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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 26 September 2014

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 26 September 2014

This week’s selection of stuff about law and injustice from home and abroad includes Labour’s position on legal aid, the state of the nation’s prisons and a weird little story about Ukulele bands. Also of interest, in the legal blogosphere this week: Clarity in law: precedent law by David Burrows on dbfamilylaw Who to follow : The Precedent or the President? by Lucy Reed on Pink Tape Britain can lawfully attack “the Islamic State” in both Iraq …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 19 September 2014

This week’s collection of law and injustice from home and abroad includes human rights, legal aid, open justice and various forms of separatism, with stories from Scotland, China, Turkey, Iran, New Zealand and South Africa. And we’ll be updating them with more as things develop.

 

Legal Aid (civil) – Rights of Women protest outside RCJ On Friday 19 September the High Court began to hear a legal challenge brought by the Public Law Project on behalf of Rights of Women …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 12 September 2014

This week’s selection of legal stories from home and abroad includes the legal consequences of a Scottish schism, the half-life (or half-death) of privacy, and the effect of legal aid cuts and new court fees on access to justice. Plus a bumper roundup of global tales of law and injustice.

UPDATED: 15 September 2014.

 

Some other recent commentary of interest: September issue of Internet Newsletter for Lawyers Judicial consideration: a reporter’s guide to good law Scotland – …

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Judicial consideration: a reporter’s guide to good law

Cases and their status as good law. In a Common Law jurisdiction, judges have the ability to change or clarify the law and to set precedents which bind the court in later cases. But as the law is continually developing, and as cases decided by one court can be affected by later decisions of a higher court, it is essential for anyone researching case law to know to what extent, if at all, any particular case may have been affected by …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 5 September 2014

This week’s roundup of recent law stories from home and abroad looks at legal regulation, deregulation and amateurisation; at investigation of abuse and abuse of investigation; and at attempts to prosecute economic crime and prevent gay marriage.

Other recent posts of interest (from the new Transparency Project blog):

Open justice and access to law: why BAILII deserves our support by Paul Magrath Ashya King by Lucy Reed

 

Legal Transformers Regulating …

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