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ICLR Criminal Law Updater (June 2014)

Law Reporting

Welcome to the ICLR Criminal Law Updater for June 2014. Here’s our round up of the reportable and unreportable criminal cases decided in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the UK Supreme Court over the last four weeks. Where a transcript is available on BAILII, a linked reference has been provided. Reportable Cases

R v Ahmad (Shakeel) [2014] UKSC 36[2014] 3 WLR 23[2014] WLR (D) 264, SC(E)

18 June 2014

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 27 June 2014

A selection of topical legal news from the UK and around the world, including phonehacking, fraud and other wongadoing, and those dismal legal aid statistics. Other recent posts from ICLR: Life at the Bar: A North-South Divide? Review of Barristers’ Working Lives: a second biennial survey of the Bar (2013) Team ICLR at BIALL 2014 – conference diary An account of the annual conference of the British and Irish …

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Team ICLR at BIALL 2014 – conference diary

Events

By Kate O’Connell, Account Manager Last week saw Team ICLR head off to the annual British and Irish Association of Law Librarians Conference in Harrogate. The BIALL conference has long been one of the most important and enjoyable for Team ICLR as it gives us a chance to get together with friends and customers from all over the UK and Ireland and even those from further afield.

Having never been further north than Cambridge I was quite intrigued to see …

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Life at the Bar: A North-South Divide?

Life at the Bar: A North-South Divide?

Barristers’ Working Lives: a second biennial survey of the Bar (2013) was jointly published by the Bar Council and Bar Standards Board on 18 June. In this post, we look at some of the results and implications of this snapshot of life at the Bar. In particular, we look at the effect of cuts in legal aid and publicly funded work on the prospects and attitudes of those working in both the employed and independent Bars.

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Weekly Notes: Legal news from ICLR – 20 June 2014

A selection of topical legal news from the UK and around the world, including Magna Carta’s legacy, the pros and cons of the European Court of Human Rights, and trials fair and foul. Other recent posts from ICLR: BIALL conference 2014: The Curious Case of the Judgment Enhancers, text of a talk by Daniel Hoadley of ICLR all about the difference between judgments and law reports Test of Resolve, by Peter Murphy book review by Paul Magrath of ICLR …

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BIALL conference 2014: The Curious Case of the Judgment Enhancers

Law Reporting

The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) held their 45th annual conference in June 2014 at the Harrogate International Conference Centre. ICLR was at Stand No 10 to offer demonstrations, free trials and subscription sign-ups of ICLR Online to delegates. And among the speakers at the plenary sessions, Daniel Hoadley, ICLR’s Business Development Manager, gave the following talk:

The Curious Case of the Judgment Enhancers Introduction The defining feature of a common law jurisdiction …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 13 June 2014

A selection of topical legal news from the UK and around the world, including secret trials and not-so-secret tribulations, not forgetting google and some end of term reports from courts and regulators, with a sprinkling of alphabetical acronyms. This blog has been updated with new links as at 23 June 2014.

 

Open justice and closed hearings

As we reported last week, for the first time in English legal history a judge had ordered the trial of two alleged terrorists, …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 6 June 2014

This week’s stories are mostly about speeches – including the Queen’s speech and the laws her government say they will make, free speech (under article 10) and the laws which interfere with it (especially on the internet), and speeches on the future of law by the Lord Chief Justice and the future of the legal professions by the Lord Chancellor. So top up your drink and settle back for a good read.

Updated with new link(s) as at: 23 June …

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Test of Resolve, by Peter Murphy

Reviewed by Paul Magrath

Stolen elections, military coups, kidnapping, extortion and terror. We may think these things only happen in unstable third world countries, but Peter Murphy shows how close to home – to the White House itself – these things could come.

In his first political thriller, REMOVAL, Murphy showed us how a presidential sex scandal and the ensuing impeachment proceedings could unravel into a constitutional crisis bringing the nation to the brink of civil war.

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