitors’ Journal about the revival of legal blogging. If you like Pink Tape it is worth reading, because it offers a pointer to many other excellent blogs. I particularly recommend the Paddingto…
  • Feb 2

    Talking AT & OVER not TO & WITH

    Talking AT & OVER not TO & WITH
    Sometimes courtroom dynamics reflect or even exacerbate the dynamics in a relationship. Sometimes courtroom dynamics are are played out on a macro scale. Take, for example, the recent Womens’ Aid “campaign report” :…
  • Jan 29

    Debating the appropriate standard of proof for really serious stuff

    Debating the appropriate standard of proof for really serious stuff
    There has been some public discussion of the standard of proof in family proceedings as against the standard of proof in the criminal courts – largely prompted on this occasion by publication of the judgment arising from the care…
Rank this Week: 923

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
  • Feb 4

    Russia Releases Data Localization Inspection Plan for 2016

    Russia Releases Data Localization Inspection Plan for 2016
    In mid-January, the territorial divisions of Russia’s Data Protection Authority, Roskomnadzor, uploaded their 2016 plans for conducting inspections of local companies’ compliance with Russia’s data localization requirements,…
  • Feb 3

    International Data Transfers – The Uncertainty Continue

    International Data Transfers – The Uncertainty Continue
    Following the announcement by the European Commission of the newly agreed EU-US Privacy Shield, the missing piece of the jigsaw was the Article 29 Working Party's stance on the adequacy of the existing mechanisms in place—in particular,…
  • Feb 3

    The European Court of Human Rights Decides that Accessing an Employee’s Work IM Account Did Not Breach His Privacy Right

    The European Court of Human Rights Decides that Accessing an Employee’s Work IM Account Did Not Breach His Privacy Right
    To what extent are the personal communications sent by an employee from their employer's computer private? In Europe it has been accepted for some years that employees do not lose their right to privacy in the workplace. However a recent…
Rank this Week: 992

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 3

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than…
  • Jan 30

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case
    A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The…
  • Jan 18

    The Century of the Self(ie)

    The Century of the Self(ie)
    In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the…
Rank this Week: 890

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 885

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

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

    Why legal intranets lets users down!

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

    The future of enterprise tech-nolo-gy!

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

    Social, to Knowledge Management's Rescue?

    Social, to Knowledge Management's Rescue?
    Two articles recently published on the CMS Wire website have caught my attention because they mention both Social and Knowledge Management, two of my favourite subjects :-)In the first article called "Social to Knowledge Management's Rescue"…
Rank this Week: 809

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

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

    Moving on to digital tax account

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

    Annuity unlocking

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

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

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it
    The use of a deed of variation (sometimes called a deed of family arrangement) is a long established practice which enables the terms of a Will to be altered by the beneficiaries after the death of the testator. If the appropriate election is…
Rank this Week: 1007

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

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

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

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

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

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

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

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 997

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: 975

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

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

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Give You What You Like by Naina - All Parts (1 To 48)

    Give You What You Like by Naina - All Parts (1 To 48)
    Name :-  Give You What You Like  Type :-  Sandhir FF    Writer Name :- Naina Give You What You Like To Read from Starting to End... Just Click Below Here are the links of all Parts 1 To…
  • Feb 8

    Part 48 - Give You What You Like by Naina

    Part 48 - Give You What You Like by Naina
    "Give You What You Like"  By - Naina  Part - 48 Rd pov She left with her family ... Leaving me alone ....i wanted to go with her .... Spend my whole day with her ..... Look into her beautiful eyes .... And hold her…
  • Feb 8

    Part 47 - Give You What You Like by Naina

    Part 47 - Give You What You Like by Naina
    "Give You What You Like"  By - Naina  Part - 47 Sanyukta ,,,, ..I never want a beautiful .sexy ,,. Rice girl ..., I always want a girl who will understand me .,., who will always accept me with the flaws I have ....,…
Rank this Week: 1851

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Unsure what a CRL Warranty is?

    Unsure what a CRL Warranty is?
    Defects with a new build property can occur and therefore a new home will need an insurance policy in place to act as protection. When having a new residential property built, it is important to have specialist insurance. A new build property…
  • Feb 5

    How to purchase business asset

    How to purchase business asset
    When making the decision to buy a business, there are certain things you should always consider.             One of the first decisions needs to be whether you are buying the business by way of an asset purchase…
  • Feb 4

    Registering your proprietorship – Tenants in common

    Registering your proprietorship – Tenants in common
    When buying a property with a co owner, always carefully consider your options on how to register your proprietorship.             You can either register as joint tenants, which means if either of the owners was…
Rank this Week: 1183

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
  • Feb 8

    Has China’s economy affected Chinese visitors to the UK?

    Has China’s economy affected Chinese visitors to the UK?
    Chinese stock market turbulence and the plummeting value of the Chinese yuan in January gave rise to fears of a domestic financial crash in China that would affect other markets. Has tourism spend by Chinese nationals travelling to visit the…
  • Feb 3

    Landlords forced to check tenants’ visa

    Landlords forced to check tenants’ visa
    The government launched a new law on Monday (February 1) that pushes English buy-to-let landlords into making checks on immigrant tenants’ visas as if they are an extension of the Home Office’s Visa & Immigration department.…
  • Jan 14

    Societies join to fight injury law reform

    Societies join to fight injury law reform
    Three law industry bodies have pledged to work together to challenge the government’s proposed injury law reforms that will make it harder for the injured public to obtain justice in personal injury cases. Neil Rose at Legal Futures has…
Rank this Week: 1099

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Feb 8

    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…
  • Feb 2

    Piffling

    Piffling
    My opponent was much more senior than me today and it was clear from the off that he didn’t get on with the judge. I’m not sure whether it was his patronising manner or the judge’s irritation which came first but either way…
  • Jan 31

    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: 1362

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (II)
    In the first part of this report on the 2016 Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, South Carolina last week, I covered the four lectures that related to Islam as an ideology and as an historical movement. In this second part, I will…
  • Feb 3

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)

    Mere Anglicanism 2016: a Report (I)
    [A note to my readers in South Carolina: As of this moment (7:25 PST Wednesday, February 3, 2016), the Supreme Court of South Carolina has not announced any decisions today. Should that change, I will immediately publish an update here. And…
  • Jan 21

    Mere Anglicanism Conference Next Week

    Mere Anglicanism Conference Next Week
    Your Curmudgeon looks forward to attending his third annual Mere Anglicanism Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, starting Thursday of next week (January 28, 2016). The topic is timely: "The Cross and the Crescent -- the Gospel and the…
Rank this Week: 1707

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…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    BIALL Newsletter Sponsorship 2016-17

    BIALL Newsletter Sponsorship 2016-17
    BIALL is pleased to announce that the next raft of sponsorship opportunities for the BIALL Newsletter, issues published from May 2016 to March 2017, will be opened for expressions of interest at 9am on Monday 1st February and will close at…
  • Jan 12

    Nominations open for BIALL Legal Journals Award 2016

    Nominations open for BIALL Legal Journals Award 2016
    Have you consulted or ordered a legal periodical recently that has stood out? Recognise outstanding quality in legal publishing by putting forward a publication for the BIALL Legal Journals Award, won last year by The Law Teacher.…
  • Dec 15

    BIALL Logo Poll - Update

    BIALL Logo Poll - Update
    Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and/or submit comments on the BIALL Logo Poll.  The current logo has been used by the Association for over 20 years. Following the name change vote earlier this year (and therefore a…
Rank this Week: 1638

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 28

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA
    Washington County, Pennsylvania recently concluded its first county-wide reassessment in over thirty-five years, with reassessment values effective for the 2017 tax year.  Property owners will receive two separate notices regarding…
  • Jan 28

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA

    (US) Property Reassessment is Coming to Washington County, PA
    Washington County, Pennsylvania recently concluded its first county-wide reassessment in over thirty-five years, with reassessment values effective for the 2017 tax year.  Property owners will receive two separate notices regarding…
  • Jan 6

    (US) California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation in 2016

    (US) California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation in 2016
    In a Law360.com article published on January 4th titled “California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation to Watch in 2016,” Andrew McIntyre of Law360 addresses the challenges facing the California real estate market in…
Rank this Week: 1138

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
  • Jan 8

    Pantomime Dame

    Pantomime Dame
    The post Pantomime Dame appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Dec 30

    Changing place

    Changing place
    The post Changing places appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Nov 17

    Butterfinger

    Butterfinger
    The post Butterfingers appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 1866

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 18

    Library and LRC Christmas Opening Hour

    Library and LRC Christmas Opening Hour
    From Mon 21st – Wed 23rd Dec: The Library and IT Rooms will close early at 6pm  Thurs 24th Dec – Sun 3rd Jan:  CLOSED Normal opening hours will resume from Mon 4th Jan. (8.30am – 10pm)
  • Dec 18

    Library and LRC Christmas Opening Hour

    Library and LRC Christmas Opening Hour
    The Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open on Sat 19th and Sun 20th Dec from 8.30am – 10pm. The Library will be staffed from 12pm – 4pm on both days. Mon 21st – Wed 23rd Dec: Early closure at 6pm…
  • Dec 11

    The Library self-issue machine will not be available from 11th-16th December due to an IT upgrade.

    The Library self-issue machine will not be available from 11th-16th December due to an IT upgrade.
    You will be unable to use the Library self-issue machine for book loans, renewals or returns from 11am on Friday 11th December until Wednesday 16th December. However you can still borrow, return and renew books using a manual system during…
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Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Dec 16

    We need to stop talking about AI

    We need to stop talking about AI
    My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Saad Faruque on Flickr.
  • Oct 16

    Internet made easy

    Internet made easy
    20 years ago I wrote my first “Page on the Web” column in the Solicitors Journal with a piece about why you should use the internet. My service provider at the time was Demon Internet. They still are! Thanks Demon. (…)Read…
  • Oct 13

    Is ad blocking unfair?

    Is ad blocking unfair?
    My latest post for Legal Web Watch October 2015. What do you think? Legal Web Watch is a free monthly email service which complements the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. To receive Legal Web Watch regularly sign up here. Image: Stop!…
Rank this Week: 1265

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1818

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: 1195

Law Weblog

Law Weblog

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre

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

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.
    ECHR Britain will take the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the court’s governing body, and ministers hope to use this to push through major reforms.
Rank this Week: 1842

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: 2884

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4742

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    No Content: Metadata and the draft Investigatory Powers Bill

    No Content: Metadata and the draft Investigatory Powers Bill
    Puzzled and confused by the draft Investigatory Powers Bill? You are in good company, according to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee which last week delivered a report on the technological issues raised by the draft Bill.…
  • Jan 16

    An itemised phone bill like none ever seen

    An itemised phone bill like none ever seen
    [Adapted from my evidence (PDF) to the Joint Parliamentary Committee scrutinising the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill]Mandatory retention of Internet Connection Records - destination IP address, service name (e.g. Facebook or…
  • Jan 2

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2016

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2016
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2016. Some topics are perennial (see 2015 and 2014), some are new.EU copyright reform In December 2015 the European Commission published, as part of…
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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/
  • Feb 5

    Unitary Patent: UPC's Power to Amend

    Unitary Patent: UPC's Power to Amend
    Venetian Patent Act 1474 Source Wikipedia Yesterday I presented a talk on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. I had a good audience which included some familiar faces as well as several new ones. At the end of…
  • Jan 25

    Caspian Pizza Ltd and Others v Shah and Another

    Caspian Pizza Ltd and Others v Shah and Another
    The sign that appears above is registered as a trade mark for Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats;…
  • Jan 23

    Preparing for the Unified Patent Court

    Preparing for the Unified Patent Court
    Site of the London Section and UK Division of the Unified Patent Court Aldgate Tower | Location Flythrough from J2 Agency on Vimeo. On 28 Jan 2016 I shall give a talk to the CIPA Merseyside Meeting entitled Preparing for the UPC. I will…
Rank this Week: 1955

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Feb 4

    NYC Passes Bill Targeting Grocery Industry

    NYC Passes Bill Targeting Grocery Industry
    The New York City Council’s targeted attacks on specific industries continue unabated. After levying onerous new labor law requirements on car washes this past summer, the Council recently turned its attention to the grocery industry,…
  • Feb 2

    Recent NLRB Work Rule Decision Strikes Down Another Commonly Promulgated Policy

    Recent NLRB Work Rule Decision Strikes Down Another Commonly Promulgated Policy
    Issuing yet another blow to commonly promulgated workplace rules, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) struck down a Whole Foods Market policy prohibiting employees from recording conversations, meetings, phone calls and…
  • Jan 28

    Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    A False Claims Act (“FCA”) retaliation claim, 31 U.S.C. 3730(h), filed January 26, 2016 in federal district court in Oregon, provides a perfect example of the type of challenging cases confronting health care employers today.…
Rank this Week: 3963

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Atlantic Lions update

    Atlantic Lions update
    Atlantic Lions Update. The Lions are now in their 46th day at sea and are less than 350 miles from the finish line in Antigua. During the race they have…had electrical problems which caused difficulties in making water and…
  • Feb 3

    Gardner Croft LLP is proud sponsor of KM Charity Group 5km Colour Run 2016

    Gardner Croft LLP is proud sponsor of KM Charity Group 5km Colour Run 2016
    On 12 June 2016 members of staff from Gardner Croft will be lacing up their running shoes to take part in the 5km Colour Run at Betteshanger Country Park, Sandwich. Gardner Croft are proud to announce that they are a corporate sponsors for…
  • Dec 17

    An update from Atlantic Lion

    An update from Atlantic Lion
    Dear Gardner Croft, As many of you will be aware, Tuesday was the day that we were meant to begin our journey across the Atlantic. However the start for the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge has been delayed. The decision was…
Rank this Week: 2482

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 30

    WARNING – FAULTY ONLINE DIVORCE FORM (NOT OURS!)

    WARNING – FAULTY ONLINE DIVORCE FORM (NOT OURS!)
    an error in the online divorce form E on the hmcts website has meant that over 3,600 cases may have been decided using incorrect information. Continue reading →
  • Nov 27

    YOUR FAULT! NO, YOUR FAULT!

    YOUR FAULT! NO, YOUR FAULT!
    would the introduction of no fault divorce weaken the institution of marriage, or would it help parties divorce with dignity and focus on their kids? Continue reading →
  • Oct 9

    GOVERNMENT TO PROFIT FURTHER FROM DIVORCE?

    GOVERNMENT TO PROFIT FURTHER FROM DIVORCE?
    it is a matter for concern that government appears intent on making a profit from family court fees. bryan reed of justdivorce.co.uk considers this worrying development. Continue reading →
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