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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

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

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Italian Supreme Court confirms availability of copyright protection to TV format

    Italian Supreme Court confirms availability of copyright protection to TV format
    The TV format at the centre of the case decided by the Supreme CourtTV formats may be incredibly valuable, and be sold in franchise in several countries. As a result, also disputes relating to TV formats may be complex, lengthy and with…
  • Sep 25

    Book Review : What if we could reimagine copyright?

    Book Review : What if we could reimagine copyright?
    Let's fix copyright.Artwork by Prime Altemus Have you ever wondered 'what if we could rewrite copyright' but did not let your imagination run wild, thinking that copyright law was a lost cause anyway? If so, Giblin and Weatherall's…
  • Sep 23

    Around the IP blog

    Around the IP blog
    MARQUES CLASS 46 (Trade Marks)Jeremy Phillips receives Goldring AwardEarlier this week IPKat founder and longtime contributor, as well as Class 46 founder and MARQUES Social Media Coordinator, Jeremy Phillips (right)…
Rank this Week: 27

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 25

    Job Ad – S London

    Job Ad – S London
    Anthony Gold Solicitors London SE17 Paralegal x 2 – Housing, Landlord & Tenant Anthony Gold is currently recruiting for two Housing, Landlord & Tenant paralegals to support a varied and interesting caseload, based at our…
  • Sep 24

    Lionel Richie and housing law

    Lionel Richie and housing law
    It was the Nat Fed conference last week and I know many of our readers were there taking in the sights and experiences and nabbing free pens/drinks. I’ve never really enjoyed it. Not enough law for me. I’m also deeply sceptical of…
  • Sep 24

    Lionel Richie and housing law

    Lionel Richie and housing law
    It was the Nat Fed conference last week and I know many of our readers were there taking in the sights and experiences and nabbing free pens/drinks. I’ve never really enjoyed it. Not enough law for me. I’m also deeply sceptical of…
Rank this Week: 288

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 220

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/
Rank this Week: 253

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 295

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

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

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Sep 25

    Is Whiplash Covered By Workers’ Compensation? (In the USA)

    Is Whiplash Covered By Workers’ Compensation? (In the USA)
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Whiplash is a common neck injury that often occurs after a serious car accident. Sometimes referred to as whiplash associated disorder (WAD), it is most likely to occur…
  • Sep 25

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Sep 18

    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: 559

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Is Help to Buy only for New Homes?

    Is Help to Buy only for New Homes?
    Is this a question that has been playing on your mind? Is Help to Buy only for New Homes?   Help to Buy is a government scheme which was introduced to offer help to first time home buyers purchase a property. This was brought about by…
  • Sep 21

    Protecting your intellectual property – what is it and how can it be done?

    Protecting your intellectual property – what is it and how can it be done?
    Protecting your intellectual property – what is it and how can it be done?   It is a common saying that imitation is the best form of flattery, however, this is not the case where such imitation causes a loss to your business!…
  • Sep 18

    Shared ownership: A Current Explanation

    Shared ownership: A Current Explanation
    Shared ownership: A Current Explanation Often when purchasing a property, we do not do it alone. Our reasons may differ, for example a couple may wish to start a family or business partners may seek to make an investment but the law that…
Rank this Week: 545

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    How to deal with neighbours who keep complaining about noise

    How to deal with neighbours who keep complaining about noise
    This is a question to the blog clinic from Michela who is a tenant. Me and my partner are having problems with the couple that live below us. They keep on complaining to our landlord that they can hear us walking around. They have knocked on…
  • Sep 24

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18th September

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 18th September
    We have some good webinars coming up.  Martyn Ashley Taylor will be doing one of our Landlord Law Training webinars on Thursday and I will be interviewing Mike Morgan of TDS on 3 October. But what happened on the blog last week? Monday…
  • Sep 21

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #296

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #296
    A nautical parable Surfing the internet at the weekend I fell across a page showing the 1st class menu on the Titanic the night she sank. Freshly cooked Lobster was available, plucked from a tank and plunged into boiling water and it set me…
Rank this Week: 929

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain
    So, the long-running legal saga starring a photographer, a monkey and an animal rights organisation has finally come to an end when both parties (not the monkey) have reached a settlement. While it is not common to learn the particulars of…
  • Aug 18

    The great free speech online debate

    The great free speech online debate
    One of the most over-used (yet true) legal comparisons in Internet regulation studies is to contrast the European and US approaches to freedom of speech when it comes to cyberspace. The United States favours an almost unlimited view of…
  • Aug 8

    Should academics try to engage the public?

    Should academics try to engage the public?
    This may seem like an odd title given the fact that I write a blog and I also have an active social media presence. But the question of public engagement is one that does come up often in academic circles, where we are increasingly encouraged…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Sep 14

    Want To Avoid The Need To Rebrand? Find Out The Pitfalls Before You Choose A Name

    Want To Avoid The Need To Rebrand? Find Out The Pitfalls Before You Choose A Name
    Picking a name for your business isn’t always straightforward. An obvious first step for entrepreneurs embarking on a naming project is to pick some names and do a search engine check to assess whether anyone else is using the name. If…
  • Sep 4

    Cease And Desist Letter? Six Crucial Points About Trade Mark

    Cease And Desist Letter? Six Crucial Points About Trade Mark
    Your product or service’s brand name is how you promote and advertise your business—and it’s what your customers use to recommend you. Using a strong brand name, your business becomes better known and builds goodwill in its…
  • Aug 31

    Cease And Desist Letter? Six Crucial Points About Trade Mark

    Cease And Desist Letter? Six Crucial Points About Trade Mark
    Your product or service’s brand name is how you promote and advertise your business—and it’s what your customers use to recommend you. Using a strong brand name, your business becomes better known and builds goodwill in its…
Rank this Week: 702

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

The Insurance & Reinsurance Report

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

http://www.insurerereport.com/
Rank this Week: 613

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Sep 5

    Robot lawyers (again)

    Robot lawyers (again)
    In the July issue of Internet Newsletter for Lawyers Casey Flaherty forcefully makes the case against the hype surrounding AI and robots in legal, particularly by vendors talking up their own offerings. He is also somewhat sensitive to those…
  • Apr 29

    Robots and the law

    Robots and the law
    My latest article for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers.
  • Mar 14

    How Twitter work

    How Twitter work
    A number of commentators are referring to the Twitter libel case of Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins [2017] EWHC 433 (QB). In particular, the How Twitter Works appendix has got some excited. The full judgment is now on BAILII and (…)Read…
Rank this Week: 435

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

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

    Vacancies for paid student ambassador

    Vacancies for paid student ambassador
    Thomson Reuters currently have two vacancies for student ambassadors to represent and promote Westlaw and Practical Law services at the University of Law, Guildford. These roles are external posts, which could be carried out alongside…
  • Jul 18

    Welcome

    Welcome
    Welcome to the library
  • Jul 5

    Library and LRC summer opening hour

    Library and LRC summer opening hour
    The Library will be remain open as usual on weekdays from 8.30am – 10pm from Monday 17th July – Friday 8th September to help you in your studies over the summer. During this time the library will be staffed from Monday to…
Rank this Week: 400

Unlock The Law

Unlock The Law

Legal blog designed to help people and businesses in the UK to understand their legal problem, with blogs explaining the legal angle on the latest news (family law, sports law, personal injury, business law and much more).

https://www.unlockthelaw.co.uk/News.html
  • Aug 9

    Should I be paid for training at work?

    Should I be paid for training at work?
    Whether you must be paid for training in your job will depend on your contract of employment and also the nature of your job. If unpaid training is mentioned in your contract of employment, it may be that you are not entitled to pay. For…
  • Aug 2

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

    Lewis Nedas Law Announces Co-operation with Leading Frankfurt Law Practice, Edificia
    The following is a guest contribution from Lewis Nedas Law....
  • May 16

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

    What happens if I don’t leave a will, Scotland?
    There is no legal requirement to leave a will, but there are a number of practical and financial reasons as to why you should do so. If you fail to leave a will in Scotland, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of…
Rank this Week: 726

bloody relations

bloody relations

Covers UK family law.

http://bloodyrelations.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    What is a drink problem?

    What is a drink problem?
    There is a facetious answer to the question - what is a drink problem. Empty glass is the problem - another drink the solution. Or drink is the solution - now what was the problem again? In care cases, however, the usual joking between…
  • Feb 14

    AA: Alcoholics Anonymou

    AA: Alcoholics Anonymou
    Many of my clients who have drink problems refuse to go to the obvious place for help: Alcoholics Anonymous . Over the years I have been given numerous different reasons and I thought I would do my best to debunk a few of the myths about…
  • Feb 14

    Alcohol and Addiction Support & Treatment

    Alcohol and Addiction Support & Treatment
    Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol abuse. Their website publishes a number of leaflets and fact sheets and there is a directory of all local drug & alcohol services in the UK searchable by area. The directory also lists…
Rank this Week: 894

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

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

    Why legal intranets lets users down!

    Why legal intranets lets users down!
    For anyone who manages an intranet in a law firm, a recent webinar by BA Insight will definitely be of interest. Called "Why Legal Intranets Let Users Down"The Webinar starts with an introduction to the four main issues that BA Insight see as…
  • Jan 4

    The future of enterprise tech-nolo-gy!

    The future of enterprise tech-nolo-gy!
    It's hot and chrismassy...a win win situation!It seems odd to be writing about something in 2016, that took place in 2015. But that's exactly what I'm doing in this post, which as you may have spotted is called "The future of enterprise…
  • Nov 16

    Social, to Knowledge Management's Rescue?

    Social, to Knowledge Management's Rescue?
    Two articles recently published on the CMS Wire website have caught my attention because they mention both Social and Knowledge Management, two of my favourite subjects :-)In the first article called "Social to Knowledge Management's Rescue"…
Rank this Week: 456

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: 792

Law is War

Law is War

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

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 492

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

    Interesting Things of the Week #200
    How to conduct library website usability studies for free – some useful resources and tips Poetry Archive – poems read by their authors (or celebs) 12 Quotes From Roald Dahl for Book Lovers What type of library user are…
Rank this Week: 425

Divorce Experts

Divorce Experts

Covers cases and trends in divorce law. By Pannone.

http://divorceexperts.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    International family law cases on the up

    International family law cases on the up
    The BBC have today reported upon the rise in global family disputes including child abduction, relocation, inter-country adoption and forced marriages. The increase in cases which have an international element seems to have been caused by the…
  • Apr 23

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce

    Eco millionaire faces claim for maintenance 20 years after his divorce
    The unfortunate plight of multi-millionaire Dale Vince has recently demonstrated the importance of entering into a Consent Order to deal with financial aspects of a divorce. Mr Vince and his wife divorced in 1992. They did not enter…
  • Apr 11

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow

    Defamation and Divorce - Two Unhappy Bedfellow
    The sad tale of proceedings for defamation at the High Court between Lady Nora Colthurst and her ex-husband’s girlfriend’s daughter is worth commenting on from a divorce perspective. Lady Colthurst and her ex-husband had been…
Rank this Week: 794

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: 909

Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove

Covers conveyancing and residential property law in the United Kingdom.

http://www.fridaysmove.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4207

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
  • Sep 25

    New OxFirst webinar to share wisdom on IP valuation

    New OxFirst webinar to share wisdom on IP valuation
    IP Finance friend OxFirst Ltd is putting on another of its excellent webinar programs, this time on the topic--"Embracing the IP Valuation Universe”. CDP- Accredited, the Webinar will take place on October 4, 2017 - 15.00 BST = 16.00…
  • Sep 20

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!
    Jeremy Phillips, the founder of the IP Finance Blog among many other blogs, was awarded the David Goldring Volunteer Award from Marques.  The Marques website describes the award: David Goldring was instrumental in the launch of MARQUES,…
  • Sep 14

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage
    CNBC has published an interesting article about fake IP claims on Amazon titled, "Amazon was Tricked by Fake Law Firm Into Removing a Hot Product, Costing This Seller $200,000."  The article alleges that competitors of sellers on Amazon…
Rank this Week: 1615

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1963

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Sep 25

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime
    In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to…
  • Sep 25

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime
    In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to…
  • Sep 20

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada
    On September 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published proposed new regulations in the Canada Gazette, which set out specifics regarding the mandatory data breach reporting requirements under the Personal Information Protection and…
Rank this Week: 1782

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 24

    News Essentials: 25th September 2017

    News Essentials: 25th September 2017
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSLabour-backed report calls for more generous legal aid systemReview criticises coalition government’s cuts and calls for new law enshrining right to…
  • Sep 21

    Common sense R.I.P.

    Common sense R.I.P.
    Well, hopefully there was some common sense in my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included:Common sense drowns in a sea of guidance - Thoughts that occurred whilst reading the new…
  • Sep 21

    President of Family Division tells new family lawyers: “We have to embrace technology.”

    President of Family Division tells new family lawyers: “We have to embrace technology.”
    Over 200 family lawyers and other family justice professionals at the start of their careers gathered today (Thursday) in Central London, to take part in Resolution’s inaugural national YRes conference.The conference, aimed at those…
Rank this Week: 1315

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/
  • Sep 24

    Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 25 September 2017

    Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 25 September 2017
    This is the last in our series of “Summary Round Ups” covering media and law developments during the Summer Legal Vacation. This covers matters since our Round Up of 11 September 2017. News The long awaited judgment…
  • Sep 24

    Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 25 September 2017

    Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 25 September 2017
    This is the last in our series of “Summary Round Ups” covering media and law developments during the Summer Legal Vacation. This covers matters since our Round Up of 11 September 2017. News The long awaited judgment…
  • Sep 24

    Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 25 September 2017

    Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 25 September 2017
    This is the last in our series of “Summary Round Ups” covering media and law developments during the Summer Legal Vacation. This covers matters since our Round Up of 11 September 2017. News The long awaited judgment…
Rank this Week: 4123

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Sep 24

    September Round Up: Strasbourg on employees’ emails, Brexit, and news on sexual offences and abortion right

    September Round Up: Strasbourg on employees’ emails, Brexit, and news on sexual offences and abortion right
    In the news this month: The Brexit Bill The Bill for the withdrawal from the European Union has been dominating the news over the past few weeks.  Mark Elliott comments that it is ‘difficult to overstate the importance’ of…
  • Sep 23

    The biter bit – EU does NOT like being criticised by Aarhus body

    The biter bit – EU does NOT like being criticised by Aarhus body
    ACCC Findings in ACCC/C/2008/32 Last week’s post concerned the judicial review costs system in environmental cases and its compliance with the prohibitively expensive rule Art.9(4) of the Aarhus…
  • Sep 18

    Your inspiring Human Rights Act storie

    Your inspiring Human Rights Act storie
    On 2 October it is the 17th birthday of the Human Rights Act – it came into force on 2 October 2000. Rightsnfo is looking for inspiring stories of how people have used the Human Rights Act to publish as part of a birthday feature:…
Rank this Week: 4181

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Occasional items on ADR - mostly Arbitration

https://geoffreybh.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 24

    Musing about AI and responsibility

    Musing about AI and responsibility
    A recent article on the Ethics of AI led me to think about responsibility for the consequences of decisions by an AI entity. Arguably, however autonomous an AI entity, its manufacture, programming, and energising must derive, directly or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1549

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/
Rank this Week: 1961

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/
Rank this Week: 1960

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Is Avvo a credible way to search for reliable attorneys (in the USA)

    Is Avvo a credible way to search for reliable attorneys (in the USA)
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Living in a world of facts, figures and statistics, it’s easy to be sucked into the direction which ratings and percentages try to lead us. There are many…
  • Aug 23

    Three Things That a Personal Injury Lawyer Can do For You

    Three Things That a Personal Injury Lawyer Can do For You
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post People don’t always realize the value of a great lawyer. In fact, some people even attempt to take on legal cases on their own. If you’re a victim of…
  • Aug 3

    Interesting Facts About Truck & Tractor Accidents Law

    Interesting Facts About Truck & Tractor Accidents Law
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Truck and tractor accidents happen every single day in the U.S. It's estimated that more than 4,000 people die each year in accidents that involve large trucks. This…
Rank this Week: 1502

The Time Blawg

The Time Blawg

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

http://thetimeblawg.com/
  • Sep 22

    Transform your law practice after two days in Cork

    Transform your law practice after two days in Cork
    … On 16th and 17th October I will be in Cork, Ireland at the 2017 Practice Transformation Summit. I have been asked to speak on ‘The Entrepreneurial Law Firm’. I will give delegates an insight as to how I…
  • Dec 31

    Blogging about the Law

    Blogging about the Law
    … As 2016 comes to a close I post my first blog post on this blog this year. Yes… The last blog post on here (and that was a guest post) was posted just over a year ago on 27 December 2015. So why has it taken me a year to blog?…
  • Dec 27

    The 10 most important considerations for lawyer

    The 10 most important considerations for lawyer
    … This is a guest post by Michael Kusznir a Trainee Solicitor who first posted it on LinkedIn Pulse on 15 December 2015 under the headline ‘6 months as a Trainee: what I’ve learnt and come to understand’. It caught my…
Rank this Week: 3113

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

DeltaPatents EPO caselaw blog

Summary of recent decisions by boards of appeal of the European patent office (EPO).

http://dp-patentlaw.blogspot.nl/
  • Sep 20

    T 914/13 - One 73(1) in the hand worth two in the bush?

    T 914/13 - One 73(1) in the hand worth two in the bush?
    During oral proceedings before the Examining Division, an auxiliary request of the applicant was found to meet the requirements of the EPC.  However, in response to the Rule 71(3) EPC communication, the applicant reverted to earlier…
  • Sep 15

    J 19/16 - does a loss of rights in the international phase after regional entry have any effect?

    J 19/16 - does a loss of rights in the international phase after regional entry have any effect?
    An international application was filed in 2005 (with priority of 2004) with the wrong receiving office -the USPTO- who assigned an application number to it. The international application entered the EP regional phase in Nov 2006, and the EPO…
  • Sep 11

    T 1329/04

    T 1329/04
    In the decision T 488/16, recently discussed in this blog, it became again clear that the EPO is strict in allowing post-published evidence to prove inventive step. The core decision where this follows from is this decision, T…
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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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The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Delaware River Basin Commission to Consider Fracking Ban

    Delaware River Basin Commission to Consider Fracking Ban
    On Wednesday, the Delaware River Basin Commission voted to begin the rule making process that could lead to a fracking ban in parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Commission, which regulates the Delaware River…
  • Aug 2

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit

    INEOS granted second UK exploratory drilling permit
    On 18 July 2017, INEOS was granted an environmental permit to drill an exploratory borehole to take core shale samples at a site near Common Road, Harthill, South Yorkshire. It was the second permit granted by the Environment Agency (EA) to…
  • Jul 30

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule

    US BLM plans to rescind Obama-era fracking rule
    The US Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would rescind Obama-era fracking regulations. The regulations, which were promulgated in 2015 and related to hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands, had never…
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Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

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

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Sep 18

    Focus on Google DeepMind under the GDPR’s Len

    Focus on Google DeepMind under the GDPR’s Len
    The Information Commissioner’s Officer ruled, on 3 July 2017, that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust had failed to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 when it provided 1.6 million patient details to Google DeepMind as part of a…
  • Sep 8

    European Court Proposes Criteria for Assessing Employee Monitoring Activitie

    European Court Proposes Criteria for Assessing Employee Monitoring Activitie
    On September 5, the European Court of Human Rights issued a ruling in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania that affirms employees’ right to privacy in the use of communications tools in the workplace. Although the ruling is strict, it…
  • Sep 8

    European Court to France: DNA Database Violates Fundamental Right

    European Court to France: DNA Database Violates Fundamental Right
    The European Court of Human Rights decided on June 22, 2017 that France's DNA database for convicted criminals disproportionately interferes with individuals' privacy rights because of its one-size-fits-all retention period and the failure to…
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Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Sep 18

    Social workers should not hide – they are accountable to all of u

    Social workers should not hide – they are accountable to all of u
    The Guardian social care network ran a piece last week entitled Muslim fostering row: Careless press must be held to account in which the author – a social worker expresses shock that “Tower Hamlets council responded and…
  • Sep 12

    National Centre for Domestic Violence

    National Centre for Domestic Violence
    There is a very concerning piece abut the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) on Buzzfeed : A Major UK Domestic Violence Organisation Faces Accusations Of Failing Victims And Taking Inappropriate Payments Now I don’t know much…
  • Aug 30

    Foreword to The Third Edition of FCwaL

    Foreword to The Third Edition of FCwaL
    The Times has today published some selected extracts from the foreword to the third edition of my book The Family Court without a Lawyer – A Handbook for Litigants in Person. I’ve been asked for the full foreword, so here it…
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Real Estate Legal Update

Real Estate Legal Update

Covers US and UK investment property, corporate real estate issues and property development. By Reed Smith LLP.

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

    Are Contractor Joint Ventures the next development in Development?

    Are Contractor Joint Ventures the next development in Development?
    The construction industry is witness to some fascinating developments, particularly around trophy properties in prime US coastal cities. Within the US –and California particularly- we’re seeing a large number of reputable,…
  • Sep 13

    Real World results of the PA Valley Forge reverse tax appeal decision

    Real World results of the PA Valley Forge reverse tax appeal decision
    In early July 2017, in a case titled Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC, No. 49 MAP 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a  landmark decision…
  • Aug 10

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking

    Placemaking without Lawbreaking
    Placemaking? Mixed-used developments in and around London are in the midst of a golden era with the creation of mega-schemes such as those in Nine Elms and Old Oak. The new Wembley Park Development will see the creation of an unprecedented…
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The Virtual Lawyer

The Virtual Lawyer

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

http://thestevecornforthblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Sep 12

    Ranting about cold calls on You Tube

    Ranting about cold calls on You Tube
  • Sep 11

    15 cold calls in a week

    15 cold calls in a week
    In the last week I have had 14 missed calls from mobile number 07520905031. I have rejected them all my Truecaller app identified them as coming from an ‘Accident Claims Manager’. This morning I decided to take the 15th call. The…
  • Sep 5

    Concerning activist squatters, an injunction and lots of running

    Concerning activist squatters, an injunction and lots of running
    I was reminded last week about a case in which I was involved back in the 1980s – when the world of legal practice was very different. And I was younger and fitter.Towards the end of 1986 there had been a growing dispute between…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    BIALL 2018 Conference Call for Paper

    BIALL 2018 Conference Call for Paper
    The BIALL Conference Committee has launched the Call for Papers for the 2018 Conference which will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, on Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th June 2018.Our theme for 2018 is Designing our future: debate,…
  • Jun 29

    New BIALL website

    New BIALL website
    The new BIALL website has now been launched, the new website is now live for you to enjoy.Please note the BIALL Blog has also moved: http://biall.org.uk/blog.If you have an RSS feed setup for this blog please update to the new blog RSS feed…
  • Jun 5

    Preparing for #BIALL2017 : Other places to go & things to do in Manchester

    Preparing for #BIALL2017 : Other places to go & things to do in Manchester
    Other places to go & things to do in ManchesterManchester is a really vibrant and interesting city, so if you have time to explore we would certainly recommend it! Here are a few suggestions of things to see & do in the city: Town…
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Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

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

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Sep 7

    DOL’s Overtime Rule Invalidated

    DOL’s Overtime Rule Invalidated
    Recently, a Texas federal judge struck down an Obama administration Department of Labor rule that doubled the salary employees must make to be considered exempt from overtime pay.  The rule’s invalidation should provide immediate…
  • Aug 21

    Third Circuit Finds No ADA Violation Where Employee Deemed Unfit for Duty

    Third Circuit Finds No ADA Violation Where Employee Deemed Unfit for Duty
    On Tuesday August 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a claim for disability discrimination, where the plaintiff was deemed psychologically unfit for duty and subsequently had his employment…
  • Aug 14

    NYC Proposes Ban on Non-Compete

    NYC Proposes Ban on Non-Compete
    New York City, which for years has been a trailblazer in employee-friendly workplace legislation, is at it again. Late last month, the NYC Council proposed a bill that would prohibit non-compete agreements for low-wage workers.  The bill…
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Divorce Online Blog

Divorce Online Blog

News about divorce and family law.

http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Divorce-Online acquire new family law firm

    Divorce-Online acquire new family law firm
    Divorce-Online, the founders of the “online divorce” back in September 1999 have recently acquired a family law firm to help more people obtain low-cost, professional family law advice and services. The new family law firm, which…
  • Jun 29

    1/5 Divorce petitions now mention gambling as a reason for divorce

    1/5 Divorce petitions now mention gambling as a reason for divorce
    https://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/gambling-as-a-reason-for-divorce-is-on-the-rise/Social media and gambling are mentioned in up to 40% of all divorce petitions we receive 40% of all divorce petitions that Divorce-Online.co.uk have…
  • Jun 29

    1/5 Divorce petitions now mention gambling as a reason for divorce

    1/5 Divorce petitions now mention gambling as a reason for divorce
    http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/blog/gambling-as-a-reason-for-divorce-is-on-the-rise/Social media and gambling are mentioned in up to 40% of all divorce petitions we receive 40% of all divorce petitions that Divorce-Online.co.uk have received…
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Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)

    Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)
    [Note: For background to this post, please read its predecessor here.]After the Motion to Recuse and Vacate discussed in the previous post, the petition for rehearing heaps on many more reasons why the South Carolina Supreme Court should…
  • Sep 2

    Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare

    Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare
    In two separate court filings yesterday, the attorneys for Bishop Mark Lawrence, the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and twenty-nine parishes -- who had been told they must hand over their properties to the national Church (ECUSA) and its…
  • Aug 31

    Turnings (II): the Light of Christ Shines in our Newest Christian

    Turnings (II): the Light of Christ Shines in our Newest Christian
    Sunday, August 27, 2017, marked a series of milestones for this Curmudgeon, his wife, his family, and the Christian community of which we are all a part.First of all, it started the countdown to next Sunday, September 3, which will mark the…
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