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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: 6

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: 30

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 87

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • May 27

    Shades of grey, secret family courts and more...

    Shades of grey, secret family courts and more...
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog covered a large range of topics, including:Terrorism, transparency, human rights and the protection of children - All in the first four paragraphs of Mr…
  • May 23

    M v F: Judicial warning about covert recording of children

    M v F: Judicial warning about covert recording of children
    Mr Justice Peter JacksonI was going to write a post about this case, which contains a serious warning from Mr Justice Peter Jackson to any parent considering making covert recordings of children involved in family proceedings. However, upon…
  • May 22

    News Essentials: 23rd May 2016

    News Essentials: 23rd May 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSPresident declares that UK law should give single parents through surrogacy the same rights as couplesSir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family…
Rank this Week: 94

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    BREAKING: EU Council unanimously adopts EU Trade Secrets Directive

    BREAKING: EU Council unanimously adopts EU Trade Secrets Directive
    Just as the AmeriKat was ready toleave for the Bank Holiday weekendthe EU Council surprises her...(c) Joe DelaneyThis morning the EU Council unanimously adopted the EU Trade Secrets Directive.  The EU Trade Secrets Directive provides for…
  • May 27

    The life and death of the PRINCE Bill

    The life and death of the PRINCE Bill
    The recent passing of Prince left many fans in mourning and potential heirs clambering for a piece of his estate. The singer, who died intestate, left behind a wealth of copyright protected works. His right to publicity, however, did not…
  • May 27

    Sir Terence Etherton to be next Master of the Roll

    Sir Terence Etherton to be next Master of the Roll
    Sir Terence EthertonThe IPKat is indefatigable in scouring news sources for information about developments relating to IP law.  However, it is his first time, he thinks, to cite Pink News as the source for the identity of the next Master…
Rank this Week: 131

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 163

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/
Rank this Week: 234

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    Crowdsourcing new developments at Internet Librarian International - the library innovation conference

    Crowdsourcing new developments at Internet Librarian International - the library innovation conference
    Guest post by Katherine Allen, Business Development Director for Information TodayInternet Librarian International’s programme development is now well underway, with the conference’s international advisory board busily…
  • May 19

    Have Your Say!

    Have Your Say!
    Hard to believe that we are already over halfway through May and June and, more importantly, the 2016 BIALL conference will be upon us before we know it. This year we will again be running the BIALL Members' Forum, "Have Your Say", adjacent…
  • May 17

    BIALL KM Group update

    BIALL KM Group update
    The new BIALL Knowledge Management Group met for the first time on Monday 9th May 2016. Jane Bradbury, Head of Knowledge & Information at Slaughter and May, presented on the subject entitled  "An Evolving Landscape: From Information…
Rank this Week: 347

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: 294

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: 306

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 26

    Job Ads – London (various) & Birmingham

    Job Ads – London (various) & Birmingham
    Tower Hamlets Law Centre Housing Solicitor/Caseworker Salary: Up to £30,000 p.a. + generous terms and conditions. Tower Hamlets Law Centre helps some of the most vulnerable people in London’s East End. Since our foundation in…
  • May 25

    Protect My Money

    Protect My Money
    The Housing and Planning Act 2016 is finally here although it will probably not be in force until early 2017. One of the late amendments to the Act finally introduced compulsory client money protection for agency work. This is something that…
  • May 24

    Money down the drain

    Money down the drain
    Court v Van Dijk & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 483 Nuisance cases are tricky. There is a lot to establish for causation, for liability and for loss. This case is perhaps a cautionary tale about the need to be constantly alert to changes in the…
Rank this Week: 559

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
  • May 25

    Father should be allowed to apply for parental responsibility following surrogacy

    Father should be allowed to apply for parental responsibility following surrogacy
    Z (A Child) (No 2) [2016] EWHC 1191 (Fam) 20 May 2016 – read judgment. The Court of Protection has granted an order for a declaration of incompatibility with Convention rights of a section in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act…
  • May 24

    Censorship or justified Concern?

    Censorship or justified Concern?
    IR(Ben-Dor & Ors) v The University of Southampton [2016] EWHC 953 (Admin) (read judgment) Mrs Justice Whipple dismissed one claim for judicial review, and refused permission to bring a further claim, in respect of decisions made by…
  • May 24

    Article 5 ECHR does not require time limits for detention pending deportation

    Article 5 ECHR does not require time limits for detention pending deportation
    J.N. v. the United Kingdom, Application no. 37289/12, 19 May 2016 – read judgment. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the general system for detention of individuals prior to deportation in the United Kingdom, which lacks…
Rank this Week: 614

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/
  • May 20

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New

    Small Developments Affordable Housing New
    Welcome news for developers of small sites. Following the government’s successful appeal last week against the decision in the West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council case nearly a year ago (click here to go to our previous…
  • May 18

    Building Around a Tenant

    Building Around a Tenant
    How much redevelopment and refurbishment work can a landlord do when it has a tenant in occupation? The recent case of Timothy Taylor Limited v Mayfair House Corporation provides a useful reminder of the obligations owed by landlords to…
  • May 17

    (US) Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update

    (US) Pennsylvania Property Tax Reassessment Update
    Several counties in Pennsylvania are conducting countywide property reassessments. This update provides status changes for Washington, Blair and Lancaster Counties, along with a set of important deadlines and basic assessment appeal…
Rank this Week: 566

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: 414

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 492

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: The Housing and Planning Bill and the Immigration Bill have now received the Royal Assent and are now the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016. We take a quick look at them here The…
  • May 26

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #253

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #253
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis considers Iceland…) Politicians………………………. I’m writing this with Radio 4 on in the background and there is an…
  • May 25

    Can new tenants sue a landlord for compensation if the existing tenants refuse to leave?

    Can new tenants sue a landlord for compensation if the existing tenants refuse to leave?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Here is a question to the blog clinic from Andrew (not his real name) who is a tenant I have signed 12-month tenancy agreement.  The day before we were due to move in the landlord informs us that the…
Rank this Week: 864

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • May 25

    Just for the record…

    Just for the record…
    It is an astonishingly poor judgment to plant a bug in the clothes of one’s own child. Mr Justice Peter Jackson was not impressed at the actions of a father who did so repeatedly, in order to gather evidence in a court dispute about his…
  • May 25

    Please and thank you

    Please and thank you
    I first published The Family Court without a Lawyer in 2011. Since then I’ve always had a trickle of requests for help of one sort or another, sometimes in the shape of a proper direct access enquiry, and sometimes in the form of a…
  • May 15

    Is it ok to be represented by a barrister who sometimes acts for social services?

    Is it ok to be represented by a barrister who sometimes acts for social services?
    Sometimes parents are anxious that their barrister is not on their side, or even that they might be in cahoots with social services. Sometimes, when you’re being given depressing advice, it can feel as if your lawyer is not…
Rank this Week: 1197

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??

    Wait: the Dept. of Justice Is Supposed to Do Justice??
    The courts are slapping Obama's US Attorneys with reprimands and sanctions, from all parts of the country. On Thursday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas filed an extraordinary order in the immigration case (Texas v. United…
  • May 17

    ECUSA Loses (Again) in Quincy; San Joaquin Seeks Review

    ECUSA Loses (Again) in Quincy; San Joaquin Seeks Review
    [Note to new readers: You may be surprised at the degree of bias evident in this post, but I do not apologize. After eight years of participating in and writing about all of the matters collected under the links at this page, your Curmudgeon…
  • May 10

    What's Wrong with the Law, and in Particular, with Harvard Law School

    What's Wrong with the Law, and in Particular, with Harvard Law School
    This is one of the more remarkable, blatant and contemptuous liberal screeds ever to appear on the Internet. I graduated almost fifty years ago from the school where this man now teaches, and to connect the dots from then to now is a task…
Rank this Week: 872

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • May 17

    Can you copyright a recipe?

    Can you copyright a recipe?
    The BBC has announced that it will drop its online website for recipes in an effort to generate savings. This has raised quite a few eyebrows, with the hashtag #bbcrecipes currently the top UK trending topic on Twitter. This has prompted a…
  • May 12

    Can HBO use copyright to remove Game of Thrones spoiler videos?

    Can HBO use copyright to remove Game of Thrones spoiler videos?
    A very interesting case has been developing this week to highlight several issues surrounding the DMCA take-down procedure, and the protection of copyright story elements such as plot, story and dialogue. The case involves the YouTube channel…
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
Rank this Week: 721

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • May 4

    Never mind the quantity

    Never mind the quantity
    My latest post on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Eric Fischer on Flickr.
  • Feb 25

    Writing out loud

    Writing out loud
    My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Amy Gahran on Flickr.
  • Dec 16

    We need to stop talking about AI

    We need to stop talking about AI
    My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Saad Faruque on Flickr.
Rank this Week: 799

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    If only I could find my training shoe

    If only I could find my training shoe
    I’m not a runner. I can’t think of anything worse than deliberately choosing to go out to pound down a pavement in my running gear, crippled with a stitch, sweaty of groin, moist of brow, with that hot coppery sensation of burning…
  • Apr 25

    BHS - circling in the drain

    BHS - circling in the drain
    In the background at work today – one of the perks of having duel screens and nobody sitting behind me - I’ve been following the Guardian’s live commentary on the unfolding BHS administration crisis. Following and grimacing,…
  • Apr 19

    And you thought lawyers were weird…

    And you thought lawyers were weird…
    Or at least spoke in an anachronistic manner. Personally, I think the police are worse, what with their painfully guarded style of thinking and speaking and sometimes bizarrely formal vocab and phrases. I’m sure we’ve all seen…
Rank this Week: 1201

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work

    Branding – Why IP Is Intrinsic To The Work
    Branding involves creating Intellectual Property (IP). So, you need to know enough about IP to understand that it is intrinsic to the work. The very choices made as well as their availability involves a solid understanding of IP law. This…
  • Jan 26

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law

    What Oracle v Google Teaches Business Owners about IP Law
    The digital revolution is redefining businesses.  Companies that were once confined to marketing to a local audience now have the potential to operate international business from little more than a mobile set up. However, the simplicity…
  • Jan 26

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law

    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law
    What Karaoke Can Teach Us about Intellectual Property Law According to a Parliament briefing paper (http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN06152) published on Monday December 7, the number of businesses in the UK…
Rank this Week: 899

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: 1189

panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)
    1      Everyone thinks it’s a bad idea, so why hasn’t it gone yet, already.No they don’t, actually.  Just the people who get to write in mass media. Few people in Europe, and fewer still in the US,…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic
    Tuesday 15th July 2014To all Members of Parliament,Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic expertsOn Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the Opposition) published draft emergency legislation, the Data…
  • May 30

    Google remembers, after only two week

    Google remembers, after only two week
    Google has implemented the "right to be forgotten" imposed by Google Spain on 13 May 2014. At slightly over two weeks for a response, this puts most actual governments to shame :-) Having failed totally to comment on the original document due…
Rank this Week: 816

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: 709

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
  • May 27

    Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in the Life Science

    Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in the Life Science
    While many of the recent most highly publicized data breaches have involved high-profile consumer brands, the life sciences sector is an increasingly attractive target for a cyber attack. Criminal attackers are targeting the health sector as…
  • May 26

    CNIL’s New Role: Overseeing Website Blocking

    CNIL’s New Role: Overseeing Website Blocking
    In an April 15, 2016 report, the French Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, provided details about its little-known responsibility as overseer of the French police's website-blocking powers. The French legislature gave the CNIL this new…
  • May 25

    Why Brexit Will Not Happen (In Data Protection)

    Why Brexit Will Not Happen (In Data Protection)
    The thing about referendums is that the consequences of one outcome or another are likely to be rather disparate. If Brexit turns out to be rejected by the majority of the UK electorate, we will simply carry on as normal – quietly…
Rank this Week: 3844

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    The Qualities of a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

    The Qualities of a Good Personal Injury Lawyer
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post When people are confronted with personal injury for themselves or for family members, they want a lawyer who gives them the legal support they need to get on with…
  • Apr 19

    Drink driving charges: circumstances for defence

    Drink driving charges: circumstances for defence
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post You might think that being charged with drink driving means you will definitely be disqualified but you might be wrong. There may be a valid defence to your charge.…
  • Mar 5

    Weekend video: Bill Gates interview: How the world will change by 2030

    Weekend video: Bill Gates interview: How the world will change by 2030
Rank this Week: 1717

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • May 26

    Online questionnaire

    Online questionnaire
    Email received asking me to complete online survey.  Among the questions asked: “Do you currently have access to the internet, email, own computer? Select all that apply. Own Computer Internet Email None” I wonder how many…
  • May 25

    Predicting when costs are predictable

    Predicting when costs are predictable
    Lord Justice Jackson’s provisional view is that if there is too be an extension of fixed recoverable costs, it should, at least initially, be introduced for all claims up to £250,000: “The first question is whether we should…
  • May 22

    Defendant’s pre-issue cost

    Defendant’s pre-issue cost
    I am grateful to Kerry Underwood’s always excellent blog for bringing to my attention the case of Webb Resolutions Ltd v Countrywide Surveyors Ltd [2016] Ch Div. (A fuller case summary can be found on RPC’s website.) The Claimant…
Rank this Week: 4405

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3882

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/
Rank this Week: 2100

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • May 26

    Buying your first home

    Buying your first home
    Buying your first home can be daunting, but if you want to take your first step on the property ladder, it’s important to know the basics – and to have the right people to fight your corner.   Most people would think the…
  • May 23

    One Month in EHL Beeston

    One Month in EHL Beeston
    It’s been one month since we opened our doors in our new office in Beeston. It has been a fast-paced and exciting month which has flown by. It seems like we have been here for much longer! The highlight for all of us was our official…
  • Apr 26

    1 Week in Beeston EHL Solicitors – The story so far

    1 Week in Beeston EHL Solicitors – The story so far
    One week in Beeston. Today marks the one week anniversary of the opening of our new office in Beeston, and what a week it has been! It started off with a bang when the Mayor came to cut the ribbon first thing on Monday morning. Pictures,…
Rank this Week: 2770

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    The content v metadata contest at the heart of the Investigatory Powers Bill

    The content v metadata contest at the heart of the Investigatory Powers Bill
    After more than 30 hours of Commons Committee debate and 1,000 or so proposed Opposition amendments, the Investigatory Powers Bill is moving on to its Report stage. Now is a good time to revisit one of the most fundamental points in the Bill:…
  • Apr 15

    Future-proofing the Investigatory Powers Bill

    Future-proofing the Investigatory Powers Bill
    [Based on a presentation to BILETA 2016 on 11 April 2016]If we know one thing about the Investigatory Powers Bill, it must be future-proof. Legislation should, self-evidently, stand the test of time in the face of rapid technological change…
  • Apr 1

    An official announcement

    An official announcement
    The following official statement was issued this morning.“A temporary ceasefire has been agreed among combatants in the Semantic Wars.  A list of banned words and phrases has been drawn up including ‘Itemised Phone…
Rank this Week: 2618

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • May 25

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label

    FDA finally unveils new nutrition facts label
    Added Sugars are in. Calories From Fat are out. And would the typical American eat the package of food in one sitting? If so, those Americans will now know from the label what they will consume in that sitting. On May 20, 2016, the FDA…
  • May 24

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule

    Australia: Review of pharmaceutical reimbursement rule
    Background On 25 April 2015, the Minister for Health announced a review of the Guidelines (Guidelines) for Preparing Submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), the body that recommends which products should be…
  • May 24

    House bill addresses reduced payments to new off-campus hospital outpatient department

    House bill addresses reduced payments to new off-campus hospital outpatient department
    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee introduced the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016 (Act) to exempt certain newly-enrolled provider-based, off campus hospital outpatient departments…
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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/
  • May 25

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016

    VAR-declaration replaced by model agreements as of May 1, 2016
    As of May 1, 2016, the VAR-declaration (Verklaring Arbeidsrelatie) will be replaced by model agreements approved by the Dutch Tax Authorities for each sector or professional field. This is due to the implementation of the Assessment of…
  • May 25

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?

    What measures are in place (or proposed) in the UK to address gender pay inequality in the workplace?
    This post was contributed by Daniel Jacobs, Trainee Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London   Gender Pay Gap Reporting What is the gender pay gap? Despite a longstanding prohibition on gender discrimination, on average, woman still…
  • May 24

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest

    Nepotism creates a conflict of interest
    This article was written by Shenaaz Munga, a Candidate Attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The non-disclosure of a close personal relationship with someone being interviewed for employment results in a conflict of interest…
Rank this Week: 2077

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/
  • May 25

    The IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill

    The IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill
    Minister for Intellectual Property Crown CopyrightOpen Government Licence On 19 May 2016 Lady Neville-Rolfe, the Minister for Intellectual Property, introduced the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats)…
  • Apr 29

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac
    In Bapco Closures Research Ltd and Another v Selpac Europe Ltd [2016] EWHC 550 (IPEC) (18 March 2016), His Honour Judge Hacon had to decide a very short but very interesting point of claim construction. The patent in suit was European…
  • Mar 28

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"
    St Andrews from St Rule's Tower Author Peter Gordon Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence The Department for Culture, Media and Sport refers collectively to the following industries as "the creative…
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About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

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

    Significant number of conveyancing cases to be impacted by LBG CML Handbook change

    Significant number of conveyancing cases to be impacted by LBG CML Handbook change
    With “Bank of Mum and Dad” currently helping finance 25% of UK mortgages the latest change to the CML Lenders’ Handbook for four banks within LBG is particularly significant.Earlier this month the Guardian (excuse the pun)…
  • Feb 8

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015

    Most Changed CML Handbook Part 2 Sections (England & Wales) 2015
    # changesSection numberQuestion11017.2.1bDoes the lender send the discharge via a DS 1 form or direct with the Land Registry?786.7.1What new home warranty schemes are acceptable to the lender?745.20.4Does the lender require you to disclose…
  • Jan 28

    COT Assurances to Lenders to be Extended

    COT Assurances to Lenders to be Extended
    An important amendment is be made to to clause 10 of the CML Lenders’ Handbook on 1 February 2016.The amendment will insert an additional sentence into clause 10.2 as follows: (additional wording in bold)10.2 We shall treat…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • May 24

    I Looked it Up - Original Research Not Protected by Copyright in Canada

    I Looked it Up - Original Research Not Protected by Copyright in Canada
    Research is incredibly labor intensive, and can take great leaps to achieve a given result (whether intended or not) or to argue a specific line of thinking. This expended effort into creating a work of merit or intrigue can be something that…
  • May 16

    Hidden Benefit - Use of Trademarks as Google AdWords Allowed in Australia

    Hidden Benefit - Use of Trademarks as Google AdWords Allowed in Australia
    There are many aspects of the Internet that most of its users are blissfully unaware of, including mountains of code and infrastructure that goes unseen. This is important, since seeing every aspect of a web browsing experience would cause…
  • May 5

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement

    It's Better than That! - CJEU Allows Compensation for Moral Prejudice for IP Infringement
    As many people can imagine, the soul of an artist can be a fragile one, and uses of their works (in what ever particular way they are used in a derivative sense) can be a sensitive topic. Even so, especially in an era where technology has…
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Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • May 23

    SnakesAndLadder

    SnakesAndLadder
    After a terrible day at court yesterday OldSmoothie had some advice: ‘It’s like snakes and ladders BabyB.  You climb to the top of one ladder only to go hurtling down to the bottom just a few moves later.  Happens to us…
  • May 23

    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…
  • May 19

    Immigration Law developments by Danielle Cohen

    Immigration Law developments by Danielle Cohen
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post The substance of this post was first published on http://www.daniellecohenimmigration.com/ In the last year there have been some judgements in Immigration Law,…
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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: 1896

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/
  • May 18

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Action Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region
    Our Norton Rose Fulbright Pittsburgh-Southpointe practice tracks legislative activity that we believe may impact oil and gas development within the Marcellus and Utica shale regions (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio). This Quarterly…
  • Apr 11

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale

    New fracking rules enter into force – England & Wale
    Overview On 6 April 2016 regulations came into force setting out areas to be excluded from fracking and providing for a number of safeguards for onshore fracking in England and Wales. What areas are excluded from fracking? The Onshore…
  • Apr 5

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada

    Study shows fracking linked to earthquakes in western Canada
    According to a study described in the March 2016 edition of the journal Seismological Research Letters, hydraulic fracturing is linked to most induced earthquakes in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The study looked at data for 12,289…
Rank this Week: 2078

Unlock The Law

Unlock The Law

News stories with a legal angle.

http://www.unlockthelaw.co.uk/
  • May 17

    Should I be paid for training at work?

    Should I be paid for training at work?
    Whether you must be paid for training in your job will depend on your contract of employment and also the nature of your job. If unpaid training is mentioned in your contract of employment, it may be that you are not entitled to pay. For…
  • May 16

    What happens if I don’t leave a will, Scotland?

    What happens if I don’t leave a will, Scotland?
    There is no legal requirement to leave a will, but there are a number of practical and financial reasons as to why you should do so. If you fail to leave a will in Scotland, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of…
  • May 16

    What is the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion?

    What is the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion?
    You may have heard both the terms ‘tax avoidance’ and ‘tax evasion’ – especially in light of the recent Panama Papers scandal, but what to these terms mean? The essential difference between tax avoidance and tax…
Rank this Week: 2042

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

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

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • May 13

    THE TRUE COST OF DIVORCE

    THE TRUE COST OF DIVORCE
    gary lineker's criticism of family lawyers is offside, but fixed fees are here to stay. Continue reading →
  • Apr 12

    NOT SO FAT CAT LAWYERS?

    NOT SO FAT CAT LAWYERS?
    charity "citizens advice" has pointed to problems caused by negative press coverage of family lawyers, while bryan reed says that lawyers can do more to overcome these negative perceptions. Continue reading →
  • Mar 17

    ANOTHER HIKE IN COURT FEES!

    ANOTHER HIKE IN COURT FEES!
    the moj has just announced a whopping 34% hike in the court fee for issuing a divorce petition from £410 to £550, as from 21 march. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1787

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
  • May 13

    Car crash victim receives £32,500

    Car crash victim receives £32,500
    It was 21 April 2014 when Asons Solicitors’ client, who we shall call Mr A, was driving along Kegworth Road in Nottingham when a car crash occurred. His white Toyota Avensis was struck on the passenger side by a black Honda Civic. The…
  • Apr 28

    Asons recruits Chris Ganner as new Lead Proclaim Developer

    Asons recruits Chris Ganner as new Lead Proclaim Developer
    Chris Ganner has joined Asons Solicitors of Bolton in Greater Manchester to head the development and maintenance of Proclaim, the legal firm’s chosen case management software platform. Chris brings 13 years of IT programming and…
  • Apr 22

    Signage firm fined after fall from height

    Signage firm fined after fall from height
    A fitter in Yorkshire suffered multiple, serious injuries in a fall when his employer failed to make his workspace safe. Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard that the damage included a fractured skull, chipped vertebra, several broken…
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • May 12

    Saturday workshops - summer term

    Saturday workshops - summer term
    The Library is running the following workshops during the Summer Term on Saturdays. The workshops will be held in the Library Seminar Room on Level 1 of the Library. All staff and students are welcomeThere are a maximum of 30 places on each…
  • Mar 22

    Library: Easter weekend opening hour

    Library: Easter weekend opening hour
    Opening HoursIssue & Help Desk Thursday 24 March10.00 - 23.4510.00 - 20.00Friday 25 - Monday 28 March10.00 - 20.00Self ServiceTuesday 29 March10.00 - 23.4510.00 - 20.00
  • Feb 24

    Introducing David GreenDavid Green is…

    Introducing David GreenDavid Green is covering the post of Subject Librarian: Law & Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, whilst Wendy Lynwood is on maternity leave.David previously worked at University of West London and Middlesex University…
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Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 6

    LexisNexis Student Rep. Vacancy for 2016-17

    LexisNexis Student Rep. Vacancy for 2016-17
    An opportunity has arisen to increase your legal research skills and work for a major legal publisher. LexisNexis is looking for an enthusiastic GDL or final year LL.B student to act as a representative on campus for LexisNexis…
  • Apr 27

    May Bank Holiday Weekends – Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

    May Bank Holiday Weekends – Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room
    On Saturday 30th April & Sunday 1st May we will be OPEN from 8am – 6pm and staffed from 12 – 4pm.  On Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May, the Library and IT rooms will be CLOSED On Saturday 28th May, Sunday…
  • Apr 18

    ‘Tips for your Research Project’ Workshop

    ‘Tips for your Research Project’ Workshop
    The Library is holding the above workshop on Wed 20th April from 12.45-1.30pm and Mon 25th April from 12.45-1.30pm in IT Room 218 in the LRC building. The aim is to show you how to start your research including how to search the library…
Rank this Week: 3945