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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/
  • Aug 22

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian
    ‘Barnet council took the landlord of a house in Sunningfields Road, Hendon, to court after discovering he was renting a room which could not be accessed standing up. The head height along the course of the staircase was between 0.7m…
  • Aug 22

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New
    ‘A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.’ Full story BBC News, 22nd August 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Aug 22

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian
    ‘EDF Energy is to pay out £3m to benefit “vulnerable customers” after an investigation by the energy industry watchdog Ofgem found that the company had breached complaint handling rules.’ Full story The Guardian,…
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: 50

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Intellectual Property For Economic Development: a new book

    Intellectual Property For Economic Development: a new book
    Intellectual Property For Economic Development is yet another title from the seemingly inexhaustible source of IP-related literature that is Edward Elgar Publishing.  This tome is edited by a three-person team consisting of Sanghoon…
  • Aug 19

    Once upon a time, in a faraway time-warp: a Kat relates his IP PhD experience

    Once upon a time, in a faraway time-warp: a Kat relates his IP PhD experience
    Eleonora's earlier post, "It's a wonderful (PhD) life ... Oh wait: is it?", here, promised that this Kat would say a bit about his own postgraduate experiences -- so here they are!  He enrolled for a PhD in October 1973, submitted it in…
  • Aug 19

    Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again

    Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again
    Passing off, like the horse-and-buggy, might look quaintbut can get you there in the end"Intellectual Property Office succeeds in passing off claim" is surely the news story that sets all hearts a-flutter in government patent offices, trade…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 76

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 87

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: 115

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: 174

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Aug 20

    Cliff Richard and the police tip-off - privacy law implication

    Cliff Richard and the police tip-off - privacy law implication
    legalweek Did you, as I did, succumb to the temptation of searching Cliff Richard's name on Twitter following the news that his Berkshire home had been "raided" by the police? If you did, you will have seen that many appear to…
  • Aug 18

    Julian Assange: do recent changes to extradition law make any difference?

    Julian Assange: do recent changes to extradition law make any difference?
    legalweek In a press conference this morning, Julian Assange told reporters a Wikleaks spokesman could confirm that: "I am leaving the embassy soon", and the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, according to The Guardian: "referred to…
  • Aug 15

    Is posting videos of Premier League goals online a breach of copyright?

    Is posting videos of Premier League goals online a breach of copyright?
    legalweek This morning BBC Newsbeat reported an interesting piece of news: the Football Association Premier League (FAPL), which runs the Premier League, ie the leading professional football league competition for football…
Rank this Week: 179

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    Guest Post: Legal considerations when setting up an online shop

    Guest Post: Legal considerations when setting up an online shop
    Legal considerations when setting up an online shop Creating an online retail store provides a viable option for anybody looking to generate a second income, or even replace their day-job with a brand new business. With countless e-commerce…
  • Aug 21

    August continues…still….

    August continues…still….
  • Aug 20

    August continues – and I am keeping myself amused….

    August continues – and I am keeping myself amused….
    August continues and I am keeping myself amused with a bit of painting – fences and ‘artworks’ (as I like to ‘style’ my ‘creations’ !) I suspect, like many law bloggers, I am struggling for things…
Rank this Week: 193

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 258

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 21

    Costs and forfeiture

    Costs and forfeiture
    Barrett v Robinson [2014] UKUT 322 (LC) is very, very important decision on costs from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). It came out a few weeks ago and I’ve been promising to do it since then. Sorry. You’ll be aware that most,…
  • Aug 14

    On the Naughty Step: Incredible Landlords and the buzzy DCLG

    On the Naughty Step: Incredible Landlords and the buzzy DCLG
    It is hard being a civil servant, with a predisposition to reticence, obfuscation and paper, to know what to do in an age where ‘amazeballs’ and ‘bedroom tax’ have entered the Oxford English Dictionary, and even the…
  • Aug 14

    Simply unacceptable

    Simply unacceptable
    Most, if not all, of the London-based readers of this blog will have experience of the “unassigned list” at Central London County Court. In short, a number of cases (today, as I understand it, at least three s.204 apppeals and a…
Rank this Week: 308

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
  • Aug 18

    Judicial Speeches, Gaza Boycotts and Social Media Crimes – the Human Rights Roundup

    Judicial Speeches, Gaza Boycotts and Social Media Crimes – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular sizzling summer show of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by…
  • Aug 15

    The right outcome: Tricycle Theatre reverses UK Jewish Film Festival ban

    The right outcome: Tricycle Theatre reverses UK Jewish Film Festival ban
    As a brief update to my post from last week. The Tricycle Theatre and the UK Jewish Film Festival have settled their differences after an agreement was struck to end the theatre’s refusal to host the festival. Despite its…
  • Aug 14

    Another human rights zombie myth

    Another human rights zombie myth
    Here is a good example of how human rights myths spread. In October 2013 the Daily Mail and other newspapers published some totally misleading and inaccurate figures about European Court of Human Rights damages. The following month, after a…
Rank this Week: 548

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 12

    Is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) a disease?

    Is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) a disease?
    Fixed success fees have been in place for “disease” claims since 1 October 2005. It is therefore surprising that it was not until 2012 that any serious consideration was given as to which claims fell within the scope of the fixed…
  • Aug 10

    Guideline Hourly Rates Guidance

    Guideline Hourly Rates Guidance
    Despite the disappointment that no new Guideline Hourly Rates have been published, the recent review has finally killed off the argument that Guideline Hourly Rates are of no relevance to detailed assessment and are designed purely for…
  • Aug 4

    Grade B Costs Lawyer

    Grade B Costs Lawyer
    A further interesting issue arises as to Costs Lawyers being potentially classified as Grade B fee earners (from October 2014). This is as a result of the wording used by Lord Dyson and in the original report recommendation. To achieve Grade…
Rank this Week: 580

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 729

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 7

    Do monkeys dream of electric copyright?

    Do monkeys dream of electric copyright?
    The popular press and the blogosphere are going ape over the news that Wikimedia has refused a take-down request by photographer David Slater of the self-portrait of a macaca monkey, arguing that it is in the public domain (I promise no more…
  • Aug 4

    Gikii 2014 programme

    Gikii 2014 programme
    Here is the draft Gikii 2014 programme, visit the Gikii website for more details. Draft programme. September 1st 9.30-10 Registration and refreshments 10-10.15 Welcome andintroduction 10.15 – 11.30 – Regulation Andres Guadamuz,…
  • Jul 25

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?
    The UK Government’s senior adviser in intellectual property issues, MP Mike Weatherley, has made the news by suggesting that theft of articles in online environments should be prosecuted just like theft in the real world. He asked the…
Rank this Week: 678

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    A little holiday reading...

    A little holiday reading...
    Whilst I have been taking a bit of a break this week from blogging on Family Lore, I have still been writing for Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog. My posts there include:Who needs the law anyway? - What would happen without a…
  • Aug 20

    Self-congratulatory

    Self-congratulatory
    MoJ and DfE publish 'A brighter future for Family Justice: a round up of what’s happened since the Family Justice Review', 20th August 2014
  • Aug 17

    So much for a day of rest...

    So much for a day of rest...
    13th View from the President's Chambers: The process of reform: an update - Family Law, Sunday 17th August 2014
Rank this Week: 911

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 25

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time
    Changes to legislation in recent years, some of which have only recently been introduced,  have enabled HMRC to take more aggressive steps to make sure that those who they believe should be paying tax, do indeed do so. Examples include…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 890

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: 864

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
  • Aug 22

    NIST Seeks Information on Cybersecurity Framework Experience

    NIST Seeks Information on Cybersecurity Framework Experience
    Six months after release of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, on August 21 the National Institute of Standards and Technology put forward a draft Request For Information to learn more about experiences with…
  • Aug 13

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing
    This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology convened the first face-to-face meeting of the cyber-physical systems public working group to develop and implement a new cybersecurity framework dedicated to cyber-physical…
  • Aug 12

    Unsurprisingly, U.S. Court Rules that Cloud Provider Must Produce Data Stored Abroad

    Unsurprisingly, U.S. Court Rules that Cloud Provider Must Produce Data Stored Abroad
    On July 31, a U.S. District Court judge ruled from the bench that Microsoft could be forced to turn over customer emails in the context of a law enforcement investigation even though those emails were stored on servers located in Ireland. …
Rank this Week: 1034

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)

    Jesus and the Paradox of the Law (II)
    In the first post of this series, we looked at a paradox created by the fact that Jesus was both man and God. As a man, he was subject to Jewish law, which forbade blasphemy, or claiming that one was in any way divine. But as the Son of God,…
  • Aug 16

    The Paradox of the Law

    The Paradox of the Law
    At Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilate, as reported in ch. 14 of the Gospel of Mark, Caiaphas and the other Jewish elders charged Jesus with violating the law against blasphemy (see Leviticus 24:10-16):60 The cohen hagadol stood up in the…
  • Jul 31

    Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina

    Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina
    In trying to make sense of the trial in South Carolina (which I did not attend, but know only from the reports of those who did), I noted certain pervasive themes.First, the trial was a clash of diametrically opposed camps. Bishop Lawrence,…
Rank this Week: 975

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: 952

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 20

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt
    I’ve noticed that the MoJ twitter account has a fondness for the hashtag #keepitoutofcourt *. So they will no doubt be doubly pleased today. Firstly, because in an innovative new form of Non Court Dispute Resolution that really does…
  • Aug 17

    Views both sought and offered

    Views both sought and offered
    The thirteenth View is with us. Just in case anyone was wondering what was the significance of last week’s shower or unheralded attachments and zip files – View the Thirteenth explains all. And there is more Transparency up for…
  • Aug 15

    Stuff

    Stuff
    Been a bit rubbish with the blogging lately. Been busy trying to work out how to staunch the loss of income caused by legal aid cuts and changing patterns of briefing as a result of the impact of legal aid cuts on sols…all whilst being…
Rank this Week: 1329

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: 1336

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 1344

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC

    Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC
    Throughout August and September 2014 the Supreme Court will be holding an exhibition on its second floor before the start… The post Supreme Court Art: Stories from the JCPC appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Aug 13

    Case Preview: International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc UK

    Case Preview: International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc UK
    Background Mr Alan Carré (“AC”) worked for International Energy Group Limited (“IEG”) in Guernsey for 27 years, from 1961 to… The post Case Preview: International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc…
  • Aug 8

    Case Comment: R v Ahmad & Another; R v Fields & Others [2014] UKSC 36

    Case Comment: R v Ahmad & Another; R v Fields & Others [2014] UKSC 36
    In a judgment delivered by Lord Toulson, the Supreme Court allowed in part the joint appeals of R v Ahmad… The post Case Comment: R v Ahmad & Another; R v Fields & Others [2014] UKSC 36 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
Rank this Week: 1365

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Jul 14

    Independence declaration

    Independence declaration
    There’s a new sub-genre of blog-posts appearing — the independence declarations of academics.  Some great ones out there — see Malcolm Combes and Peter Matthews — engaging, wide-ranging and better argued than…
  • Jul 14

    ILEC 2014: Summary thought

    ILEC 2014: Summary thought
    My thanks to Nigel Duncan and Andy Boone for organising ILEC.  It’s a difficult conference to map out because it’s so wide-ranging in its remit.  That it succeeded is down not just to Nigel and Andy’s hard work and…
  • Jul 14

    ILEC 2014, Session 7

    ILEC 2014, Session 7
    Third and final day of ILEC.  I’m attending a session on Ethics Culture.  First up, Marnie Prasad and Mary-Rose Russell, from Auckland University of Technology Law School, on the ‘Professional and ethical challenges for…
Rank this Week: 1409

The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

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

    All Change

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

    Housekeeping Updated

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

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
Rank this Week: 1280

This Side of the House

This Side of the House

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

    Poland and Russia

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

    Praise, indeed

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

    Golden Snitch

    Golden Snitch
    Well, it appears that I either have the playing skills of Harry or someone used a confundus charm on the other candidates but I am over the moon to tell you all I appear to have caught the golden snitch!
Rank this Week: 1406

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Part 18 Requests for Information

    Part 18 Requests for Information
    One of the matters that often strikes me when litigants in person pursue county court claims against one another is that they can, and I do not mean always, arrive at court for trial with a host of unanswered or unasked questions about their…
  • Aug 22

    What is a personal guarantee?

    What is a personal guarantee?
    A personal guarantee is a particular type of contract whereby one party, the “guarantor”, agrees to be liable for the obligations of another party, the “principal”. Generally speaking, the guarantee will be expressed…
  • Aug 21

    Have you put your pension and life insurance into trust yet?

    Have you put your pension and life insurance into trust yet?
    Inheritance tax planning can be as simple as putting a life insurance policy or pension into trust for your loved ones. You can do this when you take the policy out or start paying into the pension or years later as part of a general…
Rank this Week: 2437

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

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

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
Rank this Week: 1655

Bribery Library Blog

Bribery Library Blog

Cover the UK Bribery Act and its impact on international business. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.briberylibrary.com
Rank this Week: 2084

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 18

    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…
  • Aug 11

    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…
  • Aug 4

    An academic point

    An academic point
    ‘Penny for your thoughts?’ It was one of the pupils addressing OldSmoothie in the clerks’ room this morning. ‘You’d need a lot of pennies to be able to afford the benefit of my thoughts,’ he replied.…
Rank this Week: 2381

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
  • Aug 14

    Nanoparticles Used to Grow Bone!

    Nanoparticles Used to Grow Bone!
    The world of nanotech never fails to surprise. They can and are already being used in all manner of applications and now bioactive nanoparticles are being utilised as stimulants for the growth of bone tissue. What we understand from this…
  • Aug 12

    The Asons #BWFC Free Shirt Competition

    The Asons #BWFC Free Shirt Competition
    Tonight will see the Dougie Freedman’s Super White Army face off against Bury in what we hope will be a spectacular match! To celebrate the start of the new season, the guys here at Asons have got their hands on some signed Bolton…
  • Jul 29

    Doctors to Turn Away Millions of Patients by 2015!

    Doctors to Turn Away Millions of Patients by 2015!
    By 2015, doctors will have to turn away patients on more than 50 million occasions. A shocking news story in the national press has patients worried this morning. According to the Royal College of General Practitoners (RCGP), by 2015,…
Rank this Week: 1813

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Aug 11

    Howden Windsor and Lexsure help firms save thousands on PII

    Howden Windsor and Lexsure help firms save thousands on PII
    Howden Windsor, the specialist Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) division of Howden Insurance Brokers Limited, has announced an exclusive arrangement with software provider Lexsure which could see law firms save thousands of…
  • Jul 13

    Risky Busine

    Risky Busine
    An observation from the trenches: Conveyancing lawyers aren’t very good as assessing risk. They tend to overinflate those that have the lesser ramification and underestimate those that pose a real threat.To be fair, they are in good…
  • Jul 9

    In the case of Risk Management, Denial IS Just a River in Egypt

    In the case of Risk Management, Denial IS Just a River in Egypt
    Can conveyancing be better risk managed? To a room full of lawyers, the answer to this question is so obvious that you would be forgiven for feeling silly for asking it. However, sit opposite a law firm owner and you may find that they are…
Rank this Week: 1747

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    You can’t get anything done with lawyers around

    You can’t get anything done with lawyers around
    Bernie Ecclestone provided a wonderful one liner when he spoke about settling his bribery trial in Germany earlier this week: When you're trying to run businesses it's not easy trying to resolve things when you're dealing with lawyers.…
  • Jul 25

    Sweating like a pig

    Sweating like a pig
    Actually, I’m not.  I like the heat.  I seem to run at a fairly low temperature all year which makes the winters utter misery for me. But it’s also a curse in the summer – all courtesy of a little piece of hell…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1822

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/
  • Aug 7

    Monkey Business - copyright in a photo where the shutter is operated by an arnimal

    Monkey Business - copyright in a photo where the shutter is operated by an arnimal
    Can a monkey own copyright? Clearly not. At least not in England in at any rate for two reasons. First, a photograph is an artistic work (see s.4 (1) (a) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 ("CDPA")) and s.1 (1) (a) makes…
  • Aug 3

    Ifejika v Ifejika - another case about design rights and contact lense

    Ifejika v Ifejika - another case about design rights and contact lense
    In Ifejika v Ifejika and another [2011] EWPCC 31 (23 Nov 2011) His Honour Judge Birss QC (as he then was) ordered among other things an inquiry (or alternatively, by implication, an account) in relation to a lens care product the design…
  • Jul 16

    Birthday Train or Eurostar - German Copyright Law

    Birthday Train or Eurostar - German Copyright Law
    German Federal Supreme Court Source Wikipedia On one of the hottest days of the year so far members of the Intellectual Property Bar Associaiton gathered in the Pension Room of Gray's Inn to hear a presentation on…
Rank this Week: 1639

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Aug 7

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch July/August 2014. It's sobering to reflect that 20 years ago most businesses, even big businesses, didn't know the first thing about the nascent internet. McDonalds had not yet even registered McDonalds.com.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2356

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/
  • Aug 1

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation

    Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulation
    If you sell online, then you’ll want to make sure you comply with new rules introduced by the latest consumer regulations.  Businesses need to be aware of their impact, so they can update terms and procedures accordingly, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2015

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: 2064

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: 2288

Resources for Humans

Resources for Humans

Book reviews for HR and business professionals

http://blogs.hrhero.com/resources/
Rank this Week: 2410

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: 1804

IP Freely

IP Freely

Offers lighthearted opinion and news on intellectual property law.

http://theipblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    It's been way to long

    It's been way to long
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";The title says it all.IP Freely has been very busy for the last god knows how many months and has really neglected his blogging duties and slew of loyal followers.
  • Aug 13

    All quiet

    All quiet
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";I must apologise, it has been ages since my last post. Basically the LPC (Distinction lovely!) and then starting a training contract as soon as I finished really got in the way of blogging.However I am determined…
  • Jun 30

    Stuff

    Stuff
    var addthis_pub="bevans1986";Facebook are allowing users to chose user names for the first time i.e. the users URL will be http://www.facebook.com/ipfreely for example.
Rank this Week: 1957

Head of Legal

Head of Legal

Covers european law.

http://headoflegal.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    New Head of Legal!

    New Head of Legal!
    I've been planning a move to Wordpress for some time - and to a new domain, headoflegal.com. It's not perfect, but it is good enough now I think to tell you about the move, and make the change now it's August.It feels like moving home - it is…
  • Aug 4

    Ballots, figures and the right to strike

    Ballots, figures and the right to strike
    Last week's Court of Appeal judgment in Metrobus v UNITE must make frustrating reading for the union's officials: it upholds King J's grant of an injunction preventing bus drivers from striking in Croydon, Crawley and Orpington last autumn on…
  • Jul 31

    Charon QC podcast: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the Supreme Court

    Charon QC podcast: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the Supreme Court
    Earlier this week Charon interviewed Lord Falconer about his attempt to amend the law to legalise assisted suicide in some cases - they also discussed the new Supreme Court. It's a good listen, timed perfectly for this week with the Purdy…
Rank this Week: 1729

Clearwater Solicitors Blog

Clearwater Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury and medical negligence claims.

http://www.clearwatersolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 21

    What is personal injury compensation?

    What is personal injury compensation?
    You may think you are already aware of the answer, but do you really know what compensation is? Winning a personal injury case, or settling out of court for injuries or distress caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault is so much…
  • Jul 23

    Want to be Forgotten? Google Launch Removal of Information Form

    Want to be Forgotten? Google Launch Removal of Information Form
    Many of us have done it: posted something online and instantly regretted it, hastily removing it. Although your post may disappear from immediate view, did you know that it can and will remain in cyberspace for years to come? Until recently…
  • Jun 2

    5 Things To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident

    5 Things To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident
        Slip and fall accidents, also called trip and fall accidents can happen to anyone at any time. And the result of the fall could be anything from mild bruising to multiple fractures, miscarriage and death. Whatever the cause,…
Rank this Week: 2794