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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/
  • Apr 20

    Leapfrog granted: The death knell for Cookson v Knowles? – Cloister

    Leapfrog granted: The death knell for Cookson v Knowles? – Cloister
    ‘It has long been the case that the multiplier in a fatal accident claim is assessed at the date of death rather than at the date of trial: Cookson v Knowles [1979] AC 556. This is unlike the position in personal injury claims with…
  • Apr 20

    Consent to treatment – Hailsham Chamber

    Consent to treatment – Hailsham Chamber
    ‘Medicine is a changing field, and the way it is practised is in many ways unrecognisable today from 30 years ago. Diagnostic techniques have improved. The technology is better. New drugs come onto the market. Patients are better…
  • Apr 20

    Key highlights from record-breaking court awarded clinical negligence trial – Cloister

    Key highlights from record-breaking court awarded clinical negligence trial – Cloister
    ‘William Latimer-Sayer highlights some points arising out of the record-breaking award in Robshaw v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 923 (QB).’ Full story Cloisters, 10th April 2015 Source: www.cloisters.com
Rank this Week: 5

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    CJEU publishes its 2014 Report: more and more cases, fewer and fewer AG Opinions?

    CJEU publishes its 2014 Report: more and more cases, fewer and fewer AG Opinions?
    How many IP cases did the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) -- to be intended this time as encompassing, amongst others, the Court of Justice and the General Court -- decide last year? How long does it take for the CJEU to decide…
  • Apr 20

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    42 is a very special number for many reasons. One will be apparent to anyone who has ever read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, since 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. It's also the number of…
  • Apr 20

    The Unitary Patent Package: a client walks into a patent attorney's office

    The Unitary Patent Package: a client walks into a patent attorney's office
    "Come in", called the patent attorneyPicture the scene: a bright, comfortable yet functional office in a modern block at the centre of Anytown, England. A patent attorney sits behind his desk, awaiting the arrival of a potential new client.…
Rank this Week: 29

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

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

    New silent study space created in the LRC

    New silent study space created in the LRC
    In consultation with a group of Guildford students, we have turned IT room 216 in the LRC into a silent study room. The difference between this room and the other IT rooms along the corridor is that…
  • Apr 14

    New books – April

    New books – April
    All the new Guildford and electronic books for April have now been added to the New Books Tab above.
  • Mar 31

    LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment 2015

    LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment 2015
    Click on the link below to find out more about becoming next year’s Lexis Student Associate in Guildford. LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment poster 2015-16  
Rank this Week: 39

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: 55

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: 76

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 19

    Caped Crusaders and Princely Rights – The Human Rights Round-Up

    Caped Crusaders and Princely Rights – The Human Rights Round-Up
    Laura Profumo runs through the week’s human rights headlines. In the News: The Conservative party published its manifesto last week. The document makes for curious reading, writes academic Mark Elliott. The manifesto confirms the…
  • Apr 17

    “Cold Calling” company fined £75K for breach of privacy

    “Cold Calling” company fined £75K for breach of privacy
    Reactiv Media Limited v The Information Commissioner (Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations  (2003) [2015] UKFTT 2014_0213 (GRC) (13 April 2015) – read judgment Although an individual’s right to…
  • Apr 16

    Water companies are public authorities and must therefore disclose environmental information

    Water companies are public authorities and must therefore disclose environmental information
    Fish Legal v Information Commissioner and others (Information rights practice and procedure) [2015] UKUT 52 (AAC) Charles J – read judgment Water and sewage utility companies are “public authorities” for the purposes of the…
Rank this Week: 119

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 9

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden
    This week, comedian John Oliver landed a huge journalistic exclusive when he travelled to Russia to interview none other than Edward Snowden. Here is the clip, but bizarrely it cannot be viewed in the UK at the time of writing, so fire up…
  • Apr 8

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)
    It has been often remarked in these pages that we seem to be going back in time when it comes to copyright case law. In particular, the fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union continues to decide cases about linking seems to me…
  • Apr 2

    UK Court of Appeals confirms tort of privacy in Google v Vidal-Hall

    UK Court of Appeals confirms tort of privacy in Google v Vidal-Hall
    As we reported last year, an English court recognised the existence of a tort of privacy (more accurately, the tort of misuse of private information) in the case of Vidal-Hall v Google. The case involved a group of Google users who sued the…
Rank this Week: 151

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: 195

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 223

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: 232

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 256

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 16

    The general election - implications for employment law

    The general election - implications for employment law
    With just three weeks to go until the general election, and the main parties having now published their manifestos, what is the future looking like for employment law? The Conservatives have indicated their support for real terms increases in…
  • Apr 15

    Breaking: NYC Council Bars Most Pre-Employment Credit Check

    Breaking: NYC Council Bars Most Pre-Employment Credit Check
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. New York City employers who routinely use credit checks as part of the pre-employment process may be in for a rude awakening. Earlier today, the NYC Council passed legislation…
  • Apr 10

    UK Update - Whistleblowing: When is a disclosure made in the public interest?

    UK Update - Whistleblowing: When is a disclosure made in the public interest?
    In Chestertons –v– Nurmohamed, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has given the first appellate guidance on when a worker’s disclosure is made in the public interest, so as to attract whistleblower protection. Changes to…
Rank this Week: 333

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 388

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 493

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 19

    ECtHR and Social Housing-Two Recent Judgement

    ECtHR and Social Housing-Two Recent Judgement
    Happi v France 9/4/15 (judgement in French only) Mr H lives with his family in unsatisfactory and hazardous accommodation in Paris. On 28/12/10, Paris’ Administrative Court ordered the Ile-de-France authority to provide the family with…
  • Apr 17

    From ‘pillar to post’

    From ‘pillar to post’
    In a judgment of undisguised anger, Cobb J described the conduct of LB Tower Hamlets and LB Havering as “shameful” in the way in which they treated AM and his family.  I haven’t come across Cobb J before but his…
  • Apr 15

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.

    Rents and Equality. Barnet, again.
    It appears that Barnet Council (via the Mayor’s casting vote) are determined to carry on with their  plan to raise rents for council tenants, new and existing, to 80% of market rent or top of LHA rates, whichever is lowest. We…
Rank this Week: 515

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 15

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone
    On 29 March, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published a guidance note that supplements previous guidance on the use of closed circuit television systems and for the first time addresses the increasing use of unmanned…
  • Apr 10

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hogan Lovells webinar "Russia Data Localization Update: New Details Emerge from Meetings with Russian Regulator" on 2 April 2015. This update follows an October 2014 presentation by Hogan Lovells…
  • Apr 8

    Court Allows FTC to Move Forward in “Common Carrier” Exemption Case

    Court Allows FTC to Move Forward in “Common Carrier” Exemption Case
    Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen denied AT&T Mobility’s motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) October 2014 complaint alleging that AT&T engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in…
Rank this Week: 527

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 13

    Sir, you are vexing me!

    Sir, you are vexing me!
    Family lawyers are likely to be familiar with a s91(14) order (c91(14) Children Act 1989), which prohibits a person from making an application for a s8 “child arrangements order” without the prior permission of the court. But less…
  • Apr 13

    Secular Extremists Infiltrate CPS?

    Secular Extremists Infiltrate CPS?
    I came across an article today whilst sitting twiddling my thumbs on a train platform, in which it is reported that Douglas Carswell (apparently a UKIP MP) has criticised the CPS for being run by “secular extremists” who are…
  • Apr 12

    Thumper

    Thumper
    As if you haven’t had enough cute bunnies this Easter already : That will be all from me today. I am keeping schtum. Saying nada. Nil. Zilch. Keine. Nul. Nowt.
Rank this Week: 535

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Guideline Hourly Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017…

    Guideline Hourly Rates for 2015, 2016, 2017…
    The Master of the Rolls has announced guideline hourly rates (GHRs) are to be frozen at their 2010 levels indefinitely as there is no prospect of proper evidence being produced to justify a revision. This may not be entirely bad ……
  • Mar 30

    Drafting time

    Drafting time
    Further to my post yesterday, the time claimed for drafting the three virtually identical Notices of Funding was a total of three hours (one hour for each). Did you guess correctly? Being charitable, I suppose it is possible the fee ……
  • Mar 29

    Drafting Notice of Funding

    Drafting Notice of Funding
    I’m currently dealing with a case where the claimants’ solicitors were acting for three claimants arising out of the same incident. Same fee earner dealing with each claim. Notices of Funding were prepared; one for each of the…
Rank this Week: 849

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin
    Late yesterday the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a brief order transferring to itself the jurisdiction over the appeal filed by ECUSA and its rump group (ECSC) from the February 3, 2015 judgment and order against them entered by Circuit…
  • Apr 3

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday
    [Note: This post is an update of the one I published on Good Friday, four years ago. It incorporates some newer information.]  There is far more literature about the date of Jesus' death than there is about his birth. One reason is…
  • Apr 1

    Memorandum to Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori (CONFIDENTIAL)

    Memorandum to Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori (CONFIDENTIAL)
    MEMORANDUM TO: Her Excellency, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jeffers SchoriFROM: Chancellor to the Presiding BishopDATE: April 1, 2015SUBJECT: Need for Immediate Pastoral DirectionCONFIDENTIAL - FOR THE PB'S EYES ONLYYour Excellency:There is…
Rank this Week: 769

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 898

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

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

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Cohabitation Right

    Cohabitation Right
    What rights do cohabiting couples have upon separation? It is very different to matrimonial law and at present the weaker party financially has to rely on land law, and if there are children, an application under the children act for the…
  • Oct 30

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement

    Is It Worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement
    Nobody wants to see a bride cry but YES it is worth getting a Pre Nuptial Agreement.Here's why:It is one of the factors that will be taken into account upon divorce.Is it decisive?No.However...If...1. Both parties have been given the…
  • Sep 15

    The Little Book of Divorce Question

    The Little Book of Divorce Question
      The Little Book of Divorce Questions  is available now on Amazon .In an agony of indecision?Can't decide whether to stay or go?Scared?Anxious?Unhappy?Making such a decision is usually choosing the least worst option.  It…
Rank this Week: 827

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: 803

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: 1222

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

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

http://thestevecornforthblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 20

    Bedroom Tax and its impending demise?

    Bedroom Tax and its impending demise?
    My last blog looked at what the various political parties were saying about Access to Justice as we approached the election.Another subject which has often featured in this blog is the dreaded Bedroom Tax. This is the draconian law introduced…
  • Apr 13

    What are the parties saying about Access to Justice?

    What are the parties saying about Access to Justice?
    So we are now just over three weeks away from the General Election. All of us who are concerned with the erosion of access to justice under coalition have been counting the days for the last five years. So what have the parties been saying…
  • Mar 29

    Sleeping rough with CEOs, a bishop and a star!

    Sleeping rough with CEOs, a bishop and a star!
    I went to GoodisonPark, home of Everton FC on Thursday night. That is something that I have done hundreds of times. But this was different from anything that I have done before.This was CEO Sleepout UK - Liverpool. About 50 of us from the…
Rank this Week: 1211

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 1252

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

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

    Entrepreneurs and investors – the UK is open for business!

    Entrepreneurs and investors – the UK is open for business!
    Guest PostThe Chinese year of the Sheep began on the 19th February and Master Hans Cua, the youngest Feng Shui master in Asia, predicted that in the year of the Wooden Sheep businesses dealing with textile, fashion, paper, rubber and wood…
  • Mar 22

    Broadchurch creator comes out fighting to defend second serie

    Broadchurch creator comes out fighting to defend second serie
    I came to the Broadchurch party much later than most (in fact, only since earlier this year), but I’ve watched series one and two twice now. It’s one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time. For what it’s worth,…
  • Feb 27

    Top Five Ways to Guard Against Data Theft

    Top Five Ways to Guard Against Data Theft
    Guest PostBusinesses deal with sensitive data on a regular basis – and if this data falls into the wrong hands, it could severely compromise the reputation and security of a company and its clients. That’s why it’s important…
Rank this Week: 1050

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    An interesting week

    An interesting week
    Highlights of an interesting week for me on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog included:Another vote for no-fault divorce - Adding my voice to those of Baroness Hale and Marilyn Stowe, amongst many others.The…
  • Apr 13

    No-fault divorce: Current laws are relic of a bygone age

    No-fault divorce: Current laws are relic of a bygone age
    Jane RobeyCommenting on recent reports surrounding the possible introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, the CEO of National Family Mediation (NFM), Jane Robey, said:“Our country’s divorce laws are a relic of a bygone age.…
  • Apr 13

    "Without equal access to justice there's no justice at all"

    "Without equal access to justice there's no justice at all"
    Goes on a bit, and sadly probably futile, but worth a watch:For more details see here.
Rank this Week: 1176

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Feb 10

    Minimum Unexpired Lease Terms : From the Fire to the Furnace

    Minimum Unexpired Lease Terms : From the Fire to the Furnace
    Leasehold conveyancing solicitors beware : Lenders are changing their minimum lease term requirements. For the second time in the space of a week a CML  lender discarded  a whole slice of the leasehold market from being mortgageable…
  • Feb 4

    Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement

    Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement
    Conveyancing solicitors on the Metro Bank Conveyancing Panel can, as from today, carry out personal local authority searches as opposed to being required to carry out official searches.By way of a change to the banks's CML Handbook Part Two…
  • Feb 2

    Platform Home Loans Conveyancing Panel Alert - Minimum Lease Term

    Platform Home Loans Conveyancing Panel Alert - Minimum Lease Term
    Mortgage companies continued the trend to shy away from properties with short leases with Platform Home Loans yesterday tightening their minimum lease term requirements.The lender used to accept leases where there were 50 years unexpired at…
Rank this Week: 966

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
  • Dec 16

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?

    The writing on the wall #6 – quality talent equals high price?
    As the economy picks up, the gladiators pick up their weapons in the fight for talent again. With a raft of restructurings in the past five years, now that work is picking up, there are structural gaps in the talent profile of a number…
  • Dec 15

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity

    The writing on the wall #5 management complexity
    Firms are getting bigger. Mergers and International expansion may be the main culprits in recent years, bit add the economy slowly returns to growth, plenty of other law firms face the challenges associated with getting bigger. Some, like the…
Rank this Week: 1199

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 1017

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: 1177

Law Weblog

Law Weblog

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre

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

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.
    ECHR Britain will take the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the court’s governing body, and ministers hope to use this to push through major reforms.
Rank this Week: 1179

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/
  • Apr 20

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bits back in Internet.org India row

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bits back in Internet.org India row
    Zuckerberg reportedly argued in a blog post that Internet.org’s basic free services were not incompatible with net neutrality – the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. “We fully support net…
  • Apr 17

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?

    Copyright laws UK: how do they apply to the music industry?
    Percy Sledge, the well-known R&B singer, who is reputed to have written the song “When a Man Loves a Woman” died this week. While Sledge had a long and illustrious career in the music industry, his later works never reached…
  • Apr 14

    Will the African Union Convention on cybercrime be effective and protect human rights?

    Will the African Union Convention on cybercrime be effective and protect human rights?
    With the rise in internet users across Africa cybercrime is a growing problem involving “gangs embracing more sophisticated ways to use technology, such as malware and botnets…” reports the BBC. The high number of African…
Rank this Week: 1585

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Apr 10

    BILETA conference 2015

    BILETA conference 2015
    Am giving a paper at BILETA 2015, entitled ‘Disintermediation and legal education’.  Slides up on Slideshare and at the Slides tab above.  Abstract: Disintermediation is a concept well-understood in almost all…
  • Mar 24

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph
    Apologies — liveblogged, but forgot to post this from the conference… First on, McComas Taylor and Grazia Scotellaro, ‘E-texts: a new experience in learning objects’. Took us through the example of ANU E-View student…
  • Mar 18

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought
    I missed the keynotes and some other sections of the conference, but from what I saw I thought it was a useful, in fact essential, conference for any academic staff thinking of digital publishing for research, data curation or learning…
Rank this Week: 1451

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: 1429

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

    Interesting Things of the Week #200
    How to conduct library website usability studies for free - some useful resources and tips Poetry Archive - poems read by their authors (or celebs) 12 Quotes From Roald Dahl for Book Lovers What type of library user are…
  • Jun 2

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
Rank this Week: 1473

ComplianceAsia News

ComplianceAsia News

Provides information for compliance professionals dealing with issues in financial regulation with a focus on the Asian region.

http://www.compliance.asia/
  • Feb 6

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system
    Finally there is some reporting about the dirty little secret of global AML enforcement - it might not work.  The following was reported in the Wall Street Journal today and we recommend you read the full article: The Morning Risk…
  • Oct 27

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT
    On Friday the SFC sent around a circular to licensed firms with details of a number of additions to the AML sanctions regime and this included advice from the FATF that some countries were not doing enough to improve their AML CFT…
  • Oct 23

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance
    SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, recently spoke to an industry association in the United States and talked about the importance of the rule of compliance officers.  Here is the speech: Remarks at National Society of Compliance Professionals…
Rank this Week: 1564

Diary of a Criminal Solicitor

Diary of a Criminal Solicitor

By a criminal defense solicitor.

http://criminalsolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    A Paperless Office

    A Paperless Office
    I am a big champion of the concept of a paperless office - a world where the is no necessity to use paper and pen every time something needs to be recorded on a file.Over the past few years I have been using a laptop to attempt to work…
  • Jul 19

    My Solicitor Is Better Than Yours...

    My Solicitor Is Better Than Yours...
    I had an unfortunate experience yesterday.I went to a Police Station to represent an own Client, he arrived with two of his co-defendants, one of which was very "mouthy". When I attempted to speak to my Client in the waiting area of the…
  • Jul 18

    Where Has Court 6 Gone?

    Where Has Court 6 Gone?
    My local Magistrates Court has been rebuilt and now has a brand new building.There are signs in the building to assist visitors and Court Users.The sign has the obvious omission that there is no Court 6 in the building but there is a Court 5…
Rank this Week: 1373

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: 1409

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Apr 15

    Social media platforms for lawyer

    Social media platforms for lawyer
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch March 2015. I’ve been looking at two new social media platforms designed for lawyers: Mootis (“specifically tailored for what is a vast legal services marketplace that extends far beyond the…
  • Feb 2

    Where has all the GOV stuff gone?

    Where has all the GOV stuff gone?
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch January 2015 Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox, first mooted the idea of a single government website back in 2010. Some thought the theory was sound but that delivery would be impossible. Once the project was…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1785

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

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

    Moving on to digital tax account

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

    Annuity unlocking

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

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

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it
    The use of a deed of variation (sometimes called a deed of family arrangement) is a long established practice which enables the terms of a Will to be altered by the beneficiaries after the death of the testator. If the appropriate election is…
Rank this Week: 2074

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor
    In a recent speech to The Modern law Conference, Sir Michael Pitt, The Chairman of the Legal Services Board, The super regulator for legal services in England and Wales, referred to nearly completed research that people who chose to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1648

Diet Justice

Diet Justice

Covers current affairs, politics, law and policing.

http://www.dietjustice.net/portal/index.php
  • Nov 4

    Employability: The lectures I regret missing

    Employability: The lectures I regret missing
    'Employability' was a new word on me back in 2009 when I started Uni. It was an extra lecture a week, almost always at 9am, and covered topics that I had no interest in. I didn't want to be a lawyer, so I didn't go to the lectures about…
  • Sep 22

    Mental Health in the Workplace

    Mental Health in the Workplace
    Things have been a bit quiet on here recently. A combination of finishing university, some personal nightmares, and the recent launching of my new business (Duke of Hazard...it's a health and safety company...get it?) have meant my attention…
  • Aug 31

    His Highness Blacker and his Privy Court

    His Highness Blacker and his Privy Court
    Yesterday I published an article about a gentleman by the name of Alan Blacker who has been making himself look like an utter moron in recent days. In that article I talked about a company that Mr Blacker had created in 1999 called The…
Rank this Week: 2113

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 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.    
Rank this Week: 1656

Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1926