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Raw Law Wars

As avid fans of the excellent Guardian law online service, we were a little baffled by their recent editorial concerning the opening up of judgments to public scrutiny.The debate about the free availability of raw law certainly deserves attention, but let’s be clear what we’re talking about.

The first point to make is that this is not about reported case law (of which ICLR is the leading provider) but about unreported judgments of the superior courts. In its Continue Reading

Judicious Reviewing

Judicious Reviewing

I’m reading a book For pleasure and profit The pleasure is variable The profit small I’m doing what’s called Reviewing”

“Reviewing”, by Paul Magrath (from Pretext 6 (2002), ed DJ Taylor)

As an occasional freelance book reviewer (and poet) this blogger has been following the Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd litigation with more than merely jurisprudential curiosity. (The case has spawned a series of judgments in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal, one …

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Law Reporting: the inside story

Law Reporting: the inside story

“A lot of people don’t know much about law reporting. We all read them, of course… at least, we’re supposed to read them”, says legendary law blogger Charon QC, introducing his latest “lawcast” for InsiteLaw Mag in which he interviews Daniel Hoadley, a member of the Bar who went into law reporting for ICLR.

Daniel joined us a little over a year ago, having previously spent a short time with ICLR doing …

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