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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: 79

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 109

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    GS Media and its implications for the construction of the right of communication to the public within EU copyright architecture: a new article

    GS Media and its implications for the construction of the right of communication to the public within EU copyright architecture: a new article
    Just a copyright-related research ...In its 2016 decision in GS Media [Katposts here] the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) sought to clarify under what conditions the provision of a link to a work protected by…
  • Mar 29

    Preview of the new Danish trade secrets proposal

    Preview of the new Danish trade secrets proposal
    Opening the door for new legislation,the EU Trade Secrets Directive may proveto create a busy year for Member StatesDark clouds rolled into London today.  Plainly fitting given the news of the Article 50 trigger. So while a generation of…
  • Mar 29

    WIPO's statistics for 2016: Asia continues to roar

    WIPO's statistics for 2016: Asia continues to roar
    Top FIVE PCT applicants 2016In mid-March, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) published its statistics for 2016 for filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).Overall, applicants based in the United States…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 225

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Mar 28

    RTB and Airbnb in Southwark

    RTB and Airbnb in Southwark
    Yes, the backlog of case reports is growing, but I’ve only time for a quick note on an interesting development in Southwark. According to this report, Southwark council have decided that their Right To Buy leases contain covenants that…
  • Mar 26

    Floating right

    Floating right
    Jones v Canal & River Trust (2017) EWCA Civ 135 This was an appeal against an order that Canal and River Trust could remove Mr Jones boat from a canal near Bradford on Avon, under its powers under s.8 of the British Waterways…
  • Mar 26

    Job Ads – W London & Watford

    Job Ads – W London & Watford
    Ealing Law Centre Housing Solicitor Salary: According to experience Working hours: 35 per week Benefits include:  22 days annual leave, flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development. Ealing Law Centre seeks…
Rank this Week: 200

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Feb 16

    Having a policy isn’t always enough

    Having a policy isn’t always enough
    In the day job we advise many employers on the need to have their paperwork in order, to have a set of properly drafted employment documents such as contracts and a staff handbook. Having a policy in place for a given situation helps the…
  • Feb 4

    #GreatLegalBake 2016

    #GreatLegalBake 2016
    I have been rediscovering an interest I long since forgot about: cookery or, more specifically, cake baking.  When I was a kid and also BWK (Before Wife and Kids) I did a lot more cooking and used to enjoy whisking up a quick cake or…
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
Rank this Week: 212

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: 232

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Mar 29

    Good Practices Concerning Intellectual Property Ownership: Articles by Novagraaf

    Good Practices Concerning Intellectual Property Ownership: Articles by Novagraaf
    In a helpful series of articles, the law firm Novagraaf addresses the issue of good practices concerning intellectual property ownership (particularly internationally) that make the future transfer of intellectual property easier. …
  • Mar 27

    Trump Proposes to Cut Government Funding for Research

    Trump Proposes to Cut Government Funding for Research
    CNN recently reported on President Trump’s proposed budget and noted serious cuts to government funding for research.  Specifically, the article states: The National Institutes of Health budget would be cut by $5.8 billion, meaning…
  • Mar 16

    FRAND licensing: A call for greater transparency

    FRAND licensing: A call for greater transparency
    No topic in technology licensing is more vexing than standard-setting organizations (SSO’s), standard essential patent (SEP) owners and FRAND terms. Anders Møller, a recent graduate of Oxford engaged as an independent economist,…
Rank this Week: 518

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 364

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Mar 29

    Brexit and Article 50: a financial services video update

    Brexit and Article 50: a financial services video update
    Following the UK Government’s delivery to the EU of the letter triggering Article 50, Jonathan Herbst provides a brief update from a financial services perspective. Our video can be found here. To read our previous publications on…
  • Mar 29

    Basel Committee report on progress in adopting the ‘Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting’

    Basel Committee report on progress in adopting the ‘Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting’
    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued its fourth report on progress in adopting the principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting. The report reviews globally systemically important banks’ (G-SIBs)…
  • Mar 29

    HM Treasury revises special resolution regime code of practice

    HM Treasury revises special resolution regime code of practice
    HM Treasury has published a revised version of the Banking Act 2009 (the Act) special resolution regime (SRR) code of practice (the Code). The Code, issued in accordance with sections 5 and 6 of the Act, supports the legal framework of the…
Rank this Week: 461

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Mar 28

    Alarming write-off of £3 billion uncollected child maintenance arrear

    Alarming write-off of £3 billion uncollected child maintenance arrear
    Jane RobeyCommenting on a new National Audit Office report (28 March) indicating some £3 billion in child maintenance arrears is considered "uncollectable", National Family Mediation CEO, Jane Robey, said:"The scale of proposed…
  • Mar 26

    News Essentials: 27th March 2017

    News Essentials: 27th March 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSInterim research findings on divorce law publishedInterim findings from research exploring how the current divorce law works in practice have been published…
  • Mar 24

    "Do your kids a favor – don’t have any."

    "Do your kids a favor – don’t have any."
    It could have been a quote from a family lawyer, but it is actually by American Comedy writer Robert Orben. It seemed apt in relation to my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which were all about…
Rank this Week: 551

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Mar 27

    What should we look for when recruiting “aspiring lawyers”?

    What should we look for when recruiting “aspiring lawyers”?
    This is a guest blog post from Professor Richard Moorhead, who tweets as @RichardMoorhead and blogs at lawyerwatch. I will be insisting our pupillage committee in chambers read it.   What should we look for when recruiting…
  • Mar 23

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing…

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing…
    A new McKenzie Friend website has been launched this week. It is in my view an excellent illustration of the truth of the proposition that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, whether that knowledge is wielded by a law student or a…
  • Mar 21

    Child Protection Conference III – Consolidation

    Child Protection Conference III – Consolidation
    The Transparency Project is pleased to offer its support for the third multi-disciplinary Child Protection Conference to be held at the University of the West of England on June 9th. Previous events have asked the questions – is…
Rank this Week: 343

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Mar 29

    The Rise in Legal Careers Connected to Popular TV Show

    The Rise in Legal Careers Connected to Popular TV Show
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Each day, individuals turn to television and their favourite shows as a way to relax and reboot after a long day or work or school. Throughout the world, 950 million…
  • Mar 27

    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…
  • Mar 20

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 582

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 29

    Renovating Property and Business Rate

    Renovating Property and Business Rate
    Renovating Property and Business Rates What happens when a landlord decides to renovate a property to increase the rentable value? Who is liable for business rates when the property is empty? Are rates an inevitable cost for the owner during…
  • Mar 27

    Statutory Registers – all companies are under an obligation to keep them but what are they?

    Statutory Registers – all companies are under an obligation to keep them but what are they?
    Statutory Registers – all companies are under an obligation to keep them but what are they? Every company is under a statutory duty under the Companies Act 2006 (the Act) to keep statutory registers, however, in reality many don’t…
  • Mar 24

    Ilott v The Blue Cross and others – Supreme Court

    Ilott v The Blue Cross and others – Supreme Court
     Ilott v The Blue Cross and others – Supreme Court This appeal relates to a claim made by an adult child for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Mrs Heather Ilot…
Rank this Week: 664

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: 584

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Mar 28

    The ongoing war on encryption

    The ongoing war on encryption
    Last year there was a highly reported public debate between the FBI and Apple regarding the encryption used to protect an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino terrorist shooter. The FBI wanted Apple to unlock the phone, but Apple argued…
  • Mar 15

    US regulator makes important decision about Bitcoin derivative

    US regulator makes important decision about Bitcoin derivative
    Bitcoin has been back in the news. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) handed a blow to the cryptocurrency when it denied an application by the Winklevoss twins (of Social Network fame) to create an exchange-traded fund (ETF)…
  • Mar 3

    US court dismisses important Creative Commons non-commercial case

    US court dismisses important Creative Commons non-commercial case
    People familiar with Creative Commons have been worried recently about a litigation in the United States regarding the non-commercial element in the licences, which had the potential to negatively affect the integrity of the licensing…
Rank this Week: 935

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
  • Mar 28

    The Round-up: Harriet Harman and Liz Truss propose change in rape trial

    The Round-up: Harriet Harman and Liz Truss propose change in rape trial
    The Labour MP Harriet Harman has proposed a change in the law that would prevent rape complainants from being cross-examined in court about their sexual history. Harman claims that the introduction of a complainant’s sexual history as…
  • Mar 24

    Maggots, sewage, bats, butterflies and Brexit

    Maggots, sewage, bats, butterflies and Brexit
    Leigh Day and the Human Rights Lawyers Association  hosted a full house on Wednesday 22 March when Claire McGregor and David Hart QC from 1 Crown Office Row joined Sarah Sackman from Francis Taylor Building, Adrienne Copithorne from…
  • Mar 22

    Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin

    Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin
    In the almost three years since the Supreme Court delivered its reasons in Nicklinson (in which a majority refused to issue a declaration that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in s 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 was incompatible with Article…
Rank this Week: 744

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Slouching Towards Socialism

    Slouching Towards Socialism
    It seems I am constrained to commenting these days on politics. (Religion news is akin to reporting that "there is a Beast slouching towards Bethlehem.")The recent fiasco in Congress over repealing and replacing Obamacare was the result of an…
  • Mar 17

    No Comment Dept.

    No Comment Dept.
    IRS Gives "After-School Satan Club" Tax-Exempt Status in Ten DaysSatanic Temple Brings "After-School Satan Club" to Portland Elementary SchoolIRS Denies Tax-Exempt Status to Non-Profit Christian Coffee Shop IRS Denies Tax-Exempt Status to…
  • Feb 10

    About that Ninth Circuit Opinion

    About that Ninth Circuit Opinion
    First: Like the original non-decision by Federal District Judge James L. Robart, the 29-page order by the Ninth Circuit on Thursday does not qualify as a genuine decision on the law. Neither one of them cites or discusses the basic…
Rank this Week: 630

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    BIALL Election of Officers and Members of Council 2017-2018 - Invitation for Nomination

    BIALL Election of Officers and Members of Council 2017-2018 - Invitation for Nomination
    Under the Constitution, there are annual elections for the posts of President and President Elect, which, in both cases, are for a duration of one year. The current President Elect, Anneli Sarkanen, will be elected as President if there are…
  • Feb 24

    The BIALL Irish group response to an Issues Paper on Accessibility, Consolidation and Online Publication of Legislation

    The BIALL Irish group response to an Issues Paper on Accessibility, Consolidation and Online Publication of Legislation
    The Law Reform Commission (LRC) as part of its Fourth Programme of Law Reform published an Issues Paper on Accessibility, Consolidation and Online Publication of Legislation on the 14th December 2016.The paper seeks to improve the…
  • Feb 23

    BIALL Quiz 2017 - Save the date!

    BIALL Quiz 2017 - Save the date!
    The annual BIALL Quiz in aid of the Wallace Breem Fund and Cogwheel Trust International will take place on Wednesday, 26th April at the Penderel’s Oak, High Holborn, WC1V 7HP.  Your quizmaster will be the irrepressible John…
Rank this Week: 1019

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/
  • Mar 1

    PA DEP addresses possible link between local earthquakes and fracking

    PA DEP addresses possible link between local earthquakes and fracking
    Pennsylvania’s environmental regulators last month addressed a potential link between a string of small local earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing in the Utica Shale. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)…
  • Jan 20

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked

    PA Department of Environmental Protection’s negotiating power fracked
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may see new challenges in negotiating settlements with purported violators of Pennsylvania’s Clean Stream Law.  A recent Pennsylvania appellate court ruled that ongoing…
  • Dec 22

    Quarterly Legislative Activity Update: Marcellus and Utica Shale Region

    Quarterly Legislative Activity 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…
Rank this Week: 1118

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Commercial Awarene

    Commercial Awarene
    Access  the’Chambers Student’ website for Commercial Awareness resources – Legal Blogs. You’ll need commercial awareness to stay up to speed withthe latest developments in the area of business or law that you are…
  • Jan 23

    ULaw blog

    ULaw blog
    ULaw’s blog, check it out for up to date ULaw news – law.ac.uk/blog
  • Jan 23

    Message for 7 month LPC students – Legal Research Workshop on Thursday 26th January in Room 217 LRC

    Message for 7 month LPC students – Legal Research Workshop on Thursday 26th January in Room 217 LRC
    The library is holding a workshop on general legal research which will include where to start with your legal research, how to use the legal databases Lexis Library, Lexis PSL, Practical Law and Westlaw to identify and locate key…
Rank this Week: 1054

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Eight Myths About Speeding in England and Wale

    Eight Myths About Speeding in England and Wale
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Speeding is the most common type of driving offence, with around one in seven motorists being caught driving over the speed limit every year. Some drivers are repeat…
  • Nov 16

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year
    Heads-up for a great site about breakfast cereals and their various gifts over the years. It's at www.cerealoffers.com and is packed full of wonderful information and pictures of the boxes and the gifts which could be found inside.…
  • Oct 19

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Getting injured at a site of employment is a terrible thing to experience. Not only is the pain and embarrassment often difficult to bear, there are many legal…
Rank this Week: 1027

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • Nov 4

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In

    Comments on NYSDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Begin Pouring In
    On September 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released for comment a proposed new regulation entitled Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500). Various industry…
  • Nov 2

    Just Down the Hall — D.C. Appeals Court Hears Appeal Over MetLife’s SIFI Statu

    Just Down the Hall — D.C. Appeals Court Hears Appeal Over MetLife’s SIFI Statu
    On March 30, 2016, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stripped MetLife of its designation as a nonbank systemically important financial institution (nonbank SIFI). She held that the designation…
  • Oct 26

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced

    Court Finds Ambiguity Over When Property Damage Commenced
    Ambiguity surrounding the term “commencing” led a court to deny an insurer’s motion seeking to dismiss an insured’s property damage claim, despite the insured’s inability to state when the property damage at…
Rank this Week: 1112

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

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

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Part 35 (After Party) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta

    Part 35 (After Party) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta
    "A LOVELY TWIRL" By - Miti Gupta  Part 35 - After Party After the party all the 4th year students were standing on the college's gate, with their luggage. Leaving the college was something painful. They were all hugging…
  • Feb 9

    Part 35 (After Party) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta

    Part 35 (After Party) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta
    "A LOVELY TWIRL" By - Miti Gupta  Part 35 - After Party After the party all the 4th year students were standing on the college's gate, with their luggage. Leaving the college was something painful. They were all hugging…
  • Feb 9

    Part 34 (Its My Surprise) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta

    Part 34 (Its My Surprise) : A Lovely Twirl by Miti Gupta
    "A LOVELY TWIRL" By - Miti Gupta  Part 34 - Its My Surprise Then the award function began, of various titles organised by the juniors to honour their seniors. The host began to announce the awards, the first award went in the…
Rank this Week: 1049

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: 627

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: 1008

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: 992

The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

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

    All Change

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

    Housekeeping Updated

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

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
Rank this Week: 1052

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 705

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Mar 29

    Federal district court endorses Stark liberalization of writing requirement

    Federal district court endorses Stark liberalization of writing requirement
    On March 15, a federal district court in the Western District of Pennsylvania endorsed CMS commentary from November 2015 that dramatically liberalized the “written agreement” requirement of core Stark exceptions, thus providing…
  • Mar 27

    Bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fails to pa

    Bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fails to pa
    On Friday, March 24, the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), the bill to repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), failed to garner enough support in the House of Representatives for…
  • Mar 23

    NICE to fast-track more medicine approvals but wider changes do not impress industry

    NICE to fast-track more medicine approvals but wider changes do not impress industry
    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance in a number of forms including technology appraisals. Technology appraisals are recommendations on the use of medicines and treatments within NHS England. The…
Rank this Week: 1998

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
  • Mar 29

    When Did You Last See Your Filing Cabinets? UK ICO Fine for Discarded Data Shows Accountability in Action

    When Did You Last See Your Filing Cabinets? UK ICO Fine for Discarded Data Shows Accountability in Action
    If you care enough about privacy issues to be a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that one of the Big Changes under GDPR will be the introduction of "accountability" as a legal obligation, i.e. it will now be a requirement that a…
  • Mar 28

    ICO Issues Fine for Marketing Emails Disguised as Service Message

    ICO Issues Fine for Marketing Emails Disguised as Service Message
    The Information Commissioner's Office has issued a £70,000 fine against Flybe and a £13,000 fine against Honda Motor Europe Ltd for breaching Regulation 22 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations by sending emails…
  • Mar 22

    FTC and NHTSA to Explore Vehicle Privacy and Security Issue

    FTC and NHTSA to Explore Vehicle Privacy and Security Issue
    The Federal Trade Commission and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are co-hosting a workshop on June 28, 2017, to explore the privacy and security issues raised by automated and connected vehicle technologies. The agencies are…
Rank this Week: 4066

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Mar 29

    The ‘Gig’ Economy Under the Spotlight

    The ‘Gig’ Economy Under the Spotlight
    New research published by the CIPD suggests that around 1.3 million people are engaged in the UK ‘gig’ economy – the term used to describe flexible, short-term working arrangements, typically managed through digital…
  • Mar 24

    SMCR Conduct Rules go live!

    SMCR Conduct Rules go live!
    Reed Smith will be hosting a breakfast seminar on the SMCR 28 March 2017. Visit reedsmith.com for more information. On 7 March 2017, the Conduct Rules in FCA Handbook and PRA Rulebook were extended to cover thousands more employees at UK…
  • Mar 8

    Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Do we need more?

    Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Do we need more?
    Today is International Women’s Day. What originally started life in 1909 as a single protest organised by the Socialist Party of America in New York, is now a global event with the backing of the United Nations and some of the…
Rank this Week: 3967

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/
  • Mar 29

    Legal implications of Brexit - annotated links from Middle Temple

    Legal implications of Brexit - annotated links from Middle Temple
    The team at Middle Temple library have compiled a list of resources which link through to information regarding the UK's referendum and Brexit.Sources include The Bar Council, Chambers, the Law Society, Law firms, UK Government &…
  • Mar 22

    New ebook collections from Elgar Online

    New ebook collections from Elgar Online
    We have recently subscribed to two new ebook collections via the Elgar Online platform. These cover Human Rights and Public International Law. They are DRM free (which means that you won't encounter annoying restrictions on how much of the…
  • Mar 9

    IALS Public Lecture - The Future of Legislation: the impact of technology

    IALS Public Lecture - The Future of Legislation: the impact of technology
    I just wanted to give a heads up to the following for those of you who won't be in seminars/lectures when this takes place:The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, is pleased to announce the…
Rank this Week: 4339

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/
  • Mar 29

    Dilapidations Claims: Repair or Despair?

    Dilapidations Claims: Repair or Despair?
    How can landlords make sure they can claim for the diminution in the value of their reversion when the lease of a dilapidated property comes to an end? Doing no work but hoping to claim was not a successful strategy for the landlord in the…
  • Mar 15

    (US) Payment and Performance Bonds vs Completion Bonds. What’s best for your project?

    (US) Payment and Performance Bonds vs Completion Bonds. What’s best for your project?
    Several types of bonds exist in the development world. So, which type of bond is best for your project? A payment and performance bond is a combination instrument. It’s first a payment bond that guarantees that the contractor will pay…
  • Mar 9

    BloggeRS: Eva Lai ‘Proposal for new Chinese investment rules – Is UK property investment still attractive?’

    BloggeRS: Eva Lai ‘Proposal for new Chinese investment rules – Is UK property investment still attractive?’
    Reports suggest that China proposes to impose greater monitoring of large outbound investments and potentially block state-owned enterprises from purchasing overseas property with a value of more than US$1bn in a single transaction.…
Rank this Week: 3970

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 12 – Rent

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 12 – Rent
    Setting the Rent The owner of a well-known letting agents in Norwich told me once that they had a saying – ‘the greedy man goes hungry’.  There is not a lot of point in charging a high rent if no-one is prepared to pay…
  • Mar 27

    A quick guide to lawful and unlawful discrimination when renting to tenant

    A quick guide to lawful and unlawful discrimination when renting to tenant
    When talking to landlords they sometimes seem to be a bit confused about what their rights and obligations are when choosing tenants. So let’s take a look at this. When it is unlawful to discriminate According to the gov.uk website here…
  • Mar 25

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20th March

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20th March
    It seems to be a law of nature that things come along (like busses) in twos or threes. So after a few quiet weeks I am off on two trips this week.  Tuesday I will be at the ARLA Conference and Thursday I will be speaking at the…
Rank this Week: 1503

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/
  • Mar 28

    Failure to Implement Workplace Harassment and Violence Policies can be Costly for Employer

    Failure to Implement Workplace Harassment and Violence Policies can be Costly for Employer
    Recent enforcement action under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) serves as a stark reminder of an employer’s obligation to implement workplace harassment and violence policies and programs in the…
  • Mar 27

    What is the latest on employees’ rights in the event of redundancy in France?

    What is the latest on employees’ rights in the event of redundancy in France?
    Dismissing an employee due to economic difficulties is extremely delicate in France. A law dated 8th August 2016 has specified the definition of the economic grounds for dismissals, providing that economic difficulties are, in particular,…
  • Mar 27

    “Facially unacceptable” – An inexcusable ground for discrimination

    “Facially unacceptable” – An inexcusable ground for discrimination
    This article was written by Purnel Gangiah,  a Candidate Attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The mere fact that an employer considers an employee to be disabled does not necessarily mean that the employee is in fact disabled…
Rank this Week: 1997

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
Rank this Week: 1687

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 27

    Gimme a C! - Cheerleader Outfit Designs Protected by Copyright, Says US Supreme Court

    Gimme a C! - Cheerleader Outfit Designs Protected by Copyright, Says US Supreme Court
    Having discussed the Varsity Brands case in the US Court of Appeals nearly 6 months ago, this writer was quite excited to hear the Supreme Court's decision in the same case. While cheerleader outfits and their designs touch on very few…
  • Mar 22

    A Gentleman's Code - The Copying of Software Code and Copyright

    A Gentleman's Code - The Copying of Software Code and Copyright
    Computer programming, especially to the layman, can be both incredibly daunting and very confusing, as the languages, while logical, can be quite impenetrable. Since computers and computing have become near ubiquitous in modern…
  • Mar 7

    All Wrapped Up - Canadian Federal Court Decides on the Sharing of Pay-walled Copyright Work

    All Wrapped Up - Canadian Federal Court Decides on the Sharing of Pay-walled Copyright Work
    While the European landscape has changed and clarified itself to a great degree in relation to the use of copyright protected content online (see more for example here, here and here), the rest of the world, comparatively at least, has…
Rank this Week: 2571

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/
  • Mar 24

    Singapore cybersecurity – new amendments introduce four key change

    Singapore cybersecurity – new amendments introduce four key change
    Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs has announced amendments to the Republic’s cybersecurity laws, i.e. the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA), after a series of high-profile cyberattacks in recent years. The Computer…
  • Mar 24

    Event: Cybersecurity Updates in the Financial Services Sector – April 6, 2017

    Event: Cybersecurity Updates in the Financial Services Sector – April 6, 2017
    Please join us for a 40-minute briefing on the latest developments in cybersecurity and what the financial services sector needs to know in order to comply. There are new regulatory initiatives at the international, US national and…
  • Mar 20

    The Long Arm of Canadian Privacy Law

    The Long Arm of Canadian Privacy Law
    Earlier this year, a Canadian trial court ruled that Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) has extra-territorial application and restricts the dissemination of personal information…
Rank this Week: 2000

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
  • Mar 23

    Industrial Disease Claims Time Limit [VIDEO]

    Industrial Disease Claims Time Limit [VIDEO]
    Industrial Disease Claims Have you suffered a work-related injury? Or have you contracted a disease because of poor work conditions? If so, then you may be entitled to compensation. The world of Industrial Disease Claims can be quite daunting…
  • Mar 22

    Study Shows UK Wants Free Trade But Strict Border

    Study Shows UK Wants Free Trade But Strict Border
    New research from NatCen, the social research organisation, still offers the same, arguably deluded and too hopeful, conclusion that we’ve seen since the result of the EU referendum: that the public believe the UK can have the best of…
  • Mar 22

    UK Fiance Visa Fees 2017 [VIDEO]

    UK Fiance Visa Fees 2017 [VIDEO]
    Applying for a UK Fiance Visa 2017 Applying for a UK Fiance Visa can be quite stressful as a lot of the time, the list of financial requirements you need are not in one place. To make this simpler, we have created this…
Rank this Week: 2903

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Mar 23

    New financial trade association to be named: UK Finance – Representing UK Finance & Banking

    New financial trade association to be named: UK Finance – Representing UK Finance & Banking
    The new financial trade association has been named UK Finance - Representing UK Finance & Banking. This was a unanimous decision by the Interim Main Board. The new integrated trade association will bring together member organisations in…
  • Mar 21

    Report on Title - Time Saving Calculator

    Report on Title - Time Saving Calculator
    Do you shut yourself off in a quiet room at the office for hours a week or come into work early to work on this critical and time consuming document? Is it possible that you are wasting valuable time?  What a sad depressing thought.…
  • Mar 12

    Conveyancers - What would you do with an extra day a month?

    Conveyancers - What would you do with an extra day a month?
    Most conveyancing lawyers I consult with complain that they don’t have enough time, but what would you do if you had an “extra day” a month? Would you do all those things you said you'd do; enjoy a day at a spa, actually…
Rank this Week: 5188

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 5095

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law in the UK.

http://www.spencerssolicitors.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    What is Epilepsy?

    What is Epilepsy?
    Epilepsy is a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after a person has had more than one seizure. Not all seizures are due to epilepsy. Other conditions that can appear like Epilepsy includes…
  • Mar 22

    What is Epilespy?

    What is Epilespy?
    Epilepsy is a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after a person has had more than one seizure. Not all seizures are due to epilepsy. Other conditions that can appear like Epilepsy includes…
  • Mar 20

    Dealing with a Death in the Family – The Non-Practical Stuff

    Dealing with a Death in the Family – The Non-Practical Stuff
    When you have a death in the family, there are so many practical things that need to be dealt with alongside dealing with your grief: •  Getting a medical certificate to enable you to register the death. •  Registering…
Rank this Week: 2335

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 16

    When is close of business?

    When is close of business?
    Ah – ‘close of business’. What a phrase. At least it’s not quite as bad as ‘close of play’. These curious expressions which are frequently bandied about in offices throughout the western world are…
  • Mar 5

    All aboard the booger bu

    All aboard the booger bu
    Yep – it’s all a-happening down in Bristol. From the Bristol Post 27/02/17: A woman [called Sian, it seems] claims she was physically sick in the street after a passenger on a First Bus wiped a bogey on her leg. Shocked and…
  • Feb 19

    Law Actually is 10 years old today

    Law Actually is 10 years old today
    Yes - really. I’ve posted quite a few birthday blog posts over the last – well – decade and, looking back, I always seem to start them by saying that I can’t believe Law Actually has been going so long.  (See…
Rank this Week: 4259