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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: 5

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: 36

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 64

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

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

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

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

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

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

    Do You Need a Motor Lawyer?

    Do You Need a Motor Lawyer?
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post When most people are stopped by the police and given a ticket, or are caught on camera and receive a notice in the post, the majority pay the fine and take the…
Rank this Week: 150

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: 167

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 7

    Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up

    Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up
    The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news. Media Reports of Family Courts Case…
  • Dec 7

    Case Law, Australia: Heather Reid v Stan Dukic, $180,000 damages for nine Facebook posts – Yvonne Kux

    Case Law, Australia: Heather Reid v Stan Dukic, $180,000 damages for nine Facebook posts – Yvonne Kux
    In the case of Reid v Dukic [2016] ACTSC 344, a man who posted a series of Facebook posts defaming the chief executive of a Canberra football organisation has been ordered to pay her damages of $180,000. ACT Supreme Court Justice…
  • Dec 5

    Consultation on Leveson: the Press has no case at all – Brian Cathcart

    Consultation on Leveson: the Press has no case at all – Brian Cathcart
    The Government has launched a public consultation on ‘The Leveson Inquiry and its Implementation’. You might think that when they consult in this way it must be a thorny issue with strong arguments on both sides, but in this case…
Rank this Week: 193

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: 180

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 7

    Rather too certain to be uncertain

    Rather too certain to be uncertain
    Leeds City Council v Broadley [2016] EWCA Civ 1213 This was Leeds’ second appeal of a Valuation Tribunal decision on council tax liability. We covered the first High Court appeal here. Full disclosure, I acted for the intervener in this…
  • Dec 4

    Housing Law Conference 2016

    Housing Law Conference 2016
    13 December 2016, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE The Housing Law Practitioners Association conference – the biggest and, let’s be honest, best housing law conference of the year. This…
  • Nov 27

    Known unknowns – Considering disability in homelessne

    Known unknowns – Considering disability in homelessne
    Birmingham City Council v Wilson [2016] EWCA Civ 1137 In Pieretti v Enfield LBC [2010] EWCA Civ 1104 (our note) the Court of Appeal held that under (the predecessor to) the Equality Act, in the course of Housing Act 1997…
Rank this Week: 235

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    An Interview with David Lawrenson on Referencing Tenant

    An Interview with David Lawrenson on Referencing Tenant
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: In this podcast I talk to experienced landlord David Lawrenson about his procedures for referencing tenants. And answer a few listeners questions along the way. NB David’s new book is The Buy to Let…
  • Dec 4

    Our Top Twelve Posts on Tenancy Agreement

    Our Top Twelve Posts on Tenancy Agreement
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: All landlords need to know about tenancy agreements and how to choose the correct tenancy agreement for their property. Here are twelve posts from the Landlord Law Blog which will help you: 1. The Three…
  • Dec 3

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 November

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 November
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: I have been a bit preoccupied over the past few weeks what with one thing and another, and I see that this resulted in my forgetting to do last week’s roundup!  I only noticed when I came to do…
Rank this Week: 205

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 290

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 6

    Ouch

    Ouch
    UpTights received a call from a solicitor today.  Not just any solicitor but the senior partner at a massive firm which provides her with a lot of work.  However, it would be accurate to say that they have never quite seen eye to…
  • Dec 5

    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…
  • Dec 2

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea

    The King Of Ideas To Protect Global Idea
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post In the days of yore, people had more ideas of their own and there was even an era when people would come up with innovations galore. Nonetheless, it has been discovered…
Rank this Week: 363

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    Family Law Reduced Fees Scheme Launched To Help People In A “Jam”

    Family Law Reduced Fees Scheme Launched To Help People In A “Jam”
    A new scheme is being launched this month offering a more affordable legal advice service to people who are “just about managing” financially – or “Jams.”The hourly rate under this scheme is set at around…
  • Dec 5

    ONS divorce stats release: Resolution response

    ONS divorce stats release: Resolution response
    Nigel ShepherdThe Office of National Statistics’ latest figures on divorce in England and Wales show there were 111,169 divorces in England and Wales in 2014, a drop of 3.1% compared to 2013. The divorce rate has also fallen by 5.3%…
  • Dec 4

    News Essentials: 5th December 2016

    News Essentials: 5th December 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSLawyers overwhelmingly hostile to settlement conferences in care proceedingsFamily lawyers have turned overwhelmingly hostile to settlement conferences in…
Rank this Week: 512

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 673

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 694

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

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

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

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

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 634

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: 625

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)

    The End Times -- in Jesus' Own Words (I)
    As mentioned in my previous post, I prepared for Advent a series of three talks for our local parish forum on the subject of the Eskaton, or End Times. The series focused just on what Jesus Himself told his disciples on that topic, as we…
  • Nov 30

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)

    Sundry Remarks (and a New Blog for You)
    Out of the gallimaufry of Weblogs that I track in my categories in the columns to the right, one of my favorites is the Rev. Dr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment. He is classed under the very few liturgical blogs ("Liturgi-cannon" in my…
  • Nov 9

    The Professor Is Right Again

    The Professor Is Right Again
    Professor Helmuth Norpoth of Stony Brook University on Long Island correctly called this election for Donald Trump back in February, when everyone -- and I mean everyone -- was confident that Trump would lose by a big margin. Later in…
Rank this Week: 888

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

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

    Costs budgeting v detailed assessment

    Costs budgeting v detailed assessment
    Watching the implementation process of the Jackson reforms has often been like witnessing a slow-motion car crash.  It has certainly been in slow-motion, with his original report being published all the way back in May 2009 and his final…
  • Nov 21

    Association of Costs Lawyers membership

    Association of Costs Lawyers membership
    During the heyday of the costs negotiating industry, the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen, as it was, held discussions with a number of the major costs negotiating firms to explore the idea of employees of those firms joining the…
  • Nov 17

    Major reform ahead

    Major reform ahead
    “May you live in interesting times” – Ancient Chinese curse Lord Justice Jackson has been appointed to look at options to extend fixed recoverable costs much more widely.  He has until 31 July 2017 to complete the…
Rank this Week: 1117

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Dec 2

    Dance of the synapses…

    Dance of the synapses…
    Brrr but it was a mighty cold one this morning [yesterday morning now – I got tied up!]. A morning of luscious oversleeping under warm duvets and a crunchy frosty frogmarch into school just before the 8.50 kettling bell. And then a…
  • Nov 27

    Humbug to Christmas Jumper

    Humbug to Christmas Jumper
    As if branded school uniform that gets lost, grown out of, muddied or chewed or otherwise knackered as fast as you can say “Parentpay” three times whilst clicking your Clarks together wasn’t enough of an…
  • Nov 20

    Why is it so hard to talk?

    Why is it so hard to talk?
    I’ve never been short of an opinion or two. Sometimes I change my mind and change my opinion. I think it’s important to talk about stuff to test out whether your opinion meets that test. I’ve got some opinions about how…
Rank this Week: 958

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 2

    Privacy and Cybersecurity December 2016 Event

    Privacy and Cybersecurity December 2016 Event
    Please join us for our December 2016 Privacy and Cybersecurity Events.
  • Dec 2

    US Agencies Release Guidance for Securing the Internet of Thing

    US Agencies Release Guidance for Securing the Internet of Thing
    The Internet of Things continues to draw broad interest from policymakers and regulators around the globe. Following on the heels of a major distributed denial-of-service attack in October 2016 that leveraged potentially millions of…
  • Nov 28

    FTC Issues Sharing Economy Report

    FTC Issues Sharing Economy Report
    In June 2015, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators. The Commission also solicited public comments on the topic, receiving more than 2,000…
Rank this Week: 751

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
Rank this Week: 1123

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 8

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?

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

    European Court revisits resale of software

    European Court revisits resale of software
    Can you re-sell software that you have purchased legitimately? Most people would say that it is definitely possible, you bought it after all, but things get a bit complicated when you explain the legal specifics of the question. When you buy…
  • Oct 11

    Gikii papers online

    Gikii papers online
    This year’s Gikii took place in London hosted by the always marvellous Andrea Matwyshyn. As usual, there were more cat slides than a cat video convention, and as always some amazing presentations and thought-provoking interventions. And…
Rank this Week: 1291

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

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

    The Nuts and Bolts of Workplace Injury Right

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

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

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

    Social Media Contributing To Divorce Rate

    Social Media Contributing To Divorce Rate
    Featured Post Manchester based Family Law solicitors Carter Law have noted a correlation between the use of social media and the incline of divorce rates. In 2014, a study revealed that marriage happiness and quality shared a negative trend…
Rank this Week: 960

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • Nov 4

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In
    On September 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released for comment a proposed new regulation entitled Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500). Various industry…
  • Nov 2

    Just Down the Hall — D.C. Appeals Court Hears Appeal Over MetLife’s SIFI Statu

    Just Down the Hall — D.C. Appeals Court Hears Appeal Over MetLife’s SIFI Statu
    On March 30, 2016, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stripped MetLife of its designation as a nonbank systemically important financial institution (nonbank SIFI). She held that the designation…
  • Oct 26

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced
    Ambiguity surrounding the term “commencing” led a court to deny an insurer’s motion seeking to dismiss an insured’s property damage claim, despite the insured’s inability to state when the property damage at…
Rank this Week: 1161

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: 834

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: 1094

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Dec 7

    Package as “Advertising”

    Package as “Advertising”
    On October 17, 2016, a US federal trial court in the District of Columbia ruled that a competitor may pursue a Lanham Act claim for false advertising due to a container of black pepper. Watkins Inc. v. McCormick & Co., Inc., Case No.…
  • Nov 23

    FDA delays lab developed test guidance

    FDA delays lab developed test guidance
    The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced on November 18, 2016 that it will not release a final guidance to regulate laboratory developed tests (“LDTs”), in vitro diagnostic tests designed, manufactured,…
  • Nov 18

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement Proce

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement Proce
    On November 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) hosted a 2016 MLN Connects National Provider Call (“Provider Call”) for purposes of outlining the parameters of the 2016 Hospital Appeals…
Rank this Week: 1848

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Dec 7

    What rights do workers have to rest breaks in the UK?

    What rights do workers have to rest breaks in the UK?
    The Working Time Regulations 1998 (the Regulations), which implement the requirements of the 1993 EC Working Time Directive, introduced restrictions on the number of hours worked by employees and workers together with a right to rest breaks,…
  • Dec 6

    DOL to appeal injunction against new overtime regulation

    DOL to appeal injunction against new overtime regulation
    Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations were set to go into effect on December 1st, the validity of the regulations remains unsettled. We previously reported that on November 22nd, Judge Amos…
  • Dec 6

    OSHA workplace injury and illness tracking will go forward

    OSHA workplace injury and illness tracking will go forward
    Last week, a Texas federal judge handed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) a victory by refusing to grant an injunction that sought to delay the implementation of the Agency’s rule regarding workplace injuries…
Rank this Week: 1842

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Dec 7

    Are Lenders Putting Conveyancers in a Stranglehold over Knotweed Obligations?

    Are Lenders Putting Conveyancers in a Stranglehold over Knotweed Obligations?
    HSBC is the third lender in the space of a three week period to impose new requirements in relation to Japanese knotweed.In an update to their answer to 5.4.4 of Part 2 of the CML Handbook HSBC's new requirements reads:Japanese Knotweed…
  • Dec 5

    November 2016 Overview - CML Handbook and BSA Mortgage Instruction Change

    November 2016 Overview - CML Handbook and BSA Mortgage Instruction Change
    Key Statistics for November 2016 (England & Wales):35 lenders made changes to their instructions130 sections were changed by lenders5 lenders made changes to their minimum lease term requirements6 lenders made changes on more than one…
  • Dec 1

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower

    HSBC Introduces Independent Advice Requirements for 'Unequal' Borrower
    In a recent change to their CML Handbook Part 2 requirements, HSBC have imposed new obligations on their conveyancing panel when it comes to advising joint borrowers.One might expect Section 8.1 (‘Does the lender allow me to advise any…
Rank this Week: 4811

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
  • Dec 6

    Human Rights Day – December 10 2016

    Human Rights Day – December 10 2016
    Saturday December 10 is the official global Human Rights Day, as adopted by the United Nations. The day commemorates and observes the day back in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,…
  • Oct 28

    Gareth Beardsworth joins Asons as new Head of Finance

    Gareth Beardsworth joins Asons as new Head of Finance
    Gareth Beardsworth has joined Asons Solicitors of Bolton in the role of Head of Finance. Gareth arrives at the Bolton law firm from Macclesfield-based pet food manufacturer MPM Products where he was the firm’s Financial Controller for…
  • Oct 11

    Asons’ client awarded £25k after negligent knee surgery

    Asons’ client awarded £25k after negligent knee surgery
    Clinical negligence solicitor Rachel Shafar of Asons Solicitors has successfully settled a claim for £25,000 for our client Mr K, who suffered pain and complications after a negligent total knee replacement. In January 2013 Mr K…
Rank this Week: 2319

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Supplier Liaison Group – new contact form

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

    BIALL Knowledge Management Group

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

    KM workshop - blogpost

    KM workshop - blogpost
    “Knowledge management”: what does it actually mean? It’s a term that I’ve been dimly aware for a while now, but without really understanding what it is or why it’s important. What exactly do you mean by…
Rank this Week: 3968

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Dec 6

    As Clear as Grey - Sale of 'Grey' Goods a Criminal Offense in the UK

    As Clear as Grey - Sale of 'Grey' Goods a Criminal Offense in the UK
    The sale of counterfeit goods is a touchy subject, and definitely an issue that many rightsholders are attempting to tackle head on, particularly in the context of the Internet (a good example is the recent Cartier litigation, more on which…
  • Nov 25

    All Checked Out - CJEU Decides on e-Lending of Books by Librarie

    All Checked Out - CJEU Decides on e-Lending of Books by Librarie
    As previously discussed on this very blog, the issue of e-lending has come up in the European courts recently, specifically relating to whether it is allowed under EU law. While one would think the question is quite straight-forward,…
  • Nov 16

    A New Era - What Does the Donald Trump Presidency Potentially Mean for IP?

    A New Era - What Does the Donald Trump Presidency Potentially Mean for IP?
    Now that the dust has settled in the long and arduous process that is the American presidential race, it is time to look ahead to the future and the possible implications of the Donald Trump presidency. While it can be appreciated that the…
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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/
  • Dec 6

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

    (US) With new laws, it just got easier to demolish blighted properties in Pennsylvania
    Blighted residential and commercial properties are a major impediment to rehabilitation and redevelopment efforts in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania. However, late in the 2016 legislative term, the Pennsylvania House and Senate…
  • Dec 1

    So is this the time for developers to think big and build big?

    So is this the time for developers to think big and build big?
    On Monday 28 November 2016 the City of London’s Planning and Transport Committee approved (19 votes in favour, 2 against) a resolution to grant permission for the development known as 1 Undershaft which at 73 storeys will be the tallest…
  • Nov 21

    (UK) Welsh Residential Private Rented Sector – Key New Regulations in Force

    (UK) Welsh Residential Private Rented Sector – Key New Regulations in Force
    As we mentioned in an earlier post Regulations for dealing with private rented housing in Wales are increasing. From 23 November 2016 all properties need to be registered and anybody undertaking, letting or management work has to go further…
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Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Dec 5

    Legal Implications of DDoS Attacks and the Internet of Things (IoT)

    Legal Implications of DDoS Attacks and the Internet of Things (IoT)
    Several significant distributed denial-of-service (“DDoS”) attacks have taken place in the last few weeks, including a major event involving a domain name service provider (Dyn), which caused outages and slowness for many popular…
  • Dec 5

    Michigan PSC Orders Staff to Draft Rules for Utility Cybersecurity Reporting

    Michigan PSC Orders Staff to Draft Rules for Utility Cybersecurity Reporting
    The cybersecurity practices and procedures of public utility companies servicing Michigan residents will soon be subject to examination by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).  In an Order issued on November 22, 2016, the…
  • Nov 20

    UAE Outlaws Sales of Personal Data and Increases Fines for Companie

    UAE Outlaws Sales of Personal Data and Increases Fines for Companie
    The United Arab Emirates Penal Code was amended with effect from October 29, 2016 to outlaw the copying, distribution or disclosure of information that a person obtains in the course of their employment. This new offence will target company…
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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 5

    Charles Booth's London - website hosted by the LSE launched

    Charles Booth's London - website hosted by the LSE launched
    Last week I received an email promoting the following: LSE has just launched Charles Booth’s London, a website making available the famous poverty maps and the descriptively rich police notebooks arising from Booth’s…
  • Nov 29

    Journals moving from Lexis Library (but don't worry, we will still have online access)

    Journals moving from Lexis Library (but don't worry, we will still have online access)
    From 22nd December, the following journals will no longer be available via Lexis Library:European Competition JournalJournal of Corporate Law StudiesJournal of Media LawJournal of Private International Law Judicial ReviewLaw and…
  • Nov 22

    PhD Training Day at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studie

    PhD Training Day at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studie
    The first session of a 3 part series being run this academic year on 'How to get a PhD in Law' will take place on Saturday December 3rd and will include sessions on:literature reviewscomparative legal researchqualitative and quantitative…
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Spencers Solicitors Blog

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law in the UK.

http://www.spencerssolicitors.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is for Everyone, Not Just the Elderly

    Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is for Everyone, Not Just the Elderly
    There are many good reasons to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and this is why I am glad we made one for my dad, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers: Dad - 3 Years Ago Dad - 3 Weeks Ago Russell Hames (Bill) is my step-dad.…
  • Dec 2

    Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is for Everyone, Not Just the Elderly

    Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is for Everyone, Not Just the Elderly
    There are many good reasons to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and this is why I am glad we made one for my dad, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers: Dad - 3 Years Ago Dad - 3 Weeks Ago Russell Hames (Bill) is my step-dad.…
  • Nov 30

    An "award-winning" month for Spencers Solicitor

    An "award-winning" month for Spencers Solicitor
    November has been a busy month here at Spencers with highlights including a fundraising event and much esteemed recognition in two award categories. Our very own Lucy Rose received the Apprentice of the Year Award in the Derbyshire Times…
Rank this Week: 2033

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Dec 1

    Modern Slavery Business Reporting: Beyond Compliance

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

    What Employers May Expect with Trump in Office

    What Employers May Expect with Trump in Office
    This installment of our ongoing series prognosticating about the new Presidential administration focuses on the regulatory environment employers may face. President-elect Trump has promised to revoke a number of the more employee-friendly…
  • Nov 22

    Court Preliminarily Enjoins DOL Overtime Rule

    Court Preliminarily Enjoins DOL Overtime Rule
    A Texas federal court judge has issued a preliminary nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing the controversial overtime rule set to take effect December 1. The rule would have more than doubled the…
Rank this Week: 3914

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Nov 28

    GOOD DIVORCE WEEK

    GOOD DIVORCE WEEK
    28 november sees the start of good divorce week, an initiative launched by the resolution group of specialist family lawyers to publicize its updated code of good conduct. Continue reading →
  • Oct 13

    NO FAULT DIVORCE (AGAIN)

    NO FAULT DIVORCE (AGAIN)
    a recent house of commons briefing paper again puts the question of no-fault divorce on the political agenda. could this tie in conveniently with plans to introduce online divorce into the courts? Continue reading →
  • Sep 30

    FAMILY FIXED FEES ON THE HORIZON?

    FAMILY FIXED FEES ON THE HORIZON?
    bryan reed looks at the march towards fixed fees in family law cases and considers how it affects consumers and law firms. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2233

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

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

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • Nov 28

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

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

    How to sack a company director

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

    Licensing and cumulative impact

    Licensing and cumulative impact
    Licensing authorities have the option of introducing a cumulative impact policy which will apply to one or more defined areas or zones within their area of authority. So how do they go about introducing such a policy, and what effect will it…
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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/
  • Nov 25

    Plummy!

    Plummy!
    Victoria Plums Author RasbakSource WikipediaCreative Commons Licence Victoria Plum Ltd (t/a Victoria Plumb) v Victorian Plumbing Ltd and Others [2016] EWHC 2911 (Ch) (18 Nov 2016)  Mr Justice Henry Carr In this…
  • Oct 28

    Where can you sue for trade mark infringement or passing off: AMS Neve v Heritage Audio

    Where can you sue for trade mark infringement or passing off: AMS Neve v Heritage Audio
    Author NuclearVaccumSource WikipediaCreative Commons Licence AMS Neve Ltd and Others v Heritage Audio S.L. and Another [2016] EWHC 2563 (IPEC) Mark Vallance Crabtree and Barnett Waddingham Trustees Limited are the…
  • Oct 17

    The Pregabalin Appeal: Generics v Warner Lambert

    The Pregabalin Appeal: Generics v Warner Lambert
    Author AcdxSource WikipediaCreative Commons Licence Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) v Warner-Lambert Company LLC [2016] EWCA Civ 1006 (13 Oct 2016) This was an appeal against Mr Justice Arnold's judgment in Generics…
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The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

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

http://thestevecornforthblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Nov 23

    My final blog - because justice matter

    My final blog - because justice matter
    This is the final blog that I will be posting in its current format.My first post was on 2nd October 2011 and was all about attacks on Human Rights following the Conservative Party Conference. The blog has since covered most topics imaginable…
  • Nov 17

    Whiplash & Small Claims - this time it's for real....

    Whiplash & Small Claims - this time it's for real....
    In November 2015 the former Chancellor, George Osborne announced plans the abolish the right to damages for whiplash injuries and to raise the Small Claims limit in Personal Injury Claims. The effect of the latter is to remove the right of…
  • Nov 11

    Are we seeing the demise of our civil courts?

    Are we seeing the demise of our civil courts?
    I have written before about the problems suffered by all parties to litigation following the drastic increases in court fees in 2015 – http://thestevecornforthblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/court-fees-2-what-are-we-getting-for.htmlIt…
Rank this Week: 3443

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
  • Nov 22

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking

    Challenge to UK planning permission for fracking
    Community group ‘Preston New Road Action Group’ (PNRAG) has taken further action to challenge the government’s decision to allow fracking of shale gas at a site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire (the Plumpton Site). As…
  • Nov 18

    Researchers zero in on how fracking can cause earthquake

    Researchers zero in on how fracking can cause earthquake
    A new academic study reveals two ways hydraulic fracturing by oil and gas operators can cause earthquakes in Alberta, Canada. Researchers at the University of Calgary’s Department of Geoscience have discovered that tremors induced by…
Rank this Week: 1828

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: 4653

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4965

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Nov 10

    Conveyancing Timescale

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

    Everything You Need to Know About Probate

    Everything You Need to Know About Probate
    Probate is a word many people have never really come across – and if the first time you need to know what it means is when somebody close to you has died, it can be distressing and confusing. Thankfully though, the word itself is the…
  • Nov 7

    What is a Contract Race?

    What is a Contract Race?
    I’m buying a property and part of a Contract Race, what does this mean? A contract race arises when a seller decides to deal with more than one potential buyer, thus essentially creating a ‘race’ between those buyers to see…
Rank this Week: 2350