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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: 68

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    G 3/14: Clarity from the Enlarged Board

    G 3/14: Clarity from the Enlarged Board
    Readers who are currently involved in European Patent Office (EPO) opposition proceedings where the patent has been amended (i.e. about 70% of opposition cases) will no doubt be as excited as this Kat to learn that the Enlarged Board has…
  • Mar 26

    BREAKING: CJEU says that live broadcasts are not communication to the public within InfoSoc Directive but Member States can protect them

    BREAKING: CJEU says that live broadcasts are not communication to the public within InfoSoc Directive but Member States can protect them
    Did you think that following the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Svensson [Katposts here] and BestWater [here], the story with copyright and hyperlinks was over? Of course not.As…
  • Mar 25

    Digital exhaustion: a debate and a (policy) scandal

    Digital exhaustion: a debate and a (policy) scandal
    Eleonora, Mr Justice Arnold and Hugo Cuddigan QCYesterday night The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO) hosted yet another fun event devoted to enjoying both the delicious food served (this time) at Lincoln's Inn and…
Rank this Week: 87

Employment Law Essentials UK

Employment Law Essentials UK

Reports breaking news and the latest laws and cases and explains what they mean for small and medium sized organisations in the UK. By Carolyn Mumby.

http://elemembers.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    Four cases brought by practising Christian

    Four cases brought by practising Christian
    The European Court of Human Rights has given judgment in four cases brought by practising Christians who argued that UK law had failed to protect their right to manifest their religion at work. Ms Eweida worked for British Airways as a member…
  • Feb 25

    Four cases brought by practising Christian

    Four cases brought by practising Christian
    The European Court of Human Rights has given judgment in four cases brought by practising Christians who argued that UK law had failed to protect their right to manifest their religion at work. Ms Eweida worked for British Airways as a member…
  • Dec 5

    Definition of disability is considered by the EAT

    Definition of disability is considered by the EAT
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a life-long condition that makes a person more prone to infections may not amount to a disability. The individual, in this case, had been diagnosed with Selective IgA Deficiency, a life-long…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 139

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: 148

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
  • Oct 10

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
Rank this Week: 155

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 183

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 24

    Pfp2 -eResources on the Library Services Portal

    Pfp2 -eResources on the Library Services Portal
    Don’t forget to look at the following when researching your subject: eResources by Subject – All resources; books, commentary, journals, law reports and websites divided into subject e.g. Family, Employment, Intellectual…
  • Mar 24

    pfp2 – Finding bibliographic information on the database

    pfp2 – Finding bibliographic information on the database
    Many of you will be accessing books via Westlaw and Lexis Library when researching for pfp2. You will need details such as the full title, name and date of publication of the books for your bibliography. For books accessed via Westlaw go…
  • Mar 23

    Pfp2 – Referencing

    Pfp2 – Referencing
      As part of researching for your pfp2 essay or report you will be reading and citing numerous types of resources. Here are some tips when writing your bibliography: Follow the guidelines in your  GDL course handbook or assessment…
Rank this Week: 265

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Mar 24

    Not So Alarming

    Not So Alarming
    There are new provisions requiring smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in residential properties. This announcement has had an interesting genesis! The Government announced on 11 March 2015 that it would be utilising powers it had taken to…
  • Mar 24

    Relief from sanctions for not turning up?

    Relief from sanctions for not turning up?
    In Home Group v Matrejek [2015] EWHC 441 (QB), the High Court has applied Rule 3.9 of the Civil Procedure Rules and the guidance on applications for relief from sanctions in Denton v TH White Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 906 (our note here) to a…
  • Mar 24

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Steel and Shamash Public Law Paralegal – urgently required - Our team is an established and thriving department, with Chambers & Partners ranking, who undertake a range of mainly public law work with particular emphasis in…
Rank this Week: 351

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

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

    Broadchurch creator comes out fighting to defend second serie

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

    Top Five Ways to Guard Against Data Theft

    Top Five Ways to Guard Against Data Theft
    Guest PostBusinesses deal with sensitive data on a regular basis – and if this data falls into the wrong hands, it could severely compromise the reputation and security of a company and its clients. That’s why it’s important…
  • Feb 24

    Death in the digital age: managing digital asset

    Death in the digital age: managing digital asset
    Sponsored Post We all have scores of online accounts these days.  The value of the information associated with those accounts can be huge – both financially and in other, more nuanced ways.   Take, for instance, online…
Rank this Week: 510

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 536

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Mar 26

    Statistical Release – exceptional legal aid

    Statistical Release – exceptional legal aid
    New stats are out for Legal Aid and Family Courts here. For the period Oct – Dec 2014 the proportion of s10 exceptional legal aid applications that were granted is much improved, and is now at approximately 25% (previously under 4% for…
  • Mar 20

    We are not on the same page – not even reading the same book?

    We are not on the same page – not even reading the same book?
    This article is a guest post written by Sarah Phillimore and Judi Evans of St John’s Chambers, Bristol.   Since Re B-S (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 813 in 2013, the litany of critical judgments about the mis-management of care…
  • Mar 15

    The Mummy Return

    The Mummy Return
    Yes, back from the un-dead. It’s me. Revived by my annual strange-yet-wonderful breakfast in bed, showering of home made thingbobs and a day of the sort of domestic ordinariness that is a blessing to a mummy like me. Yes, this…
Rank this Week: 719

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

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

    Buying Property with Family – is your Share Protected?

    Buying Property with Family – is your Share Protected?
    Whether you are buying property with your family or friends, it is important to make it clear who owns what.  A Declaration of Trust can clarify the equity proportions of the property held by each party, who is responsible for the…
  • Mar 25

    Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney – What is the Difference?

    Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney – What is the Difference?
    Powers of Attorney are appointed so that someone else or others are able to assist you with various different day-to-day tasks and decisions relating to your property and finances, health and welfare, or both. ‘Enduring Powers of…
  • Mar 24

    Long Residential Leases When Buying A Property

    Long Residential Leases When Buying A Property
    Buying a property with a long lease over a freehold has historically been a popular option, however quite rare today. Long leaseholds in this day and age are only really seen where the property being disposed of forms a part of a larger…
Rank this Week: 697

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: 660

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/
  • Mar 7

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?

    Ah but what if you can't afford to litigate in this super court?
    I always enjoy going to court in the Rolls Building. It is a great improvement on the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand or even the new Civil Justice Centres in Liverpool and Manchester. But this court is expensive to run which is why HM…
  • Mar 3

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd

    An Escrow Case at Last - Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd
    In my early years at the Bar I did a lot of work for John Morris who was in-house legal advisor to the NCC (National Computing Centre). The NCC had been established in 1966 as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, to be the…
  • Feb 28

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd

    Trade Marks and Passing Off: Supreme Petfoods Ltd v Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd
    The Inn Sign for the Beehive public house in  Grantham Photo Wikipedia The Lincolnshire town of Grantham educated one of the world's greatest scientists and the first woman ti be British prime minister…
Rank this Week: 686

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
Rank this Week: 785

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 25

    How to sue in respect of abusive comments on the Internet

    How to sue in respect of abusive comments on the Internet
    The Bussey Law Firm PC & Anor v Page [2015] EWHC 563 (QB) – read judgment The facts of this case are simple. A defamatory comment was posted on the claimant’s Google maps directional page, implying that he was a…
  • Mar 23

    The true statistics behind judicial review’s success rate

    The true statistics behind judicial review’s success rate
    Avid readers of the legal press may have spotted the eye-catching statistic that in 2014 a meagre 1% of claims for judicial review were successful. The figure is derived from the statement in the MOJ’s overview of the Civil Justice…
  • Mar 22

    Car crash Euro-damages against government upheld by CA

    Car crash Euro-damages against government upheld by CA
    Delaney v. Secretary of State for Transport, Court of Appeal, 9 March 2015 – read judgment  The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the decision of Jay J here that a drug-dealer was entitled to compensation…
Rank this Week: 929

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court judgment in In the matter of S (A Child)

    Supreme Court judgment in In the matter of S (A Child)
    The full judgment can be found here and a press summary here.
  • Mar 24

    Open Daze

    Open Daze
    Family courts should have annual open days for children - Law Society Gazette, 23rd March 2015
  • Mar 20

    Traumatic

    Traumatic
    My excuse this week for not posting anything around here is that I've been trying to set up and get used to a new PC. If you thought buying a house, getting divorced or a death in the family were traumatic, I can tell you they are nothing…
Rank this Week: 860

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Naming wrong defendant in CFA

    Naming wrong defendant in CFA
    What are the consequences of naming one party as the opponent in a CFA but then succeeding in the claim against another party? This is a long-running issue with various non-binding and conflicting decisions on the issue including Brierley v…
  • Mar 17

    Defining “disease” claim

    Defining “disease” claim
    The dispute as to whether noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims are “disease” claims for the purposes of the fixed success fee regime stems from the complete failure to define “disease” in the Civil Procedure Rules.…
  • Mar 16

    Costs Judge vacancie

    Costs Judge vacancie
    The Judicial Appointments Commission is advertising for three Costs Judges (two immediate, one future vacancy). So far as I can work out, in light of the retirements of Master Hurst, Master Campbell and, presumably, another Master in the not…
Rank this Week: 898

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Mar 21

    Living in a remixed world (TEDx talk)

    Living in a remixed world (TEDx talk)
    I like telling stories, and today I bring you a story in space and time, involving knitting, 3D printing, over-blown intellectual property claims, and sharks. I hope that it will all make sense. The story begins in 2008 during the reign of…
  • Mar 14

    Time to rethink a flat rate for online content? European court decides on levie

    Time to rethink a flat rate for online content? European court decides on levie
    The Court of Justice of the European Union has produced an interesting decision regarding copyright levies in the case of Copydan Båndkopi v Nokia Danmark (C‑463/12). Some European countries have established a copyright levy…
  • Mar 8

    The curious case of Technoviking

    The curious case of Technoviking
    Gather around people, and hear the story I have to tell. This is a story of techno music, street rave parties, guerilla film-making, Internet memes, and one badass hulk of a man. Yes, this is the story of Technoviking. During the 2000 edition…
Rank this Week: 803

ComplianceAsia News

ComplianceAsia News

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

http://www.compliance.asia/
  • Feb 6

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

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

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

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

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

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance
    SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, recently spoke to an industry association in the United States and talked about the importance of the rule of compliance officers.  Here is the speech: Remarks at National Society of Compliance Professionals…
Rank this Week: 779

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • Nov 29

    Government launches alcohol minimum pricing consultation

    Government launches alcohol minimum pricing consultation
    The government has today launched a 10 week formal consultaion on its plans for the minimum price for alcohol, which it sees as a key instrument in its battle against “binge drinking” and the social and health consequences of alcohol…
  • Nov 29

    Your business contracts - What value can your contracts lawyer add?

    Your business contracts - What value can your contracts lawyer add?
    When you consult a lawyer to advise on your business contract, what sort of help might you reasonably expect to receive?
  • Nov 29

    Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders in force today

    Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders in force today
    Perhaps the 2 most controversial parts of the licensing changes made by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 come into force today, 31 October 2012. Some will say that Halloween is an approriate day for such draconian…
Rank this Week: 753

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    The Church's Finances (I): Not as Rosy as Claimed

    The Church's Finances (I): Not as Rosy as Claimed
    The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church (USA) has commended the staff at Church headquarters (815 Second Avenue in New York) for producing an operating "surplus" of some $2.4 million for calendar 2014.  A resolution adopted at the…
  • Mar 24

    Tyranny in Vestment

    Tyranny in Vestment
    The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things:Of shoes, and ships, and sealing -wax; of cabbages, and kings.Yes, indeed -- "of cabbages and kings." The thing you need to know about the former is to "[p]lant [the] recommended…
  • Mar 13

    Obama and "Affordable Plumbing": a Parable

    Obama and "Affordable Plumbing": a Parable
    Only weeks after leaving office on Jan. 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it.Troy drives to Obama’s new house, which is located in a very exclusive,…
Rank this Week: 979

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 986

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

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

    Focus On: Reasons Why Will Writing Is Important for Everybody

    Focus On: Reasons Why Will Writing Is Important for Everybody
    Brought to you by our friends at Vincents Solicitors Dying without a will – or intestate – is an unfortunately common problem. As of 2014, 48% of the UK’s 64 million population had not made a will. This represents at…
  • Mar 16

    What You Need To Know About the New Drug Driving Law

    What You Need To Know About the New Drug Driving Law
    Brought to you by our friends at Barlow Robbins Solicitors Despite the zero-tolerance approach to drink-driving that the law has long taken, drug driving law has always been noticeably less comprehensive. Perhaps due to the higher numbers…
  • Mar 13

    Great new app: Laundrapp

    Great new app: Laundrapp
    Brought to you by our friends at Laundrapp Like it or not, appearances matter and nowhere is that more true than in the legal profession. Unfortunately, hard work is equally essential – but who has time to make sure their shirts are…
Rank this Week: 1194

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
Rank this Week: 1054

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: 1131

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: 1239

Law Weblog

Law Weblog

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre

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

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.
    ECHR Britain will take the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the court’s governing body, and ministers hope to use this to push through major reforms.
Rank this Week: 1240

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 26

    UK update - Type 2 diabetes controlled by diet is not automatically a disability

    UK update - Type 2 diabetes controlled by diet is not automatically a disability
    This post was written by David Ashmore and Amy Treppass. In Metroline Travel v Stoute, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) decided that employees with type 2 diabetes controlled by diet (rather than medication) are not…
  • Mar 24

    Webinar: Philadelphia's New Paid Sick Leave Law

    Webinar: Philadelphia's New Paid Sick Leave Law
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently signed the “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces” Ordinance, adding Philadelphia to the growing list of cities and states to require sick leave. The new law, which takes effect May…
  • Mar 23

    Thursday Webinar: Managing the Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

    Thursday Webinar: Managing the Risks of Social Media in the Workplace
    Facebook, Twitter, and other social media have become ubiquitous in the workplace, with a staggering 75 percent of employees using social media at work. But employers face a great deal of uncertainty about what restrictions on social media…
Rank this Week: 2066

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: 1475

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
  • Mar 24

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!

    IP Iustitia Turns 2 Years Old!
    I almost didn't realize that it already has been a year since our very first full year of blogging, but here it is: IP Iustitia has turned a respectable 2 years since its inception in the early days of 2013. This writer for one is humbled and…
  • Mar 18

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU

    Lawyers Without Borders - Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction in the EU
    With a globally interconnected web of information, and the (relatively) free exchange of information comes a great deal of questions alongside the masses of benefits it presents to the 21st century world. Discussion, the exchange of ideas,…
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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 17

    New resource - Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

    New resource - Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
    Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, as the name suggests, is a collection whose content focusses on the following areas:* Criminology* Criminal Justice* Forensic sciences & investigation* Substance abuse & addiction*…
  • Mar 4

    European Sources Online - useful for those studying EU Law

    European Sources Online - useful for those studying EU Law
    European Sources Online is based at Cardiff University and contains a range of useful information about the EU and its workings. It's free to access, and definitely worth a look if you're currently studying EU Law.  A recent email I…
  • Feb 12

    Law Reports added to LexisLibrary

    Law Reports added to LexisLibrary
    The Industrial Cases Reports (1972 - present) and the Weekly Law Reports (1975 - present) have been added to LexisLibrary this week. Previously both sets were only available via Westlaw UK, and this is still the place to go for Weekly…
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Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

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

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor

    Online divorce services are performing better than high street solicitor
    In a recent speech to The Modern law Conference, Sir Michael Pitt, The Chairman of the Legal Services Board, The super regulator for legal services in England and Wales, referred to nearly completed research that people who chose to…
  • Jan 15

    if you are working but poor forget getting a divorce

    if you are working but poor forget getting a divorce
    Getting married costs thousands of pounds, yet when it comes to ending a marriage, people are shocked when they find they have to shell out to end the marriage and do not want to pay for it. The court filing… The post if you are…
  • Nov 17

    One in thirty divorcees admit to sleeping with their ex

    One in thirty divorcees admit to sleeping with their ex
    One in five divorcees in England and Wales wish they had never got divorced from their ex and 1 in 30 admit to having slept with their ex after the divorce had been finalised according to a  study of 2,500… The post One in thirty…
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Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
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Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • 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.…
  • Oct 1

    Big Internet? No thank

    Big Internet? No thank
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch September 2014. The early adopters have been getting restless lately. I’m with them. This is not what we signed up for. Alan Jacobs, writing for The New Atlantis, predicts The End of Big Twitter. Twitter…
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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: 1666

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: 1402

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

A discussion of the latest Freedom of Information Act decisions of the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
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Law Weblog

Law Weblog

Covers recent UK legal developments.

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

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

    John Hart of Pepper v Hart (HL) died this year age 75
    John HART John Hart, who has died aged 75, was as a party in the House of Lords case Pepper v Hart he was also the first man to win Mastermind. The first three Mastermind champions were women, Hart, a classics master at Malvern College,…
  • Nov 23

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre

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

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.
    ECHR Britain will take the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the court’s governing body, and ministers hope to use this to push through major reforms. In a statement released through the council, the UK criticised the massive…
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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 26

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation

    Delay to registration under the Heat Network Regulation
    In our post on 20 March we explained the implications of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and in particular the need for heat suppliers to register before 30 April 2015. In amendment regulations of yesterday the date…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’…
  • Mar 20

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

    If You Can’t Stand the Heat…
    Are you a developer or landlord of commercial or residential multi-let premises? Are those premises supplied with heat by either a communal heating system or a district heating system? CONTINUE READING If the answer to these questions is…
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The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Mar 25

    ISKO - Findability and information management in the corporate workplace

    ISKO - Findability and information management in the corporate workplace
    Yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to attend not one but two Knowledge Management events. The first was the 4th Knowledge Management Forum 2015, which was organised by Practical Law Company and Thomson Reuters. I will blog about…
  • Mar 17

    Developing your intranet manager career

    Developing your intranet manager career
    Mark Morell, formerly of BT has written an interesting post on the Clearbox blog called "Developing your intranet manager career: it's all about partnerships" In the post Mark describes how the opportunities for organisations to develop their…
  • Mar 13

    5 priorities for intranet managers in 2015

    5 priorities for intranet managers in 2015
    5 is the magic number, or is that 3?Elizabeth Marsh of the digital workplace group has written a very interesting post on LinkedIn, which looks at the priorities identified by Digitial Workplace members for 2015. In her article she looks at…
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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/
  • Mar 25

    The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence And Changing Intellectual Property Standard

    The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence And Changing Intellectual Property Standard
    Two days ago in an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak joined the ever growing list of science and technology billionaires who are concerned about the development of artificial intelligence (AI). In…
  • Mar 20

    How Privacy Affects Busine

    How Privacy Affects Busine
    I was surprised to learn recently that it is no longer possible to find out what keywords searchers type into Google in order to find their way to your website. This is valuable information for website owners and the reason why businesses use…
  • Mar 17

    Financial Institutions Run Competition For Startups To Foster Technological Innovation

    Financial Institutions Run Competition For Startups To Foster Technological Innovation
    Financial institutions run competitions for startups to foster technological innovation. Recently, prominent financial institutions have begun looking to alternative sources for innovative technologies. Three major players in the financial…
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Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Mar 24

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Perspectives – New monograph

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

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought

    Reinventing University Publishing – final thought
    I missed the keynotes and some other sections of the conference, but from what I saw I thought it was a useful, in fact essential, conference for any academic staff thinking of digital publishing for research, data curation or learning…
  • Mar 17

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model

    Reinventing University Publishing: day 2, Panel – New Model
    Had to miss the keynote, so in for the morning panel.  First up, Randy S. Kiefer, Exec Dir CLOCKSS.  This is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the principle of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) + C = Controlled.…
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