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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/
  • Sep 26

    The Fight Against Fraud – Success or Failure? – Zenith PI Blog

    The Fight Against Fraud – Success or Failure? – Zenith PI Blog
    ‘Earlier this month the Scottish government set out its plans to introduce legislation emulating the funding arrangements which have now been in place south of the border for some time. The Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation Bill,…
  • Sep 26

    Criminal bar chief targets ‘corruption’ of defence work – Law Society’s Gazette

    Criminal bar chief targets ‘corruption’ of defence work – Law Society’s Gazette
    ‘The leader of the criminal bar has urged the government to get on with advocacy reforms to fix a sector troubled by corruption and poor business models.’ Full story Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd September 2016 Source:…
  • Sep 26

    BREXIT: What now for the Bar? – Counsel

    BREXIT: What now for the Bar? – Counsel
    ‘Evanna Fruithof outlines Brexit’s implications for barristers across practice area.’ Full story Counsel, October 2016 Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk
Rank this Week: 4

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 59

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 124

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

    Charon to be restaurant critic….
    Originally posted on Charon QC:You may find this truly astonishing, but I have been invited by Della Croft, the MD of Law And More, of which more later, and Vanessa Wozniak, the Editor of the LawandMore online magazine ……to be…
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

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

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
Rank this Week: 150

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 362

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
  • Sep 26

    Breakfast Briefing – Is Crowdfunding The Future? The Judicial Funding Revolution – limited places left

    Breakfast Briefing – Is Crowdfunding The Future? The Judicial Funding Revolution – limited places left
    With Legal Aid good as dead, PCOs turned into CCOs, and judgement on Wednesday 28th September in the record-breaking Crowdfunding JR as junior doctors against the Secretary of State, come for an interactive and lively breakfast debate about…
  • Sep 24

    Privacy of a doctor under GMC investigation clashes with that of his patient

    Privacy of a doctor under GMC investigation clashes with that of his patient
    Dr DB v. General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 2331 (QB), 23 September 2016, Soole J – read judgment An interesting three-way privacy fight between a GP, a patient who had complained about his treatment by the GP, and the…
  • Sep 22

    Xenakis the fisherman and the tangle of EU law

    Xenakis the fisherman and the tangle of EU law
    Understanding Standing: Post 1 of 3 Recently, we posted on a proposed action against the European Commission, or, more precisely, the action of its president. The applicants’ greatest challenge in those proceedings will be to persuade…
Rank this Week: 364

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 320

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Sep 26

    Recent Case Highlights The Dangers Of Consequential Damage Waivers in IT Contract

    Recent Case Highlights The Dangers Of Consequential Damage Waivers in IT Contract
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit—one of the highest federal courts below the Supreme Court—recently affirmed a decision in Silverpop Systems, Inc. v. Leading Market Technologies, Inc. finding that all damages…
  • Sep 18

    Sixth Circuit: Suit Challenging Data Breach Caused by Hacking May Proceed

    Sixth Circuit: Suit Challenging Data Breach Caused by Hacking May Proceed
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit concluded that certain allegations of harm after a data breach caused by hacking are sufficiently concrete to confer Article III standing. This case may make it more difficult for companies…
  • Sep 13

    CASL Enforcement: Canadian Authorities Secure New Undertaking

    CASL Enforcement: Canadian Authorities Secure New Undertaking
    A major food manufacturer can be added to the list of companies that have entered into a voluntary undertaking to avoid enforcement proceedings under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”). Kellogg Settlement For about two…
Rank this Week: 305

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: 402

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 26

    We eat ham and jam and spam a lot

    We eat ham and jam and spam a lot
    Property guardian companies. Just when you think that most of the firms involved have managed some form of legality around their possession and eviction practices, they go and disappoint you. Way back in 2012, we noted the widespread failure…
  • Sep 25

    Vulnerability, ‘significantly’ and equality dutie

    Vulnerability, ‘significantly’ and equality dutie
    S Butt v London Borough of Hackney. County Court at Central London. 22 February 2016 (PDF of judgment) This was another in a number of county court judgments on section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeals which turned on the question of…
  • Sep 25

    ‘Solicitor’s agents’ and rights of audience again

    ‘Solicitor’s agents’ and rights of audience again
    We had a look at this issue many years ago, and now, with thanks to Gordon Exall at Civil Litigation Brief, there is information on a county court case on the point. This is of significance, and potential use, as the appearance of…
Rank this Week: 831

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    An Interview with Ben Beadle of TDS

    An Interview with Ben Beadle of TDS
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Ben Beadle is the Director of Customer Relations at TDS. I had interviewed him a couple of years ago where we had technical problems so I was very glad when this interview went through without a hitch! I…
  • Sep 25

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 September

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 September
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: I did a very enjoyable webinar with Ben Beadle of TDS on Thursday (which will be published, probably tomorrow – it is already live on the Landlord Law Podcast on iTunes). We had loads of questions,…
  • Sep 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #267

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #267
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis is back…) Well since my unexpected, enforced break last week my hand is finally working again, albeit a dark red, itchy scab but at least I can type. Note: If you are going to…
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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
  • Sep 23

    [VLOG] Ep 2: Heartbreaking Story of a Homeless Man

    [VLOG] Ep 2: Heartbreaking Story of a Homeless Man
    Welcome to our weekly vlog! Asons Foundation is the charitable arm of Bolton-based law firm, Asons Solicitors. Bilal Akram, Head of the Asons Foundation tells the heartbreaking story of a homeless man he met on the streets of Manchester…
  • Sep 14

    [VLOG] Ep 1: Why We Set Up Asons Foundation

    [VLOG] Ep 1: Why We Set Up Asons Foundation
    Welcome to our weekly vlog! Asons Foundation is the charitable arm of Bolton-based law firm, Asons Solicitors. Bilal Akram, Head of the Asons Foundation tells the story of why he revived and took over the charity. Since the re-launch of the…
  • Jul 27

    HOLIDAY ILLNESS CLAIMS: What Kind of Holidays Qualify?

    HOLIDAY ILLNESS CLAIMS: What Kind of Holidays Qualify?
    01204 521133 holiday@asons.co.uk Call Us Now holiday@asons.co.uk Holiday Illness Claims FAQs – What Kind Of Holidays Qualify For Compensation? In this article and video, we’ll focus on the kinds of holidays that qualify…
Rank this Week: 662

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
  • Sep 22

    Q&A with Hogan Lovells on Security in the EU GDPR

    Q&A with Hogan Lovells on Security in the EU GDPR
    Earlier this week, Bret Cohen and Sian Rudgard from the Hogan Lovells Privacy & Cybersecurity practice were interviewed as follows by Varonis' The Inside Out Security Blog about data security requirements in the EU General Data Protection…
  • Sep 16

    New York State Proposes Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Services Institution

    New York State Proposes Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Services Institution
    On September 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo broke new ground in proposing a state-level regulation that would require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services entities regulated by the New York Department of Financial…
  • Sep 15

    Russian Data Localization Update: A Year In

    Russian Data Localization Update: A Year In
    It has been a year since Russia’s data localization requirement came into force in September 2015, requiring companies to store within Russia databases containing personal data they collect from Russian citizens. Exactly one year later,…
Rank this Week: 958

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 796

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Do You Need a Motor Lawyer?

    Do You Need a Motor Lawyer?
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post When most people are stopped by the police and given a ticket, or are caught on camera and receive a notice in the post, the majority pay the fine and take the…
  • Jul 25

    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton, North Devon is now open!

    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton, North Devon is now open!
    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton is now open! Special Summer reduction for family pitches 2 Adults + 2 Children £20 per night. Visit their website here. 
  • Jul 20

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Young children listen to their parents  While younger children admire their parents and listen to everything you tell them, teenagers are moving towards…
Rank this Week: 818

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Svensson and GS Media - Free to link or link at your risk?

    Svensson and GS Media - Free to link or link at your risk?
    This is a revised edition of my February 2014 post, which was published immediately after the CJEU's Svensson decision on copyright and linking.  This new version weaves in the 8 September 2016 judgment of…
  • Sep 7

    A trim for bulk powers?

    A trim for bulk powers?
    David Anderson Q.C.’s Bulk Powers Review made only one formal recommendation (a Technical Advisory Panel to assist the proposed Investigatory Powers Commission). However the report drops a tantalising hint of the debate that might have…
  • Aug 11

    How secondary data got its name

    How secondary data got its name
    We are transported back in time to early 2016. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill has been through its pre-legislative Parliamentary scrutiny. Somewhere in Whitehall a committee is discussing drafting changes.- “Next item…
Rank this Week: 715

Unlock The Law

Unlock The Law

News stories with a legal angle.

http://www.unlockthelaw.co.uk/
  • Aug 2

    Lewis Nedas Law Announces Co-operation with Leading Frankfurt Law Practice, Edificia

    Lewis Nedas Law Announces Co-operation with Leading Frankfurt Law Practice, Edificia
    The following is a guest contribution from Lewis Nedas Law....
  • May 17

    Should I be paid for training at work?

    Should I be paid for training at work?
    Whether you must be paid for training in your job will depend on your contract of employment and also the nature of your job. If unpaid training is mentioned in your contract of employment, it may be that you are not entitled to pay. For…
  • May 16

    What happens if I don’t leave a will, Scotland?

    What happens if I don’t leave a will, Scotland?
    There is no legal requirement to leave a will, but there are a number of practical and financial reasons as to why you should do so. If you fail to leave a will in Scotland, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of…
Rank this Week: 666

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: 858

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: 484

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Sep 26

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system
    In an Advisory Opinion issued on September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) announced that  it would not impose administrative sanctions against the manufacturer…
  • Sep 22

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)
    In March 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court granted an award for pain and suffering to a patient for mental strain after a piece of broken scissors was left in his body following a surgery despite the fact that the claimant had not suffered any…
  • Sep 21

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)
    The mother of a 2-year old child who suffered grave injuries in a road traffic accident appealed against the court order obtained by the grandmother to withdraw all respiration and to treat the child only with pain relief, sedation and…
Rank this Week: 2307

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    Employer clients often ask during a wrongful or constructive dismissal lawsuit what damages may be awarded.  One relevant consideration  is the common law duty to mitigate.  A wrongfully dismissed employee has a duty to…
  • Sep 23

    “What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in Germany?”

    “What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in Germany?”
    Unlike in the U.K. and other EU member states, zero hours contracts are not (yet) common practice in Germany. To date, other arrangements aimed at achieving “flexible working” such as fixed-term or part-time contracts, secondment…
  • Sep 22

    How to Successfully Include a Restrictive Covenant in a Current Employment Contract

    How to Successfully Include a Restrictive Covenant in a Current Employment Contract
    In order to best protect the employer’s commercial interests and competitiveness, it is often crucial to include restrictive covenants in employment contracts. It is of equal importance to ensure that these covenants respect the limits…
Rank this Week: 2308

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Sep 26

    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…
  • Sep 23

    Help With Mediating Your Civil Dispute

    Help With Mediating Your Civil Dispute
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Are you preparing to file for divorce? Is your marriage just starting out, but you want to get a prenuptial agreement? Maybe struggles with child support and custody are…
  • Sep 21

    Why You Might Consider Using a Motor Lawyer

    Why You Might Consider Using a Motor Lawyer
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post If you have been stopped for a driving offence, and are facing a fine, and points on your licence, contacting a motor lawyer could be a good idea. Doing so could save…
Rank this Week: 3340

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    News Essentials: 26th September 2016

    News Essentials: 26th September 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSFamily Drug and Alcohol Court’s ‘humane’ approach keeps more families togetherNew research has found that mothers reunited with their children…
  • Sep 22

    Fraudulent, banal, dismal...

    Fraudulent, banal, dismal...
    Well, I hope my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog are none of those things:Lord McNally does have a point, but only up to a point - Are lawyers being “quite fraudulent” when stating…
  • Sep 20

    Is Social Media Is Destroying Marriages?

    Is Social Media Is Destroying Marriages?
    Family law solicitors at Carter Law’s Manchester based practice have noticed a trend for social media to be the cause, or a catalyst in an increasing number of divorce cases. As people are becoming emotionally attached to their…
Rank this Week: 1797

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3716

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Sep 24

    Judges – could you take part in this survey?

    Judges – could you take part in this survey?
    Julie Doughty at Cardiff University has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation to do research on responses to the January 2014 practice guidance on sending judgments to Bailii. She has asked me to gently remind any family court judges who may…
  • Sep 19

    Really serious and imminent

    Really serious and imminent
    Newsflash : We’re all flat out and it ain’t getting any better. I hadn’t noticed. The President however, has time for the production of two views in the space of a month. And in this one are some shocking figures. He is…
  • Sep 18

    Gotta licence to eat cake…

    Gotta licence to eat cake…
    OK ok, last running update before the race. I made my 13 miles in my last training run. Just. I am feeling positive again. And also a bit elated it is almost over… Thanks to everyone who has donated. We’ve now raised a smashing…
Rank this Week: 4893

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Legislative Activity Update – Five Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update – Five Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bill, which has been introduced previously, has been acted upon by the General Assembly since the last Legislative Activity Update: PA House Bill 1391 – Amendments to Oil and Gas Lease Act Sponsor: Garth D.…
  • Sep 6

    Oklahoma shuts down wastewater disposal wells after recent earthquake

    Oklahoma shuts down wastewater disposal wells after recent earthquake
    For years, the oil and gas industry has been blamed for the increase in seismic activity in various areas of the United States. Previous posts on this blog have tracked the allegations that hydraulic fracturing operations have contributed to…
  • Sep 1

    Australia: Ban on Unconventional Gas Exploration and Development in Victoria

    Australia: Ban on Unconventional Gas Exploration and Development in Victoria
    The Victorian Government has recently announced that by the end of 2016 there will be a complete ban on unconventional gas exploration and development (including coal seam gas and fracking). This follows the Victorian Government’s…
Rank this Week: 2302

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    What a Motor Lawyer could do For You

    What a Motor Lawyer could do For You
    Guest Post Every year, in the UK, around 1.5 million motorists are fined, or prosecuted for committing motoring infractions. The list of offences you can commit while driving includes speeding, driving without insurance, using a mobile while…
  • Apr 30

    If only I could find my training shoe

    If only I could find my training shoe
    I’m not a runner. I can’t think of anything worse than deliberately choosing to go out to pound down a pavement in my running gear, crippled with a stitch, sweaty of groin, moist of brow, with that hot coppery sensation of burning…
  • Apr 25

    BHS - circling in the drain

    BHS - circling in the drain
    In the background at work today – one of the perks of having duel screens and nobody sitting behind me - I’ve been following the Guardian’s live commentary on the unfolding BHS administration crisis. Following and grimacing,…
Rank this Week: 4892

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

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

    Client Interview – Peace of mind when selling my house

    Client Interview – Peace of mind when selling my house
    When Chris needed to sell a house, he contacted several law firms for his conveyancing. Sarah Hailes at EHL Solicitors in Melbourne stood out as being quick to respond and caring the most about delivering good service, so Chris chose to work…
  • Sep 22

    Dividing finances during divorce

    Dividing finances during divorce
    The breakdown of a relationship is never an easy time, whether it ends in arguments, sadness or you remain friends. However, when you decide you are ready to end your marriage there are practical issues to be considered. A marriage is a…
  • Sep 16

    Client Interview – Dealing with multiple property purchase

    Client Interview – Dealing with multiple property purchase
      Syed Kazmi is a residential property landlord who deals with multiple property purchases at any one time.  Here, he explains why he always uses Edward Hands and Lewis for all of his property transactions. Q: What did you need a…
Rank this Week: 2862

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3298

The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

Discusses the law, legal news and the practice of law in England and Wales. By Steve Cornforth.

http://thestevecornforthblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 22

    No, Lord McNally I will not shut up about Access to Justice

    No, Lord McNally I will not shut up about Access to Justice
    The Con-Dem coalition already feels like something from the distant past. One name that we will always associate with the attacks on Access to Justice is Lord McNally. As many Liberal Democrats try to distance themselves from the excesses of…
  • Aug 31

    Insurance Premiums and other fantastic tale

    Insurance Premiums and other fantastic tale
    One recurring theme of this blog has been the relentless attacks on victims of motor accidents by the insurance industry and their friends in government. The constant justification for this has been that car insurance premiums are too high…
  • Aug 5

    Justice for victims. A game of snakes and ladders?

    Justice for victims. A game of snakes and ladders?
    Litigation is becoming more and more like a game of snakes and ladders! Earlier in the week I posted an article on EAD’s website about the Third Party (Rights  Against Insurers) Act 2010 that finally came into force on 1st August…
Rank this Week: 1289

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Men Ruling over Women? How Has That Worked?

    Men Ruling over Women? How Has That Worked?
    Bible translation is much more a rough art than an exact science. It breaks down into three domains, each of which presents major problems for translators:1. The Accuracy of the Starting Texts. The Old Testament was written mainly in…
  • Sep 2

    Bishop Bruno -- the Hypocrite par excellence

    Bishop Bruno -- the Hypocrite par excellence
    This blog has on previous occasions taken to task the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles for, as stated, speaking "with a forkèd tongue." Thus, those few Episcopalians who still bother to follow this blog written by…
  • Aug 15

    Bishop Barron on Morality, Character and Relationship

    Bishop Barron on Morality, Character and Relationship
    I've had such good feedback from the previous post with Fr. Robert Barron, a Roman Catholic bishop who publishes regular short video talks in a series he calls "Word on Fire", that I am posting another favorite of mine from that series. In…
Rank this Week: 3801

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
Rank this Week: 2047

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law in the UK.

http://www.spencerssolicitors.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury - Two Years On

    Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury - Two Years On
    Back in November 2014, I wrote about the interesting story of Darek Fidyka who had been left paralysed from the waist down following a knife attack in 2010. Mr Fidyka became part of a large research team of surgeons and scientist who helped…
  • Sep 8

    Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury - Two Years On

    Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury - Two Years On
    Back in November 2014 I wrote about Darek Fidyka who had been left paralysed from the waist down following a knife attack in 2010. Mr Fidyka became part of a large research team of surgeons and scientist who helped him walk again through…
  • Sep 7

    Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury - Two Years On

    Sniffing out a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury - Two Years On
    Back in November 2014 I wrote about Darek Fidyka who had been left paralysed from the waist down following a knife attack in 2010. Mr Fidyka became part of a large research team of surgeons and scientist who helped him walk again through…
Rank this Week: 2881

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/
  • Sep 16

    (US) Driverless Cars Mean Endless Possibilities for Real Estate

    (US) Driverless Cars Mean Endless Possibilities for Real Estate
    Companies like Uber, Tesla, and Google are racing to bring driverless cars to the public. Uber is utilizing its experience as a service provider and its knowledge of demand patterns and customer behavior to compete with carmakers. …
  • Aug 23

    Pubs & Planning Update

    Pubs & Planning Update
    Wandsworth Council has just taken the unprecedented step of issuing a non-immediate Article 4 Direction to withdraw permitted development rights relating to demolition, alteration and changes of use from 120 pub and bar sites in Wandsworth…
  • Aug 22

    Changes to UK Insurance Law

    Changes to UK Insurance Law
    Major changes to insurance law came into force on 12 August 2016 by virtue of the Insurance Act 2015. Some of the changes will be of benefit to those who have to insure UK real estate and this could provide comfort to mortgagees. The…
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Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 16

    Library Induction Sessions for LPC Student

    Library Induction Sessions for LPC Student
    We are offering drop-in Library Inductions over the next two weeks. These are voluntary sessions aimed at introducing LPC students to the Library services. We will show you how to navigate the Library Services webpage on ELITE, in order to…
  • Sep 16

    LexisLibrary Database Training

    LexisLibrary Database Training
    An external trainer from Lexis will deliver training for students on how to search the Lexis Library and Lexis PSL legal databases. It will be very useful for your online Legal Research, showing you how to search the different sections of the…
  • Jul 22

    STUDENT AMBASSADOR REQUIRED (Paid)

    STUDENT AMBASSADOR REQUIRED (Paid)
    Practical Law is recruiting a student ambassador to represent and promote Practical Law services and liaise between students and Practical Law. Ideal candidates would be studying a full-time LPC course. ROLE: The role is to assist…
Rank this Week: 4965

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Extension of fixed fee

    Extension of fixed fee
    Those hoping that the fallout from Brexit would kick any further costs reforms into the long grass are likely to be disappointed. The government has announced: “More needs to be done to control the costs of civil cases so they are…
  • Jul 26

    Timing of orders for interim costs payment

    Timing of orders for interim costs payment
    I have previously commented on the issue of the timing of orders for interim costs payments. CPR 44.2(8) reads: “Where the court orders a party to pay costs subject to detailed assessment, it will order that party to pay a reasonable…
  • Jul 24

    Offers in detailed assessment proceeding

    Offers in detailed assessment proceeding
    On Day One of Contract Law they teach you that if a party makes an offer (“Offer A”) and the other party rejects the offer, the rejection of the offer means Offer A is no longer open for acceptance in the future. They also teach…
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TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 15

    EU Commission proposes new right for press publication

    EU Commission proposes new right for press publication
    The newspaper industry in in disarray because of the Internet, old business models are no longer working, and media empires need to contest with a changed environment. There are two ways of addressing the challenges ahead, to change business…
  • Sep 8

    European court declares that linking can infringe copyright

    European court declares that linking can infringe copyright
    A long-awaited case on intermediary liability and copyright infringement has finally been decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The case is GS Media v Sanoma (C‑160/15), which involves Playboy pictures published…
  • Aug 29

    The future of media and some implications for regulation

    The future of media and some implications for regulation
    There has been a lot of soul-searching in mainstream media in the past week, following Shane Smith‘s scathing health check at this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh international TV festival. The lecture should be…
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Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Sep 13

    CVs: the whole truth?

    CVs: the whole truth?
    At the start of July, in just one of the ever stranger twists and turns taken by the UK’s main political parties this summer, Andrea Leadsom was caught in a storm of questions about the true nature of her 25-year track record in the…
  • Aug 25

    Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable

    Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable
    In a strong blow to employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently released its opinion in Stephen Morris, et al. v. Ernst & Young, et al., No. 13-16599, D.C. No. 5:12-cv-04964-RMW (August 22, 2016), holding that agreements…
  • Aug 22

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)

    Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)
    With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the last quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we looked at some of…
Rank this Week: 1546

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Sep 12

    10 Reasons why Lawyers do not concern themselves with CML Handbook change

    10 Reasons why Lawyers do not concern themselves with CML Handbook change
    Over the last few years I have visited and spoken with many firms of all shapes and sizes around the country. Given the nature of the technologies that Lexsure implements, it’s inevitable that the conversation turns to the importance of…
  • Sep 8

    HSBC - Change to Conveyancing Panel Instruction

    HSBC - Change to Conveyancing Panel Instruction
    HSBC have just made important changes to their CML Handbook Part II instructions. An amendment to section 5.8.1 means that they will no longer accept security which comprises a building converted into not more than four flats where the…
  • Sep 7

    Santander add to List of Acceptable New Home Warranty Scheme

    Santander add to List of Acceptable New Home Warranty Scheme
    By way of and adjustment to their CML Handbook Part 2 instructions Santander have added the following to the list of acceptable new home warranty schemes :Advantage - AHCI Latent Defects Insurance PolicyAedis Warranties - New Build 10Capital…
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QLTS Blog

QLTS Blog

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

http://www.qlts.com/
  • Sep 12

    Why English Law Governs Most International Commercial Contract

    Why English Law Governs Most International Commercial Contract
    Parties to international contracts and cross-border transactions often choose the law of England and Wales (which we’ll call “English law” for short) as the governing law of the agreement. In fact, English law is the…
  • Jul 8

    QLTS Skills Online – an Innovative, Interactive and Enjoyable Online Tool to Prepare for the OSCE Assessment

    QLTS Skills Online – an Innovative, Interactive and Enjoyable Online Tool to Prepare for the OSCE Assessment
    Mastering the Five Skills in Order to Achieve Success on the Practical Assessment QLTS Skills Online is a great support tool for learning the skills required on the OSCE assessment, the second element of the QLTS. A short book available to…
  • Jun 26

    ‘Brexit’ – How Could it Impact Foreign Lawyers and the QLTS?

    ‘Brexit’ – How Could it Impact Foreign Lawyers and the QLTS?
    The unexpected has happened and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. This British Exit – known as ‘Brexit’ – has caused a lot of uncertainty and confusion both in the UK and around the world. You will hear…
Rank this Week: 2961

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    BIALL/SLS annual survey of academic law libraries in the UK and Ireland

    BIALL/SLS annual survey of academic law libraries in the UK and Ireland
    The full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2014/15 is now available for BIALL members to consult. This annual report, which has been run each year since 1996, outlines the activities and funding of academic law…
  • Aug 25

    Internet Librarian International (ILI) 2016

    Internet Librarian International (ILI) 2016
    As ever, library innovation conference Internet Librarian International (ILI) 2016 – 18 & 19 October, London - is all about responding to challenge through innovation, with the emphasis on sharing, learning and evolution.  This…
  • Aug 15

    Have Your Say members forum minute

    Have Your Say members forum minute
    The minutes from the Have Your Say members forum held at the BIALL Conference in Dublin on Friday 10th June are now available to view on the BIALL website.If any members have problems viewing the minutes or have any queries please contact…
Rank this Week: 4789

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Gardner Croft Solicitors Blog

Covers specialist legal services, personal injury claims, land registry, wealth protection, litigation and dispute resolution, and family law.

http://gardnercroft.co.uk/category/blog/
  • Sep 7

    Ploughing Match

    Ploughing Match
    INVITATION Come along and meet us at the 72nd East Kent Ploughing Match held this year at Nonington by kind permission of Mr and Mrs David Solley and Family. The event will be held on 28th September and it is a great opportunity for us to…
  • Aug 12

    Proudly Sponsoring Rotary Club of Canterbury Duck Race

    Proudly Sponsoring Rotary Club of Canterbury Duck Race
    Gardner Croft are proud to be the sponsor for 2016’s Rotary Club of Canterbury Duck Race on Sunday 18th September, in Westgate Gardens. Why not join in? The event is great fun, all you have to do is buy a duck from either Fitzgerald…
  • Jul 8

    On Probation

    On Probation
    Many employment contracts contain a probation period but what does that actually mean? From the perspective of an employment lawyer the answer under the law of England and Wales is in many cases – not a lot. There is no statutory effect…
Rank this Week: 1999

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/
  • Sep 7

    How to sack a company director

    How to sack a company director
    Dismissing a director is not as easy as dismissing a normal employee. This blog sets out how to go about firing a fellow company director.The first thing to appreciate is that most directors in SMEs have three roles – that of a…
  • Sep 6

    Licensing and cumulative impact

    Licensing and cumulative impact
    Licensing authorities have the option of introducing a cumulative impact policy which will apply to one or more defined areas or zones within their area of authority. So how do they go about introducing such a policy, and what effect will it…
  • Aug 11

    Landlord's works are a disturbing busine

    Landlord's works are a disturbing busine
    A recent High Court case has highlighted the extent to which commercial landlords need to take care when carrying out works to property which are likely to cause disturbance to tenants.Timothy Taylor Limited had a high class modern art…
Rank this Week: 3584

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Information and advice regarding family law issues. By Bryan Reed.

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 19

    POST IT OR STASH IT?

    POST IT OR STASH IT?
    another word of warning about the dangers of social media postings, particularly if you are involved in divorce proceedings. Continue reading →
  • Jul 12

    SHOULD ALL ONLINE DIVORCE BE REGULATED?

    SHOULD ALL ONLINE DIVORCE BE REGULATED?
    bryan reeed looks at the results of recent research by the legal services board into the provision of unregulated legal services. Continue reading →
  • Jun 13

    BREXIT – ARE WE IN OR OUT?

    BREXIT – ARE WE IN OR OUT?
    the justdivorce.co.uk blog adds it's two penny worth to the great eu debate, without a statistic in sight. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2160

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/
  • Aug 11

    Should a judge have said that?

    Should a judge have said that?
    Interview with writer Peter Moffat (author of Silk, amongst other things), who reflects on whether a judge should've sworn in a recent case, and the general demeanour of judges in court. Listen to BBC audio file…
  • May 12

    Saturday workshops - summer term

    Saturday workshops - summer term
    The Library is running the following workshops during the Summer Term on Saturdays. The workshops will be held in the Library Seminar Room on Level 1 of the Library. All staff and students are welcomeThere are a maximum of 30 places on each…
  • Mar 22

    Library: Easter weekend opening hour

    Library: Easter weekend opening hour
    Opening HoursIssue & Help Desk Thursday 24 March10.00 - 23.4510.00 - 20.00Friday 25 - Monday 28 March10.00 - 20.00Self ServiceTuesday 29 March10.00 - 23.4510.00 - 20.00
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