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Book review: Law and Religion

Book review: Law and Religion

Over the past decade the subject of law and religion has emerged as a discipline in its own right in law faculties. Russell Sandberg in his book Law and Religion has successfully taken it upon himself to define the boundaries of what he perceives to be the core material any student of law and religion needs to cover.

Sandberg provides a justification for the existence of law and religion as a distinct subject of study and …

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BabyBarista – The ICLR Online – Does size matter?

BabyBarista – The ICLR Online – Does size matter?

This week’s ICLR edition featured on the BabyBarista blog The Creep gets his comeuppance in court before Judge Jewellery thanks to the ICLR Online.

The above image is courtesy of the BabyBarista blog (illustrated by Alex Williams)

Our reports may print out in a “small” fashion, but we can assure you that they are perfectly formed. So why continue to lug around bundles galore, because good things really do come in small (PDF printable) packages.

If you …

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Gavel bashing

Gavel bashing

It’s the stock image for any story about judges or judging. A short-handled two-headed wooden hammer, used by the judge to draw attention in a court of law. But not in this jurisdiction.

The courtrooms of England and Wales are not equipped with gavels. Our judges are not mini-Thors, whacking their bench tops with a little toy hammer to gain attention. They are made of sterner stuff. (No doubt there’s a whole course module from the Judicial Studies Board about …

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Cameras in court – again

Cameras in court – again

Reality courtroom TV may not be generally available in this jurisdiction, but there’s no shortage of the fictional variety in the schedules this autumn.

In the Matter of The Jury [2011] ITV 1

The current hearings (or viewings) began with a claim to seriousness by the primary commercial broadcaster, ITV, who dedicated their precious nine-o’clock slot to a somewhat ploddingly didactic mini-series, The Jury. This five-day case set in the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey told …

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BabyBarista – The pupil’s saving grace – The ICLR online

BabyBarista – The pupil’s saving grace – The ICLR online

The latest instalment of BabyBarista featuring the ICLR sees the Head of Chambers shocked but not appalled at the new online service offered by the ICLR. The downloadable PDF’s really are handy and just a few clicks away.

 

“Young man,” said HeadofChambers rather grandly this morning as he grabbed a pupil by the scruff of his shoulder length hair. “I had the benefit of being born looking like a barrister. But you unfortunately on the other hand …

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ICLR at IBA in Dubai (2)

ICLR at IBA in Dubai (2)

Interest in the ICLR’s new online service has been intense among the delegates at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Dubai.

Lawyers from common law jurisdictions such as Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, India, Hong Kong and Singapore have been especially keen to take up our offer of a month’s free trial with the benefit of a 20% conference discount in all follow-up orders.

A similar deal will be offered to delegates at the English Bar Conference this coming …

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BabyBarista – Prepare for battle with the ICLR case reports…

BabyBarista – Prepare for battle with the ICLR case reports…

Don’t be without the correct armour when heading into battle in court. In the words of BabyBarista’s Vamp be sure to “wield the sword of, er, the common law of England and Wales” which, according to BusyBody, must be “Sharpened with the authority of the official law reports from the ICLR”.

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Read BabyBarista’s recent post featuring the ICLR online today

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