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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/
  • Oct 20

    Appeal court shows its bottle – summary judgment on patent infringement – Techology Law Update

    Appeal court shows its bottle – summary judgment on patent infringement – Techology Law Update
    ‘It is unusual for a patent infringement case to be decided without a full trial. A judge will normally want to hear evidence from experts to understand what people working in the relevant field would have known at the time when the…
  • Oct 20

    Stop changing laws behind closed doors, say experts – The Independent

    Stop changing laws behind closed doors, say experts – The Independent
    Leading members of the civic society call for the public to be involved in an open discussion on how we should be governed in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum Full story The Independent, 19th October 2014 Source: www.independent.co.uk
  • Oct 20

    Let’s take another look at Specsavers v Asda – Technology Law Update

    Let’s take another look at Specsavers v Asda – Technology Law Update
    ‘Well-known optical retailer Specsavers uses a logo composed of green overlapping ellipses overlaid with its name ( you can see their branding here). Specsavers had registered as a Community trade mark a black “wordless”…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 48

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 19

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’
        Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep ATTENTION LPC STUDENTS Lexis are running the ‘Secret Advantage’ programme again. They have mapped LexisPSL content to the complete syllabuses for the…
  • Oct 19

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz
      Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep Dear students, This year LexisNexis at Guildford are running a Halloween Quiz, the FIRST PRIZE is a KINDLE EREADER!! To enter please pop into one of the Lexis drop in…
  • Oct 16

    BBC Radio 4: Law in Action

    BBC Radio 4: Law in Action
    To mark 30 years of this programme, Law in Action has broadcast a special debate. The programme has brought together a distinguished panel – the former Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, Deputy President of the…
Rank this Week: 57

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
  • Oct 20

    News: Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini wins privacy damages from “Reveal” magazine

    News: Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini wins privacy damages from “Reveal” magazine
    On 20 October 2014 a Statement in Open Court was read in the High Court in the case of Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini v. National Magazine Company Ltd. Callum Galbraith, of Russells, on behalf of the Claimant told HHJ Parkes QC that…
  • Oct 19

    Law and Media Round Up – 20 October 2014

    Law and Media Round Up – 20 October 2014
    The trial of six senior staff and journalists from the Sun began last week at the Kingston Crown Court.  There are nine counts on the indictment against the journalists: Chris Pharo, Jamie Pyatt, Graham Dudman, Ben O’Driscoll,…
  • Oct 19

    Revenge Porn: It’s criminal … except when it makes a good front page – Joan Smith

    Revenge Porn: It’s criminal … except when it makes a good front page – Joan Smith
    At the beginning of October, The Sun launched a campaign against what has become known as ‘revenge porn’. A number of famous people have been victims of the practice, which consists of a former partner publishing intimate material…
Rank this Week: 79

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    It is with sadness that the IPKat records the death of Peter Low. Peter, a European and UK patent attorney with Wilson, Gunn M'Caw till his retirement in 1997, has the unenviable record of having given tutorials for the UK patent attorney…
  • Oct 20

    Online enforcement "has a colour and a name": blocking injunctions - A closer look at the Cartier judgment

    Online enforcement "has a colour and a name": blocking injunctions - A closer look at the Cartier judgment
    Typical moment outside the Rolls Building last FridayAs Jeremy announced with a breaking news post, last Friday Arnold J issued his 266-paragraph judgment in Cartier and Others v BskyB and Others, a case concerning the possibility of…
  • Oct 20

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Is it really sixteen weeks since our good friend and fellow blogger Alberto Bellan commenced this series of round-ups of the previous week's IPKat blogposts? It is indeed, and our Kat-stats show that, in some cases, the number of people…
Rank this Week: 85

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 143

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

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

    Tweet du Jour…

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

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

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

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

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
Rank this Week: 142

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Oct 19

    Etcetera.

    Etcetera.
    A few bits. There are four new FTT bedroom tax decisions on the FTT page, including one from Manchester where subsidence was classed as a ‘natural catastrophe’ for the purposes of continuity of property for the 1996 exemption.…
  • Oct 12

    Should auld acquaintance…

    Should auld acquaintance…
    In which we revisit a couple of old friends. Mr Gopee of Barons Finance (and many other companies) continues to fare poorly in the RCJ. He apparently sought permission to appeal a couple of orders by HHJ Mackie QC, granting permission to…
  • Oct 6

    Bedroom Tax: Upper Tribunal on Article 14

    Bedroom Tax: Upper Tribunal on Article 14
    Following my plaintive cry here, I now have copies of the two Upper Tribunal judgments from Scotland referred to by the DWP. And, while the judgments do do something rather more and rather different to the outcomes suggested in the DWP…
Rank this Week: 230

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: 289

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 373

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
  • Oct 19

    Tory Plans to Repeal the Human Rights Act: the Legal Community Responds – the Human Rights Roundup

    Tory Plans to Repeal the Human Rights Act: the Legal Community Responds – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular kicking collection 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…
  • Oct 15

    Munchausen, MMR and mendacious “warrior mothers”

    Munchausen, MMR and mendacious “warrior mothers”
    A Local Authority and M (By his litigation friend via the Official Solicitor) v E and A (Respondents) [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014) – read judgment It’s been an interesting week for the extreme fringes of maternal care.…
  • Oct 12

    Consultation process not unfair after all, says Court of Appeal

    Consultation process not unfair after all, says Court of Appeal
    United Company Rusal Plc (R, o.t.a of) v. London Metal Exchange Trust  [2014] EWCA 1271 (Civ) - read judgment Deciding whether a given consultation process conducted prior to some administrative decision was or was…
Rank this Week: 477

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 659

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Next week at the Supreme Court and upcoming highlights in the Michaelmas term

    Next week at the Supreme Court and upcoming highlights in the Michaelmas term
    As the new legal term – Michaelmas – begins, here is an overview of a few of the interesting cases… The post Next week at the Supreme Court and upcoming highlights in the Michaelmas term appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Oct 3

    Conservative human rights and the Supreme Court

    Conservative human rights and the Supreme Court
    The Conservatives have today published Protecting Human Rights in the UK: the Conservatives’ proposals for changing Britain’s human rights laws.… The post Conservative human rights and the Supreme Court appeared first on…
  • Oct 2

    Case Preview: R (Barclay & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor & Or

    Case Preview: R (Barclay & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor & Or
    On 30 June 2014, the Supreme Court heard a case brought by British businessmen Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay… The post Case Preview: R (Barclay & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor & Ors appeared…
Rank this Week: 557

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
  • Oct 15

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe
    A new European approach to insolvency was the theme of INSOL Europe’s 2014 annual congress in Istanbul This is the first of a series of posts inspired by the conference presentations. The new approach celebrates what Europe’s…
  • Sep 29

    Pre-packs good for troubled businesse

    Pre-packs good for troubled businesse
    Pre-packs can be a constructive insolvency process, but they should not be used as a sticking plaster that delays an inevitable collapse. This is the conclusion of a recent article in The Scotsman, which merits reading as a clear exposition…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 742

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Oct 13

    Who wants to be forgotten?

    Who wants to be forgotten?
    Back when the Court of Justice of the European Union decided the case of Google Spain, one of my first comments was that we needed some time to have a look at the way the decision is going to be applied and implemented. It’s been just…
  • Oct 3

    Could naked celebrity pictures bring about global right to be forgotten?

    Could naked celebrity pictures bring about global right to be forgotten?
    Much has been written about the security and gender issues surrounding the leak of naked celebrity pictures taken from cloud services. Similarly, much has been said about the CJEU ruling on the so-called “right to be…
  • Sep 23

    The sharing economy is anything but

    The sharing economy is anything but
    Costa Rica, like so many other countries, heavily regulates taxi services; this means that the government gives out a limited number of taxi certifications and licence plates and requires the use of a taxi meter. These requirements are…
Rank this Week: 1059

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    Scalia's Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)

    Scalia's Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)
    Sub silentio (literally, "under [the cloak of] silence") is a legal term of art for the technique of a court that, say, wants to accomplish something like the overruling of an earlier case -- without having to admit in express words what it…
  • Oct 1

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS

    Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS
    The recent meltdown at the country's oldest theological seminary (and the only Episcopal seminary under the direct supervision of ECUSA) puts to the test some of the canonical abuses and litigation strategy implemented in the last few years…
  • Sep 25

    The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion

    The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion
    For some time now -- ever since ECUSA's unilateral decision to consecrate V. Gene Robinson as a bishop -- the Anglican Communion has been unraveling, but since it was such a loosely based agglomeration of churches to begin with, hardly no one…
Rank this Week: 843

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 24

    (US) New York City Air Rights: The Sky's The Limit

    (US) New York City Air Rights: The Sky's The Limit
    In an article that appears on Law360.com, Joe Marger of our New York office is quoted in an article titled "Developers Reaching Deep for Rights to Build Sky-High." The demand for sky-high condos and penthouse apartment has changed how…
  • Sep 23

    (US) Condominiums Exempted From Filing & Registration Requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

    (US) Condominiums Exempted From Filing & Registration Requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
    On September 18, 2014 Congress amended the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ILSA”) to exempt condominiums from the filing and registration requirements. Originally intended to protect consumers against fraudulent land…
  • Sep 19

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update

    (UK) Lease Guarantees: An Update
    This post was written by Stuart Wright and Siobhan Hayes When tenants offer landlords guarantees of their lease liabilities landlords need to take care what assignment rights the tenant can have and this was demonstrated in last week’s…
Rank this Week: 1046

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: 1431

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Week 1 of training – white collar boxing

    Week 1 of training – white collar boxing
    Bravely or foolishly, I signed myself up to the ladies ultra white-collar boxing at the beginning of the summer in aid of Cancer Research. The charity event includes eight week’s free training at the Raging bull gym in Leicester and at…
  • Oct 20

    Killer unable to inherit under deceased partner’s will

    Killer unable to inherit under deceased partner’s will
    In the recent case of Chadwick v Collinson and others (2014) the High Court held that an individual who had been convicted of the manslaughter of his deceased partner was unable to inherit under their will.  In coming to this decision,…
  • Oct 17

    Tories to offer up to 20% discount for first-time buyer

    Tories to offer up to 20% discount for first-time buyer
    David Cameron has put forward an idea that 100,000 new homes are to be built that may be reserved and subject to discounts for first-time buyers (under the age of 40) should they regain power at the next election. Should the Tories regain…
Rank this Week: 1402

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Oct 20

    Would you let this man operate on you?

    Would you let this man operate on you?
    “No disadvantages” in being a non-lawyer Lord Chancellor, Grayling says - Legal Futures, 15th October 2014
  • Oct 17

    An enjoyable week

    An enjoyable week
    I particularly enjoyed writing my posts for Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog this week. I hope you enjoy reading them:A worrying trend in children cases - Looking a little more deeply at the latest private law demand…
  • Oct 15

    Family Lore Clinic: Can I refuse a clean break agreement?

    Family Lore Clinic: Can I refuse a clean break agreement?
    A 'clean break' is a final financial/property settlement between husband and wife that brings to an end all on-going financial obligations between them. After a clean break order has been made neither party can make any further…
Rank this Week: 1343

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 1313

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 1499

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Oct 14

    I need a non-mol

    I need a non-mol
    Enough! I need protection….from lips and zips and drip drip drips… I have recently exchanged a dozen emails (in each direction) with a litigant in person about the drafting of an order that was agreed in court. It does not…
  • Oct 10

    Presumption displaced

    Presumption displaced
    If the presumption of parental involvement (A.K.A. s11 Children & Families Act 2014) is really going to be brought into force “in the autumn” as has been suggested – why is it that there is no mention of it in…
  • Oct 5

    Transparency for six year old

    Transparency for six year old
    My eldest has suddenly reached the age where he is trying to read my work emails. I’ve so far not had to hide my screen or papers from the kids on account of them being cute but illiterate, and in reality he’s miles from…
Rank this Week: 1381

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
  • May 12

    Conciliate not Litigate

    Conciliate not Litigate
    Early Conciliation  (EC) via ACAS has now been with us for over a month, and it has been mandatory since 6th May for all new disputes to be referred to ACAS before an Employment Tribunal claim can be commenced.  ACAS will, for free,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1353

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Sep 26

    Dartford 10 miler 2014

    Dartford 10 miler 2014
    Last Sunday I took part in the final Dartford 10 mile race. This isn't I race I've run recently, mostly because it has been cancelled or I've been involved in other events. This year I entered it thinking it would be useful training for the…
  • Sep 8

    Intranet Now conference!

    Intranet Now conference!
    Last week I was fortunate enough to join 100 other intranet professionals at the first ever Intranet Now conference. This was a conference that had been organized within the space of four months by Wedge Black and Brian Lamb. I was…
  • Aug 11

    What's in a name?

    What's in a name?
    It seems like it has been a while since I posted anything about intranets, so I thought I'd write a post that covered not one but two (almost) related topics. That topic is "names" and the reason I'm posting about names is because of two…
Rank this Week: 1324

Law Weblog

Law Weblog

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court court changes rules on legal dre

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

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.

    Change in Human Rights law is certain after next month.
    ECHR Britain will take the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the court’s governing body, and ministers hope to use this to push through major reforms.
Rank this Week: 1344

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Fixed costs on the multi-track

    Fixed costs on the multi-track
    Lord Justice Jackson’s recent suggestion that fixed costs should be extended to disputes worth up to £250,000 was, according to the Association of Costs Lawyers’ e-bulletin, accompanied by the comment: “I appreciate…
  • Oct 16

    Automatically generated bills of cost

    Automatically generated bills of cost
    The Jackson Final Report stated the purpose of the planned new case management software, for which the new J-Codes have recently been approved, was so the software included the ability to "automatically generate schedules for summary…
  • Oct 14

    Recoverability of costs of negotiating cost

    Recoverability of costs of negotiating cost
    A recent post discussed the Court of Appeal’s decision in Tasleem v Beverley [2013] EWCA Civ 1805 and apparent suggestion (flying in the face of an earlier Court of Appeal decision) that issuing Part 8 costs-only proceedings was not…
Rank this Week: 1990

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1579

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/
  • Oct 17

    Flos putting us all through the Mill

    Flos putting us all through the Mill
    In 1962 Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designed a floor lamp with a marble base and a curved lead to a bowl shaped reflector.  Those lamps, known as the Arco lamp and you can see a picture of one of those lamps in Achille…
  • Oct 16

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA

    Use of a Trade Mark: Specsavers v ASDA
    In Community Trade Marks: Specsavers v ASDA 7 Feb 2012 NIPC Law I analysed the litigation that had taken place between two well known retailers in which the Court of Appeal considered how far an aggressive marketing campaign can go without…
  • Sep 18

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine

    IP concerns everyone - not just elite lawyers and big busine
     On 18 Sept 2008 I wrote in IP Yorkshire: "Team GB may have done very well at the Beijing Olympics but our inventors and entrepreneurs are nothing like as successful in the European patent application stakes. As can be seen from the…
Rank this Week: 1601

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Separated couples risk their estates passing to their wives under new law

    Separated couples risk their estates passing to their wives under new law
    Changes to intestacy rules took effect on 1 October 2014, and mean that separated couples will be effected if they have not made a will. Intestacy rules govern how the estate of a deceased person is divided if you die… The post…
  • Sep 18

    Divorce when you are separated and living in same house

    Divorce when you are separated and living in same house
    Living in the same house when separated is not the easiest thing to do and there are numerous articles on the subject from life coaches and the like on Huffington Post and the pages of women’s magazines, so we won’t… The…
  • Sep 9

    How long does an average divorce take?

    How long does an average divorce take?
    According to statistics released by the Office For National Statistics, *the average divorce undertaken without a solicitor in England and Wales took 33 weeks in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 15%. This has been blamed in the…
Rank this Week: 2153

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law in the UK.

http://www.spencerssolicitors.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Supporting the Macmillan Coffee Morning 2014

    Supporting the Macmillan Coffee Morning 2014
    On Friday 26th September for the second year running Spencers took part in the world's biggest coffee morning as part of Macmillan Cancer Support's largest fundraising event. Macmillan Cancer Support strives to improve the lives of people…
  • Sep 29

    Fraudulent claims - just how big an issue are they?

    Fraudulent claims - just how big an issue are they?
    In my last blog I touched on the issue of fraudulent claims, which can regularly be seen hitting the British headlines - often alongside telling photographs of supposedly injured claimants obliviously pursuing high-octane activities. In…
  • Sep 18

    Spencers & Roadpeace - working together to support road crash victim

    Spencers & Roadpeace - working together to support road crash victim
    Spencers Solicitors are pleased to announce their new role as a corporate supporter for RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims. RoadPeace works directly with those bereaved or injured through road crashes, providing much…
Rank this Week: 2454

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Sep 12

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September
    Mercer & Hole Private Client Partner, Lisa Spearman is speaking at an Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) online webinar on the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), from 10am – 11am, on Friday…
  • Sep 9

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)
    Over the years we have seen a number of tax breaks for investors in business start up schemes. With effect from 6 April 2014, the government has now introduced a scheme to specifically encourage investment in social enterprises. There are tax…
  • Sep 8

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough
    The recent buckley case served as a reminder for all attorneys when dealing with the financial affairs of donors. the court’s guidance suggests a wider application of attorney’s fiduciary duties and all should be alert to how they…
Rank this Week: 1855

Freeths Manchester Business Blog

Freeths Manchester Business Blog

From Freeth Cartwright LLP.

http://freethsmanchesterbusinessblog.wordpress.com/
  • May 22

    A Purist’s View of the AstraZeneca Board

    A Purist’s View of the AstraZeneca Board
    Some people, including the AstraZeneca shareholders, may be wondering why the Board effectively prevented the shareholders from taking Pfizer’s offer that would produce £55 a share. I bet a number of the shareholders are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1980

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: 2139

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: 2227

UK Freedom of Information Law…

UK Freedom of Information Law Update

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

http://www.informationlaw.org.uk
Rank this Week: 1707

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: 2047

Corporate Blawg UK

Corporate Blawg UK

Covers corporate, company and commercial law in the UK.

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

    Blawg Review #116

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

    No work no pay puts pay to play

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

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

    Call it mid-life crises, call it what you will
    Love makes you fat. Corporate Blawg loves his wife, but not his chub, so Corporate Blawg is trying to lose a little of his extra girth before it appears like he's about to give birth. This new momentim was prompted by Corporate Blawg…
Rank this Week: 1636

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 20

    Threats to Freedom of Assembly and Association: Briefing

    Threats to Freedom of Assembly and Association: Briefing
    Law is War authors, Amy and Jag, were asked to help write a briefing document being compiled by Defend the Right to Protest to coincide with a two day workshop hosted by the UN Special Rappoteur, Maina Kiai, in Kenya on litigating…
  • Jul 27

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza
    It is easy to remain dubious over the efficacy of well-stewarded A-to-B protest marches, and I certainly felt pangs of apprehension as the march for Gaza set off from the Israeli Embassy yesterday (26th July 2014) – already hemmed in by…
  • Jul 27

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza

    Reflections on London’s March for Gaza
    It is easy to remain dubious over the efficacy of well-stewarded A-to-B protest marches, and I certainly felt pangs of apprehension as the march for Gaza set off from the Israeli Embassy yesterday (26th July 2014) – already hemmed in by…
Rank this Week: 2856

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    BIALL Legal Foundations Course - bursary winner Annette Ramsden

    BIALL Legal Foundations Course - bursary winner Annette Ramsden
    With the BIALL Legal Foundations Course about to begin for the new academic year, bursary winner Annette Ramsden tells us what it means to her:"I was overjoyed to be awarded a bursary to undertake the Legal Foundation course. I am the law…
  • Oct 13

    We are 50!

    We are 50!
    Dear colleaguesWe are 50!We would like to share with our colleagues a milestone in our history. The Bodleian Law Library (aka the LawBod) celebrates its 50th anniversary next Friday, 17th October. There is an Exhibition in the Bodleian…
  • Oct 6

    BIALL Apology

    BIALL Apology
    BIALL has extended apologies to Jon Husband for any offence caused by our use of the term "wirearchy" in the title of our 2015 conference.We chose the term to encapsulate the theme of our next conference, but hadn't …
Rank this Week: 4337

About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Oct 19

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?

    Has the Law Society shot itself in the foot with its CMS Proposal?
    Unanimity across the spectrum of law firm profiles is rare, yet 99% of law firms surveyed agree that The Law Society's view of endorsing only one or two case & practice management software suppliers is counterproductive. The Society's…
  • Oct 12

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management

    Insurance Season Boosts Conveyancing Risk Management
    Legal software house Lexsure have announced that in the three months leading up to 1st October over 120 firms upgrade their risk processes by  signing up to Lexsure’s conveyancing risk management products.Simon Seaton, CEO of…
  • Sep 4

    Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement

    Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel - New Part 2 Requirement
    Conveyancing solicitors on the Rooftop Mortgages Conveyancing Panel can, as from today, carry out personal local authority searches as opposed to being required to carry out official searches.In a change to the lender's CML Handbook Part Two…
Rank this Week: 4810

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4971

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Oct 17

    The Fight Against Ebola: How Employers Can Join the Front Line

    The Fight Against Ebola: How Employers Can Join the Front Line
    Joel S. Barras and Sarah T. Hansel have posted a new article on Forbes.com. With the first United States Ebola cases diagnosed in Dallas, employers are asking: What can we do to protect our workforce, especially if an employee will be…
  • Oct 17

    What Ebola means for employers worldwide

    What Ebola means for employers worldwide
    This post was written by Thomas Ince and Laura H. Juillet. As more terrible news of the on-going Ebola epidemic continues to reach us each day, and with the disease showing no sign of slowing, employers around the world are asking what steps…
  • Oct 10

    Illinois Expands Protection for Pregnant Employees and Unpaid Intern

    Illinois Expands Protection for Pregnant Employees and Unpaid Intern
    This post was written by James A. Burns, Jr. and Kimberly M. Mitchell. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn just signed legislation requiring Illinois employers to provide reasonable accommodation to employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related…
Rank this Week: 4121

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

Covers the past, present and future practice of law. By Brian Inkster.

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Oct 16

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student

    Lawyers and Social Media – Personal Branding for Law Student
    … … I gave a talk today on Lawyers and Social Media to the students on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow School of Law. My talk emphasised the importance of personal branding for young lawyers…
  • Oct 11

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy

    LawSmash: Lawyers do stand-up comedy
    … On 9 October 2014 I was in London for LawSmash. Nine people associated with the law in one way or another took to the stage at the basement bar in the Star of Kings to do stand-up comedy for the first time. The comedians for the…
  • Oct 4

    Tods Murray is no more – Another Scottish law firm bites the dust

    Tods Murray is no more – Another Scottish law firm bites the dust
    … It was very sad to hear of the demise yesterday of another well known Scottish law firm. Tods Murray was formed in 1856 and by 2014 was ranked the 14th top Scottish law firm by The Lawyer based on turnover of £12.4…
Rank this Week: 3802

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
  • Oct 16

    Bolton University builds robot mascot for law firm

    Bolton University builds robot mascot for law firm
    When Asons decided to relaunch our internal reporting system, we decided to make it a memorable event, and motivate staff to use it, by giving it a name and personality with the help of a robot mascot. So we enlisted the Special Effects for…
  • 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 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…
Rank this Week: 2515