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A rare find…

A rare find…

“Sound the ALARM

Ping! goes the alarm signal in the lawyer’s mind, Stop! It says, there was something on this quite recently,

But, where?

It needn’t have been a case.

An order, perhaps?

Or some promise by a Minister?

Anyhow, there was something.

And the wise man turns to CURRENT LAW to check up. It takes him only a moment to find what he is looking for or to make sure that it was a false alarm.

You get …

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The ICLR Annual Mooting Competition 2010-2011

The ICLR Annual Mooting Competition 2010-2011

On Wednesday 30th March 2011 the Open University took on the University of Exeter in the final of The ICLR Annual Mooting Competition. The prestigious event was held in the sumptuous Large Pension Room at Gray’s Inn, a space which offers the perfect setting for a legal debate.

The Large Pension Room at Gray’s Inn and the ICLR Moot Shields

Philip Zack took to the stand first for the Open University in front of Lord Justice Elias and Mr …

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A suitable case for tweetment (Part 2)

In a recent speech on open justice the Master of the Rolls added his support to the idea of tweeting from court.

I welcome the Lord Chief Justice’s Interim Guidance on Tweeting in Courts. Without wanting to prejudge the contents of the Final Guidance, it seems to me that, subject again to proper safeguards, the advent of court tweeting should be accepted, provided of course that the tweeting does not interfere with the hearing. Why force a …

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Case search tips

Case search tips

The Case Search function on our new website is a powerful resource. Make sure you get the most out of it by following a few simple tips.

ALL CASES search

First, try entering in the Case name field as few words as possible. For example, try “Vesta” or “Vesta v Butcher” rather than “Forsikringsaktieselskapet Vesta v. Butcher”.

Second, you don’t have to fill in the Date of Judgment fields precisely. You can just type in years, for example, to …

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