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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Aug 3

    ‘Terrorised’ pensioner jailed for having a shotgun in his car – Daily Telegraph

    ‘Terrorised’ pensioner jailed for having a shotgun in his car – Daily Telegraph
    ‘Judge jails 88-year-old Roy Delph for two years, saying he showed a ‘brazen disregard’ for the gun laws when he was found with a shotgun in his car.’ Full story Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2015 Source:…
  • Aug 3

    Billet v Ministry of Defence– Ogden Tables Revisited – Zenith PI Blog

    Billet v Ministry of Defence– Ogden Tables Revisited – Zenith PI Blog
    ‘In 2009, the Claimant had been in the army and his role was as a HGV driver. He had been taking part in a field exercise in freezing weather and snow for six days having been provided with unsatisfactory footwear. The Claimant suffered…
  • Aug 3

    The Right to be Forgotten and the County Court – Panopticon

    The Right to be Forgotten and the County Court – Panopticon
    ‘The right to be forgotten is beginning to generate some litigation, albeit not yet with any blaze of glory. Following on from the attempt to judicially review the ICO for refusing to try and enforce an individual’s complaint that…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 24

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 64

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Tuesday tiddlywink

    Tuesday tiddlywink
    Henry Carr: a portrait in search of a caption?Hurrah for Henry!  It was with a mixture of excitement and pleasure that this Kat read of the canonisation annointment appointment of Henry Carr QC as a judge of the Chancery Division of the…
  • Aug 3

    No traditional knowledge for hair loss treatment: another alleged attempt to patent traditional knowledge does not bear scrutiny

    No traditional knowledge for hair loss treatment: another alleged attempt to patent traditional knowledge does not bear scrutiny
    This Kat was perusing the Pune Mirror, and came across another allegation that the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, a unit of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-TKDL), had once again thwarted an attempt to get…
  • Aug 3

    Taking the pH? Trial judge's decision on psoriasis patent doesn't come up to scratch

    Taking the pH? Trial judge's decision on psoriasis patent doesn't come up to scratch
    Taking the pH? No, justenjoying a drop of H2OLast week a judgment from Sir Robin Jacob plopped into Merpel's inbox which caused more than a slight tremor of her whiskers.  At the invitation of Lord Justice Kitchin, veteran British IP…
Rank this Week: 153

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: 182

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: 249

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: 252

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 3

    Human Rights Update

    Human Rights Update
    Zammit & Attard Cassar v Malta [2015] ECHR 751 This is the latest in the sequence of cases dealing with rent controls and breaches of A1P1 (previous note here). The property in this instance was let under a commercial lease and in 2002,…
  • Aug 3

    The Something Must Be Done Bill, Calais edition

    The Something Must Be Done Bill, Calais edition
    The Rent Act 1957 introduced the requirement for a court order for eviction from a tenancy. That is 58 years of eviction without due process of law being unlawful. But no matter, for Something Must Be Done to deter people who have spent…
  • Aug 3

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Yes, two more housing law jobs! Coming thick and fast, at least in London…   South West London Law Centres Housing Caseworker / Solicitor South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres…
Rank this Week: 505

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 3

    Forget Bitcoin, the blockchain is where it’s at

    Forget Bitcoin, the blockchain is where it’s at
    My scepticism towards Bitcoin is well-documented. While I really like the idea of decentralized payment systems and cryptocurrencies, the current implementation of Bitcoin has too many question marks for my liking. While the BTC exchange rate…
  • Jul 27

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?
    If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit book released in 2006. The theory states…
  • Jul 21

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image
    You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source program that uses an artificial neural network to…
Rank this Week: 509

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 31

    The diverse world of family law

    The diverse world of family law
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog covered a range of topics, illustrating the diverse world of family law:Transparency: Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted - As demonstrated by the…
  • Jul 30

    Re D: Relieving the child from the maelstrom of his parents' destructive relationship

    Re D: Relieving the child from the maelstrom of his parents' destructive relationship
    Lady Justice KingA brief note upon Re D (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 829, a father's appeal against an order refusing him contact with his six year old son ('OD').The facts: The parents lived together between January 2007 and April 2009,…
  • Jul 29

    Actuaries - Buy One, Get One For Free

    Actuaries - Buy One, Get One For Free
    Expert pension sharing and offsetting reports are not inexpensive which makes choosing the expert an important part of the instruction process.Lawyers, mediators and clients are sometimes surprised to learn that the provision of pension…
Rank this Week: 518

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Nothing New under the Sun

    Nothing New under the Sun
    With the heresies of the Episcopal Church (USA) still freshly assaulting my mind, I happened across this wisdom from 140 years ago:THE THREE STAGES OF ERROR AND ITS ACCEPTANCE When error is admitted into the Church, it will be found that…
  • Jul 25

    Final Judgment in Fort Worth Case

    Final Judgment in Fort Worth Case
    Judge Chupp has entered a final judgment against TEC, its rump diocese of Fort Worth and its parishes, thereby ending the lawsuit in which they sought to claim the corporation, property and bank accounts owned and controlled by Bishop Jack L.…
  • Jul 21

    The Rout (not Rule) of Law

    The Rout (not Rule) of Law
    I am an attorney, licensed to practice law in California (and also to appear in a number of federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court). As such, I take an oath to uphold the Constitution, and I take the oath seriously.The…
Rank this Week: 486

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 521

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Shared Properties – rooms in a shared house

    Shared Properties – rooms in a shared house
    Looking at rooms in a shared house - a popular way of renting property where the tenants do not know each other The post Shared Properties – rooms in a shared house appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Aug 1

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July
    All the posts from the past two weeks with some extra reading for you over the weekend The post Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 July appeared first on The Landlord Law Blog.
  • Jul 30

    Ben Reeve Lewis Newsround #214

    Ben Reeve Lewis Newsround #214
    In Ben's last post as an enforcement officer, he looks at pods for the homeless, million pound penthouses for the filthy rich, and considers Lord Sewell's analysis of his colleagues The post Ben Reeve Lewis Newsround #214 appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 547

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

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

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 806

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

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

    Important Principles of Publishing Law

    Important Principles of Publishing Law
    Guest Post Although the basic principles of publishing law generally remain unchanged, the law that governs the publication of books, magazines, newspapers and – in particular - their digital equivalents is constantly evolving. This…
  • Jun 18

    What Will Happen to EU Citizens in the UK in the Event of Brexit…?

    What Will Happen to EU Citizens in the UK in the Event of Brexit…?
    Guest Post The promised EU referendum, awarded the unfortunate moniker of ‘Brexit’ by the British press, is drawing nearer. Currently, there isn’t a confirmed date for the vote, but we do know that it will not be on 5th May…
  • Jun 16

    An Easy Guide to Marriage and Relationship Breakdown

    An Easy Guide to Marriage and Relationship Breakdown
    Guest PostSo you have decided to separate. What are the essential legal things you need to know? The following has been provided by Selachii LLP and is intended to be a brief guide. Divorce: The Basics If you are married then you may wish…
Rank this Week: 540

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 811

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Mar 19

    Moving on to digital tax account

    Moving on to digital tax account
    A radical step in the modernisation of the UK tax system is the announcement that digital tax accounts will be introduced with the intention that these will displace tax return filing obligations.  HMRC plan to make the new digitalised…
  • Mar 19

    Annuity unlocking

    Annuity unlocking
    There will be changes to annuities with a view to equalising the position with regards to the pension freedoms already made to income drawdown arrangements. From April 2016, individuals who have already purchased an annuity will be permitted…
  • Mar 19

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it
    The use of a deed of variation (sometimes called a deed of family arrangement) is a long established practice which enables the terms of a Will to be altered by the beneficiaries after the death of the testator. If the appropriate election is…
Rank this Week: 556

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: 558

ComplianceAsia News

ComplianceAsia News

Provides information for compliance professionals dealing with issues in financial regulation with a focus on the Asian region.

http://www.compliance.asia/
  • Feb 6

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system
    Finally there is some reporting about the dirty little secret of global AML enforcement - it might not work.  The following was reported in the Wall Street Journal today and we recommend you read the full article: The Morning Risk…
  • Oct 27

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT
    On Friday the SFC sent around a circular to licensed firms with details of a number of additions to the AML sanctions regime and this included advice from the FATF that some countries were not doing enough to improve their AML CFT…
  • Oct 23

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance
    SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, recently spoke to an industry association in the United States and talked about the importance of the rule of compliance officers.  Here is the speech: Remarks at National Society of Compliance Professionals…
Rank this Week: 555

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: 1433

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 3

    Obtaining mortgages as first time buyer

    Obtaining mortgages as first time buyer
    Becoming self-sufficient in this day and age is not just about settling into a career but also involves a further achievement of obtaining a mortgage on a property. Recognising the impacts of the recent economic downturn, one of which…
  • Jul 31

    Conveyancing: What is a Section 104 agreement?

    Conveyancing: What is a Section 104 agreement?
    A Section 104 agreement is entered into when the developer is constructing new properties and wants to make them more marketable. The developers will apply to the local water company requesting for the sewers to be adopted and thus maintained…
  • Jul 30

    New changes to the law regarding energy efficiency for residential and commercial property

    New changes to the law regarding energy efficiency for residential and commercial property
    The Energy Act 2011, ‘which has three principal objectives: tackling barriers to investment in energy efficiency; enhancing energy security; and enabling investment in low carbon energy supplies’ (Department of Energy and Climate…
Rank this Week: 1289

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 3

    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…
  • Jul 28

    Book recommendation: To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback by Harper Lee

    Book recommendation: To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback by Harper Lee
    ‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel…
  • Jul 27

    No touchy feely at the Bar

    No touchy feely at the Bar
    “I feel that the Apple Watch is going to take off, you know,” said PupilFodder. “Young lady,” said HeadofChambers sternly, “psychologists feel, not barristers.” She looked flustered and started to…
Rank this Week: 1003

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 17

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle

    Online Blasphemy - YouTube Wins Round Two of Performance Right Kerfuffle
    After the decision in Garcia v Google (discussed on this very blog here) last year the question of whether an actor (or actress) has a copyright interest in their respective performance, no matter how short, has been debated hotly. The…
  • Jul 7

    Coffee Shop Conundrum - ECJ Decides on Free WiFi and Third Party Liability

    Coffee Shop Conundrum - ECJ Decides on Free WiFi and Third Party Liability
    In a time when the internet is nearly always with us, be it in a smartphone, a laptop or other smart devices, you often taken things for granted such as free WiFi. For many travelers it has saved their behinds from being lost, out of money,…
  • Jun 25

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation

    Words Reinterpreted - Copyright and Translation
    As has been well-established for years, copyright protects the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves (more on which can be found here), no matter what your expression for that idea may be. Words especially are a very nuanced,…
Rank this Week: 860

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Jul 15

    The Uberisation of law

    The Uberisation of law
    My latest article in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers gives some perspectives on the sharing economy and how it affects lawyers. Image: Taxi clown by John Fisher on Flickr.
  • Apr 15

    Social media platforms for lawyer

    Social media platforms for lawyer
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch March 2015. I’ve been looking at two new social media platforms designed for lawyers: Mootis (“specifically tailored for what is a vast legal services marketplace that extends far beyond the…
  • Feb 2

    Where has all the GOV stuff gone?

    Where has all the GOV stuff gone?
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch January 2015 Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox, first mooted the idea of a single government website back in 2010. Some thought the theory was sound but that delivery would be impossible. Once the project was…
Rank this Week: 1180

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    History repeats itself

    History repeats itself
  • Feb 2

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part V

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

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV

    A Philosophy of Family Law Part IV
    Ask yourself some questions: What is it that is not working in this situation? What am I always complaining about? What can I be responsible for? How does the situation occur for the other person / people? How do they see it? What's…
Rank this Week: 1325

panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

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

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)
    1      Everyone thinks it’s a bad idea, so why hasn’t it gone yet, already.No they don’t, actually.  Just the people who get to write in mass media. Few people in Europe, and fewer still in the US,…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic
    Tuesday 15th July 2014To all Members of Parliament,Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic expertsOn Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the Opposition) published draft emergency legislation, the Data…
  • May 30

    Google remembers, after only two week

    Google remembers, after only two week
    Google has implemented the "right to be forgotten" imposed by Google Spain on 13 May 2014. At slightly over two weeks for a response, this puts most actual governments to shame :-) Having failed totally to comment on the original document due…
Rank this Week: 865

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 3

    New bill of costs format released

    New bill of costs format released
    The committee developing the new bill of costs format has released the following documents: Guidance Document Blank Template Example Data Print Version This was accompanied by the following: “We are inviting comments/suggestions on the…
  • Aug 2

    Defendants’ artificially low costs budget

    Defendants’ artificially low costs budget
    I previously commented on the Coulson J, in CIP Properties (AIPT) Ltd v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd & Ors (Costs No. 2) [2015] EWHC 481 (TCC), as to the suggestion a defendant might try to submit a knowingly low costs ……
  • Jul 30

    Empty threat

    Empty threat
    We all have our own bugbears about the things our opponents do. What really annoys me is an opponent who threatens to do a certain thing (eg prepare a formal bill, issue Part 8 proceedings, make an application for relief … Continue…
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Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Aug 3

    Usernames on Social Media – The power of trademark

    Usernames on Social Media – The power of trademark
    If you have trademarked your brand name, it can be disconcerting to find that someone else beat you to it and registered it on a social media site. The latest dispute to erupt on this question involves Instagram where Kalamazoo is objecting…
  • Jul 31

    Intellectual Property Reforms Prove Successful – From Zero To Hero

    Intellectual Property Reforms Prove Successful – From Zero To Hero
    An independent report commissioned by the IPO entitled Evaluation of the Reforms of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court 2010-2013 was published very recently examining the effect of the recent reforms in the Intellectual Property…
  • Jul 27

    Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google

    Is Copyright Worth More Than Patents? – Latest Development On Oracle v. Google
    Oracle has demonstrated that copyright can be a highly valuable and strategic intellectual property asset worth more than some patents. In Shireen Smith’s earlier post ‘Are APIs Protected By Copyright? – Google v…
Rank this Week: 4702

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Aug 3

    Supreme Court: a right to a student loan?

    Supreme Court: a right to a student loan?
    R (Tigere) v. Secretary of State for Business [2015] UKSC 57, 29 July 2015 read judgment here Ms Tigere is 20.  She arrived in the UK from Zambia when she was 6. She did very well at school. In 2013, she applied for a student loan…
  • Aug 2

    Round-up: Obama in Africa, and Supreme Court on solitary confinement

    Round-up: Obama in Africa, and Supreme Court on solitary confinement
    In the news: President Obama made a historic trip to Kenya this week, and called upon African states to abandon anti-gay discrimination (watch the full speech here). In a speech welcomed by Human Rights Campaign, he urged Kenyan…
  • Jul 31

    Sport, public/private law, and a judge waxing lyrical – Diarmuid Laffan

    Sport, public/private law, and a judge waxing lyrical – Diarmuid Laffan
    O’Connell & anor v the Turf Club [2015] IESC 57 – read judgment This recent judgment of the Irish Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether the decisions of a sport’s organising body should be amenable to judicial…
Rank this Week: 5011

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Behind the scenes of the first BIALL video!

    Behind the scenes of the first BIALL video!
    By now many of you may have seen BIALL has produced its first video. I've briefly talked about them in my recent Newsletter columns so I thought you might appreciate a bit more information on how this came about and how you can get involved…
  • Jul 23

    The BIALL Newsletter

    The BIALL Newsletter
    Just a quick post to let you know the BIALL Newsletter was published yesterday and is now available on our website!
  • Jul 20

    Law Wale

    Law Wale
    Law Wales, a new public service to provide improved access to legislation in Wales, together with explanatory narrative and information on devolved powers for Wales, was launched on Tuesday 14th July in Cardiff. This is an ambitious,…
Rank this Week: 4036

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: 3990

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

Covers global insurance and reinsurance law and news. By Goldberg Segalla.

http://www.insurerereport.com/
  • Aug 3

    Federal Cyber Legislation – Hurry Up and Wait

    Federal Cyber Legislation – Hurry Up and Wait
    In recent months, two more companies in the healthcare industry have been hacked. UCLA Health announced on July 17, 2015 that it was the victim of a “criminal cyber attack” and “as many as 4.5 million individual potentially…
  • Jul 31

    Hawaiian High Court Allows an Excess Insurer to Equitably Subrogate a Bad Faith Claim

    Hawaiian High Court Allows an Excess Insurer to Equitably Subrogate a Bad Faith Claim
    On a certified question from the Hawaiian federal district court, the Hawaiian Supreme Court allowed an excess insurer to sue a primary insurer for bad faith. The case, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance…
  • Jul 30

    Blurred Lines Between Trademark and Trade Dress: Fifth Circuit Rules on “Web-Dress” Infringement

    Blurred Lines Between Trademark and Trade Dress: Fifth Circuit Rules on “Web-Dress” Infringement
    In Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. v. State Farm Lloyds, No. 14-20473, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11148 (5th Cir. June 29, 2015), the Fifth Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling that the amended counterclaim in the underlying…
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UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
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Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 1

    Those who are unable to pay for legal assistance are suffering in a way that Parliament cannot have intended

    Those who are unable to pay for legal assistance are suffering in a way that Parliament cannot have intended
    Thus spake Collins J in IS v The Director of Legal Aid Casework & Anor [2015] EWHC 1965 (Admin) (15 July 2015). So, it’s back to the drawing board for the Lord Chancellor, who has been frenetically drafting both revised…
  • Aug 1

    Contested adoption – Return of a child to parent

    Contested adoption – Return of a child to parent
      Re W (Adoption- Reunification) [2015] EWHC 2039 (Fam) (22 July 2015) is an extraordinary decision of Ms Justice Russell. Extraordinary for a number of reasons. Firstly, because it is an example of a child aged 2 1/2 being returned…
  • Jul 30

    Familycourtinfo website licensing project

    Familycourtinfo website licensing project
    For those of you wishing to set up resources for families and litigants in person in your local area – please take a look at the www.familycourtinfo.org.uk licensing project we have set up via the Transparency Project – see here.…
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nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Right to be forgotten

    Right to be forgotten
    Le Palais Royal, Offices of the Conseil d'État. Author: Marie Lan Nguyen Source Wikipedia  On 12 June 2014 La Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL). the French data protection authority,…
  • Jul 31

    Copyright in Commissioned Works: Atelier Eighty Two Ltd v Kilnworx Climbing Centre CIC and Other

    Copyright in Commissioned Works: Atelier Eighty Two Ltd v Kilnworx Climbing Centre CIC and Other
    A question that I am often asked at pro bono IP clinics as well as in my practice is who owns the copyright in a commissioned work when the graphic or web designer or software house fall out with their customer. The basic principles were set…
  • Jul 28

    The BASCA Aftermath

    The BASCA Aftermath
    Jane Lambert In Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills 20 July 2015 I discussed the order by Mr…
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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/
  • Jul 31

    Stressed Out By Your Supervisor? Too Bad, Say California Court

    Stressed Out By Your Supervisor? Too Bad, Say California Court
    California employers may finally rejoice: there is now an employer-friendly state court decision, Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Med. Found., 237 Cal. App. 4th 78 (2015). The case takeaway is straightforward: an employee’s claimed inability…
  • Jul 31

    Just how wide is the band of reasonable responses for misconduct dismissals?

    Just how wide is the band of reasonable responses for misconduct dismissals?
    In Newbound v Thames Water Utilities Ltd, the Court of Appeal has restored an Employment Tribunal’s decision that the Claimant was unfairly dismissed for a breach of his employer’s health and safety procedures. The case is a…
  • Jul 30

    Acas Early Conciliation – One Year On

    Acas Early Conciliation – One Year On
    In May 2014, in an attempt to simplify the Tribunal system and make it more efficient, the Government imposed a duty on claimants to attempt early conciliation through Acas before bringing a claim. A recent report provides information about…
Rank this Week: 4014

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/
  • Jul 31

    Litigation on planet Zarg!

    Litigation on planet Zarg!
    The recent and brilliant judgment of Peter Smith J in Emerald Supplies Ltd v British Airways is a hilarious if disturbing read. It is certainly an insight into a world of litigation that most of us will never see.The judgment itself is brief…
  • Jul 15

    Tax The Lawyers for being Lawyers!

    Tax The Lawyers for being Lawyers!
    Moves are clearly afoot to transfer to burden of securing access to justice from the State to the Legal Profession.This has been a live issue for a few years –…
  • Jul 9

    The Budget - Legal aid, Motor Insurance and more bad news for students!

    The Budget - Legal aid, Motor Insurance and more bad news for students!
    It seems that everyone is talking about the Conservatives’ first budget since 1996. There has been praise and criticism. The main headline grabber has been the National Living Wage – a renamed version of the minimum wage. It may…
Rank this Week: 3534

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
  • Jul 31

    £9,500 damages for client after dental negligence

    £9,500 damages for client after dental negligence
    Clinical negligence lawyer Nicholas Payne of Asons Solicitors has secured £9,500 for our client, known as ‘Mrs A’, after a series of botched treatments for a root canal problem. Mrs A’s dental records suggested that…
  • Jul 23

    New research reveals extent of UK workplace death

    New research reveals extent of UK workplace death
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have released their provisional, UK, workplace deaths figures for 2014/15. The statistics confirm once again that Britain is one of the safest nations to work in across the European Union, with a low rate…
  • Jul 20

    Mesothelioma sufferer awarded £150K

    Mesothelioma sufferer awarded £150K
    A 71-year-old mesothelioma sufferer, and client of Asons, has been awarded £150,000 compensation after a workplace caused his terminal illness. Thomas Pritchard worked as a handyman for Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital in the early…
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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/
  • Jul 31

    Gardner Croft Featured in Gun Mart

    Gardner Croft Featured in Gun Mart
    Gardner Croft’s Firearm Services featured in the August edition of Gun Mart Magazine.     The post Gardner Croft Featured in Gun Mart appeared first on Gardner Croft.
  • Jul 29

    To Will or not to Will?

    To Will or not to Will?
    Heather Ilott: What does this mean for those who wish to disinherit family members? When it comes to making a Will, individuals are free to leave their estate to whoever they choose… within reason! The recent case involving Heather…
  • May 20

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate

    Communicate, Communicate, Collaborate
    If you are separating from your spouse or partner, there are several ways that the arrangements relating to finances and children can be resolved. Most people think about going to Court and concerns about an acrimonious and costly legal…
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Unlock The Law

Unlock The Law

News stories with a legal angle.

http://www.unlockthelaw.co.uk/
Rank this Week: 2183

Paul Maharg

Paul Maharg

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

http://paulmaharg.com/
  • Jul 29

    Digital research literacie

    Digital research literacie
    Before I head off back to Scotland, am giving a session to ANU College of Law staff on digital research literacies.  I’ve given it in various forms in various places (twice at IALS), but it’s never the same session. …
  • Jul 28

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?

    Post-LETR, what’s the regulatory position on legal education in E+W?
    In her recent visit to Australian law schools Jane Ching of Nottingham Law School, a co-author of LETR, spent a week as a Visitor at ANU College of Law, and with PEARL staff in particular.  We discussed how Nottingham Law School’s…
  • Jul 10

    Narratives and discourse communitie

    Narratives and discourse communitie
    Last week by kind permission of Joshua Neoh I gave a session on Scots law and culture in his Law and Humanities course at ANU  – taking the shape of the rest of the course, it consisted of a one-hour lecture, followed by around 90…
Rank this Week: 3857

QLTS Blog

QLTS Blog

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

http://www.qlts.com/
  • Jul 27

    Introducing the OSCE Toolkit – Everything You Need to Know about the OSCE Assessment before You Start

    Introducing the OSCE Toolkit – Everything You Need to Know about the OSCE Assessment before You Start
    Every year, hundreds of international lawyers worldwide seek to enhance their careers by dual-qualifying as English solicitors via the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS). The QLTS involves two assessments; the Multiple Choice Test (MCT)…
  • Jul 22

    5 Reasons Why You Need to Know Both LexisLibrary and Westlaw for the OSCE Assessment

    5 Reasons Why You Need to Know Both LexisLibrary and Westlaw for the OSCE Assessment
    What is the OSCE The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is designed by the SRA to assess the knowledge and skills of lawyers qualified outside of England & Wales, to gauge their suitability to be admitted as solicitors. One of the…
  • Jul 9

    US Attorney Career Path Next Steps: Dual-qualification or LLM?

    US Attorney Career Path Next Steps: Dual-qualification or LLM?
    The bar exam is behind you and you’re a qualified attorney in your chosen state. Congratulations! Now what? US attorneys looking to take the next step in independently advancing their careers, enhancing marketable skills and unlocking…
Rank this Week: 4659

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Jul 27

    Changing the intranets conversation

    Changing the intranets conversation
    Changing of the guardAn article on the CMS Wire website that has garnered much attention from the intranet community on Twitter and other sites is an article called "Changing the Intranets Conversation"In the article, the author begins by…
  • Jul 25

    Running a virtual race...or two...

    Running a virtual race...or two...
    POW Virtual Runner 10k medalFor those of you who following my running on Runkeeper or Strava (probably not many) you may have noticed that I've been running a few "virtual" races recently. These aren't races where you sit on your sofa with a…
  • Jun 30

    Intranet resources - June 2015

    Intranet resources - June 2015
    This is becoming something of a habit now, which is probably a good thing. This month I have found 5 articles on intranets which I found particularly intranet. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!If you're looking for a good introduction…
Rank this Week: 4037

Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Divorce court fees to rise again

    Divorce court fees to rise again
    We have just received some unwelcome news from the Ministry of Justice that the filing fee for divorce is to increase from £410 to £550 following a short consultation. Which means, in effect, the court fees for divorce WILL…
  • Jun 16

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order

    Dale Vince divorce case highlights the need for clean break order
    The number of people asking the courts for financial orders after their divorces have been finalised has doubled according to research carried out by Cardiff-based Hugh James solicitors. Rising asset values, such as property, business or…
  • Jun 3

    Respondent divorce advice service launched

    Respondent divorce advice service launched
    At Divorce-online we have spent 15 years helping people file divorces, these clients are always generally the person filing for the divorce, the petitioner. However no one online seems to be catering for the person who receives the divorce…
Rank this Week: 2848

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law in the UK.

http://www.spencerssolicitors.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Doughnut Day for MacMillan Cancer Support

    Doughnut Day for MacMillan Cancer Support
    As part of a fundraising campaign to help MacMillan Cancer Support raise funds for their Chesterfield based Cancer Centre, Spencers Solicitors held a 'Doughnut Day' on the 10th of July 2015 followed by a sponsored walk on the 11th of July…
  • Jul 10

    Chesterfield Local Hero Awards - Celebrating the best of North Derbyshire

    Chesterfield Local Hero Awards - Celebrating the best of North Derbyshire
    Peak FM's Local Hero Awards offer North Derbyshire the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the amazing achievements of some of their finest community members. With categories ranging from volunteer of the year to outstanding bravery award,…
  • Jun 19

    Safer Riding - Keeping you and your horse safe on the road

    Safer Riding - Keeping you and your horse safe on the road
    I was pony mad as a child and vividly remember the trials of being a young rider (albeit a fairly experienced one) with a highly-strung competition pony. He was used to hacking in the Welsh hills and if I dared take him on the road he would…
Rank this Week: 2721