Primary law at your fingertips: New features coming to ICLR Online

Everything about ICLR Online has been designed to provide users with a clear and easy to use online legal research environment.We are now pleased to announce a suite of developments that will make ICLR Online even more useful. Case Law Browsing

ICLR Online has already been equipped with simple but powerful search tools. The existing basic and advanced search forms are now complemented by an easy to use case browsing function. Simply click on one of a list of our …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 26 June 2015

This week’s tour d’horizon of legal issues covers a ministerial speech and its reception, a legal uprising, approval for a flawed scheme of advocatory accreditation, more tales of thwarted transparency, and a majority decision of the US Supreme Court making the Constitution fit for pride. Apologies for late posting – due to a Microsoft-enabled file loss issue. (Recovered eventually.)



Gove LC delivers first speech Cautiously welcomed, except by legal aid lawyers

The initial message was a …

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Case Law On Trial: 1996 to 2014

Find out which cases have been getting the most votes for inclusion in our special Anniversary Edition, to celebrate ICLR’s sesquicentenary. We’ve been reporting cases for 150 years and now we’re putting them all on trial. Which cases made the biggest difference in the development of the common law? Which are the landmarks that really stand out? With less than a week to go, we need you to give us your verdict. Meanwhile, here’s a rough survey of the voting so far.

The biggest …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 19 June 2015

This week’s collection of legal news and events includes more on Magna Carta, a legal triumph for Lego, a despatch on dubious dealings, and a survey of sickness and stress in the Civil Service. Plus more horrors from Abroad. And some nice pictures. You’re welcome.


Magna Carta redux Universal law that anyone can cite

Celebrating the 800th anniversary (or octocentenary) of the original sealing of Magna Carta by King John on 15 June 1215, by the banks of the Thames at …

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ICLR at #BIALL2015


A Night at the Museum and a Day to Remember This year’s British and Irish Association of Law Librarians’ annual conference took place in Brighton, 11-13 June. The ICLR, who were platinum sponsors of the conference, hosted a delightful party at the Brighton Museum, celebrating our 150th anniversary.

Delegates and exhibitors were invited for an evening of food, drink, music and a fascinating and fiendish museum quiz. To answer the questions, guests had to examine exhibits …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 12 June 2015

This week’s roundup of recent legal news and events includes a magna kerfuffle over Magna Carta, transparency in family law and the case of the missing mum, and some truly awful stuff going on in foreign legal climes. Magna Carta wars Octocentenary stirs up jurisprudential ding-dong

There are three primary sources of law in this land. The first is legislation, which makes new laws or remangles old ones for modern consumption. The second is the common law, based on the …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 5 June 2015

This week’s lineup of recent legal news and events includes the prevention of pleasure, LIP service for lawyers, and the protection of children. And, for the sake of amusement, a rivalry of rubber ducks.


Psychoactive Substances Bill Will it trip the law fantastic or just tread clumsily on our freedoms?

The Government would like to ban “legal highs” because, like those recreational drugs that have already been outlawed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, they can be …

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