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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 9

    The Justice Gap

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

    The impact of legal aid reform

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

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December
    This Saturday, 6th December, ULaw Guildford will be hosting a Study Day for 1st year OU law students. OU students will be in the library from 11.30 – 12.45 pm and again from 2.30 – 4 pm. OU students will also be using IT room 216…
Rank this Week: 30

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

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 101

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Jan 22

    Barristers, costs and the influence of money on lawyer

    Barristers, costs and the influence of money on lawyer
    Lord Grabiner is both right and wrong to resist the money question Lord Grabiner's cross-examination yesterday (21 January) by the Treasury Select Committee investigating the Bank of England's role in the foreign exchange scandal provides…
  • Jan 8

    In-house legal risk challenge widens - new rules set to make conduct risk part of legal risk

    In-house legal risk challenge widens - new rules set to make conduct risk part of legal risk
    In-house legal risk challenge widens - new rules set to make conduct risk part of legal risk Draft rules published by the European Banking Authority (EBA) in June 2014 would require European banks to quantify broadly-defined legal risks as…
  • Dec 4

    Head in the cloud: who is responsible for our data in the cloud?

    Head in the cloud: who is responsible for our data in the cloud?
    Data privacy regulations are becoming more complex in today's changing IT landscape, and the consequences are huge. It's increasingly important for businesses to keep up to date on legal and regulatory issues of using public cloud while…
Rank this Week: 122

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
  • Oct 10

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

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
Rank this Week: 129

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: 171

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: 271

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Bloody provisional assessment

    Bloody provisional assessment
    And another thing… Problem: Many judges make the average doctor’s handwriting look as though it was the winning entry to a calligraphy competition. They try to write their decisions to the provisional assessment in boxes which…
  • Jan 22

    Provisional assessment – and another thing…

    Provisional assessment – and another thing…
    More issues as to provisional assessment… Problems: The timing of certain steps in the process is confusing at best. The parties are meant to undertaken the arithmetic on the Bill as assessed post-provisional assessment. However, how…
  • Jan 20

    Further issues with provisional assessment

    Further issues with provisional assessment
    More problems with the provisional assessment process… Problems: The, very limited, provisional assessment pilot was based on claims for costs with a value of up to £25,000. When provisional assessment was rolled out the figure…
Rank this Week: 378

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
  • Jan 23

    TTIP – more “foreign” judges criticising “our” laws?

    TTIP – more “foreign” judges criticising “our” laws?
    Last week, on 15 January 2015, TTIP was debated in the House of Commons – see here. It is important for us all, but why? TTIP stands for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a proposed trade agreement…
  • Jan 22

    The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights: Public Lecture by Judge Paul Mahoney

    The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights: Public Lecture by Judge Paul Mahoney
    Thursday 5 February 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta as well as the 50th anniversary of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. To commemorate both of these milestones, the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary…
  • Jan 22

    Nonagenarian unlawfully detained in care home for nearly two year

    Nonagenarian unlawfully detained in care home for nearly two year
    Essex County Council v RF and Others (deprivation of liberty and damages) [2015] EWCOP 1 – read judgment The Court of Protection has castigated the actions of a County Council in depriving an old person of his liberty and dignity in…
Rank this Week: 517

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
  • Jan 23

    Personal Insolvency Update - Debt threshold for bankruptcy to increase to £5,000

    Personal Insolvency Update - Debt threshold for bankruptcy to increase to £5,000
    With effect from 1 October 2015 the debt threshold for a creditor issued bankruptcy petition will increase from £750 to £5,000. The Government's reason behind this large increase is to ensure that bankruptcy, with its serious…
  • Jan 6

    Chris Laughton’s predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015

    Chris Laughton’s predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015
    Chris Laughton, Restructuring and Insolvency Partner shares his thoughts and predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015 with Lexis Nexis. To read the full article click here.
  • Nov 5

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Mis-selling

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Mis-selling
    The mis-selling of complex financial products such as payment protection insurance (PPI) policies and interest rate hedging products or swaps (IRHP) is not just a UK phenomenon. Preferential shares in Spain and worthless bonds in Italy are at…
Rank this Week: 435

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jan 25

    A woman of many hat

    A woman of many hat
    This week I has mostly been knitting woolly hats. Well, one woolly hat, which looks quite nice but doesn’t entirely fit my actual head. Anyway it was a prototype – an exercise in establishing I have some capacity to knit a hat…
  • Jan 24

    Silent Witness Podcast

    Silent Witness Podcast
    @svphillimore and I spent our Friday night working out how to record a podcast, so that we could vent our respective spleens in a hopefully illuminating way about the Silent Witness child protection story line. You can listen to the podcast…
  • Jan 23

    Anonymous Committal

    Anonymous Committal
    Thurs 22 January 2015 : Daily Mail reports that “Judge defies the rules by jailing woman for contempt of court in secret because naming her will lead to her daughter being identified” and “decision made after judge was…
Rank this Week: 556

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jan 23

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction
    Where do things happen online? This is one of the most important questions when dealing with Internet regulation in general. With a global communication networks, the question of where a person can sue and be sued is vital. The Court of…
  • Jan 21

    Can robots break the law?

    Can robots break the law?
    An interesting case has been developing in recent weeks, which might lead us to look at liability of artificial intelligence agents. A Swiss art collective named !Mediengruppe Bitnik has created a web bot that trawls marketplaces in the…
  • Jan 17

    Can you copyright a tweet?

    Can you copyright a tweet?
    Some weeks ago I was asked to comment on whether tweets are subject to copyright protection. Unsurprisingly, this is a common question that gets asked over and over again, as some of the information online is contradictory and misleading, or…
Rank this Week: 593

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 622

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Do lawyers need to be digitally competent?

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

    Big Internet? No thank

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

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch July/August 2014. It's sobering to reflect that 20 years ago most businesses, even big businesses, didn't know the first thing about the nascent internet. McDonalds had not yet even registered McDonalds.com.…
Rank this Week: 552

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

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

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
Rank this Week: 643

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Free legal advice clinic in Market Harborough

    Free legal advice clinic in Market Harborough
      Next month, Kate Godber, an Associate Solicitor in our Market Harborough branch will start providing free legal advice at The Well in Kibworth. The clinic will run on the first Wednesday of every month between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Kate…
  • Jan 22

    Leases: What are my repair obligations?

    Leases: What are my repair obligations?
    As a tenant the terminology within a commercial property lease can be quite daunting and difficult to understand. It is essential  at the outset that the landlord and tenant understand exactly what their obligations are before entering…
  • Jan 21

    Residential Property Contract Race

    Residential Property Contract Race
    In conveyancing, purchasers are commonly worried that vendors may have offered contracts for the same property to a different party as well. Doing so would initiate a contract race. Contract races occur where a vendor enters into conveyancing…
Rank this Week: 709

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 22

    Sponsorship for individual editions of the BIALL Newsletter

    Sponsorship for individual editions of the BIALL Newsletter
    Marianne Barber, BIALL President, today announced the next raft of sponsorship for individual editions of the BIALL Newsletter from May 2015 – March 2016. This will open at 9am on Wednesday 21st January 2015 and will close on February…
  • Jan 8

    What will 2015 bring?

    What will 2015 bring?
    I had to ask.  I'd also like to indulge in a 1980's classic film, vintage future forecasting in Back to the Future 2 (set in 2015): What's in store from:Apple - Well Mashable have provided a list of predictions that we should look out…
  • Jan 6

    Last Chance to Book: SLA Europe Winter Warmer Quiz – London, Tuesday 13 January 2015

    Last Chance to Book: SLA Europe Winter Warmer Quiz – London, Tuesday 13 January 2015
    There are just a few spaces left for our ever popular quiz night.  Book now to avoid disappointment.Event: Winter Warmer Quiz – London, Tuesday 13 January 2015When: Tuesday, 13 January 2015 @ 18:00 - 22:00 pmWhere: Balls…
Rank this Week: 847

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/
  • Jan 21

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark

    #JeSuisCharlie Creator: Phrase Cannot Be A Trademark
    Concerns have been raised over attempts to monopolise a phrase made famous in the wake of an international tragedy. Jaochim Ronson, the creator of the image portraying the words ‘Je Suis Charlie’, has voiced his concerns that…
  • Jan 21

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement

    How To Get Copyright Permission And Avoid Copyright Infringement
    We look at how the use of stock libraries and Creative Commons Licences can minimise the risk of copyright infringement, what to look out for when using them, and how to get copyright permission from the owner. We also cover the new Orphan…
  • Jan 14

    Is posting photos of your meal on social media a breach of chefs’ IP?

    Is posting photos of your meal on social media a breach of chefs’ IP?
    This is the first of a series of blogs in which I look at intellectual property issues in different sectors. I will be considering the extent to which IP protections such as patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, and know how protect…
Rank this Week: 844

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 697

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 702

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: 694

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jan 24

    Just because you are paranoid…

    Just because you are paranoid…
    … doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get you. The MoJ and Legal Aid Agency have put out a leaflet on Legal aid and “Help for people at risk of losing their home“. The trouble is that that it doesn’t…
  • Jan 24

    Qualification criteria and allocations: An outlier?

    Qualification criteria and allocations: An outlier?
    In R(Hillsden) v Epping Forest DC [2015] EWHC 98 (Admin), McCloskey J held the council’s allocation scheme valid in circumstances which, I must say, did not seem propitious to the council.  The council’s new…
  • Jan 17

    Disrepair damages update

    Disrepair damages update
    With very grateful thanks to Beatrice Prevatt’s annual disrepair update in the December 2014/January 2015 Legal Action, here is a bumper pack of County Court cases and settled cases on damages for disrepair. Armes v Wheel Property Co…
Rank this Week: 1072

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 January

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 January
    All the blog posts from the past week on the Landlord Law Blog and some extra reading for you too
  • Jan 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #188

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #188
    Ben looks at awards for unlawful eviction and harassment in the civil and criminal courts and asks that the punishment should fit the crime ...
  • Jan 21

    What are landlords obligations when post is delivered to a communal area?

    What are landlords obligations when post is delivered to a communal area?
    Here is a question to the blog clinic from Paul who is a tenant. I rent a flat within a building that has several other flats that can be gained access to through a communal door. The communal door is lockable but there is a side entrance…
Rank this Week: 1084

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jan 23

    Intranet resources - January 2015

    Intranet resources - January 2015
    One of my resolutions for 2015 was to blog more and definitely more about intranets. This is an area of rapid change and it's important for intranet managers to be aware of the changes and the developments which affect intranet design and…
  • Jan 20

    Unravelling Federated search

    Unravelling Federated search
    Some sort of knitting image!Martin White, who is well known for being an expert in the fields of search, information management and intranets has written a short but very useful piece on federated search.For anyone not familiar with the…
  • Jan 16

    Transforming your intranet into a digital workplace!

    Transforming your intranet into a digital workplace!
    Mark Morrell has written a very interesting article, which I would urge intranet managers in any organisation to read. In the article called "Is this your once in an intranet career opportunity"In it Mark describes how many organisation are…
Rank this Week: 1158

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 884

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/
  • Jan 24

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Rihanna's Case

    Court of Appeal upholds Birss J in Rihanna's Case
    Topshop, Leeds Photo Wikipedia In Fenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd and another  [2013] EWHC 2310 (Ch), [2013] WLR(D) 310 Mr Justice Birss gave judgment to Robyn Rihanna Fenty (better known as Rihanna) and her…
  • Jan 21

    Car Wars: Enterprise and Europcar

    Car Wars: Enterprise and Europcar
    The Rival Logos: Enterprise's to the left and Europcar's to the right In Enterprise Holdings, Inc v Europcar Group UK Ltd and another [2015] EWHC 17 (Ch) (13 Jan 2015) Enterprise Holdings Inc. ("Enterprise") sued Europcar UK…
  • Jan 12

    Patents: the Difficulties of Designing Around a Patent: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc v British Telecommunications Plc #2

    Patents: the Difficulties of Designing Around a Patent: Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc v British Telecommunications Plc #2
    In Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc v British Telecommunications Plc [2013] EWHC 3768 (Pat) (3 Dec 2013) the claimant sued the defendant telecommunications company for infringing two of its European patents: EP 2,259,495…
Rank this Week: 1588

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jan 23

    An Introduction to Global Reductions in Force - Reed Smith To Present Teleseminar on January 29

    An Introduction to Global Reductions in Force - Reed Smith To Present Teleseminar on January 29
    Reductions in force – also known as collective redundancies – can be daunting for employers, both in dealing with employee issues and protecting the company from liability. On Thursday, 29 January 2015, my partners and I will…
  • Jan 22

    NY Governor Again Seeks to Raise Minimum Wage

    NY Governor Again Seeks to Raise Minimum Wage
    In early 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that incrementally increased the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 between December 31, 2013, and December 31, 2015. Less than two years later, the governor has…
  • Jan 21

    NJ Supreme Court Sets Tougher Test for Independent Contractor Classification

    NJ Supreme Court Sets Tougher Test for Independent Contractor Classification
    On January 14, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court (the Court) ruled that when determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor under the New Jersey wage laws—specifically, the NJ Wage Payment Law (WPL) and NJ…
Rank this Week: 1729

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jan 20

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention

    Tripping the Trapp - Trademarks in the Third Dimention
    Trademarks can be an interesting novelty, especially when it comes to what is actually sought to be protected through trademarks. This ranges from trademarking the color of your football field to the phrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!", and…
  • Jan 12

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?

    Names and IP Law - Do You Have a Right to Use Your Name?
    Your name is a part of who you are, your own identity, and for a lot of people, a very important indicator of their history and origin. As such, a name carries immense weight and importance to some, even if it is 'generic' such as Smith or…
  • Jan 2

    Can You Patent Embryonic Stem Cells? - The ECJ Ends the Fight, For Now

    Can You Patent Embryonic Stem Cells? - The ECJ Ends the Fight, For Now
    As was discussed quite extensively on this very blog some months ago, the genesis of human life and its formidable times are a topic riddled with controversy and a myriad of viewpoints, yet the topic has not come to contention much in the…
Rank this Week: 1610

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 20

    Who ya gonna call?

    Who ya gonna call?
    The post Who ya gonna call? appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Dec 31

    2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix

    2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix
    The post 2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Nov 30

    An inconvenient truth

    An inconvenient truth
    The post An inconvenient truth appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 1894

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Party Games: pin the invoice on the schoolchild

    Party Games: pin the invoice on the schoolchild
    From BBC News 19/01/15: A five-year-old was billed for failing to attend a friend's birthday party - resulting in threats of legal action. Alex Nash, from Cornwall, was invited to the party just before Christmas. An invoice for…
  • Jan 16

    UCAS Applications – Oh the pain

    UCAS Applications – Oh the pain
    Apparently it’s that time of year again. From the Telegraph 15/01/15: [It’s] when panic reigns in households inhabited by 17- and 18-year-olds across the country. Schoolbags are thrown across kitchens; bedroom doors are slammed;…
  • Jan 5

    Back to work blue

    Back to work blue
    Well, it had to happen sometime. Normal service at work has been resumed and I’m once again a sardine wedged into a train-shaped tin disciplined commuter. Actually, I found the Christmas break this year quite relaxing and I’ve…
Rank this Week: 1549

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jan 18

    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…
  • Jan 11

    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…
  • Jan 4

    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: 1473

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Jan 15

    if you are working but poor forget getting a divorce

    if you are working but poor forget getting a divorce
    Getting married costs thousands of pounds, yet when it comes to ending a marriage, people are shocked when they find they have to shell out to end the marriage and do not want to pay for it. The court filing… The post if you are…
  • Nov 17

    One in thirty divorcees admit to sleeping with their ex

    One in thirty divorcees admit to sleeping with their ex
    One in five divorcees in England and Wales wish they had never got divorced from their ex and 1 in 30 admit to having slept with their ex after the divorce had been finalised according to a  study of 2,500… The post One in thirty…
  • Nov 4

    Adultery as the reason for divorce

    Adultery as the reason for divorce
    Adultery as a reason for divorce, alongside unreasonable behaviour is one of the most popular grounds for divorce in England and Wales. Adultery is defined as your spouse has had sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex…
Rank this Week: 1709

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Jan 14

    Non UK Domiciliaries owning UK Property

    Non UK Domiciliaries owning UK Property
    It is well known that wealthy foreigners often own very valuable properties in the UK. If it is their main residence then buying in their own name is usually the most appropriate form of ownership but there are many other issues to think…
  • Jan 8

    Buying Property for Children

    Buying Property for Children
    In many parts of London, property price growth now means many young people cannot easily buy. However, the idea of giving large capital gifts to a young adult can be daunting. What if they sell the property and use the cash unwisely or what…
  • Dec 4

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

    Taxation of Non Doms – increased cost of claiming the remittance basi
    The Chancellor announced yesterday that the annual charge paid by non UK domiciled individuals to access the remittance basis of taxation will be increased for long term UK residents. The remittance basis of taxation is available to non…
Rank this Week: 1285

Clearwater Solicitors Blog

Clearwater Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury and medical negligence claims.

http://www.clearwatersolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Personal Injury Frequently Asked Question

    Personal Injury Frequently Asked Question
    Summary In essence, personal injury is a vast topic that covers various aspects to convey the right message to the targeted audiences globally. If you are willing to know something special about personal injury, please feel free to read…
  • Nov 25

    How do I Choose a Personal Injury Solicitor?

    How do I Choose a Personal Injury Solicitor?
    Wherever you live, there are likely to be a great many solicitors from which to choose.  How do you choose the right one? Here is a guide to help you decide which solicitor you should retain.  Cost For most people cost is an…
  • Oct 21

    Do I have a Personal Injury Case?

    Do I have a Personal Injury Case?
      Contrary to popular belief, solicitors do not pursue every claim of personal injury and in fact, there are certain criteria that need to be present in order for a legitimate solicitor to even consider helping you make a claim.…
Rank this Week: 1801

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

Covers legal education, law, literature, and legal critique.

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Nov 5

    LERN: digital media and legal education research

    LERN: digital media and legal education research
    Am doing a brief slot for the Association of Law Teachers (ALT) Legal Education Research Network (LERN) today on social media and research, in a workshop designed to explore, in the words of Patricia Leighton, the ‘various ways that we…
  • Oct 7

    Convergence and fragmentation

    Convergence and fragmentation
    I’m giving a paper today at Melbourne Law School, by kind invitation of Gary Cazalet, title ‘Convergence and fragmentation: legal research, informatics and legal education’.  Slides up on the Slides page above.…
  • Sep 21

    LETR on regulatory relationship

    LETR on regulatory relationship
    I was revisiting LETR on regulatory relationship for a paper I was giving here at Denver U Sturm College of Law.  A year or so on, how is it looking?  The responses of the main regulators were reasonably predictable though the…
Rank this Week: 1741

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: 1199

Law Updates

Law Updates

Covers UK legal news.

http://www.lawupdates.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 1326

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: 1591

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Latest score in the jurisdiction game: Internet 0, EU Court of Justice 2

    Latest score in the jurisdiction game: Internet 0, EU Court of Justice 2
    The CJEU in Pez Hejduk (22 January 2015) has plumped for mere accessibility as the threshold for online copyright jurisdiction under Article 5(3) of the EU Jurisdiction Regulation.Mere accessibility is problematic for the internet.…
  • Jan 4

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015
    Some EU and UK internet legal developments to look out for in 2015 (last year’s list here). (And see here for Cyberlaw Memes and Themes for 2015.)●        EU copyright reform The last European…
  • Jan 3

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2015

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2015
    It is tempting just to change 2014 to 2015 in last year’s piece and recirculate.  Nudging and Bludgeoning, Magic wand politics, Politicians not understanding the internet, the Internet as Wild West, Cory Doctorow’s warning of…
Rank this Week: 2840

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Jan 24

    Kensington Mortgage Conveyancing Panel Witness P2 Changes to Insurance Requirement

    Kensington Mortgage Conveyancing Panel Witness P2 Changes to Insurance Requirement
    Kensington Mortgages have changed their policy when it comes to building insurance checks to be conducted via lawyers acting on their behalf on conveyancing matters. Via changes to their CML Handbook provisions Kensington Mortgages now…
  • Jan 20

    Birmingham Midshires Conveyancing - Panel Requirements Removed

    Birmingham Midshires Conveyancing - Panel Requirements Removed
    Just in case your were wondering about whether BM have changed their solicitor panel requirements, the title here is referring to solar panel requirements.In a somewhat surprising move lenders such as Birmingham Midshires, Bank of Scotland…
  • Jan 12

    Changes to Northern Ireland Lenders’ CML Handbook Part 1 and Part 2

    Changes to Northern Ireland Lenders’ CML Handbook Part 1 and Part 2
    The CML have completed their work undertaken in the second half of 2014 to develop guidance for the installation of solar PV panels on roof space in Northern Ireland . The change will take place tomorrow.The guidance, broadly,…
Rank this Week: 4876

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Jan 24

    Lender Exchange Fiasco

    Lender Exchange Fiasco
    … Lender Exchange is a secure portal for lenders to manage their conveyancing panels. It is operated by Decision First, a joint venture between title insurance company First Title and Decision Insight. Law firms must pay a fee (ranging…
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student
    … … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers…
  • Oct 11

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy
    … On 9 October 2014 I was in London for LawSmash. Nine people associated with the law in one way or another took to the stage at the basement bar in the Star of Kings to do stand-up comedy for the first time. The comedians for the…
Rank this Week: 3678

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
  • Jan 23

    Data Breaches Hit the Board Room: How to Address Claims Against Directors and Officer

    Data Breaches Hit the Board Room: How to Address Claims Against Directors and Officer
    News headlines about data breaches are becoming more and more common. During the last year alone, major retailers, restaurants, and financial institutions have all reported data breaches. The traditional aftermath of a data breach can involve…
  • Jan 21

    The Compliance Challenges That Can No Longer Be Ignored

    The Compliance Challenges That Can No Longer Be Ignored
    Although Asia’s data privacy laws draw from a common set of guiding principles, each law is unique. Moreover, as freshly minted regulators come to grips with these new laws, differences in interpretation and underlying policy are…
  • Jan 20

    The 2015 State of the Union Addresses Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy

    The 2015 State of the Union Addresses Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy
    Tonight, the President’s State of the Union address covered, as he put it, “the tasks that lie ahead.” Among the policy initiatives that he proposed, he “urge[d]…Congress to finally pass the legislation we need…
Rank this Week: 3905

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jan 23

    An outsider looks in

    An outsider looks in
    No longer practising, I am now an outsider to the legal profession in general, and the family justice system in particular (I sometimes feel that I was always an outsider). Accordingly, perhaps I might occasionally say what insiders might…
  • Jan 22

    Even better...

    Even better...
    A while back I posted this:In the light of this I have now amended it:
  • Jan 20

    Publication of judgments guidance in action?

    Publication of judgments guidance in action?
    A quick post to say that I've just noticed how many cases I posted last year on Family Lore Case Digest. The total was 734, massively up from the 2013 figure of 476 and the 2012 figure of 308. It seems reasonable to conclude that this was at…
Rank this Week: 3103

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: 2928