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The Business Law Reports – Five years on

The Business Law Reports – Five years on

When we launched the Business Law Reports in January 2007, we began with a “Manifesto” setting out our aims and aspirations for the new series. Five years have passed since then. How do we feel the series has measured up, both by reference to its original ambitions, and in the context of current circumstances?

The intention was to provide a collection of cases that were not defined by narrow specialism, but rather by a desire to select the most …

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The Public and Third Sector Law Reports: January 2012

The Public and Third Sector Law Reports: January 2012

“a trust which excludes the poor from benefit cannot be a charity”

This is but one of the many pearls to be discovered in the judgment of the Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal, promulgated on 13 October 2011, on the meaning of public benefit in the Charities Act 2006and its relation to the charitable status of fee-charging independent schools, now reported by ICLR as Regina (Independent Schools Council) v Charity Commission for England and Wales (National …

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ICLR to provide free law reports to the Free Representation Unit.

ICLR to provide free law reports to the Free Representation Unit.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting has, in line with its charitable charter, decided to provide the Free Representation Unit (FRU) with a complimentary subscription to our new online service, ICLR Online

For anyone that doesn’t know, FRU is a charity that provides legal advice and advocacy services to those who are otherwise unable to obtain legal support for want of personal means or public funding. …

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Suits…

Suits…

Over the festive season I was handed a business card for Harvey Specter, Senior Partner at Pearson Hardman, whilst out shopping. The suited and booted chaps wielding an array of promotional materials were from the TV channel Dave, who will soon be showcasing a new legal drama called Suits.

The (usually) comical channel, Dave, wouldn’t really spring to mind as the place to find a supposedly “witty new legal drama” but I will most definitely be tuning in to …

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