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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 28 November 2014

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 28 November 2014

This week’s selection of legal tales from home and abroad looks at legal aid cuts, litigants in person and their McKenzie friends, and the government’s approach to internet crime and surveillance. Plus plebs at the gate and the five-a-day fruits of law enforcement. Recent blogs etc of interest: David Allen Green on the FT blog, asks What is a ‘policy’ – and what is good policymaking? (A timely question, in view of the main parties’ apparent inability to distinguish between long …

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Speaking extra-judicially

Points of Law

On the benefits of foreign law and the dangers of expert evidence

By Paul Magrath, Head of Product Development and Online Content, ICLR

 

As a green young pupil at chambers tea, it was impressed upon me (and I have often heard it repeated since) that English law is law Foreign law is fact Expert evidence is merely opinion.

Well, that may not be the whole story, but it seems quite a useful starting point to discuss two speeches among …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 25 November 2014

ICLR Case Law Alert – 25 November 2014

Case Reports The following full text series law reports were published by ICLR this week. You need a relevant subscription to view the content.

 

Crime Sentence – Protecting public from dangerous offenders

R v Burinskas, CA [2014] 1 WLR 4209 Extradition Evidence – Non-disclosure

R (B) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court, SC(E) [2014] 3 WLR 1336 Fair trading Consumer credit – Agreement

Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd, SC(E) [2014] 1 WLR 4222 Immigration Asylum – Removal …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 21 November 2014

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 21 November 2014

This week’s selection of legal news includes restorative justice, fictitious litigation, the tale of a tweet that tanked and a copyright fight over nudie pics. Plus some exotic injustice from foreign parts.

 

Restorative Justice Week “What would you do” campaign

The question relates to what you would do if you could meet someone who had committed a crime against you. The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) marked this year’s International Restorative Justice Week, which runs from 16 to 23 November, by using …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 19 November 2014

ICLR Case Law Alert – 19 November 2014

Case Reports The following full text series law reports were published by ICLR this week. You need a relevant subscription to view the content.

 

Arbitration Award – Challenge to award

Konkola Copper Mines v U & M Mining Ltd (No 2), QBD [2014] Bus LR D21 Arbitration Award – Enforcement

Rainstorm Pictures Inc v Lombard-Knight, CA [2014] Bus LR 1196 Banking Payment – Liability

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 14 November 2014

This week’s selection of legal tales from home and abroad is something of a judiciary special, with items about judges struggling with antiquated technology, a lack of diversity among those appointed to the bench, a complaint by one of them over the wasteful conduct of litigants, and a promise by another (retired) to help the press reform itself.

 

Some other recent items of interest: Latest edition (November 2014) of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, including Paul Bernal’s piece, Continue Reading

ICLR Case Law Alert – 12 November 2014

ICLR Case Law Alert – 12 November 2014

Case Reports The following full text series law reports were published by ICLR this week. You need a relevant subscription to view the content.

 

Arbitration Agreement – Construction

Kruppa v Benedetti, QBD [2014] Bus LR 1104 Charity Charity proceedings – Religion

Rai v Ahir, Ch D [2014] PTSR 1237 Company Director – Breach of duty

Richmond Pharmacology Ltd v Chester Overseas Ltd, Ch D [2014] Bus LR 1110 Crime Sentence – Confiscation order

R …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 7 November 2014

This week’s selection of law stories from home and abroad includes a celebration of free legal activity, a promotion of professional excellence, and the lordly stuffing of a legislative turkey. Plus important developments in intellectual property law and some tasty looking legal writing prizes.

 

National Pro Bono week 2014 Celebrating lawyers’ unpaid contribution to underfunded justice

This week was dedicated to the work done by lawyers of all types, including barristerssolicitors, and legal executives, in making sure that people …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 5 November 2014

Law Reporting

Case Reports The following full text series law reports were published by ICLR this week. You need a relevant subscription to view the content.

 

Arbitration Award – Challenge to award

Central Trading & Exports Ltd v Fioralba Shipping Co, QBD [2014] Bus LR D19 Company Bond – Restructuring

Azevedo v Imcopa Importação Ltda, CA [2014] 3 WLR 1124 Crime Conspiracy – Being concerned in production of controlled drug

R v Dang, CA [2014] 1 WLR …

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Searching by citation on ICLR Online

Since the launch of ICLR Online v 2 earlier this year, subscribers have been able to find the case law they need in a simpler, more unified way. This article addresses the best way to find cases by their citation, and provides a useful guide to the different modes of citation of law reports and judgments.

 

1. Using the Citation field in the ICLR Online search form.

ICLR Online has two case search forms: a simple form, which is available on the …

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