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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

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: 58

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Can you be liable for third-party copyright infringements if you offer password-free free internet access? New case referred to CJEU!

    Can you be liable for third-party copyright infringements if you offer password-free free internet access? New case referred to CJEU!
    Smart idea?Via Katfriend and copyright aficionado Tom Ohta (Bristows) comes the news that a new depressingexciting case has just been referred to everybody's favourite court, ie the Court of Justice of the European Union…
  • Nov 25

    Peppa Pig peppered with claims from Gabriella Capra

    Peppa Pig peppered with claims from Gabriella Capra
    I would like to thank you to Chris Torrero for sending us the following story. The Italian news last week concerned one of Peppa Pig’s cartoon friend, Gabriella Goat. Gabriella Capra, a 40 year old Italian business woman…
  • Nov 25

    ECR-Award - BGH on the registrability of acronym

    ECR-Award - BGH on the registrability of acronym
    A recently published decision by the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) concerning the registrability of acronyms as trade marks (case reference I ZB 64/13, "ECR-Award", of 22 May 2014, see here in PDF) was quite widely reported…
Rank this Week: 75

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    Library Opening Hours: December and Christma

    Library Opening Hours: December and Christma
    We are open from 8.30am to 10pm five days a week during term-time. At weekends, the library is open from 8.30am to 6pm, and will be staffed between 12 noon and 4pm. Christmas Closure The library will close on Monday…
  • Nov 17

    Westlaw Training Video

    Westlaw Training Video
    The following training videos show you how to find legislation, case law and books. Legislation http://uklawstudent.thomsonreuters.com/2012/08/westlaw-uk-legislation-online-training/ Case law…
  • Nov 17

    Westlaw Training Video

    Westlaw Training Video
    The following training videos show you how to find legislation, case law and books. Legislation http://uklawstudent.thomsonreuters.com/2012/08/westlaw-uk-legislation-online-training/ Case law…
Rank this Week: 83

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: 105

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 132

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: 145

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: 157

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 257

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 383

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Nov 24

    Mini Book Review: Financial Remedies Practice, 2015 Edition

    Mini Book Review: Financial Remedies Practice, 2015 Edition
    Financial Remedies Practice, 2015 EditionThe @eGlance Guide£99.95 - Published by Class Legal: November 2014I'm afraid I don't have time at present to do a full review of this, the fourth edition of Financial Remedies Practice, so here…
  • Nov 21

    Take your mind off the by-election

    Take your mind off the by-election
    No doubt many of you will be disappointed at the by-election result. Still, I'm sure Hairy Knorm Davidson will get another chance. Meanwhile, why not take your mind off of things by reading my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family…
  • Nov 20

    Lunar Mission One: Get involved

    Lunar Mission One: Get involved
    Nothing whatsoever to do with family law, but for a child of the Apollo era who has long been disappointed by the subsequent loss of public interest in space, here is something that will hopefully re-invigorate the older generation and…
Rank this Week: 413

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Nov 26

    10 years of TechnoLlama

    10 years of TechnoLlama
    I’m late to my own birthday party! I just realised that this blog turned 10 last month. How time flies when you’re having fun and all that. I started the blog not really expecting much, it pretty much began as a personal project…
  • Nov 13

    Misogyny in gaming

    Misogyny in gaming
    This is not a post about Gamergate. I have been trying to stay out of the Gamergate discussion from the start, mostly because having missed a big part of the controversy, it has become increasingly more difficult to understand exactly…
  • Nov 7

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online

    Incitement to violence and freedom of speech online
    Julien Blanc, alleged member of the human species, has been ejected from Australia where he was conducting a series of paid seminars teaching young men how to pick up women with abusive and borderline criminal tactics. The reason given by…
Rank this Week: 436

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 447

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
  • Nov 25

    A spectacularly Misleading Case – nested in a real one

    A spectacularly Misleading Case – nested in a real one
    Islamic Investment Co v. Symphony Gems & Mehta, 19 November 2014, Hamblen J - judgment here Hamblen J observed that “the facts…are so extraordinary that they could have come from one of A.P.…
  • Nov 23

    Magna Carta and its progeny

    Magna Carta and its progeny
    Magna Carta Uncovered, Hart Publishing, October 2014 - details here Two old friends, Lord Judge (former Lord Chief Justice) and Anthony Arlidge QC have written a compelling and scholarly account of the 1215 political settlement…
  • Nov 23

    Information even unlawfully obtained is admissible to the GMC – Joanna Glynn

    Information even unlawfully obtained is admissible to the GMC – Joanna Glynn
    R (on the application of Nakesh) v Metropolitan Police Service and General Medical Council [2014] EWHC 3810 (Admin) – read judgment The High Court has ruled that although information obtained unlawfully by the police is admissible in…
Rank this Week: 474

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 25

    Southwark: Not appealing

    Southwark: Not appealing
    It is not unknown for losing parties in a case to not be happy, indeed very upset. There are two basic options. To shut up and put up with it, or appeal. Rather unusually, faced with one of the most coruscating High Court judgments I can…
  • Nov 25

    Penal notices and warrant

    Penal notices and warrant
    Lawtel had a short note on a case called Bank of Ireland v Shah and another (QBD, 20.11.14) this week and I was wondering if anyone knew any more about it. According to the note, the Bank had a possession order against Mr Shah arising out of…
  • Nov 23

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour
    Telchadder v Wickland Holdings Ltd [2014] UKSC 57 I will admit to being a bit cool on static caravan parks. I used to live in an area surrounded by them and could never understand why people would want to holiday in them, much less live in…
Rank this Week: 517

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Thin Gravy

    Thin Gravy
    The latest installment of a case in which I have been involved is out. You may know it as Q v Q (although it isn’t). The judgment can be found here : C (A Child) (No 2) [2014] EWFC 44 (21 November 2014). As it is a case…
  • Nov 17

    Take me to your Leadership Board

    Take me to your Leadership Board
    Last week the Adoption Leadership Board published a “Myth Busting Guide” aimed at dispelling misconceptions of what Re B and Re B-S tell us about the correct approach to adoption. “The law hasn’t changed!”…
  • Nov 12

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’
    This blog post is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore. In past few years I have had a number of cases in child arrangements disputes where only indirect contact is ordered at the conclusion. I sometimes represented fathers, sometimes mothers but…
Rank this Week: 504

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 614

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: 700

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue
    Blogging has had to take a back seat to the law, which (as they say truly) is a jealous mistress.Nevertheless, there has not been all that much I care to blog about. The news is almost uniformly desultory, uninspiring and (dare I say) lacking…
  • Nov 3

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision
    Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its order denying (without opinion) review ("certiorari") of the decisions rendered last September by the Supreme Court of Texas in the Fort Worth and San Angelo cases.The order was…
  • Oct 23

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff spoke today at a conference I am attending. I have heard him before, and also have read his recent book, so it is not as though he said anything that startled me -- but he did get me thinking.His main point was simple: the Fed…
Rank this Week: 865

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: 792

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Nov 13

    How to create engaging content that keeps users coming back for more!

    How to create engaging content that keeps users coming back for more!
    No...not this type of engagement!Earlier today I took part in a webinar hosted by Interact Intranet on the topic of creating content that keeps users engaged and as the title of the blog posts says...coming back for more.Both content and…
  • Nov 12

    Social factors in collaboration

    Social factors in collaboration
    I enjoy reading Michael Sampson's blog posts, even more so after hearing him speak on a couple of occasions. His latest blog post is definitely worth a read if you haven't done so already, as it looks at some of the social factors that can…
  • Nov 10

    Kent Fitness League (KFL) Race 2 @ Swanley Park

    Kent Fitness League (KFL) Race 2 @ Swanley Park
    Front legs not too badYesterday I took part in the second Kent Fitness League cross country (XC) race at Swanley Park. There are three things to say before I describe the race in a bit more detail.The first is that this was my first XC race…
Rank this Week: 957

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 29

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack
    Pre-packs are a contentious rescue tool in the UK and the Netherlands due to the inherent conflict between the transparency sought by many stakeholders and the loss of value triggered by the opening of a formal insolvency procedure. There is…
  • Oct 22

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey
    Turkey and Istanbul are both highly connected, as you might expect with their being on ancient trade routes and on Europe’s border with Asia. Turkish Airlines flies to more capital cities than any other airline (its London Gatwick…
Rank this Week: 998

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Pringle Criminal

    Pringle Criminal
    From BBC News 07/11/14: A man has been ordered to pay almost £500 in fines and costs for dropping a snack lid on the ground in Bristol. Gareth Daniel, 31, of Humberstan Walk, was seen by a PCSO dropping a Pringles lid in Lawrence…
  • Nov 17

    Wine Fraud: An Escalating Problem

    Wine Fraud: An Escalating Problem
    Guest Post Wine fraud has been a problem for about as long as wine has been produced and enjoyed. Even Pliny the Elder, the Ancient Roman philosopher, complained about it – there was so much fraudulent wine that even the nobles…
  • Nov 9

    Billing is killing

    Billing is killing
    Literally. From Roll on Friday 03/10/14: A report by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has revealed the key causes of stress and mental illness prevalent amongst lawyers are their working conditions, in particular, intolerable billing…
Rank this Week: 1213

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Nov 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…
  • Nov 22

    Weekend video: Lord Bingham and Shami Chakrabarti – The Rule of Law

    Weekend video: Lord Bingham and Shami Chakrabarti – The Rule of Law
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  • Nov 19

    Book recommendation: More Uncommon – by A.P. Herbert

    Book recommendation: More Uncommon – by A.P. Herbert
    The second of two volumes which explore the humorous side of English law, written by a former lawyer and independent MP. Whether writing about the possibility of Brigitte Bardot becoming an MP, or whether a cheque can be written on an egg,…
Rank this Week: 1269

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Sep 12

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September
    Mercer & Hole Private Client Partner, Lisa Spearman is speaking at an Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) online webinar on the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), from 10am – 11am, on Friday…
  • Sep 9

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)
    Over the years we have seen a number of tax breaks for investors in business start up schemes. With effect from 6 April 2014, the government has now introduced a scheme to specifically encourage investment in social enterprises. There are tax…
  • Sep 8

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough
    The recent buckley case served as a reminder for all attorneys when dealing with the financial affairs of donors. the court’s guidance suggests a wider application of attorney’s fiduciary duties and all should be alert to how they…
Rank this Week: 1248

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: 1127

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: 1178

Divorce Manual

Divorce Manual

Looks at the British Family Justice System which encourages reform through Collaborative Law and legislation. By Natasha Phillips.

http://divorcemanual.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder
    It sounds silly, but give it time. People like me may not be well – we collect stuff on the web; from dating sites, to forums, social media groups, entire libraries of reading material for every occasion and finally, personal blogs. I…
  • May 21

    LoreCast

    LoreCast
    LoreCast for the week ending Friday 21st May.
  • May 12

    Relationships Scotland

    Relationships Scotland
    Relationships Scotland is an organisation offering support to families through mediums such as mediation and counselling and their aim is to reach out to families who are looking for help. They are also in the running to win a website…
Rank this Week: 1078

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Eli Lilly and Co. v Government of Canada: Latest Development

    Eli Lilly and Co. v Government of Canada: Latest Development
    I mentioned Eli Lilly's claim against Canada for compensation under art 1110 of the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") in Bilateral Investment Treaties: Claiming Compensation from Foreign Governments under Bilateral…
  • Nov 17

    Software Patents - Lantana v The Comptroller

    Software Patents - Lantana v The Comptroller
    Lantana Ltd. ("Lantana") is a California company that offers communication cable services, telephone systems and services and computer and data network services mainly to customers in Southern California. One of the company's…
  • Nov 8

    Inquiries as to Damages in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: The National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Statham and Other

    Inquiries as to Damages in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: The National Guild of Removers and Storers Ltd v Statham and Other
    The National Guild of Removers and Storers is a trade association for the removal industry. According to its website "The Guild's priority has always been, and remains, consumer protection in an industry where there are no specific laws…
Rank this Week: 1695

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: 1362

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
  • Nov 19

    Hogan Lovells Partner Discusses Privacy Regulation with FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen

    Hogan Lovells Partner Discusses Privacy Regulation with FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen
    As the keynote speaker for the Winnik Forum, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen sat down with Christopher Wolf, Director of Hogan Lovells’ Privacy and Information Management Practice to discuss the…
  • Nov 18

    French Official Recommends Increased Supervision Over Government Data-Gathering

    French Official Recommends Increased Supervision Over Government Data-Gathering
    During a November 13, 2014 hearing before the Digital Rights Commission of the French National Assembly, Jean-Marie Delarue, the head of France's oversight Commission for National Security Interceptions said that France's 1991 law on national…
  • Nov 17

    How Do Global Businesses Know When EU Data Protection Law Applies to Them?

    How Do Global Businesses Know When EU Data Protection Law Applies to Them?
    At the heart of EU data protection law is the passionate belief in the right to privacy. Indeed, the Treaty of Lisbon has now recognised both privacy and data protection as fundamental rights under EU law. As fundamental rights, there is a…
Rank this Week: 1366

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Nov 13

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  • Nov 2

    Best paid job

    Best paid job
    The Telegraph has just published an article on the ten highest-paid jobs that you can do at home. The highest paid was listed as voiceover artists who can earn £68.16. Strangely, self-employed kitchen table law costs draftsmen did not…
Rank this Week: 1710

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    Legal Reference Materials Course

    Legal Reference Materials Course
    BIALL is running the Legal Reference Materials course again on 15th December at City University.This course is intended for recent entrants to law librarianship and for those working in more general libraries which have legal materials.…
  • Nov 3

    British And Irish Association Of Law Librarians (BIALL) – Written evidence (DSC0020)

    British And Irish Association Of Law Librarians (BIALL) – Written evidence (DSC0020)
    Published on the Parliament website:Essentially, it's a summary of the LETR work and how our response highlights the role information professionals can play in skilling the future workforce (in the legal sector).Q4. What skills do…
  • Oct 20

    BIALL Legal Foundations Course - bursary winner Annette Ramsden

    BIALL Legal Foundations Course - bursary winner Annette Ramsden
    With the BIALL Legal Foundations Course about to begin for the new academic year, bursary winner Annette Ramsden tells us what it means to her:"I was overjoyed to be awarded a bursary to undertake the Legal Foundation course. I am the law…
Rank this Week: 1449

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

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

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 7

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question

    TheLittle Book of Divorce Question
    Coming soon...How do you know if it is time to get divorced?What should you do?How do you decide?What are the legal considerations?What is the emotional impact?If you are considering getting divorced this is one of the most difficult and…
Rank this Week: 1760

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: 1583

Media Beak

Media Beak

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

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1716

Law Updates

Law Updates

Covers UK legal news.

http://www.lawupdates.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 1576

This Side of the House

This Side of the House

http://thissideofthehouse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    Poland and Russia

    Poland and Russia
    My commiserations to the Poles for the sad news today.I sincerely hope that the event won't be used as an excuse by those who would want to stymie the increasingly good relationship with Russia.
  • Mar 22

    Praise, indeed

    Praise, indeed
    "A few insults and a touch of sarcasm scattered across 45 comments is the blogging equivalent of a standing ovation"(taken from: here (Doug Pascover Mar 16th 2010 3:22 GMT)
  • Mar 16

    Golden Snitch

    Golden Snitch
    Well, it appears that I either have the playing skills of Harry or someone used a confundus charm on the other candidates but I am over the moon to tell you all I appear to have caught the golden snitch!
Rank this Week: 1577

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: 1566

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/
  • Nov 24

    IALS Student Law Review - issue on child protection

    IALS Student Law Review - issue on child protection
    This term's Institute newsletter includes a mention of the latest issue of the IALS Student Law Review, this focuses on reforming the law on child protection. As the newsletter explains, it:arose out of a workshop organised by the…
  • Nov 13

    Crime data on the UK Data Service

    Crime data on the UK Data Service
    About 5 years ago I blogged about the availability of crime data on ESDS, the predecessor to the UK Data Service. Having 'attended' a webinar run by UKDS this week, I thought that a follow-up post wouldn't go amiss. A wide range of datasets…
  • Oct 28

    Judge Rinder - guilty pleasure?

    Judge Rinder - guilty pleasure?
    Billed as the UK's answer to Judge Judy is Judge Rinder.  Judge Rinder arbitrates on disputes of the type which would typically be seen in a small claims court. The first series was broadcast in August & September, and a second…
Rank this Week: 1961

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Nov 24

    'Tis the Season: Spruce Up Your Electronic-Use Policies in Time for Cyber Monday

    'Tis the Season: Spruce Up Your Electronic-Use Policies in Time for Cyber Monday
    This post was written by Joel S. Barras and Sarah T. Hansel. As employees return to work the Monday after Thanksgiving, their minds (and electronic devices) may be focused on sales rather than work. Although some reports indicate that the…
  • Nov 19

    Upstate N.Y. Employers Brace for New Workplace Regulation

    Upstate N.Y. Employers Brace for New Workplace Regulation
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. It is no secret that, through the efforts of the New York City (NYC) Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC has in the past few years become home to some of the nation’s…
  • Nov 11

    Wellness Programs and Biometric Screening: Lessons From Recent EEOC Attack

    Wellness Programs and Biometric Screening: Lessons From Recent EEOC Attack
    This post was written by Sara A. Begley, Julia Y. Trankiem, and Sarah T. Hansel. For employers, a healthy workforce can mean improved productivity, lower absence rates, and a reduction in health insurance costs. In an effort to…
Rank this Week: 2513

Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

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

http://www.realestatelegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 2589

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law in the UK.

http://www.spencerssolicitors.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Spencers Solicitors calls for businesses to take action on road safety

    Spencers Solicitors calls for businesses to take action on road safety
    Spencers Solicitors are pleased to announce their support of Road Safety Week, in conjunction with Brake, the road safety charity. Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, involving thousands of schools, businesses and…
  • Nov 11

    Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

    Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury
    Back in April I wrote a blog exploring the research that revealed how a tongue piercing could help people with spinal cord injuries. Since then I have kept a watchful eye out for new treatments or innovations that may offer help for those…
  • Oct 31

    Ashgate Hospice Spooktacular 2014 Fundraising

    Ashgate Hospice Spooktacular 2014 Fundraising
    On Friday 31st October, Spencers Solicitors took part in Ashgate Hospice's Spooktacular event where staff were encouraged to dress up in spooky Halloween costumes to raise money for their local hospice. Ashgate Hospice are an independent…
Rank this Week: 2327

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: 2498

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2292