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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: 5

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: 42

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 97

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: 127

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    The IPKat and his friends: the latest round-up of our IP weblog new

    The IPKat and his friends: the latest round-up of our IP weblog new
    Once every three months or thereabouts, the IPKat and Merpel post an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of the IPKat's blog team contribute. There are a couple of items of news…
  • Jun 30

    Tuesday tiddlywink

    Tuesday tiddlywink
    The advantage of a furry face:no-one can see you blushJustia Blawgsearch. Via a post on the excellent Copyright Litigation blog ("All practice, no theory") this Kat read with happiness, excitement and not a little embarrassment that the…
  • Jun 30

    Are EU policy-makers fighting the right copyright battles?

    Are EU policy-makers fighting the right copyright battles?
    Amidst all these polite conversationsaround EU copyright reform ...Debate is currently being undertaken at the level of EU institutions as to whether the existing legislative framework in the area of copyright should be updated. In May…
Rank this Week: 160

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
  • Jun 30

    “No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage

    “No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage
    The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry. In the history of American jurisprudence, there are a handful of cases which are so significant that they will be known…
  • Jun 30

    When the Sh*t hits the Ban

    When the Sh*t hits the Ban
    Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds, Plaintiffs v Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services The first prosecution under the 2008 US Genetic  Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) has won $2.25 million jury damages for the individuals…
  • Jun 29

    The Round-up: One nation justice – but will the Government pay for it?

    The Round-up: One nation justice – but will the Government pay for it?
    In the news In his first major speech as Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove this week set out his vision for ‘one nation justice’. At present a two-tier system provides the “gold-standard” of British justice to the wealthy…
Rank this Week: 264

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: 312

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jun 28

    Dividing bills of costs by phase

    Dividing bills of costs by phase
    I’ve commented before on the fact that whatever the merits of the Jackson costs reforms, the implementation process has been truly botched. Nowhere is this more apparent than the introduction of costs budgeting. There are obviously…
  • Jun 24

    Costs of detailed assessment in costs budget

    Costs of detailed assessment in costs budget
    PD 47 para.5.19 states: “The bill of costs must not contain any claims in respect of costs or court fees which relate solely to the detailed assessment proceedings other than costs claimed for preparing and checking the bill.”…
  • Jun 14

    Costs of an application for relief from sanction

    Costs of an application for relief from sanction
    The recent decision in O’Brien v Shorrock & The MIB [2015] EWHC 1630 (QB) deals with a number of interesting costs issues. One of these concerned an application for relief from sanctions by a party who had given incorrect…
Rank this Week: 349

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 488

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jun 22

    Intranet and other useful resources - May 2015

    Intranet and other useful resources - May 2015
    This is another installment of my irregular column highlighting useful intranet and for the first timeNuggets..but not this kind!Knowledge Management resources.We start with a post written by Steven Bynghall called "The Bumpy Ride to Dialogue…
  • Jun 20

    What's new for intranets in SharePoint 2016?

    What's new for intranets in SharePoint 2016?
    In what could be considered a follow up* to the SharePoint 2016 webinar I wrote about recently Sam Marshall has written an interesting blog post called SharePoint 2016 - what's new for intranets"In the post Sam looks more closely at what…
  • Jun 19

    SharePoint 2016 webinar

    SharePoint 2016 webinar
    What is there to look forward to in the next version of SharePoint? That's the question looked at in an Sam Marshall of Clearbox Consulting and Michael Pisarek of Dynamic Owl and Bonzai intranet.excellent webinar that was run by If you're…
Rank this Week: 368

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 498

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/
  • Jun 15

    Copyright: Minder Records and Another v Sharple

    Copyright: Minder Records and Another v Sharple
    Jane Lambert S.10 (1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 defines a work of joint authorship as "a work produced by the collaboration of two or more authors in which the contribution of each author is not…
  • May 26

    Whisky Galore - Whyte and MacKay Ltd v Origin Wine UK Ltd

    Whisky Galore - Whyte and MacKay Ltd v Origin Wine UK Ltd
    Beinn Shiantaidh on the Isle of Jura Photo Smith 609 Source Wikipedia Jura is an island off the west coast of Scotland that is well known for its whisky. It is not to be confused with the Jura region of France which…
  • May 24

    Another cautionary tale, - Stretchline v H & M

    Another cautionary tale, - Stretchline v H & M
    Jane Lambert Yesterday I told the tale of the claimant who sought an interim injunction and ended uo with a court order to pay £27 million damages to the defendant (see "Be careful for what you wish for when seeking an…
Rank this Week: 371

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: 383

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: 407

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: 406

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jun 29

    How late it was, how late

    How late it was, how late
    Khuja v Chowdhury [2015] EW Misc B18 (CC) A County Court deposit protection case, and an illustration of some of the ways in which landlords still haven’t figured out how the deposit rules work. Ms C was the assured shorthold tenant of…
  • Jun 26

    Party like it’s 1957

    Party like it’s 1957
    1957 was an important year. Russell Endean became the first man to be out “handled the ball” in a Test Cricket match. Anthony Eden resigned and Harold Macmillan became PM. The Cat in the Hat was first published. And it was the…
  • Jun 22

    Westminster again…

    Westminster again…
    In R(Alemi) v Westminster CC [2015] EWHC 1765 (Admin), which has been widely reported already (eg here; and all over my twitter feed), HHJ Blair QC found that Westminster’s allocation scheme was unlawful in disbarring successful…
Rank this Week: 677

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: 517

Media Beak

Media Beak

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

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 626

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: 599

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jun 30

    U.S. DOL Releases Long-Awaited Proposal to Expand Overtime Protection

    U.S. DOL Releases Long-Awaited Proposal to Expand Overtime Protection
    This post was written by Betty S.W. Graumlich and Mark S. Goldstein. Just hours ago, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) so-called “white…
  • Jun 30

    New York Employment Law Roundup: June 2015

    New York Employment Law Roundup: June 2015
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on…
  • Jun 30

    Should voluntary overtime be included when calculating holiday pay?

    Should voluntary overtime be included when calculating holiday pay?
    Another decision has been handed down to clarify – or complicate – the position on which aspects of pay should be included when calculating an employee’s entitlement to holiday pay. The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland…
Rank this Week: 1006

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/
  • Jun 30

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property

    SMEs And IP – FSB Reports They Struggle To Protect Their Intellectual Property
    A recent research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that the price to be paid by UK’s small firms and start up businesses to protect their intellectual property would very often cost them their ability to…
  • Jun 23

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine

    Protect Your Trade Secrets – Protect Your Busine
    Now that the European Parliament is in the process of introducing the new EU Trade Secrets Directive, we decided to put the spotlight on this topic and discuss in practical terms what trade secrets are, explain why employees are the biggest…
  • Jun 16

    Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Con

    Arbitration As An Alternative Dispute Resolution Method In IP – Pros And Con
    With the recent launch of the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s (Ipso) consultation into setting up a pilot arbitration service to widen access to justice, it is interesting to consider the…
Rank this Week: 757

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Landlord is unhappy with his managing agents and wants to terminate their contract

    Landlord is unhappy with his managing agents and wants to terminate their contract
    Landlord and his tenants are unhappy with their managing agents and want to dismiss them - can he do this? The post Landlord is unhappy with his managing agents and wants to terminate their contract appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Jun 28

    A video interview with Tessa Shepperson

    A video interview with Tessa Shepperson
    An interview with Tessa Shepperson where she talks about her Landlord Law service, Easy Law Training, the conferences and the Landlord Law blog The post A video interview with Tessa Shepperson appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Jun 28

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 June

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 June
    All the posts from the Landlord Law Blog from the past week with some extra reading for you over the weekend The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 22 June appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 1161

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Old school settlement

    Old school settlement
    FanciesHimself the junior clerk was negotiating a fee for one of OldRuin’s cases today with a long-time solicitor friend of OldRuin. Apparently he was looking for an increase in the fee and the answer came back: “I’ll up the…
  • Jun 29

    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…
  • Jun 26

    Weekend video: Lord Pannick QC explains the relationship between equality and the rule of law

    Weekend video: Lord Pannick QC explains the relationship between equality and the rule of law
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Rank this Week: 723

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jun 29

    Disappointing government mediation data highlights role of judges in boosting take-up

    Disappointing government mediation data highlights role of judges in boosting take-up
    The family court system has an ace to play to help salvage government plans to increase the take-up of family mediation, says a leading family charity after new official data showed mediation has yet to return to pre-legal aid cut levels.New…
  • Jun 26

    [Insert post title here]

    [Insert post title here]
    Posts attributed to me this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog included:Respecting the human rights of a terror suspect is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of what makes us better - Well, that was my original…
  • Jun 23

    Of course...

    Of course...
    Michael Gove: Justice system fails society's poorest - BBC News, 23rd June 2015
Rank this Week: 942

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 886

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/
  • Jun 25

    (US) It’s that Time of the Year ; Pennsylvania Real Property Assessments are on the Horizon

    (US) It’s that Time of the Year ; Pennsylvania Real Property Assessments are on the Horizon
    It’s that time of year again, as Pennsylvania real property tax assessments will soon be upon us. It is important that property owners do not take an assessment or reassessment at face value. Please contact us if you would like…
  • Jun 23

    (UK) Residential Service Charges Update

    (UK) Residential Service Charges Update
    As increasing numbers of investors now include residential and mixed use properties in their portfolios there are bound to be issues dealing with the residential element of service charges and you really can’t be too careful about the…
  • Jun 11

    (US) 4 Ways Buyers Can Speed Up Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence

    (US) 4 Ways Buyers Can Speed Up Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence
    In a June 9th article on Law360.com, Simon Adams comments on the challenges commercial real estate investors face when seller are requiring prospective buyers to undertake due diligence in ever shortening time frames. Among the four methods…
Rank this Week: 1090

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jun 23

    When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price

    When journalists ignore source material it is public debate which pays the price
    This is re-posted from a post I wrote on the Transparency Project blog here. Christopher Booker wrote about the case of Ethan Williams in The Telegraph this weekend, in an article entitled : When judges defy instinct, it is children who pay…
  • Jun 22

    A short rant….and….breathe!

    A short rant….and….breathe!
    This has been brewing for some time. I need to get it off my chest because it is impeding the drawing of a breath of fresh air, like a particularly difficult phlegm bomb (sorry, that is disgusting but it does rather convey the unhealthy…
  • Jun 21

    You can run but you can’t hide

    You can run but you can’t hide
    This is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore, who blogs at Child Protection Resource. NB I will allow comments on this post as I usually do, but I will not permit comments which are offensive or insulting (robust challenge is ok as…
Rank this Week: 1236

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Important Principles of Publishing Law

    Important Principles of Publishing Law
    Guest Post Although the basic principles of publishing law generally remain unchanged, the law that governs the publication of books, magazines, newspapers and – in particular - their digital equivalents is constantly evolving. This…
  • Jun 18

    What Will Happen to EU Citizens in the UK in the Event of Brexit…?

    What Will Happen to EU Citizens in the UK in the Event of Brexit…?
    Guest Post The promised EU referendum, awarded the unfortunate moniker of ‘Brexit’ by the British press, is drawing nearer. Currently, there isn’t a confirmed date for the vote, but we do know that it will not be on 5th May…
  • Jun 16

    An Easy Guide to Marriage and Relationship Breakdown

    An Easy Guide to Marriage and Relationship Breakdown
    Guest PostSo you have decided to separate. What are the essential legal things you need to know? The following has been provided by Selachii LLP and is intended to be a brief guide. Divorce: The Basics If you are married then you may wish…
Rank this Week: 1229

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1182

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 1327

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: 958

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: 878

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Bishops Bless Blasphemy; Curmudgeon's Cup Runneth Over

    Bishops Bless Blasphemy; Curmudgeon's Cup Runneth Over
    One hundred and twenty-nine of the bishops in the Episcopal Church (USA) House of Bishops voted yesterday to embrace blasphemy as a "trial rite" for same-sex marriages in the Church. The blasphemy begins in the rite at the point where the…
  • Jun 27

    Trouble Ahead for U.S. Churches?

    Trouble Ahead for U.S. Churches?
    The Supreme Court is an anomaly. It is neither "Supreme" (since it can overrule itself at any time, and also be overruled by statute or constitutional amendment) nor -- after yesterday's decision -- a court. Here is how Justice Scalia…
  • Jun 19

    Scratch One Revisionist Blog

    Scratch One Revisionist Blog
    From a story in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (H/T: D.Virtue):The Allegheny County district attorney's office has charged an Indiana, Pa., man with stealing more than $100,000 from the bank account of a 91-year-old resident of a Mt. Lebanon…
Rank this Week: 4800

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: 2070

Unlock The Law

Unlock The Law

News stories with a legal angle.

http://www.unlockthelaw.co.uk/
  • Jun 30

    The Right to Same-Sex Marriage Has Always Existed in the USA - The Supreme Court Ruling Explained

    The Right to Same-Sex Marriage Has Always Existed in the USA - The Supreme Court Ruling Explained
    It has been a monumental leap for equality in the United States - the Supreme Court have declared that all 50 states license same-sex marriage and recognise marriages from other states. However, whilst many understand that same-sex marriage…
  • Jun 29

    Holiday Cancellation Policies - Can I Cancel My Holiday to Tunisia?

    Holiday Cancellation Policies - Can I Cancel My Holiday to Tunisia?
    As British holiday makers from Tunisia are relocated, many of those with upcoming holidays to the country are being told they have no right to cancel, postpone or amend their holiday booking without forfeiting the money they have paid. Tui…
  • Jun 25

    Fight for your Right to Party - Dancing Finally Allowed in Japan After 67 Year

    Fight for your Right to Party - Dancing Finally Allowed in Japan After 67 Year
    Japan has finally made the decision to lift a bizarre ban on dancing - clubbers are supposedly delighted, be we kind of question the integrity of clubbers who haven't danced for 67 years, if at all. Wait, isn't this the plot of…
Rank this Week: 2224

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
  • Jun 29

    PART 10: Enforcement and the Risk of Non-Compliance

    PART 10: Enforcement and the Risk of Non-Compliance
    One of the major purposes of the Regulation is to ensure a consistent application of data protection law throughout the EU, not only to provide a high level of data protection but also to guarantee legal certainty for businesses when handling…
  • Jun 28

    Part 9: International Data Transfers 2.0

    Part 9: International Data Transfers 2.0
    The Data Protection Directive and the Regulation both impose restrictions on the transfer of personal data by EU based businesses to destinations outside the EEA. The of the Data Protection Directive, however, have not been uniformly…
  • Jun 25

    Part 8: Data Processors’ New Obligation

    Part 8: Data Processors’ New Obligation
    The General Data Protection Regulation will have a significant impact on service providers/vendors (i.e. data “processors”) and organisations that engage them by imposing a number of detailed obligations and restrictions directly…
Rank this Week: 3958

QLTS Blog

QLTS Blog

Covers the qualification process for international lawyers to become English solicitors. By QLTSchool.

http://www.qlts.com/
  • Jun 29

    Live Webinar: How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessment

    Live Webinar: How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessment
    Live QLTS Webinar – Sunday, July 5, 2015 – 6.00pm (BST) Join Marc and the team at QLTS School and attend a free, hour-long webinar: “How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments”  The webinar will cover the following…
  • Jun 22

    Top 5 Challenges Facing Lawyers Today

    Top 5 Challenges Facing Lawyers Today
    The legal profession is a competitive one. It always has been, but these days—with rapid changes in the way we practice law—it seems to be even more so. For example, one study found that lawyer density has been steadily increasing…
  • Jun 14

    US Attorney Career Path Next Steps: Dual-qualification or an MBA?

    US Attorney Career Path Next Steps: Dual-qualification or an MBA?
    We previously looked at the factors to consider for US attorneys weighing up the benefits of dual-qualification over an LLM to advance their careers. Some US attorneys looking to optimize their career path may instead be considering an MBA…
Rank this Week: 4667

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
  • Jun 29

    Recycling company in court for tragic industrial accident

    Recycling company in court for tragic industrial accident
    A food recycling company in Staffordshire has been fined £660,000 after a contractor died in an industrial accident when he tried to repair an industrial cooker. Stafford Crown Court (pictured) today (29 June 2015) heard from the Health…
  • Jun 23

    Doctors being urged to diagnose cancer sooner

    Doctors being urged to diagnose cancer sooner
    British GPs are to be given new guidelines that will help them to spot deadly cancers sooner. The UK has one of the worst cancer survival rates in Europe, and now the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE) are issuing family…
  • Jun 11

    Asons Solicitors Take On Road Traffic Accident Claims In New Radio Campaign

    Asons Solicitors Take On Road Traffic Accident Claims In New Radio Campaign
    Having strengthened their experienced team of road traffic accident solicitors, Asons Solicitors is reaching out to more people to help them pursue the legal route to settling disputes. Now, having overseen a number of successful cases,…
Rank this Week: 2093

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

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

    Wills: A Deed of Variation – What are they?

    Wills: A Deed of Variation – What are they?
    We are constantly raising awareness of the need for everybody to draw up their Will to ensure their wishes are laid down in a legal document in the event of death. It is possible however, and sometimes necessary to amend the reading of a Will…
  • Jun 26

    Wills: A Deed of Variation – What are they?

    Wills: A Deed of Variation – What are they?
    We are constantly raising awareness of the need for everybody to draw up their Will to ensure their wishes are laid down in a legal document in the event of death. It is possible however, and sometimes necessary to amend the reading of a Will…
  • Jun 25

    Business Law: What is a Disclosure Letter?

    Business Law: What is a Disclosure Letter?
    A disclosure letter is a document which is usually drafted alongside an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) or a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA). In both APA and SPA, a large part of the agreement will contain warranties which usually include…
Rank this Week: 2636

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    It's nearly time ...

    It's nearly time ...
    .. for the BIALL Salary Survey to close.The survey is available until Tuesday 30th June. If you haven’t been able to fill it out yet, you still have a few days remaining to complete your entry. You can find the survey directly on the…
  • Jun 22

    Formal notification of Officers and Council Members for 2015/16

    Formal notification of Officers and Council Members for 2015/16
    The following changes were all listed in the May Newsletter and also in the AGM Documents:Council Members:Council MemberDavid PercikBPP Professional Education137 Stamford StreetLondonSE1 9NNTel: +44 (0)20 7633 4395Council MemberNicola…
  • Jun 16

    BIALL Supplier of the Year Award 2015 awarded

    BIALL Supplier of the Year Award 2015 awarded
    The BIALL Supplier of the Year Award 2015 has been awarded to Avizandum.Issued: 15th June 2015Elizabeth Thompson and Lissie Attfield received the award from the BIALL President, Marianne Barber at the BIALL Annual Dinner which took place at…
Rank this Week: 4063

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 25

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation
    As has been well-established for years, copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves (more on which can be found here), no matter what your expression for that idea may be. Words especially are a very nuanced,…
  • Jun 16

    Words Hurt - Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech Collide

    Words Hurt - Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech Collide
    Freedom of speech or expression has often been a sore point of contention for those wishing to protect a full freedom of expression (i.e. no restrictions on speech whatsoever) and those who want to limit it within a certain space to ensure a…
  • Jun 9

    Conflicted Owners - Intellectual Property Law and Ownership of Property

    Conflicted Owners - Intellectual Property Law and Ownership of Property
    Saying something is truly yours is a rare thing these days, especially with the seemingly impossible future of house ownership in a lot of cities (especially for us here in London), and people often derive a huge sense of achievement and…
Rank this Week: 2336

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/
  • Jun 23

    The Word of Gove - The New Lord Chancellor Speaks (Updated)

    The Word of Gove - The New Lord Chancellor Speaks (Updated)
    Our new Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove will give his first major speech today since taking over from our dearly departed Mr Grayling. We are told that he will say that our justice system is failing ordinary people whilst looking after the…
  • Jun 22

    Insurers now attack deafness claims - what next??

    Insurers now attack deafness claims - what next??
    The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is developing a habit of selecting certain areas of legal work. It then launches attacks on the integrity of both victims and their advisers. The latest target are workers who have been exposed to…
  • Jun 18

    Legal Aid Cuts cover cost of MOJ sick days!!

    Legal Aid Cuts cover cost of MOJ sick days!!
    It is easy to interpret figures to make an argument. But it can also be a useful way of gauging priorities.I have mentioned before that the former ConDem coalition valued justice at 2.2 drops in the ocean –…
Rank this Week: 3509

Legal Bite

Legal Bite

Covers UK legislation and legal news.

http://www.legalbite.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Plan ahead for your future with a Power of Attorney

    Plan ahead for your future with a Power of Attorney
    It can often be heart-breaking to have to watch a family member or a close friend suffer and be let down, unable to do anything about it due to an illness or mental incapacity. However there is something that you can do to ensure that both…
  • Jun 19

    So what are your rights when your flight has been delayed or cancelled?

    So what are your rights when your flight has been delayed or cancelled?
    So the summer holidays are just on the horizon which means millions of us will be jetting off to somewhere hot or even somewhere cold. But what can you do if you are left grounded by your airline? Research carried out by Which? has revealed…
  • Jun 3

    Make a Will to help your family avoid arguing

    Make a Will to help your family avoid arguing
    When famous actor Rik Mayall died last June intestate (without a Will), his family had to pay an unexpected inheritance tax bill. With an estate valued at £1.2 million, the family of Rik Mayall are facing an IHT liability of up to…
Rank this Week: 3026

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jun 22

    What is wrong with Falkvinge’s copyright critique

    What is wrong with Falkvinge’s copyright critique
    My social media timeline is filled with links to an article on Torrent Freak by Rick Falvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. The article is entitled “The Entire Copyright Monopoly Idea is Based on a Lie“.  The…
  • Jun 20

    English Court takes step towards making private copying illegal again

    English Court takes step towards making private copying illegal again
    This has been a bad week for logic and reason. Or a good week for insane rulings, depending on your take on life. Last year we had a series of copyright reforms, including an exception for private copying; but now the British music industry…
  • Jun 17

    European Court of Human Rights holds news portal liable for user comment

    European Court of Human Rights holds news portal liable for user comment
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has dealt a blow to existing intermediary liability rules in Europe in the case of Delfi v Estonia.  The decision of the Grand Chamber reaffirms an earlier decision by the first section of the…
Rank this Week: 2589

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Jun 21

    CLE conference wrap-up

    CLE conference wrap-up
    During the final session just blogged by Pamela, Pat Leighton mentioned this was a thought-provoking conference, and she’s right.  There was theory, but there was also a care for  intelligent practice, and this contributed to…
  • Jun 21

    CLE15: Reflections (PH)

    CLE15: Reflections (PH)
    Our CLE 2015 Conference is drawing to a close.  My co-blogger, Paul, will have the honour of posting our final blog entry, so watch out for that.  In the meantime, we have Prof. Patricia Leighton, co-director of LERN UK, bringing…
  • Jun 21

    Access to justice – making it come alive and a reality for students and enabling engaged future practitioners (PM)

    Access to justice – making it come alive and a reality for students and enabling engaged future practitioners (PM)
    Liz Curran next, from ANU.  She teaches on the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice there, which has simulations, working in teams, etc.  She still works in legal practice, and publishes widely on integrated service delivery, a2j,…
Rank this Week: 3828