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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/
  • Jul 24

    Knife in bra killer Katie Jenkins jailed for manslaughter – BBC New

    Knife in bra killer Katie Jenkins jailed for manslaughter – BBC New
    ‘A woman who stabbed a businessman in the neck in his car has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’ Full story BBC News, 24th July 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Jul 24

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 The Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2014 The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2014 The Housing (Right to Buy) (Limit on…
  • Jul 24

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) K, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 905 (15 July 2014) M & Ors v Suffolk County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 942 (15 July 2014) KS v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 941 (15 July 2014) Ahmad…
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: 39

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Survey evidence: Mystery Morgan brings parrot back from the dead

    Survey evidence: Mystery Morgan brings parrot back from the dead
    This Kat's email inbox has been building up all day with excited missives about the fact that an endangered species, indeed one that was thought at one stage to be extinct, has been found lurking in a London Community Trade Mark Court. It was…
  • Jul 24

    When the Writ Hits the Phan

    When the Writ Hits the Phan
    Making YouTube videos for a living or as a hobby is a growing phenomenon. You can delve into the lives of “beauty gurus” or watch tutorials on just about everything from cooking help to how to make rainbow loom bracelets. While…
  • Jul 24

    EU copyright Public Consultation responses Katseries #2: linking and browsing

    EU copyright Public Consultation responses Katseries #2: linking and browsing
    As reported by this very blog, yesterday afternoon the Directorate General for Internal Market and Services of the European Commission released its Report on the 9,500 responses to the Public Consultation on the Review of…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 122

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room
    Until Sunday 27 July, the Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open as normal (8.30am – 10.00pm on weekdays, 8.30am until 6.00pm at weekends.) From Monday 28 July to Friday 12 September, the following opening times will apply: LIBRARY…
  • Jun 20

    Library computer system upgrade

    Library computer system upgrade
    To allow for an upgrade to the University’s Library computer system, online access to the library catalogue and to library accounts will be unavailable from the end of Tuesday 24 June until Thursday 26 June. The library’s…
  • May 14

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015
    Applications for the post of Westlaw Student Associate 2014/15 are welcome from current GDL or final-year LLB students. The closing date for applications is 23rd May.  Please click on the link below for further details.  If you…
Rank this Week: 160

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Jul 23

    Guest Post: Purposely induced road traffic accident

    Guest Post: Purposely induced road traffic accident
    Car insurance provider, Aviva, has uncovered data which shows a 51% increase in the number of purposely induced road traffic accidents. According to Aviva’s findings, more drivers than ever before are deliberately causing accidents by…
  • Jul 23

    Tweet du Jour….

    Tweet du Jour….
    I do enjoy a bit of humour on twitter….
  • Jul 23

    A British Prime Minister in waiting – hanging on to key British resource

    A British Prime Minister in waiting – hanging on to key British resource
    A British Prime Minister in waiting – hanging on to key British resources.  A truly ‘Special relationship’ ?
Rank this Week: 197

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Jul 3

    Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethic

    Sleeping is the enemy - what BNP Paribas' $8.9bn fine tells us about lawyer ethic
    legalweek An article by Susan Beck in the New York Law Journal takes a look at the role of lawyers in the events leading to BNP Paribas's $8.9bn settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
  • Jul 2

    The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?

    The Defamation Act, six months on - has it been a success?
    legalweek The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014, billed as providing enhanced protection for publishers and website operators, and with measures to curb trivial claims and 'libel tourism'. Has it been a…
  • Jul 1

    Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?

    Legal IT: lions led by donkeys?
    legalweek Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it,…
Rank this Week: 223

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: 215

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
  • Jul 23

    Private nuisance – Article 6 and the costs conundrum

    Private nuisance – Article 6 and the costs conundrum
    Coventry v. Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13, 23 July 2014, read judgment and Austin v. Miller Argent [2014] EWCA Civ 1012, 21 July 2014 read judgment Two important cases in the last few days showing how difficult it is to find a fair…
  • Jul 22

    Foreign criminal cannot be deported because of his right not to be discriminated against on grounds of illegitimacy

    Foreign criminal cannot be deported because of his right not to be discriminated against on grounds of illegitimacy
    Johnson, R (on the application of) the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 2386 (Admin) 17 July 2014 – read judgment The proposed deportation to Jamaica of a man convicted of drug smuggling and manslaughter would…
  • Jul 20

    Government still on the standing warpath

    Government still on the standing warpath
    O (R o.t.a) v. Secretary of State for International Development [2014] EWHC 2371 (QB) 14 July 2014  read judgment One proposal of the Lord Chancellor on reforming judicial review last year was the narrowing of the tests for standing,…
Rank this Week: 301

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new
    The Appellant tenant in Spencer v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 1600 (our note here) has had permission to appeal to the Supreme Court refused, on the grounds that it did not raise an arguable point of law. This means that the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 22

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim
    Akhtar v Boland [2014] EWCA Civ 943 Just a quick note on this one, after a conversation with a colleague reminded me I hadn’t written it up. The details of the case need not detain us, it was a PI case which had been allocated to the…
  • Jul 19

    Trouble out west

    Trouble out west
    In O’Brien v Bristol CC [2014] EWHC 2423 (Admin) [heard at the RCJ instead of in the Bristol admin court?  Not on Bailii yet but we have seen a transcript], a range of issues arose out of the council’s decision to seek…
Rank this Week: 565

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Case Comment: R (Nunn) v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary [2014] UKSC 37

    Case Comment: R (Nunn) v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary [2014] UKSC 37
    The Supreme Court refused the appeal of Mr Nunn, holding that the police and prosecution’s duty of disclosure post-conviction is… The post Case Comment: R (Nunn) v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary [2014] UKSC 37 appeared…
  • Jul 23

    New Judgment: Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46

    New Judgment: Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46
    On appeal from: [2012] EWCA Civ 26 This case relates to a previous Supreme Court case ([2014] UKSC 13), which… The post New Judgment: Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Jul 23

    Supreme Court Justices: Lady Hale Lecture

    Supreme Court Justices: Lady Hale Lecture
    In a speech to Women in the Judiciary (the Fiona Woolf Lecture) Lady Hale fought the issue of diversity within… The post Supreme Court Justices: Lady Hale Lecture appeared first on UKSCBlog.
Rank this Week: 606

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 22

    Re B: Children giving evidence

    Re B: Children giving evidence
    A summary of Re B (Child Evidence) [2014] EWCA Civ 1015.Re B concerned a father's application for contact with his 5 year old son. The mother alleged that the father had been violent towards her during their relationship. Her allegations were…
  • Jul 22

    Not QUITE got the idea...

    Not QUITE got the idea...
    Research indicates that legal aid contributes to significant public savings - Family Law, 22nd July 2014
  • Jul 18

    Hot.

    Hot.
    It has been far too hot this week for me to spend too much time in front of a computer, so you will have to content yourself with my efforts on Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog, which have included the following:The impact of the…
Rank this Week: 652

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 876

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 23

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated
    This weekend there was a sports event which was watched by 10,000 people live at a sports arena in Seattle, boasted millions of viewers online, was shown on ESPN, and the winners won an astounding $5 million USD. This was not golf,…
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
  • Jul 10

    TechnoLlama has a new look

    TechnoLlama has a new look
    I have been using the same theme for many years now, but it is time to change. The world of blog publishing is changing, and as more and more people are browsing with mobile devices, it has become very important to make content readable…
Rank this Week: 792

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jul 23

    Book recommendation: Politics of the Judiciary by J. A. G. Griffith

    Book recommendation: Politics of the Judiciary by J. A. G. Griffith
    This classic account of how the judiciary cannot act neutrally, but must act politically, now in its fifth edition. John Griffith’s controversial book has been fully revised and updated to consider the latest developments in relations…
  • Jul 22

    Pupil pretension

    Pupil pretension
    “You gotta love it,” said TheBusker. “Pupils and their little airs and graces. It’s almost as if the less important the barrister the more pompous they can be.” “That’s certainly the case for…
  • Jul 21

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 795

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jul 19

    Publishing information about family proceeding

    Publishing information about family proceeding
    Many moons ago in June 2009 I wrote a post entitled Writing about family proceedings – a blogger’s guide. A lot has changed since then. Although, oddly, the law has not. What has changed are judicial attitudes to free speech.…
  • Jul 18

    Unforced Error

    Unforced Error
    I watched ITV’s Exposure – Don’t Take My Child on catch up last night. I have mixed feelings about it. It is a piece of TV that raises important and difficult issues, and contained some hard hitting and well argued…
  • Jul 10

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event
    Some fab looking events coming up at ALC in the near future… See Modern Families in Modern Britain (flyer) here and (leaflet) here. Keynote by the fab-o Theis J. NB event on 22 July – not long!!
Rank this Week: 764

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/
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jun 13

    Not-so-public information

    Not-so-public information
    The legal service industry has started to wake up to the need for innovation, moving away from traditional hourly billing structures, leveraging technology to improve efficiency, launching online services and finding new ways to meet and…
Rank this Week: 742

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
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem
    In the case of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust & Anor v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 (Admin), the landlord’s liability for business rates after the tenant’s liquidator disclaimed the lease was confirmed. The…
  • Jul 7

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer
    HMRC are now sending out warning letters to employers advising them that their previous failure to pay PAYE and NIC on time could result in HMRC requiring them to give security in respect of PAYE/NIC if they do not pay the amounts currently…
  • Jul 3

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation
    A Unified Regulatory Process The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill provides the government’s Insolvency Service with powers to introduce secondary legislation to establish a single insolvency regulator in place of the eight…
Rank this Week: 849

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

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

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
  • May 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #198

    Interesting Things of the Week #198
    3 truths about your library’s website 10 Tools to Create Social Media Graphics Let Our Video Go Change Your Beliefs About Yourself to Form Better Habits Save Our Stacks 5 Ways Libraries Can Use Vine for Marketing Tagged: books, internet…
Rank this Week: 735

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1025

Media Beak

Media Beak

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

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1095

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
Rank this Week: 1075

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: 1479

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1168

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?
    Why are ECUSA and its attorneys so incapable of following the rules? Could it be that the lawlessness of 815, as aided and abetted by its attorneys, has now infected ECUSA's ability to present a civil case under the rules of court in South…
  • Jul 17

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case
    Yesterday, July 15, was the seventh day of the ongoing trial involving Bishop Lawrence's Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and thirty-four of its parishes, as plaintiffs, seeking to quiet the title to their real and personal property…
  • Jul 10

    Falsehoods Being Spread in South Carolina

    Falsehoods Being Spread in South Carolina
    Now intrudes upon my vocation one of the more unwelcome of my duties as an Anglican Curmudgeon. Having practiced as a trial lawyer for 44 years, the last six of which have been constantly embroiled in litigation with the attorneys for the…
Rank this Week: 1208

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/
  • Jul 21

    (US) Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional

    (US) Act 13 in the news: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Holds Additional Act 13 Provision Unconstitutional
    This post was written by Steven Chadwick and Sean Delaney. On Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the matter of Robinson Township, et. al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued the latest decision in the state…
  • Jul 21

    (UK) Landlord's Liability to Pay Rates Following Disclaimer

    (UK) Landlord's Liability to Pay Rates Following Disclaimer
    This post was written by Katherine Campbell and Siobhan Hayes. We have just had a reminder that a landlord’s obligation to pay rates can arise when it has the legal right to take possession even though it is careful not to do so. The…
  • Jul 11

    (US) Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands Clears the PA State Legislature

    (US) Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands Clears the PA State Legislature
    On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed the Commonwealth’s fiscal code by a margin of 26 to 22. Included within the fiscal code, as a companion piece to the legislation, were provisions critical to the…
Rank this Week: 1424

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
  • May 7

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure

    Protect Your Business – Handling Disciplinary Procedure
    Last Wednesday  my firm hosted the second in our series of events aimed at employers and how they can protect their businesses by following the correct processes and procedures in employment law.  We were delighted to welcome…
  • Apr 10

    Not Waving but Drowning

    Not Waving but Drowning
    Blogging about emplaw is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel. Always some new case, stature, initiative, consultation, debate or controversy to write about and in trying to keep up you go quicker and quicker. Then you fall off when real…
Rank this Week: 1243

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: 1415

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: 1244

The Diaries of UK Law Students

The Diaries of UK Law Students

The thoughts and ramblings of three UK law students trying to make it to qualification.

http://uklawstudent.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Law School so far

    Law School so far
    Graduation on its way..on its way.. Well, the thought of graduation seems to be on the mind of every 3rd year law student.. and yet...graduation is on its way...My three years @ law school has been fascinating... Great exposure to the saying,…
  • Nov 11

    Third Year so far

    Third Year so far
    I've noticed no one has posted for a while! My last year is going so quickly which might be due to the amount of work...it is seriously a lot more than last year, I'm finding it difficult to fit my dissertation in at the moment though I'm…
  • Jul 18

    Exam Result

    Exam Result
    So I got my exam results and managed to get a 2:1 which I am quite happy about. I can't believe it's my last year already. I got my options through for next year and will be studying Tort (a lot of people have said this is strange because it…
Rank this Week: 1368

Corporate Blawg UK

Corporate Blawg UK

Covers corporate, company and commercial law in the UK.

http://corporatelawuk.typepad.com/corporate_blawg/
  • Jul 8

    Blawg Review #116

    Blawg Review #116
    Always one to cut the mustard, Corporate Blawg has gone against the grain and spiced up the Blawg Review #116 with a shake of poetic sauce. The inspiration for this perspiration was found between a sesame bun on July 4th, that most celebrated…
  • Jul 2

    No work no pay puts pay to play

    No work no pay puts pay to play
    Jeepers. Corporate Blawg is looking like he's about to enter his 3rd week in a row of 50+ hours in the office. In May 2005: "The European Parliament has voted to scrap Britain's opt-out from the Working Time Directive and to limit workers to…
  • Jun 26

    Call it mid-life crises, call it what you will

    Call it mid-life crises, call it what you will
    Love makes you fat. Corporate Blawg loves his wife, but not his chub, so Corporate Blawg is trying to lose a little of his extra girth before it appears like he's about to give birth. This new momentim was prompted by Corporate Blawg…
Rank this Week: 1370

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

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

    Part-Time Workers: New Nuisance for Employers?

    Part-Time Workers: New Nuisance for Employers?
    This post was written by Sara A. Begley, Amanda D. Haverstick, and Joel S. Barras. A movement to give part-time employees more predictable schedules and related perks recently made front-page news.  See Steven Greenhouse, “A…
  • Jul 24

    Restrictive Covenants - Little way out for employers when the drafting goes wrong

    Restrictive Covenants - Little way out for employers when the drafting goes wrong
    In the recent case of Prophet  Plc - v- Huggett, the Court of Appeal reminded employers how vitally important it is to ensure that the drafting of restrictive covenants is accurate and well thought through.  Overturning an earlier…
  • Jul 23

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Workers Can Start Using Accrued Paid Sick Leave July 30

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Workers Can Start Using Accrued Paid Sick Leave July 30
    As we have previously discussed here and here, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act took effect April 1, 2014, requiring employers with five or more workers to provide paid sick leave to all employees who perform more than 80 hours of work…
Rank this Week: 1950

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jul 23

    Are you a digital bridge builder?

    Are you a digital bridge builder?
    I enjoy reading posts by Gerry McGovern and his latest post called "From Intranet to Net-Work: the rise of the digital bridge builder" is an interesting look at the changing role of in intranet managers and those involved in the…
  • Jun 23

    What is a social intranet and how can it help your business?

    What is a social intranet and how can it help your business?
    Looking for a good introduction to what a social intranet is and how it can help your employees/business? Then the short video below, which was published to the IT Portal website is a good starting point.The video "stars" Lori Williams…
  • Jun 19

    Is there a difference between a social intranet and an enterprise social network?

    Is there a difference between a social intranet and an enterprise social network?
    Jenni Wheeler over at the "Confessions of an internal communicatior" blog has written a thought provoking post called "Social Intranet or Enterprise Social Network? Is there a difference?"In it Jenni ask whether we should separate all the…
Rank this Week: 1626

Legal Bite

Legal Bite

Covers UK legislation and legal news.

http://www.legalbite.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Tenants Vs. Landlord

    Tenants Vs. Landlord
     A new survey conducted by Ocean Finance reveals that half of those who rent privately have been ‘ripped off’ by either their landlord or letting agent.  The poll conducted from 2,000 UK adults shows a high level of…
  • Jul 8

    Working hours get more flexible!

    Working hours get more flexible!
    A change in the law has now allowed all employees to request flexible working hours. This right was previously only reserved for carers and those caring for children. This change should now see an estimated 20 million people with the right to…
  • Jun 23

    Are we about to see flight delay claims soar?

    Are we about to see flight delay claims soar?
    Flight Delays ClaimsWith a recent court case ruling in the favour of a passenger who was delayed for 27 hours has been awarded £526 in compensation. The passenger in question is Ronald Huzar who was travelling from Malaga to …
Rank this Week: 1671

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!

    BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!
    Thank you to everyone who has already completed the BIALL Salary Survey 2014.  If you haven’t already done so, it is still not too late!The survey will remain open until 5 pm today.Filling in the…
  • Jul 14

    BIALL members - BIALL bursaries available to assist in attending the IALL Conference

    BIALL members - BIALL bursaries available to assist in attending the IALL Conference
    The BIALL Awards and Bursaries Committee will be pleased to consider applications from BIALL Members for bursaries to assist in attending the 2014 IALL Conference from September 28th to October 2nd 2014 in Buenos Aires.Please…
  • Jul 9

    The full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2012/13

    The full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2012/13
    We are delighted to announce that the full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2012/13 is now available for BIALL members to consult. This annual report, which has been run each year since 1996, outlines…
Rank this Week: 1621

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Jul 1

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch June 2014. Reinvent Law London 2014, a conference featuring presentations on “law + technology + innovation + entrepreneurship” was held on 20 June 2014 at the University of Westminster Law School in…
  • Jun 4

    Privacy? Forget about it

    Privacy? Forget about it
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch May 2014. Insofar as we still measure column inches on the web, many yards in the last month have been devoted to commentary and analysis of the Google Spain decision, or the "right to be (…)Read the rest…
  • May 4

    Internet law (copyright in particular)

    Internet law (copyright in particular)
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch April 2014. April 26 was World IP Day. I didn’t notice too many people getting excited by this. But one who did was Graham Smith. Graham is a partner at Bird and Bird and the (…)Read the rest of…
Rank this Week: 1737

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V
    In the heat of the moment eg with the late back from contact situation - it is very tempting just to get angry - the other person is wrong - they broke the agreement to bring the child back at 5 so you are entitled to be angry. But does it…
  • Feb 1

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV
    Ask yourself some questions: What is it that is not working in this situation? What am I always complaining about? What can I be responsible for? How does the situation occur for the other person / people? How do they see it? What's…
  • Jan 31

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part III

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part III
    First listen to yourself as you have conversations with your friends and work colleagues about life in generally and particularly listen for the times when you use the words always or never or similarly general words. Or when you start…
Rank this Week: 1992

Divorce Experts

Divorce Experts

Covers cases and trends in divorce law. By Pannone.

http://divorceexperts.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    International family law cases on the up

    International family law cases on the up
    The BBC have today reported upon the rise in global family disputes including child abduction, relocation, inter-country adoption and forced marriages. The increase in cases which have an international element seems to have been caused by the…
  • Apr 23

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce
    The unfortunate plight of multi-millionaire Dale Vince has recently demonstrated the importance of entering into a Consent Order to deal with financial aspects of a divorce. Mr Vince and his wife divorced in 1992. They did not enter…
  • Apr 11

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow
    The sad tale of proceedings for defamation at the High Court between Lady Nora Colthurst and her ex-husband’s girlfriend’s daughter is worth commenting on from a divorce perspective. Lady Colthurst and her ex-husband had been…
Rank this Week: 1866

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: 1652

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 5

    The end of the beginning

    The end of the beginning
    This is a post about endings. It has two main parts. Firstly, the legal profession, and my thoughts on where we are in the evolution of the legal services market. Secondly this blog, and where it’s going (if you don’t give two hoots about…
  • Oct 28

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken

    Excuse me, I think your pricing is broken
    I was pleased to read the post on 3 geeks about value billing as this is definitely a topic that needs exploring further, not least because I’m astonished by the number of law firm partners who continually tell me that it’s for clients…
  • Oct 13

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession

    Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession
    Later this week I’m running a session for a group of leading technology lawyers which will explore the future of the profession.
Rank this Week: 2094

The DCC Blawg

The DCC Blawg

By the Digital Curation Centre.

http://dccblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Final post

    Final post
    A short and final post to let you know the DCC Blawg has come to an end. As part of the Phase III restructuring of the DCC there will be some changes in the coming months. One of these is that the DCC will no longer have a legal…
  • Oct 19

    Digital Lives - New Paper on Legal and Ethical Issue

    Digital Lives - New Paper on Legal and Ethical Issue
    The Digital Lives Project has just released what looks to be a very useful and comprehensive discussion paper on Legal and Ethical Issues authored by Andrew Charlesworth.
  • Oct 15

    New data protection resource

    New data protection resource
    The DCC has published a new standards watch paper on BS 10012 Data Protection — Specification for a Personal Information Management System.
Rank this Week: 1915

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: 2524

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Applications to the Court for relief from sanctions – Update

    Applications to the Court for relief from sanctions – Update
    A hot topic since the Jackson Reforms in April 2013 and the Mitchell case, but here is another case to shed some light on the Court’s approach on applications for relief from sanctions which will allow a party to do something set down…
  • Jul 24

    Can you trust your Trust?

    Can you trust your Trust?
    In the past, Trusts were tools of only the wealthy. They are now becoming more commonplace and come in many forms. They can be sold with a pension or a life insurance product or an old family trust drawn up by a Solicitor.  Whatever the…
  • Jul 23

    How do you hold a property?

    How do you hold a property?
    There are 2 ways to hold the equity of a property. These are by joint tenants and tenants in common. The differences between the two are as follows: Joint Tenants Joint tenants own the whole of the property together rather than each owning a…
Rank this Week: 2587

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment

    Costs of applications in provisional assessment
    CPR 47.15(5) states: “In proceedings which do not go beyond provisional assessment, the maximum amount the court will award to any party as costs of the assessment (other than the costs of drafting the bill of costs) is £1,500…
  • Jul 15

    Relief from sanctions – need for promptne

    Relief from sanctions – need for promptne
    The Court of Appeal advises that the guidance given in Mitchell “remains substantially sound”. In Mitchell the Court stated: “If [the breach] can properly be regarded as trivial, the court will usually grant relief provided…
  • Jul 13

    Listing for provisional assessment

    Listing for provisional assessment
    I contacted the Senior Courts Costs Office to enquire whether they had received a request for assessment from the other side. (If not, application to swiftly follow.) They were unable to tell me because they have a backlog of claims such that…
Rank this Week: 2213

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

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

    Have Payday Loan Companies Pushed the Law Too Far?

    Have Payday Loan Companies Pushed the Law Too Far?
    Guest Post Wonga has been receiving bad press recently, after it transpired that it had sent threatening letters to customers from fictitious law firms. As a result, it has paid out £2.6 million in compensation fees and has allegedly…
  • Jul 22

    Some thoughts on Sky’s F1 coverage

    Some thoughts on Sky’s F1 coverage
    Sky’s F1 presenters are a mixed bag.  But at least they show all races live.Sky’s F1 presenters.  Is it me, or are their voices starting to get a bit croaky? Martin Brundle has sounded decidedly hoarse while commentating…
  • Jul 20

    Words and phrases to make you vomit

    Words and phrases to make you vomit
    There’s been an interesting discussion going on over at Roll on Friday’s forums – “Words that irrationally irritate you”. They’re not necessarily peculiar to the legal profession, but there are certainly…
Rank this Week: 3002