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ICLR’s Law Reports: An Explainer

ICLR’s Law Reports: An Explainer

It is fair to say that law reporting probably strikes quite a few people out there as being a rather arcane business. The purpose of this post is to try to make things a little less obscure by explaining the various types of law report published by ICLR. Whether you’re just about to begin studying law or have been practising for years, we hope that you find what follows useful. The five series of reports

ICLR currently publish five series …

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The Invisible: theatre review by Legalhackette

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Guest post by Catherine Baksi

 

Can an Oscar-winning playwright and a former Eastenders actor succeed where placard-waving lawyers have failed, in drawing to the public’s attention the devastating impact of the legal aid cuts?

Far from the glamorous, high-octane legal world portrayed on the small screen in dramas like Silk and Judge Deed, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s play is more mundane.

It centres on the travails of an over-worked, underpaid, middle-aged housing and immigration solicitor, battling to help marginalised and increasingly …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 24 July

This week’s baggage reclaim of legal news and open and shut cases includes yet more to-ing and fro-ing on industrial action by legal aid lawyers, the tale of a terror trial that can’t be told, an attempt to prevent the plagiarism of punchlines and the locking of law behind a licence to Lexis. (Alliteration is a dangerous thing, and a lot of it can be absolutely fatal.)

VACATION NOTICE: This will be the last Weekly Notes before the summer break. …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 17 July

This week’s roundup of legal news and events is brought to you from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where ICLR is showing at the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). It sees both a President and a Lord Chancellor in jail; a parliamentary look at the latter’s role; and a barristerial vote for direct action that could scupper some of his plans. And we ask what has become of the rule of law in China, among other issues …

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ICLR at AALL in Philadelphia

ICLR at AALL in Philadelphia

AALL aboard for the American tour! The ICLR is in Philadelphia for the next few days, for the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Among the thousands of delegates will be a substantial number from law schools and colleges over here for whom access to the most important English common law authorities is well worth the new special academic rate for a subscription to ICLR Online, $1500 (or c. $2340).

Even for non-academic …

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150 Years of Case Law on Trial

To commemorate the fact that ICLR has been creating case history for the last 150 years, we’ve put together a special Anniversary Edition of the Law Reports, which includes the 15 top cases voted for by you, our readers. The results of that poll, and the cases chosen, are set out below. But first, a bit of background.

Since 1865, when the Council of Law Reporting was founded, we’ve been selecting and reporting the cases that have changed or clarified the …

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Weekly Notes: legal publishing news from ICLR – 10 July 2015

This week’s collection of legal news and events includes a major update to ICLR Online, a surprise move in legal publishing, an after dinner speech, a Gentleman’s view of gentlemen’s clubs, and a worrying retreat from the open justice rule.

 

Legal Publishing ICLR Online version 2.5 goes live

ICLR Online, the simple and effective platform that delivers critical case law at no more than the cost of production, has now been enhanced by the addition of three major features.

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 3 July 2015

This week’s playlist of legal news includes a decision not to defend, a decision not to prosecute reviewed, a fretting over intellectual property claims, and a direction to save only the most expensive and interesting divorces for our top family judges. Plus the usual catalogue of dreadfulness from overseas. Defence lawyers down tools Solicitors support direct action while Bar still officially undecided

Last week we reported the decision of various groups of solicitors’ firms in different parts of the country (Liverpool, Birmingham, …

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