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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/
  • Feb 21

    Court rules against heterosexual couple who wanted civil partnership – The Guardian

    Court rules against heterosexual couple who wanted civil partnership – The Guardian
    ‘A legal challenge aimed at overturning the ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships has gained ground despite defeat at the court of appeal, according to equal rights campaigners.’ Full story The Guardian,…
  • Feb 21

    Proving Propensity via Allegations of Bad Character – 2 Hare Court

    Proving Propensity via Allegations of Bad Character – 2 Hare Court
    ‘The approach to contested non-conviction bad character evidence has changed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of R v Mitchell [2016] UKSC 55.’ Full story 2 Hare Court, 5th January 2017 Source:…
  • Feb 21

    Miller, BrEXIT and BreUK-up – Counsel

    Miller, BrEXIT and BreUK-up – Counsel
    ‘The Supreme Court’s treatment of the devolution issues in Miller is troubling, argues Aidan O’Neill QC, who examines the UK’s complex multi-national constitutional history and potential impact on the devolved…
Rank this Week: 8

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 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.    
Rank this Week: 56

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Copyright law in the UAE: it's not what you might think

    Copyright law in the UAE: it's not what you might think
    Practitioners who think that copyright in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a market of increasing importance for IP owners, is similar to that in place in common-law jurisdictions, will be surprised to learn that this is not so. Kat friend…
  • Feb 20

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    Be ready for the 134th edition of Never Too Late!Around the IP BlogsInternKat Hayleigh Bosher recaps the highlights of some IP blogs.Kittens in love … A Never Too Late celebration of Valentine's day!King Tut's tomb: conservation or…
  • Feb 20

    Monday Miscellany

    Monday Miscellany
    The 2017 U.S. Chamber International IP Index entitled “The Roots of Innovation” is now available. The Index provides a roadmap of the IP environment of 45 countries. The results can be also consulted via the interactive tool on…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 85

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: 203

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    The five top mistakes made by landlords in possession proceedings and how to avoid them

    The five top mistakes made by landlords in possession proceedings and how to avoid them
    I was contacted by a landlord recently who was trying to evict his tenant. He was obviously in serious problems as his tenant had put forward various defences which were going to make the case complex and time-consuming. He ended by saying…
  • Feb 19

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 13 February

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 13 February
    There are so many things to do but only 24 hours in the day, so often something I am quite passionate about has to be kicked into the long grass for a while. One such project was the updating and reviewing of my Lodger Landlord website. But…
  • Feb 16

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #281

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #281
    [Ben Reeve Lewis is back!) Well, I’m back. I’ve had Pneumonia for weeks, still coughing for England but at last, some energy has returned, along with the ability to concentrate for more than 5 minutes at a time.…
Rank this Week: 290

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 20

    Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up, No. 15

    Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up, No. 15
    The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news. Media Reports of Family Courts Case…
  • Feb 19

    Law and Media Round Up – 20 February 2017

    Law and Media Round Up – 20 February 2017
    In a rare radio interview this week the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, said that politicians were too slow to defend judges after November’s Brexit case. He said said that the attack on the judiciary was…
  • Feb 19

    Hacked Off: Leveson Part 2, Refuting the Myths about the Inquiry

    Hacked Off: Leveson Part 2, Refuting the Myths about the Inquiry
    As part of a campaign in favour of the commencement of the promised Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry into the “Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press” Hacked Off has published a document [pdf] refuting a number of the myths…
Rank this Week: 345

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Feb 19

    News Essentials: 20th February 2017

    News Essentials: 20th February 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSPrime Minister's plans to transform the way we tackle domestic violence and abusePrime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a major programme of work…
  • Feb 16

    BUSTED

    BUSTED
    My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog were predominantly about busting myths...Myths about fatherhood - I don my MythBustersTM beret.Do judges favour wives? - Another myth? Read on for the…
  • Feb 12

    News Essentials: 13th February 2017

    News Essentials: 13th February 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSMunby to step down next yearThe most senior family judge in England and Wales, renowned among practitioners for his outspoken views, is to step down next year.…
Rank this Week: 279

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Medley

    Medley
    Here are various bits and pieces, while we await big cases such as the Supreme Court decision in Poshteh v RB Kensington & Chelsea. (You can watch the hearing here.) We don’t usually promote events on Nearly Legal, but I am happy to…
  • Feb 13

    Failings and function

    Failings and function
    BBC News reported on the effect of the Retaliatory Eviction provisions in the Deregulation Act, some 16 months on. A large scale FOI request produced the result that only 19% of councils had recorded stopping even 1 retaliatory eviction…
  • Feb 13

    Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry

    Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry
    Service of notices, claims etc on ‘last known address’ can be a bit of a thorny issue. Not least the question of the extent of reasonable inquiries to find the missing person before the ‘last known address’ can be…
Rank this Week: 284

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

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

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Feb 21

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017

    Key employment law developments expected during 2017
    2017 has started with the issuance of important rulings from the Constitutional Court, regarding special protection of stability for: (i) employees close to retirement, and (ii) for the mates of women who are unemployed and expecting a child.…
  • Feb 17

    Medical Marijuana and Health Benefit Plan

    Medical Marijuana and Health Benefit Plan
    On January 30, 2017, a Board of Inquiry, formed as part of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia, issued its decision in Skinner v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund, which found that the denial of an…
  • Feb 16

    Update regarding protection against religion-based discrimination in France

    Update regarding protection against religion-based discrimination in France
    In France, the issue of religious behavior in the workplace is extremely sensitive. The principle under French employment law is that while public sector employers are required to enforce a policy of strict neutrality, in private sector…
Rank this Week: 533

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Immigration

    News from DC – Immigration
    On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” (EO) barring foreign nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA

    News from DC – President Trump’s Executive Order & Congressional Action to Repeal ACA
    Repeal and Replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) On January 12 and 13, 2017, the 115th Congress set the stage for the Trump administration by passing a budget resolution to repeal major provisions of the ACA with…
  • Feb 20

    News from DC – Reducing Regulation

    News from DC – Reducing Regulation
    January 20, 2017 Memorandum from Reince Priebus On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. In the memorandum, Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff,…
Rank this Week: 529

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 592

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: 472

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
  • Feb 20

    The Round Up – locking up leakers for longer

    The Round Up – locking up leakers for longer
    Information leaks have led to some slippery situations for some in recent weeks. Not even David Beckham escaped unscathed, when his disappointment at being overlooked for a knighthood was revealed in a series of…
  • Feb 10

    The Round-Up: this week in human rights legal new

    The Round-Up: this week in human rights legal new
    THE DUBS AMENDMENT The big news this week is that the UK government will only accept another 150 unaccompanied refugee children under the Dubs Amendment. What’s the Dubs Amendment? Alfred Dubs, who himself came to the UK via…
  • Feb 9

    More vaccine litigation

    More vaccine litigation
    John (A Minor: Vaccine Damage Payments scheme), Re [2017] EWCA Civ – read judgment As commentators to my previous post on immunisation have pointed out, vaccinations are not cost-free. But the benefit of eliminating pathogens through…
Rank this Week: 692

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 686

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Feb 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…
  • Feb 13

    How susceptible are legal jobs to computerisation?

    How susceptible are legal jobs to computerisation?
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post With automation and artificial intelligence becoming increasingly large parts of modern-day technology, many people are worried that their jobs may be at risk of being…
  • Feb 13

    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: 691

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
  • Feb 17

    Polish DPA Releases Data Privacy Inspection Plans – Targets Health, Shopping

    Polish DPA Releases Data Privacy Inspection Plans – Targets Health, Shopping
    The Polish Data Protection Authority has just released its inspection plans for 2017. This year, the GIODO has decided to target its review of compliance with data protection laws on the health services sector, as well as on the consumer…
  • Feb 16

    Your Cyber Minute: Watch Our Topline Digest of Today’s Cybersecurity Issue

    Your Cyber Minute: Watch Our Topline Digest of Today’s Cybersecurity Issue
    With cybersecurity issues evolving rapidly, every minute counts. Our new video series, Your Cyber Minute, is specifically designed for busy in-house counsel to gain practical perspectives – fast. This multi-part series is an extension…
  • Feb 15

    ICO Turns Spotlight on Data Broker Industry

    ICO Turns Spotlight on Data Broker Industry
    Data brokers are organisations that obtain data from a variety of sources and then sell or license it to third parties. Many trade in personal data, which is purchased by their customers for several purposes, most commonly to support…
Rank this Week: 1250

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Eight Myths About Speeding in England and Wale

    Eight Myths About Speeding in England and Wale
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Speeding is the most common type of driving offence, with around one in seven motorists being caught driving over the speed limit every year. Some drivers are repeat…
  • Nov 16

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year

    CerealOffers.com - A great site about breakfast cereals and their gifts over the year
    Heads-up for a great site about breakfast cereals and their various gifts over the years. It's at www.cerealoffers.com and is packed full of wonderful information and pictures of the boxes and the gifts which could be found inside.…
  • Oct 19

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist

    Have You Been Hurt on the Job? A Post-Injury Checklist
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Getting injured at a site of employment is a terrible thing to experience. Not only is the pain and embarrassment often difficult to bear, there are many legal…
Rank this Week: 1058

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Feb 10

    Reporting the Family Courts – Are we doing it justice?

    Reporting the Family Courts – Are we doing it justice?
    STOP! Don’t answer that question….well, not yet anyway. Come to The Transparency Project’s debate on the topic on 5 April, with a super line up of esteemed persons (and myself) – and tell us what you think then.…
  • Feb 7

    Who knew? The EU destroyed the traditional nuclear family

    Who knew? The EU destroyed the traditional nuclear family
    “Heaven preserve us from pundits and experts” begins Paul Coleridge, in his recent opinion piece in The Telegraph : Brexit is an opportunity to reverse the tragic decline of marriage in Britain. Indeed. I’ve got a right…
  • Feb 5

    Debretts* guide to social media for lawyer

    Debretts* guide to social media for lawyer
    *It’s not Debrett’s, it’s mine. It was reported last week in the Gazette that we barristers had been “warned” over our social media conduct. It took only a small amount of digging to establish this was…
Rank this Week: 744

The Intelligent Challenge

The Intelligent Challenge

Covers law firm management.

http://intelligentchallenge.com/
  • Dec 30

    The Relevant Lawyer

    The Relevant Lawyer
    The chapter I wrote on the changing nature of the legal profession in the United Kingdom was published by the American Bar Association and is available from the following link:.…
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
  • Dec 18

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location

    The writing on the wall #7 – location, location, location
    Let’s for a moment put aside the discussion as to whether an investment by a law firm into premium real estate makes sense. Let’s assume that clients don’t object to funding acres of marble and an atrium full of lush…
Rank this Week: 738

panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    How to Solve a Problem Like Brexit (no cats)

    How to Solve a Problem Like Brexit (no cats)
    Im briefly reviving Pangloss to publicise something I think important that just came out  as  a broad hint from the Research briefing team at the House of Lords.This just came out:…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1069

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: 1166

Divorce Manual

Divorce Manual

Looks at the British Family Justice System which encourages reform through Collaborative Law and legislation. By Natasha Phillips.

http://divorcemanual.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder

    Multiple Cybernality Disorder
    It sounds silly, but give it time. People like me may not be well – we collect stuff on the web; from dating sites, to forums, social media groups, entire libraries of reading material for every occasion and finally, personal blogs. I…
  • May 21

    LoreCast

    LoreCast
    LoreCast for the week ending Friday 21st May.
  • May 12

    Relationships Scotland

    Relationships Scotland
    Relationships Scotland is an organisation offering support to families through mediums such as mediation and counselling and their aim is to reach out to families who are looking for help. They are also in the running to win a website…
Rank this Week: 1045

Head of Legal

Head of Legal

Covers european law.

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

    New Head of Legal!

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

    Ballots, figures and the right to strike

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

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

    Charon QC podcast: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the Supreme Court
    Earlier this week Charon interviewed Lord Falconer about his attempt to amend the law to legalise assisted suicide in some cases - they also discussed the new Supreme Court. It's a good listen, timed perfectly for this week with the Purdy…
Rank this Week: 1066

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Feb 21

    IOSCO concludes that at this stage further work on loan funds is not merited

    IOSCO concludes that at this stage further work on loan funds is not merited
    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published its final report setting out its findings following a survey on loan funds.  There are two types of loan funds: a loan originating fund whose strategy allows…
  • Feb 21

    IRSG report on CCPs post Brexit

    IRSG report on CCPs post Brexit
    The International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) has published a report on the implications for users of financial markets in the UK and EU if the current legal and regulatory framework for central counterparties continue unchanged after…
  • Feb 20

    ECB consults on amendments to Regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information

    ECB consults on amendments to Regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information
    The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a consultation paper on amendments to the ECB Regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information (Regulation). The ECB proposes to amend the Regulation to reflect the European Banking…
Rank this Week: 2435

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Spencers Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury law in the UK.

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

    When you forget about an employee...

    When you forget about an employee...
    Whilst Mr Garcia, a Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for "at least" six years until he was caught after becoming eligible for a long service award is an extreme example, it can be a case of ‘out of sight out of…
  • Feb 13

    As this week sees Valentine’s Day, what could be more sobering than a warning of the dangers of office affairs?

    As this week sees Valentine’s Day, what could be more sobering than a warning of the dangers of office affairs?
    Around one in five of married couples meet at work - if the evidence of divorce petitions are anything to go by, and with the increasing number of workplace affairs involving a colleague or client, the percentage of people who meet at work…
  • Feb 8

    Instead of updating your Facebook relationship status, update your Will!

    Instead of updating your Facebook relationship status, update your Will!
    Valentines Day is soon to be upon us – a typically ‘Marmite’ day for most. Social media users love to post statuses and photos of the gifts and cards they have received, or to moan that the day is just another ‘money…
Rank this Week: 2917

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Feb 19

    UK Court of Appeal Rules that Exemptions to Access Rights are Construed Narrowly

    UK Court of Appeal Rules that Exemptions to Access Rights are Construed Narrowly
    Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA“), data subjects have rights to obtain copies of their personal information through a data subject access request (“DSAR“). Data subjects frequently use DSARs to obtain…
  • Feb 7

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal

    Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal
    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week reversed the district court’s approval of a settlement and settlement class in the consolidated consumer class action arising from Target Corporation’s 2013 security incident. …
  • Jan 30

    NIST Releases Internet of Things (IoT) Security Guidance

    NIST Releases Internet of Things (IoT) Security Guidance
    Late last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released  Special Publication 800-160 (the “Guidance”) on implementing security in Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) devices. …
Rank this Week: 2475

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Law Actually is 10 years old today

    Law Actually is 10 years old today
    Yes - really. I’ve posted quite a few birthday blog posts over the last – well – decade and, looking back, I always seem to start them by saying that I can’t believe Law Actually has been going so long.  (See…
  • Feb 16

    Nissan Micra driver reconceptualises traffic law

    Nissan Micra driver reconceptualises traffic law
    (By which I mean, the driver decided to drive on the left but on the wrong side of a dual carriageway.)  It’s easily done.  Ahem. From Cornwall Live 14/02/17: Shocking footage has captured the moment a Nissan Micra driver…
  • Feb 14

    We noticed you’re using an ad-blocker. Oh really?

    We noticed you’re using an ad-blocker. Oh really?
    Like any self-respecting web user, I’ve used ad-blocking extensions for years now - since at least 2006. There are some sites so peppered with ads that browsing them without an ad-blocker just isn’t viable (I’m thinking in…
Rank this Week: 4825

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
  • Feb 17

    Applying for British Citizenship Steps 2017 [VIDEO]

    Applying for British Citizenship Steps 2017 [VIDEO]
    Applying for British Citizenship  2017 Applying for British Citizenship can be quite stressful. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there and a lot of the time the information is not in one place. Having the correct…
  • Feb 17

    British Citizenship Documents 2017 [VIDEO]

    British Citizenship Documents 2017 [VIDEO]
    Applying for British Citizenship  2017 Applying for British Citizenship can be quite stressful. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there and a lot of the time the information is not in one place. Having the correct…
  • Feb 16

    British Citizenship Requirements 2017 [VIDEO]

    British Citizenship Requirements 2017 [VIDEO]
    Applying for British Citizenship  2017 Applying for British Citizenship can be quite stressful. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there and a lot of the time the information is not in one place. To make this simpler, we…
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Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

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

    Trust me, I’m a lawyer

    Trust me, I’m a lawyer
    Litigation Futures features a guest post from Deborah Evans, chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, titled “Can we trust insurers to behave?”.  In the context of rising insurance premiums, she called…
  • Feb 8

    Detailed assessment and proportionality

    Detailed assessment and proportionality
    I have previously questioned the reasoning of Master Rowley, when dealing with the new proportionality test in May v Wavell Group, that: “The proportionate amount of costs must inevitably be smaller for a case which concludes early…
  • Feb 5

    Key skills for successful lawyer

    Key skills for successful lawyer
    Online job advertisement I came across over the weekend: “Immigration/ Asylum Caseworkers / Paralegal / Family Solicitors XXX & XXX LAW FIRM – London SW19 Our firm have opportunities ambitious Caseworkers/paralegal with…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
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IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index
    In February of 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) released its 2017 International IP Index.  (Index).  Unsurprisingly, the overall conclusion is that IP is the medicine for all that ills countries.  The 148 page Index…
  • Feb 14

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"
    OxFirst is hosting another free webinar which, like previous events, promises to be most worthwhile. The topic is ‘IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation’, and the event will take place on February…
  • Feb 10

    Israel's budget confirms expansion of IP incentives for tech

    Israel's budget confirms expansion of IP incentives for tech
    Israel's budget for 2017-18 confirms some measures for tech companies announced last year, with the changes applying from 1 January 2017.Firstly, the budget reiterates the 'innovation box' regime proposed last year, introducing a 6% corporate…
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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/
  • Feb 14

    What does the future hold for Employment Tribunal reform?

    What does the future hold for Employment Tribunal reform?
    The Ministry of Justice has recently published its review of the introduction of Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) fees. The fees were first introduced 2013 and many groups have raised concerns that they are a potentially serious barrier…
  • Jan 24

    Philadelphia Employers Barred from Asking about Wage History

    Philadelphia Employers Barred from Asking about Wage History
    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance into law. The bill amends the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s wage history at…
  • Dec 28

    NY Dept of Labor Finalizes Major Changes to Wage Regulation

    NY Dept of Labor Finalizes Major Changes to Wage Regulation
    In New York, a large number of wage and hour requirements are statutorily codified in the Labor Law. Many others requirements, however, are set forth in regulations known as wage orders, which are issued and updated from time-to-time by the…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Legal Technology and AI update

    Legal Technology and AI update
    The BIALL Knowledge Management Group is pleased to announce its next event, kindly sponsored by InfoTrack (https://www.infotrack.co.uk/), to be held at Shearman & Sterling in London on Tuesday 7th March 2017 from 6pm to 8pm. Alex Smith,…
  • Feb 13

    BIALL Student Award

    BIALL Student Award
    We are now accepting applications for the BIALL Student Award 2017.The prizeThe winner of the award will receive a £250 cash prize and a years' membership of BIALL, and will be invited to attend the awards dinner at the BIALL conference…
  • Feb 2

    BIALL - CLSIG - SLA Europe Graduate Open Day

    BIALL - CLSIG - SLA Europe Graduate Open Day
    BIALL, CLSIG and SLA Europe are pleased to invite new professionals, graduate trainees, early career librarians and students to their joint Graduate Open Day at CILIP HQ. The day is kindly sponsored by specialist recruitment agencies CB…
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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
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Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    About that Ninth Circuit Opinion

    About that Ninth Circuit Opinion
    First: Like the original non-decision by Federal District Judge James L. Robart, the 29-page order by the Ninth Circuit on Thursday does not qualify as a genuine decision on the law. Neither one of them cites or discusses the basic…
  • Feb 9

    A Taste of Their Own Medicine?

    A Taste of Their Own Medicine?
    The ever-litigious bunch at 815 Second Avenue, the New York headquarters of ECUSA, may be getting a taste of their own medicine. Or it may just be a case of litigation inculturated beyond the point of no return: the litigators at ECUSA have…
  • Feb 6

    Exacerbating Disunion

    Exacerbating Disunion
    This is ostensibly a blog covering matters Anglican, but the news from that front has been so desultory that till now I have refrained from writing about it.Essentially, the Anglican Communion is sundered, and is no longer accurately…
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Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Left out of a Will?

    Left out of a Will?
    Leaving someone out of a Will may be a deliberate choice, but can also be due to changes in circumstances since a Will was written, or be the consequence of a mistake in how the Will was drafted.  Those who are named in a Will are known…
  • Feb 8

    Limitation Periods – how long do I have to take a legal claim?

    Limitation Periods – how long do I have to take a legal claim?
    Limitation Periods are the amount of time within which you must take any legal claim.  This is the period within which a claim must be formally started.  The law on limitation periods is set out in the Limitation Act 1980 and if the…
  • Feb 7

    Employer References – speak now or forever hold your peace…

    Employer References – speak now or forever hold your peace…
    Employers often contact previous employers for a reference when they are recruiting a new member of staff. Depending on how the previous employment role ended, this can lead to concern as to quite how to respond. In recent years there has…
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Property Blawg

Property Blawg

Covers property and real estate law in the UK.

http://www.propertyblawg.com/
  • Feb 9

    Property Legal Matters FAQs inc how to divide the family home & mortgage during divorce

    Property Legal Matters FAQs inc how to divide the family home & mortgage during divorce
    How do you divide the family home during divorce? What costs do you face if you want to give your home or your rental property to your children? How can you reduce the capital gains tax on an inherited house? Portico London estate agents put…
  • Jan 17

    Listed Building Buying Guide

    Listed Building Buying Guide
    When you’re considering a property, buying a listed building means inheriting a grand property steeped in history – but it also means having to be aware of the rules, regulations and issues surrounding listed properties. What is a…
  • Jan 6

    Guide to Legal Jargon when Buying/Selling Your Home

    Guide to Legal Jargon when Buying/Selling Your Home
    The following is a guide to some of the legal jargon you may encounter when buying or selling your home in England or Wales:- Do you know what amortisation is? What about gazundering or gazumping? You might have a vague idea of the meaning of…
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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/
  • Feb 8

    Case Note: Jushi Group Co Ltd v OCV Intellectual Capital LLC

    Case Note: Jushi Group Co Ltd v OCV Intellectual Capital LLC
    Strands of Glass Fibres Author NoiseDSource WikipediaCreative CommonsLicence  Jane Lambert Jushi Group Co Ltd v OCV Intellectual Capital LLC [2017] EWHC 171 (IPEC) (06 Feb 2017)  This was a…
  • Jan 25

    Patents: Wobben v Siemens - Blowing in the Wind

    Patents: Wobben v Siemens - Blowing in the Wind
    Offshore Wind Farm Photo Anke HueperSource WikipediaCreative Commons Licence Jane Lambert Wobben Properties GmbH v Siemens Public Ltd Company and Others [2017] EWCA Civ 5 (19 Jan 2017) The claimant company, Wobben…
  • Jan 19

    Case Note: Bhayani v Taylor Bracewell LLP - Goodwill generated by a Partner or Employee

    Case Note: Bhayani v Taylor Bracewell LLP - Goodwill generated by a Partner or Employee
    Jane Lambert Bhayani and Another v Taylor Bracewell LLP [2016] EWHC 3360 (IPEC) (22 Dec 2016) In Reckitt and Colman Products Ltd v Borden Inc, and Others, [1990] 1 WLR 491, [1990] RPC 341, [1990] 1 All ER 873, [1990] WLR 491, [1990]…
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Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Feb 7

    RSS is dying, right?

    RSS is dying, right?
    My latest post on Internet Newsletter for Lawyers: I am a long-time proponent of RSS but am aware that it is declining in visibility. Many sites large and small are not offering RSS feeds any more. What’s up? Read more
  • Oct 10

    The need for technological competence

    The need for technological competence
    My latest post on Internet Newsletter for Lawyers: Across the pond, in 2012, the American Bar Association formally approved a change to their Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent not…
  • Jul 5

    Brexit for lawyer

    Brexit for lawyer
    Extracts from my latest post in Internet Newsletter for Lawyers about the legal and constitutional issues surrounding Brexit: As opinions on this change by the hour, your best bet is to follow the latest comments on Twitter from those lawyers…
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About Conveyancing

About Conveyancing

Covers conveyancing in England and Wales. By Simon Seaton.

http://blog.aboutconveyancing.com/
  • Feb 5

    Upgrading your Report on Title: What Should you be Adding?

    Upgrading your Report on Title: What Should you be Adding?
    Is there a more important and time-consuming document in the conveyancing process than the Report on Title? Yet most firms do not update this critical precedent more than once every couple of years. Lexsure have arranged a 30 minute…
  • Jan 10

    Santander Update 'Acceptable' New Home Warranty Scheme

    Santander Update 'Acceptable' New Home Warranty Scheme
    Santander have just updated Section 6.7.1 of their CML Handbook Part 2 instructions to read: 1 NHBC Buildmark2 Premier Guarantee (New Homes; Self Build; Completed Housing)3 BLP (Building Life Plans) residential housing warranty insurance…
  • Dec 29

    Metro Bank Updates CML Handbook Past 2 Instruction

    Metro Bank Updates CML Handbook Past 2 Instruction
    Metro Bank PLC have just updated 15 sections of their CML Handbook Instructions. Some of the more notable section changes include : 5.4.6- Does the lender accept search insurance and, if yes, what are the lender's specific…
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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/
  • Feb 3

    Illegal Instruction

    Illegal Instruction
    So your boss wants you to do something you think is illegal… Given the recent sacking of the US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, we thought it appropriate to look at how English law deals with similar situations. There are of…
  • Nov 1

    The Gig Economy

    The Gig Economy
    Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’. This is the idea that permanent jobs are old-fashioned relics of a previous…
  • Sep 7

    Ploughing Match

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

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Occasional items on ADR - mostly Arbitration

https://geoffreybh.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 3

    Thoughts on the logic of Brexit

    Thoughts on the logic of Brexit
    May I suggest that it is arguable that to adopt the result of a referendum as definitive and final is counter to the principles of a parliamentary democracy?   That is the logical implication of the judgment of the majority of the…
  • Dec 21

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication
    In Amey Wye Valley Ltd v The County of Herefordshire District Council [2016] EWHC 2368 (TCC) the learned Judge observed, “Errors of fine detail are part of the process effectively accepted by Parliament as a consequence of the process…
  • May 14

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?
    Arbitration – a Law unto itself?  Fortunately, there is no copyright in titles, as I would like to take as a text the title of the 30th Annual Lecture organised by The School of International Arbit… Source: Arbitration…
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Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

Features library news, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more.

http://birkbecklibrarylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 2

    Hein Online training video

    Hein Online training video
    Hein Online has recently added a number of videos to its YouTube channel.These include:Navigating the HeinOnline interfaceSearching in HeinOnlineDownloading, Printing and Sharing HeinOnline ContentCreating a MyHein account (this allows…
  • Jan 25

    Two new ejournal

    Two new ejournal
    We now have online access to the following two journals:Critical Inquiry 2002 - presentNordic Journal of Human Rights 2014 - presentBoth can be accessed in the usual way, from the library web site's home page.
  • Jan 16

    UK Bills on Westlaw

    UK Bills on Westlaw
    The Bills service on Westlaw UK has recently been improved. If you're interested in a piece of legislation currently going through Parliament then you may find the Bills Service of interest.It contains information on Bills from the current…
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TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 1

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data
    EFF has publicised a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which details a new policy by US border police in which agents ask Muslim Americans returning home for travels abroad for social media handles, but also going as…
  • Jan 23

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger
    [SPOILERS] After languishing for more than a year in my “to read” pile, I finally got around to reading The Circle by David Eggers. This is an important, yet flawed book, and while I loved many of the concepts and loathed the…
  • Dec 12

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?
    Back in 2006, Time magazine awarded its person of the year to us. The Internet. Time writer Lev Grossman (of The Magicians fame) wrote the following: “[2006 is] a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.…
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