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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

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 8

    PLC Student Ambassador, Jan – May 2014

    PLC Student Ambassador, Jan – May 2014
       The Practical Law Company is seeking to recruit a student ambassador to  represent and promote PLC services to the University of Law, Guildford, from January to the end of May, 2014.  Applications are welcome from…
  • Nov 25

    Library opening times during the Christmas and New Year Period

    Library opening times during the Christmas and New Year Period
    Over the Christmas and New Year period, the Library and LRC building will be open as follows:- Up to and including Thursday 19th Dec: Opening hours: 8.30am – 10pm  Friday 20th Dec: 8.30am – 6pm Sat 21st Dec - Wed…
  • Oct 14

    LPC Students – PLR legal research workshops and database training

    LPC Students – PLR legal research workshops and database training
    If, as a result of completing your PLR workbook legal research exercises, you’ve become aware of some gaps in your legal research knowledge, you will be pleased to learn that we are scheduling some workshops in preparation for your PLR…
Rank this Week: 62

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Guest Post: Is Your Divorce Case Going No Where in Court?

    Guest Post: Is Your Divorce Case Going No Where in Court?
    Is Your Divorce Case Going No Where in Court? Sometimes divorce proceedings can become stalled. It mostly happens when two parties just cannot seem to see eye-to-eye on things and come to a decision. Two stubborn minded people have…
  • Apr 14

    Guest Post: The Legacy of Nigel Savage

    Guest Post: The Legacy of Nigel Savage
    The Legacy of Nigel Savage Richard Ridyard is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford, having previously studied there for a BCL. Nigel Savage is an inescapable presence in the legal education sector. Later this month he will retire as…
  • Apr 14

    Back to the blogging very soon….

    Back to the blogging very soon….
    As my spinal injury heals – I reckon that I will be able to return to regular blogging soon…. within days, hopefully. I have kept up with events in the world of law and legal education – so much to write about.  I…
Rank this Week: 66

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 70

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 75

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 145

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 220

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 13

    Whatever happened to DVDs?

    Whatever happened to DVDs?
    Storage spaces This week I attended the launch of a CREATe report named ‘A review of the causes and impacts of unlawful file sharing’ (not yet available online). The report itself offers a fascinating insight into the research…
  • Apr 9

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper
    So Gikii! Call For Papers September 1-2 2014University of Sussex, Brighton Could a computer virus go on a killing rampage? What are the legal issues surrounding 3D-printed drones? Is Bitcoin the beginning of the end of the existing financial…
  • Apr 2

    European court allows website blocking

    European court allows website blocking
    You shall not pass! The European Court of Justice has produced a very interesting ruling with regards to injunctions ordering intermediaries to block websites which make available infringing content. This has been a hot legal topic in recent…
Rank this Week: 217

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Feb 2

    #missionmarathon the story so far

    #missionmarathon the story so far
    Late last year I wrote about how I had won a place on the RunLounge Missionmarathon team. 7 weeks into the journey I thought it was high time I updated all my followers on what I've been up to as part of this challenge.The first thing we were…
  • Jan 2

    Intranet and Digital Workplace predictions 2014

    Intranet and Digital Workplace predictions 2014
    It's the first week of January, so what better way to welcome in the New Year then by posting a list of predictions for intranets and digital workplaces in 2014.Whilst I did consider doing this myself, we're fortunate in the intranet…
  • Dec 12

    Mission Marathon

    Mission Marathon
    It has been a while since I've posted anything running related. That's predominantly because I've been slammed at work and I've been happily running at my local Parkrun and undertaking my usual long run on Sunday. I'm on target to run 1000…
Rank this Week: 278

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
  • Apr 13

    Spoiling the Broth

    Spoiling the Broth
    Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC  1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup…
  • Apr 13

    Disrepair: La luta continua!

    Disrepair: La luta continua!
    2013 was a difficult year for claimant disrepair. Changes in legal aid funding have made it all but impossible to pursue a disrepair claim under legal aid alone, as funding is only available for an order to carry out repairs to where there is…
Rank this Week: 290

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Easter eggs ‘destroyed’ by overzealous airport staff

    Easter eggs ‘destroyed’ by overzealous airport staff
    From BBC News 16/04/14: Children were left "devastated" after staff at Bristol Airport destroyed their Easter eggs in a security check. I think ‘destroyed’ is a bit strong. But a broken egg, is a broken egg – however…
  • Apr 4

    Court stenographer apes Jack Torrance from The Shining

    Court stenographer apes Jack Torrance from The Shining
    Well, in some respects. From the New York Post 03/04/14: An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining” during a high-profile criminal trial and repeatedly typing, “I hate my job, I…
  • Apr 2

    How to Protect Yourself from Money Laundering

    How to Protect Yourself from Money Laundering
    Guest Post Graphic from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Credit-cards.jpg Purely by providing your bank account to facilitate money laundering, you’re acting illegally. Unfortunately, ignorance is no excuse in…
Rank this Week: 439

First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • 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…
  • Dec 30

    NHS on shaky ground as breast cancer scandal uncovered

    NHS on shaky ground as breast cancer scandal uncovered
    The NHS were at the centre of another storm this week as it was revealed hundreds of women’s lives had been left with an increased chance of breast cancer due to their negligence. The Telegraph reported the scandal came about after…
Rank this Week: 432

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 24

    RTI Teething Problem

    RTI Teething Problem
    Whilst almost all 1.9m PAYE schemes are now live on Real Time Information, HMRC has admitted to a number of problems with implementation. There have been several announcements on the HMRC website following the identification of so called root…
  • Mar 7

    Conversion of a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) into a Company

    Conversion of a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) into a Company
    The conversion of a partnership into an LLP is a relatively easy concept to envisage and is one that was adopted by many partnerships after the introduction of the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000.  In principle, the assets owned…
  • Feb 26

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company
    In Capita v Gulldale the Isle of Man High Court issued a letter of request to the English High Court seeking the appointment of English administrators to an Isle of Man company, Gulldale Limited. In doing so the Isle of Man High Court was…
Rank this Week: 473

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers a variety of legal areas and information, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
  • Apr 13

    Spoiling the Broth

    Spoiling the Broth
    Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC  1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup…
  • Apr 13

    Disrepair: La luta continua!

    Disrepair: La luta continua!
    2013 was a difficult year for claimant disrepair. Changes in legal aid funding have made it all but impossible to pursue a disrepair claim under legal aid alone, as funding is only available for an order to carry out repairs to where there is…
Rank this Week: 567

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 541

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
  • Apr 18

    Not unlawful to refuse egg freezing therapy for Crohn’s sufferer

    Not unlawful to refuse egg freezing therapy for Crohn’s sufferer
    Rose, R (on the application of) v Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group [2014] EWHC 1182 (Admin) 15 April 2014 – read judgment Jeremy Hyam of 1 Crown Office Row represented the claimant in this case. He had nothing to do with the…
  • Apr 17

    Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – Lauren Godfrey

    Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – Lauren Godfrey
    Two different bodies in the last week have reflected on issues concerning the fundamental imbalance in the employment relationship. This provides an opportunity to reflect on what, if any, role human rights principles have in redressing that…
  • Apr 15

    Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal

    Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal
     Tchenguiz v. Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2014] EWCA Civ 472, 15 April 2014 – read judgment This judgment is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness…
Rank this Week: 656

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 647

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 626

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 16

    Et Voila! C’est Ici! Finalment!

    Et Voila! C’est Ici! Finalment!
    No, I’m not sure why it’s in French either. But voila all the same. Or Abracadabra. The mystery of quite how a custody residence or access contact order will be treated in the era of the Child Arrangements Order and how it…
  • Apr 6

    Come In Number 1 Your Time Is Up

    Come In Number 1 Your Time Is Up
    Last October The President promised me an interview. I compiled a list of questions thunk up by me or suggested by colleagues and Pink Tape readers. The observant and slightly sad amongst you will have noticed the absence of the much…
  • Mar 31

    Everything is Awesome When You’re Part Of A Team!

    Everything is Awesome When You’re Part Of A Team!
    In our house the Lego Movie is the hot flick of the season. Along with it’s excruciatingly aweFUL theme song and fatuous lyrics (which those of you with kids will recognise from the title of this blog post – I can visualise you…
Rank this Week: 670

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 17

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...
    It's all happening...The Ministry of Justice has asked the Family Justice Council to take forward the Law Commission’s recommendation to clarify the law of “financial needs” on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.…
  • Apr 16

    Confused by all the changes coming in on the 22nd? Where to find the answers.

    Confused by all the changes coming in on the 22nd? Where to find the answers.
    We may be on the cusp of history, but there are an awful lot of changes happening in family law, and an unprecedented amount of new material for practitioners to assimilate. Thankfully, however, there are a number of good resources around the…
  • Apr 15

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?

    Family Lore Clinic: How can a contact order be enforced following 22 April 2014 family law changes?
    I assume that this is referring to the introduction of child arrangements orders on the 22nd of April, and their effect upon contact enforcement orders under section 11J of the Children Act. Under s.11J(2) if the court is satisfied beyond…
Rank this Week: 772

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Predicting the future

    Predicting the future
    Implementation of the Jackson reforms was predicted by many to mean a dramatic drop in claim numbers. The Access to Justice Action Group predicted “there will be at least 25% fewer claimants”. Many scoffed at the idea the reforms…
  • Apr 13

    Amending a bill of cost

    Amending a bill of cost
    PD 47 para.13.10 allow a party to vary their bill: “(1) If a party wishes to vary that party’s bill of costs, points of dispute or a reply, an amended or supplementary document must be filed with the court and copies of it must be…
  • Apr 10

    Costs Management White Paper

    Costs Management White Paper
    The Association of Costs Lawyers has published an excellent White Paper on the First Year of Costs Management. Unfortunately, it repeats the myth that costs budgeting means Costs Lawyers are the “quantity surveyors of the litigation…
Rank this Week: 796

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 17

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim

    Slater & Gordon Committed to Fight for Asbestos Victim
    The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group arranged for Australian Labor Senator, Lisa Singh, to speak at its monthly meeting in Liverpool. Staff from Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool, Manchester & Halifax as well as from…
  • Apr 17

    Britains damaged coastline!

    Britains damaged coastline!
    A report was released last week by the National Trust which stated that an easier and more maintainable strategy should be devised and is “urgently needed” in order to assist the protection of coastal areas in the forthcoming…
  • Apr 17

    Could a garage really be this expensive?

    Could a garage really be this expensive?
    Imagine having a garage worth more than your house? A derelict spacious garage located in London had been listed in an auction then sold for an immense sum of £550,000 marking it the most expensive property in its sector around…
Rank this Week: 889

Law Bod Blog

Law Bod Blog

News and chat from the Bodleian Law Library at Oxford University.

http://lawbod.wordpress.com
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 4

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014
    Please note that, due to an electrical shutdown for the entire St Cross Building from 6.30am to 10am on Tuesday 8 April,  the Bodleian Law Library will not open until 10am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.    
  • Mar 28

    Flowers for Mothers’ Day

    Flowers for Mothers’ Day
    With Mothering Sunday this weekend, I thought it would be nice to take a quick walk through some of the traditional gifts for the day. Sadly I couldn’t find any legal references to Simnel Cake, though I’d had hopes for IP-related…
Rank this Week: 887

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Texas Supreme Court Denies Motion for Stay / Recall

    Texas Supreme Court Denies Motion for Stay / Recall
    Today, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order denying ECUSA's motion for a stay or recall of its mandate pending ECUSA's request to the United States Supreme Court to review the Texas Court's decision in the Fort Worth case. This means that…
  • Apr 18

    Reminder: My Good Friday Post of 2011

    Reminder: My Good Friday Post of 2011
    For Good Friday 2011, I put up this post analyzing the differences between the Gospel of John and the Synoptic Gospels in dating the Last Supper and Jesus' crucifixion. It remains timely today, and I cannot improve on the analysis, so I would…
  • Apr 11

    Archbishop Welby Struggles with a Greater Truth

    Archbishop Welby Struggles with a Greater Truth
    As the Anglican Curmudgeon, it behooves me now and then to comment upon matters Anglican. And just now, there is a tempest in the Anglican teapot which I have refrained from noticing, because after all, it is still a small storm in a very…
Rank this Week: 1173

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/
  • Apr 17

    Learn how the IP Bill will affect you

    Learn how the IP Bill will affect you
    The Intellectual Property Bill has passed through the Commons and now awaits royal assent. Although much attention has focused on clause 13 of the Bill which will create a new offence of unauthorized copying of a registered or registered…
  • Apr 10

    Equitable Interests in Patents and Patent Application

    Equitable Interests in Patents and Patent Application
    In Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd v. Rhone-Poulenc Rorer International Holdings Inc and Others [2007] Bus LR 1796, [2007] BusLR 1796, [2008] 1 All ER 425, [2007] UKHL 43 Lord Hoffmann described s.7 (2) and (3) of the Patents Act…
  • Apr 7

    Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon

    Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon
    Jane Lambert In Cosmetic Warriors Ltd and Another v amazon.co.uk Ltd and Another [2014] EWHC 181 Mr John Baldwin QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, had to decide whether causing advertising  to appear on an an Internet…
Rank this Week: 1441

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan and Aidan Ellis.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1464

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
  • Apr 18

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing
    On April 10, 2014, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued a joint policy statement on the antitrust implications of sharing cybersecurity information to help facilitate the flow of cyberintelligence throughout the…
  • Apr 14

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Apr 9

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid
    In a decision rendered on 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. The Court's decision was grounded on its conclusion that, by requiring the retention of the data falling within the…
Rank this Week: 2174

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Emotional Neglect of children to be made law?

    Emotional Neglect of children to be made law?
    The Ministry of Justice is seeking to introduce a “Cinderella law” which will make the emotional neglect of children illegal in England and Wales. The possible introduction of this law follows a three year campaign by charity…
  • Apr 18

    Terms of a Contract

    Terms of a Contract
    In the world of contracts, terms need to be certain, and as your solicitors we aim to ensure that the terms used in documents such as Share Purchase Agreements and Asset Purchase Agreements will determine the extent of your rights and duties…
  • Apr 17

    Increases to Statutory Employment Payment

    Increases to Statutory Employment Payment
    The Department of Works and pensions has announced that from 06 April 2014 statutory sick pay (SSP) increases from £86.70 to £87.55. Statutory maternity pay (SMP) increases from £136.78 to £138.18 (this figure also…
Rank this Week: 2067

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1537

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 16

    Spring Forward in Your Career

    Spring Forward in Your Career
    Brought to you by our friends at the Sellick Partnership Friday 21st March sees a new season arriving and the country saying goodbye to a cold, wet winter. Although it can be tempting to forget all of the career analysis you’ve been…
  • Apr 15

    Justice for sale

    Justice for sale
    OldSmoothie was looking particularly smug today, even for him. “Yes, I’ve just got £10,000 on the brief for tomorrow’s one day trial,” he mentioned at least twice just when I was within hearing. “Why on…
  • Apr 14

    Book recommendation: RTA Allegations of Fraud in a post-Jackson Era: the Handbook by Andrew Mckie

    Book recommendation: RTA Allegations of Fraud in a post-Jackson Era: the Handbook by Andrew Mckie
    A practical, concise and easy to read handbook dealing with allegations of fraud in personal injury RTA cases. From LVI to alleged staged accidents, this book covers all the main fraud topics including relevant cases, law and practical…
Rank this Week: 2200

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Apr 10

    Not Waving but Drowning

    Not Waving but Drowning
    Blogging about emplaw is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel. Always some new case, stature, initiative, consultation, debate or controversy to write about and in trying to keep up you go quicker and quicker. Then you fall off when real…
  • Mar 17

    ET Fees and Early Conciliation

    ET Fees and Early Conciliation
    According to statistics from the Ministry of Justice published last week, the number of ET claims issued since the introduction of issue fees has fallen off a cliff.  In the quarter October to December 2013 there were 9,801 claims…
  • Feb 20

    Social Media, Employees and the Public Interest

    Social Media, Employees and the Public Interest
      Most discussion about the use of social media in the workplace focuses on employees making abusive or inappropriate comments on Facebook or Twitter, or the need for employers to have a social media policy to educate or guide employees…
Rank this Week: 1910

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Apr 8

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?
    Cindy Schmitt Minniti and Mark Goldstein have posted a new article on Forbes.com discussing paid family leave in New York and how it could possibly affect national employers. To read the full article, please visit forbes.com.
  • Apr 4

    Employers' Huge Tax Refund Hopes Dashed by Supreme Court Severance Pay Ruling

    Employers' Huge Tax Refund Hopes Dashed by Supreme Court Severance Pay Ruling
    Amanda Haverstick wrote a new article on Forbes.com discussing the recent Supreme Court decision to reverse the pro-employer, 2013 Sixth Court decision in U.S. v. Quality Stores Inc., quashing any prospect of big tax refunds to employers…
  • Apr 2

    New York City Council Passes Legislation to Curtail Discrimination, Bolster Protections for Unpaid Intern

    New York City Council Passes Legislation to Curtail Discrimination, Bolster Protections for Unpaid Intern
    Mark Goldstein contributed to the content of this post. New York City lawmakers have infused a new wrinkle into the already-polarizing debate over the use of unpaid laborers. On March 26, the City Council unanimously adopted a landmark bill…
Rank this Week: 1526

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Apr 8

    Round the houses – again…..

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

    School Fee

    School Fee
    I have a client where we are planning for school fees, one of his children will start boarding in the new academic year and the other two won’t be far behind. He had been using the Close Brothers school fees plan to help with funding…
  • Apr 1

    A nicer NISA - more money to invest tax free!

    A nicer NISA - more money to invest tax free!
    The New ISA (NISA) is still a tax free savings wrapper but in a much simplified format. It is also important to note that the overall investment limit has also increased significantly for the first time since ISAs were introduced 15 years…
Rank this Week: 1763

panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Can You Criticise Your Boss on Twitter and Keep your Job?

    Can You Criticise Your Boss on Twitter and Keep your Job?
    I  was interviewed yesterday by the Metro free newspaper on this point, following the onlineprotest tweets by many Mozilla employees in the US that they did not want a boss who had donated money to an anti-gay marriage fighting fund. In…
  • Sep 26

    GikII in New Scientist! and went to the beach!

    GikII in New Scientist! and went to the beach!
    New Scientist, the leading UK magazine on science and technology, recently covered GikII, the world’s first law, technology and popular culture workshop, which has run annually for 8 years and is chaired by Professor Pangloss ie …
  • Jul 29

    What are the police for? Twitter, abuse and reporting button

    What are the police for? Twitter, abuse and reporting button
    Like most UK women of any sense, my first reaction on reading some of the vicious threats of rape tweeted at the likes of Caroline Criado Perez and Stella Creasy was a heartfelt desire to track down the perpetrators myself and slowly …
Rank this Week: 1490

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Apr 4

    Interesting Things of the Week #196

    Interesting Things of the Week #196
    The Expert – video. Depressingly familiar. Internet Archive’s new TV News Archive The Million Dollar Homepage still exists, but 22% of it has rotted away A Tour of the British Isles in accents – video 12 Ways to use Duct…
  • Mar 31

    Interesting Things of the Week #195

    Interesting Things of the Week #195
    Automatic love – why Librarians should learn scripting  35 Things You Should Never Say to a Book Lover From the people who brought you floors What fuels a Tweet’s engagement? Open Access Maps at NY Public Library Wellcome…
  • Mar 14

    Interesting Things of the Week #194

    Interesting Things of the Week #194
    TNT Eyeing ‘The Librarian’ TV Series Analysis: When was the Web really invented? 8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ 30th Anniversary…
Rank this Week: 1889

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Mar 14

    The web at 25 and a digital bill of right

    The web at 25 and a digital bill of right
    Much has been made about the fact that the web is 25 years old this month. Certainly, it was 25 years ago that Tim Berners Lee, working at CERN, “invented” the web. But the much more significant date was April (…)Read the…
  • Mar 5

    What do you want to do with technology?

    What do you want to do with technology?
    Long ago, circa 1985, colleagues, friends and family used to think I was interested in technology because I used a PC in my work and they did not. I was not interested in technology. I was interested in how technology (…)Read the rest…
  • Jan 29

    The future of law publishing (reprise)

    The future of law publishing (reprise)
    Kevin O’Keefe is a tireless promoter of the benefits of blogging for lawyers. I may disagree with him on many points but I’m with him all the way with the underlying proposition that blogs (for lawyers) are the best thing…
Rank this Week: 2032

Employment Law Essentials UK

Employment Law Essentials UK

Reports breaking news and the latest laws and cases and explains what they mean for small and medium sized organisations in the UK. By Carolyn Mumby.

http://elemembers.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    Four cases brought by practising Christian

    Four cases brought by practising Christian
    The European Court of Human Rights has given judgment in four cases brought by practising Christians who argued that UK law had failed to protect their right to manifest their religion at work. Ms Eweida worked for British Airways as a member…
  • Dec 5

    Definition of disability is considered by the EAT

    Definition of disability is considered by the EAT
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a life-long condition that makes a person more prone to infections may not amount to a disability. The individual, in this case, had been diagnosed with Selective IgA Deficiency, a life-long…
  • Nov 28

    Employee was unfairly dismissed despite breach of safety rule

    Employee was unfairly dismissed despite breach of safety rule
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a dismissal for misconduct in failing to observe safety rules was unfair. The employee, in this case, had been employed as a track worker for 23 years when he…
Rank this Week: 1944

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 29

    Government launches alcohol minimum pricing consultation

    Government launches alcohol minimum pricing consultation
    The government has today launched a 10 week formal consultaion on its plans for the minimum price for alcohol, which it sees as a key instrument in its battle against “binge drinking” and the social and health consequences of alcohol…
  • Nov 29

    Your business contracts - What value can your contracts lawyer add?

    Your business contracts - What value can your contracts lawyer add?
    When you consult a lawyer to advise on your business contract, what sort of help might you reasonably expect to receive?
  • Nov 29

    Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders in force today

    Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders in force today
    Perhaps the 2 most controversial parts of the licensing changes made by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 come into force today, 31 October 2012. Some will say that Halloween is an approriate day for such draconian…
Rank this Week: 2008

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
  • Aug 22

    The golden ticket

    The golden ticket
    ‘There are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalised by Canaletto. They are glistening like wet otters and the water is splashing off the brims of the spectators’…
  • Jul 26

    Allez Wiggo

    Allez Wiggo
    To celebrate Wiggo’s epic victory in this year’s Tour de France, this month’s blog is devoted to things tax and cycling related. First, the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme.  If employers lend their employees cycles or cyclists’ safety…
  • May 14

    Dreaming of electric sheep?

    Dreaming of electric sheep?
    Having been confined for what seemed like hours in the Carphone Warehouse outlet in Bluewater shopping centre I panicked, and, as a result, am now sharing my life with an Android.  read more
Rank this Week: 2160

CyberPanda

CyberPanda

Covers cyberspace including privacy, defamation, intellectual property, e-commerce and online property in the UK, EU, USA and the Far East.

http://cyberpanda-cyberpanda.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    The right to oblivion in a Facebook world!

    The right to oblivion in a Facebook world!
    I attended the very instructive seminar organised by the Westminster Media Forum today on privacy, social media platforms and the right to be forgotten. The idea of the 'right to be forgotten' has been promoted by Viviene Reding (VP of the EU…
  • May 24

    Weekly Cyber-Law News Round-Up

    Weekly Cyber-Law News Round-Up
    What a week it has been!! Here are my personal picks of the highlights of last week`s news which relate to internet law. As always privacy and intellectual property issues are dominating the legal landscape of cyber-law news! …
  • May 24

    16.10.10 Weekly Cyber-Law News Round-Up

    16.10.10 Weekly Cyber-Law News Round-Up
    Another exciting week in the world of cyber-law with BT & Talk Talk being granted judicial review in relation to the Digital Economy Act, many proposals for legal measures from the Commission/Parliament relating to data protection and…
Rank this Week: 1949

The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

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

    All Change

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

    Housekeeping Updated

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

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
Rank this Week: 1534

Law Weblog

Law Weblog

Covers recent UK legal developments.

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. The first three Mastermind champions were women, Hart, a classics master at Malvern College,…
  • 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…
  • 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. In a statement released through the council, the UK criticised the massive…
Rank this Week: 2150

The DCC Blawg

The DCC Blawg

By the Digital Curation Centre.

http://dccblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Final post

    Final post
    A short and final post to let you know the DCC Blawg has come to an end. As part of the Phase III restructuring of the DCC there will be some changes in the coming months. One of these is that the DCC will no longer have a legal…
  • Oct 19

    Digital Lives - New Paper on Legal and Ethical Issue

    Digital Lives - New Paper on Legal and Ethical Issue
    The Digital Lives Project has just released what looks to be a very useful and comprehensive discussion paper on Legal and Ethical Issues authored by Andrew Charlesworth.
  • Oct 15

    New data protection resource

    New data protection resource
    The DCC has published a new standards watch paper on BS 10012 Data Protection — Specification for a Personal Information Management System.
Rank this Week: 1721

Corporate Blawg UK

Corporate Blawg UK

Covers corporate, company and commercial law in the UK.

http://corporatelawuk.typepad.com/corporate_blawg/
  • Jul 8

    Blawg Review #116

    Blawg Review #116
    Always one to cut the mustard, Corporate Blawg has gone against the grain and spiced up the Blawg Review #116 with a shake of poetic sauce. The inspiration for this perspiration was found between a sesame bun on July 4th, that most celebrated…
  • Jul 2

    No work no pay puts pay to play

    No work no pay puts pay to play
    Jeepers. Corporate Blawg is looking like he's about to enter his 3rd week in a row of 50+ hours in the office. In May 2005: "The European Parliament has voted to scrap Britain's opt-out from the Working Time Directive and to limit workers to…
  • Jun 26

    Call it mid-life crises, call it what you will

    Call it mid-life crises, call it what you will
    Love makes you fat. Corporate Blawg loves his wife, but not his chub, so Corporate Blawg is trying to lose a little of his extra girth before it appears like he's about to give birth. This new momentim was prompted by Corporate Blawg…
Rank this Week: 1579

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: 2783