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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 45

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 8

    PLC Student Ambassador, Jan – May 2014

    PLC Student Ambassador, Jan – May 2014
       The Practical Law Company is seeking to recruit a student ambassador to  represent and promote PLC services to the University of Law, Guildford, from January to the end of May, 2014.  Applications are welcome from…
  • Nov 25

    Library opening times during the Christmas and New Year Period

    Library opening times during the Christmas and New Year Period
    Over the Christmas and New Year period, the Library and LRC building will be open as follows:- Up to and including Thursday 19th Dec: Opening hours: 8.30am – 10pm  Friday 20th Dec: 8.30am – 6pm Sat 21st Dec - Wed…
  • Oct 14

    LPC Students – PLR legal research workshops and database training

    LPC Students – PLR legal research workshops and database training
    If, as a result of completing your PLR workbook legal research exercises, you’ve become aware of some gaps in your legal research knowledge, you will be pleased to learn that we are scheduling some workshops in preparation for your PLR…
Rank this Week: 69

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

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

    Same sex parenting

    Same sex parenting
    Same sex parenting There are many options open to gay and lesbian couples who wish to start a family. Some have a yearning to have their own biological child and opt for co-parenting or surrogacy. Others, driven by a desire to offer a stable…
  • Apr 23

    Guest Post: Same sex parenting

    Guest Post: Same sex parenting
    Same sex parenting There are many options open to gay and lesbian couples who wish to start a family. Some have a yearning to have their own biological child and opt for co-parenting or surrogacy. Others, driven by a desire to offer a stable…
  • Apr 21

    Getting back to blogging very soon

    Getting back to blogging very soon
    Getting back to blogging very soon !
Rank this Week: 101

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 167

First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • 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…
  • Dec 30

    NHS on shaky ground as breast cancer scandal uncovered

    NHS on shaky ground as breast cancer scandal uncovered
    The NHS were at the centre of another storm this week as it was revealed hundreds of women’s lives had been left with an increased chance of breast cancer due to their negligence. The Telegraph reported the scandal came about after…
Rank this Week: 168

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!
    With Easter now over, we begin another sacred event: the four day working week. To ease you into it, here is a trio of anti-piracy titbits of news and entertainment.Pipcu prevails, pirates panicPipcu – The City of London Police…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Titivation

    Tuesday Titivation
    This Kat is not used to writing the multi-issue blogposts that are such a speciality of our dear blogmeister.  However, a few things have arrived in his inbox while he was engaged in his Easter aestivation, which are unrelated to each…
  • Apr 18

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?
    A few days have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam [here], ruling that Article 5(2)(b) of the InfoSoc Directive, read in conjunction with paragraph 5 of the…
Rank this Week: 188

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: 212

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 236

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 23

    Not a Good Idea

    Not a Good Idea
    One to be filed under ‘Do not do this, ever’. R (Grimshaw) v LB Southwark [2013] EWHC 4504 (Admin) [Not on Bailii, I've seen a transcript] This started out well enough, as a judicial review claim of Southwark’s decision to…
  • Apr 22

    Oh Mr Ghopee.

    Oh Mr Ghopee.
    God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site. Ghana Commercial Finance Ltd v Sawyer & Anr [2014] EWCA…
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
Rank this Week: 369

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
  • Apr 23

    Travails of the War Horse orchestra

    Travails of the War Horse orchestra
    Ashworth and others v the Royal National Theatre [2014] 1176 – read judgment Anyone who saw one of the early performances of War Horse in its first season at the National Theatre will remember how profoundly moving was the live music,…
  • Apr 22

    Article 11: Right to strike and insecure worker

    Article 11: Right to strike and insecure worker
    By Lauren Godfrey 1COR   Two different bodies in the last week have reflected on issues concerning the fundamental imbalance in the employment relationship. This provides an opportunity to consider what, if any, role human rights…
  • Apr 21

    Grayling on the JR Attack, Sacked Christian Nursery Worker and Al-Sweady Inquiry – the Human Rights Roundup (BUMPER EDITION)

    Grayling on the JR Attack, Sacked Christian Nursery Worker and Al-Sweady Inquiry – the Human Rights Roundup (BUMPER EDITION)
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular Easter egg hunt 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 Celia Rooney.…
Rank this Week: 363

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 22

    To CAP it all off…

    To CAP it all off…
    I’m NOT NOT NOT going to rant about the rubbish media coverage of the Single Family Court today. *grumpyface* I am simply going to assist the court in furthering the overriding objective (free and gratis) by making the CAP forms…
  • Apr 21

    Transparent with our hands behind our back

    Transparent with our hands behind our back
    A post from the point of view of those of us who would like to improve the quality of publicly available information and inform debate about family law. Transparency is progress. Anonymity is necessary. The case recently reported by…
  • Apr 21

    Booker – not biting

    Booker – not biting
    As Suesspicious Minds reports, there is another scandal story on the Telegraph by Booker. It appears to resemble this case on Bailli: LB Barnet v M1 [2012] EWCC 5 Fam, but it is impossible to be sure, although this report seems to make it…
Rank this Week: 460

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: 515

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 24

    RTI Teething Problem

    RTI Teething Problem
    Whilst almost all 1.9m PAYE schemes are now live on Real Time Information, HMRC has admitted to a number of problems with implementation. There have been several announcements on the HMRC website following the identification of so called root…
  • Mar 7

    Conversion of a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) into a Company

    Conversion of a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) into a Company
    The conversion of a partnership into an LLP is a relatively easy concept to envisage and is one that was adopted by many partnerships after the introduction of the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000.  In principle, the assets owned…
  • Feb 26

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company
    In Capita v Gulldale the Isle of Man High Court issued a letter of request to the English High Court seeking the appointment of English administrators to an Isle of Man company, Gulldale Limited. In doing so the Isle of Man High Court was…
Rank this Week: 601

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    WIPO study on copyright relinquishment released

    WIPO study on copyright relinquishment released
    Can you renounce to your copyright over a work? This simple question is the basis of a study undertaken by Yours Truly for WIPO. Most people I’ve asked the question tend to answer “of course!” It’s your work after all,…
  • Apr 13

    Whatever happened to DVDs?

    Whatever happened to DVDs?
    Storage spaces This week I attended the launch of a CREATe report named ‘A review of the causes and impacts of unlawful file sharing’ (not yet available online). The report itself offers a fascinating insight into the research…
  • Apr 9

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper

    Gikii 2014 Call for Paper
    So Gikii! Call For Papers September 1-2 2014University of Sussex, Brighton Could a computer virus go on a killing rampage? What are the legal issues surrounding 3D-printed drones? Is Bitcoin the beginning of the end of the existing financial…
Rank this Week: 786

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 23

    Visions of the future...

    Visions of the future...
    Law students to be drafted in to help resolve divorce cases in shake-up of family justice system - Daily Mail, 22nd April 2014.
  • Apr 22

    You've read the press release, now here's the video...

    You've read the press release, now here's the video...
    Following hot on the heels of their press release, the Ministry of Justice has published this video today, to coincide with the family justice reforms. The video is entitled 'Family mediation', although much of it is actually about the 26…
  • Apr 17

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...

    Thursday Review: All... family... lawed... out...
    It's all happening...The Ministry of Justice has asked the Family Justice Council to take forward the Law Commission’s recommendation to clarify the law of “financial needs” on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.…
Rank this Week: 710

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 764

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Mar 17

    ET Fees and Early Conciliation

    ET Fees and Early Conciliation
    According to statistics from the Ministry of Justice published last week, the number of ET claims issued since the introduction of issue fees has fallen off a cliff.  In the quarter October to December 2013 there were 9,801 claims…
  • Feb 20

    Social Media, Employees and the Public Interest

    Social Media, Employees and the Public Interest
      Most discussion about the use of social media in the workplace focuses on employees making abusive or inappropriate comments on Facebook or Twitter, or the need for employers to have a social media policy to educate or guide employees…
Rank this Week: 799

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 24

    Home or Care? Which is better when a child is being mistreated?

    Home or Care? Which is better when a child is being mistreated?
    The University of York is to embark on 2-year study in to whether maltreated children are best served by being put in care or kept at home with their families. Starting this month, the …
  • Apr 24

    Are first time buyers being left behind?

    Are first time buyers being left behind?
    Although recent news has displayed that the overall number of first time buyers has dramatically increased bringing new values to the market, other news suggests otherwise. It has been said that many new property owners trying to get onto the…
  • Apr 24

    Could you build your own home?

    Could you build your own home?
    A Canadian company called NOMAD Homes are the first to produce a flat packed home which measures only 100 square foot (9.2 square metres). For the manufacturing of the future prospect the organisation has opted for additional funding’s…
Rank this Week: 1059

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

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

    Book recommendation: The Verdict by Nick Stone

    Book recommendation: The Verdict by Nick Stone
    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is…
  • Apr 22

    Put out to pasture

    Put out to pasture
    “Ah, Mr Wheaton,” said HeadClerk today. “I have a possession hearing for you in Lambeth.” There was silence in the clerks room as the other barristers passing through took in the full implications of what was being…
  • Apr 20

    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: 1021

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Shakespeare at 450: the Pen Tells the Tale

    Shakespeare at 450: the Pen Tells the Tale
    Last month I put up a post summarizing the orthodox evidence in favor of William Shakespeare of Stratford (1564-1616) as having been the author of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry, based largely on the testimony of the First Folio,…
  • Apr 18

    Texas Supreme Court Denies Motion for Stay / Recall

    Texas Supreme Court Denies Motion for Stay / Recall
    Today, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order denying ECUSA's motion for a stay or recall of its mandate pending ECUSA's request to the United States Supreme Court to review the Texas Court's decision in the Fort Worth case. This means that…
  • Apr 18

    Reminder: My Good Friday Post of 2011

    Reminder: My Good Friday Post of 2011
    For Good Friday 2011, I put up this post analyzing the differences between the Gospel of John and the Synoptic Gospels in dating the Last Supper and Jesus' crucifixion. It remains timely today, and I cannot improve on the analysis, so I would…
Rank this Week: 1217

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan and Aidan Ellis.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1489

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/
  • Apr 16

    Ignorance not Bliss – Avoiding liability for infringing pay-per-click advertising activity

    Ignorance not Bliss – Avoiding liability for infringing pay-per-click advertising activity
    Often, businesses treat intellectual property just as something they need to own and register, without giving enough thought to the risk of infringement.  Even where the risk of infringement is considered, business owners don’t…
  • Feb 25

    European Trademark

    European Trademark
    If you are doing business in a number of different European countries then, rather than registering your trademarks in each jurisdiction separately, you will likely apply for protection at the European level.  This enables you,…
  • Jan 27

    European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name

    European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name
    Social networking giant Pinterest lost its trademark battle against Premium Interest, a London-based news aggregation start-up, following a ruling by the European Commission Office for Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM). The…
Rank this Week: 1316

Law Bod Blog

Law Bod Blog

News and chat from the Bodleian Law Library at Oxford University.

http://lawbod.wordpress.com
  • Apr 15

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!

    The Law Bod Blog is moving!
    You can now find us at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/lawbod/, the new home of Bodleian Libraries blogs.  If you follow us by RSS, or through our Twitter, Facebook and website updates you don’t need to do anything – all these…
  • Apr 4

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014

    10 am opening on Tuesday 8 April 2014
    Please note that, due to an electrical shutdown for the entire St Cross Building from 6.30am to 10am on Tuesday 8 April,  the Bodleian Law Library will not open until 10am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.    
  • Mar 28

    Flowers for Mothers’ Day

    Flowers for Mothers’ Day
    With Mothering Sunday this weekend, I thought it would be nice to take a quick walk through some of the traditional gifts for the day. Sadly I couldn’t find any legal references to Simnel Cake, though I’d had hopes for IP-related…
Rank this Week: 1375

DivorceSolicitor

DivorceSolicitor

Covers divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, and separation. By Lynne Bastow.

http://divorcesolicitor.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack

    Do you believe him? Scot Young on the Rack
    Britain's most acrimonious divorce continues.Scot Young is facing some tough questions.Is he bankrupt or is he a liar hiding vast wealth?Whatever he appears too clever for his own good.As reported in the The Telegraph he is facing this…
  • Nov 11

    Not Bad Enough to Leave, Not Good Enough to Stay?

    Not Bad Enough to Leave, Not Good Enough to Stay?
    Some people live in relationship limboland for years. They can't decide whether to leave or stay. Their relationship is tired, they may argue, they may live separate lives, however they avoid change. Why?Reasons people stay in relationships…
  • Sep 17

    Child rearing - who's views prevail? Mum or Dad's?

    Child rearing - who's views prevail? Mum or Dad's?
    Mum wants you to have long hair and dad short. Mum wants you to be a vegetarian and dad thinks you need the protein from meat. Mum wants you not to go skiing and dad wants to take you on a skiing holiday. Mum wants you not to have treatment…
Rank this Week: 1410

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
  • Aug 22

    The golden ticket

    The golden ticket
    ‘There are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalised by Canaletto. They are glistening like wet otters and the water is splashing off the brims of the spectators’…
  • Jul 26

    Allez Wiggo

    Allez Wiggo
    To celebrate Wiggo’s epic victory in this year’s Tour de France, this month’s blog is devoted to things tax and cycling related. First, the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme.  If employers lend their employees cycles or cyclists’ safety…
  • May 14

    Dreaming of electric sheep?

    Dreaming of electric sheep?
    Having been confined for what seemed like hours in the Carphone Warehouse outlet in Bluewater shopping centre I panicked, and, as a result, am now sharing my life with an Android.  read more
Rank this Week: 1271

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

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

    Protecting Your Home From Fraud

    Protecting Your Home From Fraud
      For many people, the property they own is likely to be the most valuable asset they own and as such it is vital to take steps to protect it from property fraud.   Property fraud is effectively when fraudsters “steal”…
  • Apr 24

    Is a warranty needed for a new build property?

    Is a warranty needed for a new build property?
      A warranty for a new-build property is an insurance policy to cover you against specified risks which could be very expensive to put right. The most common warranty provided is by NHBC. NHBC stands for National House Building Council…
  • Apr 23

    Ownership Options: How should I own my company?

    Ownership Options: How should I own my company?
      There are three main ways that most businesses are structured: Sole trader Partnership Limited company Often, small business owners assume that running their business as a sole trader or partnership is the only way forward and the idea…
Rank this Week: 2079

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1879

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers a variety of legal areas and information, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 23

    Not a Good Idea

    Not a Good Idea
    One to be filed under ‘Do not do this, ever’. R (Grimshaw) v LB Southwark [2013] EWHC 4504 (Admin) [Not on Bailii, I've seen a transcript] This started out well enough, as a judicial review claim of Southwark’s decision to…
  • Apr 22

    Oh Mr Ghopee.

    Oh Mr Ghopee.
    God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site. Ghana Commercial Finance Ltd v Sawyer & Anr [2014] EWCA…
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
Rank this Week: 2348

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1806

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://aboutconveyancing.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Is the Welcome Mat Gone from the HSBC Conveyancing Panel?

    Is the Welcome Mat Gone from the HSBC Conveyancing Panel?
    Two years after complaints from customers and lawyers forced HSBC to ditch its controversial plan to drastically reduce their conveyancing panel, confusion reigns as to whether the lender's panel is, in fact, now closed regardless of whether…
  • Apr 15

    Defending a bad valuation: Reading between the lines of the surveyors £100k victory

    Defending a bad valuation: Reading between the lines of the surveyors £100k victory
    It seems like conveyancing solicitors have become the punching bag for industry errors.While the £100,000 sum ordered to be paid in a recent court decision against Goldsmith Williams made the headlines, two points caught my eye.The…
  • Apr 13

    Conveyancing Portal - Reducing Your Risk Footprint

    Conveyancing Portal - Reducing Your Risk Footprint
    As businesses go, conveyancing is perceived as high risk, topping the list of claims in the professional indemnity insurance and the compensation fund. The upshot is that firms engaged in conveyancing have a higher chance of being…
Rank this Week: 1812

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
  • Apr 18

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing
    On April 10, 2014, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued a joint policy statement on the antitrust implications of sharing cybersecurity information to help facilitate the flow of cyberintelligence throughout the…
  • Apr 14

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Apr 9

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid
    In a decision rendered on 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. The Court's decision was grounded on its conclusion that, by requiring the retention of the data falling within the…
Rank this Week: 2126

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/
  • Apr 17

    Learn how the IP Bill will affect you

    Learn how the IP Bill will affect you
    The Intellectual Property Bill has passed through the Commons and now awaits royal assent. Although much attention has focused on clause 13 of the Bill which will create a new offence of unauthorized copying of a registered or registered…
  • Apr 10

    Equitable Interests in Patents and Patent Application

    Equitable Interests in Patents and Patent Application
    In Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd v. Rhone-Poulenc Rorer International Holdings Inc and Others [2007] Bus LR 1796, [2007] BusLR 1796, [2008] 1 All ER 425, [2007] UKHL 43 Lord Hoffmann described s.7 (2) and (3) of the Patents Act…
  • Apr 7

    Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon

    Trade Marks and Internet Searches: Lush v Amazon
    Jane Lambert In Cosmetic Warriors Ltd and Another v amazon.co.uk Ltd and Another [2014] EWHC 181 Mr John Baldwin QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, had to decide whether causing advertising  to appear on an an Internet…
Rank this Week: 1837

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Apr 8

    Round the houses – again…..

    Round the houses – again…..
    In my comment of 27 March we had a brief look at the changes to capital gains tax expected shortly. The consultation document, on the implementation of CGT for non residents owning UK residential property, has now been issued and makes…
  • Apr 3

    School Fee

    School Fee
    I have a client where we are planning for school fees, one of his children will start boarding in the new academic year and the other two won’t be far behind. He had been using the Close Brothers school fees plan to help with funding…
  • Apr 1

    A nicer NISA - more money to invest tax free!

    A nicer NISA - more money to invest tax free!
    The New ISA (NISA) is still a tax free savings wrapper but in a much simplified format. It is also important to note that the overall investment limit has also increased significantly for the first time since ISAs were introduced 15 years…
Rank this Week: 1724

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Apr 4

    Interesting Things of the Week #196

    Interesting Things of the Week #196
    The Expert – video. Depressingly familiar. Internet Archive’s new TV News Archive The Million Dollar Homepage still exists, but 22% of it has rotted away A Tour of the British Isles in accents – video 12 Ways to use Duct…
  • Mar 31

    Interesting Things of the Week #195

    Interesting Things of the Week #195
    Automatic love – why Librarians should learn scripting  35 Things You Should Never Say to a Book Lover From the people who brought you floors What fuels a Tweet’s engagement? Open Access Maps at NY Public Library Wellcome…
  • Mar 14

    Interesting Things of the Week #194

    Interesting Things of the Week #194
    TNT Eyeing ‘The Librarian’ TV Series Analysis: When was the Web really invented? 8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ 30th Anniversary…
Rank this Week: 1613

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Mar 14

    The web at 25 and a digital bill of right

    The web at 25 and a digital bill of right
    Much has been made about the fact that the web is 25 years old this month. Certainly, it was 25 years ago that Tim Berners Lee, working at CERN, “invented” the web. But the much more significant date was April (…)Read the…
  • Mar 5

    What do you want to do with technology?

    What do you want to do with technology?
    Long ago, circa 1985, colleagues, friends and family used to think I was interested in technology because I used a PC in my work and they did not. I was not interested in technology. I was interested in how technology (…)Read the rest…
  • Jan 29

    The future of law publishing (reprise)

    The future of law publishing (reprise)
    Kevin O’Keefe is a tireless promoter of the benefits of blogging for lawyers. I may disagree with him on many points but I’m with him all the way with the underlying proposition that blogs (for lawyers) are the best thing…
Rank this Week: 2251

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Feb 2

    #missionmarathon the story so far

    #missionmarathon the story so far
    Late last year I wrote about how I had won a place on the RunLounge Missionmarathon team. 7 weeks into the journey I thought it was high time I updated all my followers on what I've been up to as part of this challenge.The first thing we were…
  • Jan 2

    Intranet and Digital Workplace predictions 2014

    Intranet and Digital Workplace predictions 2014
    It's the first week of January, so what better way to welcome in the New Year then by posting a list of predictions for intranets and digital workplaces in 2014.Whilst I did consider doing this myself, we're fortunate in the intranet…
  • Dec 12

    Mission Marathon

    Mission Marathon
    It has been a while since I've posted anything running related. That's predominantly because I've been slammed at work and I've been happily running at my local Parkrun and undertaking my usual long run on Sunday. I'm on target to run 1000…
Rank this Week: 1625

Employment Law Essentials UK

Employment Law Essentials UK

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

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

    Four cases brought by practising Christian

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

    Definition of disability is considered by the EAT

    Definition of disability is considered by the EAT
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a life-long condition that makes a person more prone to infections may not amount to a disability. The individual, in this case, had been diagnosed with Selective IgA Deficiency, a life-long…
  • Nov 28

    Employee was unfairly dismissed despite breach of safety rule

    Employee was unfairly dismissed despite breach of safety rule
    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a dismissal for misconduct in failing to observe safety rules was unfair. The employee, in this case, had been employed as a track worker for 23 years when he…
Rank this Week: 1935

CyberPanda

CyberPanda

Covers cyberspace including privacy, defamation, intellectual property, e-commerce and online property in the UK, EU, USA and the Far East.

http://cyberpanda-cyberpanda.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    The right to oblivion in a Facebook world!

    The right to oblivion in a Facebook world!
    I attended the very instructive seminar organised by the Westminster Media Forum today on privacy, social media platforms and the right to be forgotten. The idea of the 'right to be forgotten' has been promoted by Viviene Reding (VP of the EU…
  • May 24

    Weekly Cyber-Law News Round-Up

    Weekly Cyber-Law News Round-Up
    What a week it has been!! Here are my personal picks of the highlights of last week`s news which relate to internet law. As always privacy and intellectual property issues are dominating the legal landscape of cyber-law news! …
  • May 24

    16.10.10 Weekly Cyber-Law News Round-Up

    16.10.10 Weekly Cyber-Law News Round-Up
    Another exciting week in the world of cyber-law with BT & Talk Talk being granted judicial review in relation to the Digital Economy Act, many proposals for legal measures from the Commission/Parliament relating to data protection and…
Rank this Week: 2238

Law and Disorder

Law and Disorder

Covers British legal topics from a Marxist perspective. Published by Cambridge student Rob.

http://pashukanis.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    There's no such thing as a 'natural' disaster

    There's no such thing as a 'natural' disaster
    As the Haiti disaster unfolds to ever greater levels of misery, it's worth flagging up a number of brilliant analyses by people on the left. Whilst I'm sure many people have already read these, I think they give us some interesting thinking…
  • Jan 18

    Resolution

    Resolution
    So, yeah, as is evident I haven't exactly been a posting machine over the last few months. In my defence I've been fairly busy, but that's not very much of an excuse. So, anyway, I have made a New Year's resolution to try and post much more…
  • Sep 3

    Schmitt and Space

    Schmitt and Space
    Today I want to continue my discussion of Schmitt, which admittedly I started rather a long time ago. Now, this discussion has been quite difficult for me to articulate. This is because I had written some fairly comprehensive (and I thought…
Rank this Week: 1605

Watermans Solicitors Blog

Watermans Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.watermans.ws/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Cycling in Scotland: Stats and Facts info graphic

    Cycling in Scotland: Stats and Facts info graphic
    We all know the roads can be a dangerous place for cyclists. So what’s the safest times to travel by bike? How well are school training our children to stay safe when cycling? Which group of people are most likely to have an accident?…
  • Feb 6

    Top cycling meet ups in Edinburgh 2014

    Top cycling meet ups in Edinburgh 2014
    Gearing up for a new year New year, new you! There’s a cliché we’ve all heard before. Making new years resolutions is easy; keeping them is the hard part. Lets face it, the words ‘new year’s resolution’…
  • Jan 30

    Ready, steady, slow down – Young people, Thailand and Motorbike Accident

    Ready, steady, slow down – Young people, Thailand and Motorbike Accident
    Ready, steady, slow down Are you guilty of rushing through life? The majority of us are. “I’m late”. “I need to run”. “I don’t have time”. You get the urge to write lists; reminders; set dates…
Rank this Week: 3053

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

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

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Paid Sick Leave Notices Must Be Provided to Existing Employees by May 1

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Paid Sick Leave Notices Must Be Provided to Existing Employees by May 1
    With the New York City Earned Sick Time Act almost one month old, employers are reminded that they must distribute the requisite Notice of Employee Rights to all existing employees by May 1, 2014 (and to all new hires upon commencement of…
  • Apr 22

    Early Conciliation

    Early Conciliation
    As part of the government’s aim to reduce employment litigation, a mandatory Tribunal pre-claim conciliation process is about to be introduced. This early conciliation process was introduced on a voluntary basis on the 6th April 2014,…
  • Apr 8

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?

    Paid Family Leave: The Next Frontier for National Employers?
    Cindy Schmitt Minniti and Mark Goldstein have posted a new article on Forbes.com discussing paid family leave in New York and how it could possibly affect national employers. To read the full article, please visit forbes.com.
Rank this Week: 4097

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/
Rank this Week: 4099

Freeths Manchester Business Blog

Freeths Manchester Business Blog

From Freeth Cartwright LLP.

http://freethsmanchesterbusinessblog.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 24

    From Dragons Den to Parking Entrepreneur

    From Dragons Den to Parking Entrepreneur
    Harrison Woods is a Director and investor in http://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/. He was previously a Director and owner of Primal Parking Limited which he sold on the day he graduated from Manchester University with a degree in geography. He…
  • Mar 31

    Fairness, justice and how to pay for it

    Fairness, justice and how to pay for it
    On 26 March I went to a debate organised by Michael Taylor of Downtown in Business, Discuss and Think More that was designed to make us… well…think more about “The Press has Broken our Trust and No Longer Deserves to…
  • Mar 27

    Best Legal Firm

    Best Legal Firm
    Our Manchester office was thrilled to win the City of Manchester Business Awards Best Law firm 2014. We picked up our trophy at the Downtown Manchester in Business dinner at Manchester Cathedral on 20 March. First of all, thank you ……
Rank this Week: 2639

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

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

    ‘Holiday head’ and legal practice

    ‘Holiday head’ and legal practice
    From the London Evening Standard 22/04/14: It starts with bewilderment. Then sadness sets in, followed by waves of fear. Sound familiar? I’m afraid you are suffering from a case of “holiday head”. After a gloriously long…
  • Apr 17

    Easter eggs ‘destroyed’ by overzealous airport staff

    Easter eggs ‘destroyed’ by overzealous airport staff
    From BBC News 16/04/14: Children were left "devastated" after staff at Bristol Airport destroyed their Easter eggs in a security check. I think ‘destroyed’ is a bit strong. But a broken egg, is a broken egg – however…
  • Apr 4

    Court stenographer apes Jack Torrance from The Shining

    Court stenographer apes Jack Torrance from The Shining
    Well, in some respects. From the New York Post 03/04/14: An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining” during a high-profile criminal trial and repeatedly typing, “I hate my job, I…
Rank this Week: 4305