Bundles of joy – CPR Practice Direction 52C, para 33

Law Reporting

Law reporters have always depended on the goodwill of advocates and instructing solicitors in providing copies of pleadings, skeleton arguments and authorities bundles to help in the process of reporting important precedents. In the past, such help was sought and given unofficially. Although there has been a series of practice directions on how court bundles are to be prepared and circulated, it is only now, with the insertion of a new paragraph into the Civil Procedure Rules, that official …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 22 April 2016

This week’s collection of legal news and comment includes another court fees hike, the fate of the privacy injunction, a ban on making art in an art gallery, the mingling of caffeine and the printed word, and some other rather asinine stuff to divert you from your timesheets and deadlines.

Privacy “The Law is an Ass”: is the privacy injunction dead?

On Friday the Court of Appeal heard and on Monday allowed (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 15 April 2016

This week’s selection of legal news and events includes fact-checking the EU before the referendum, a new European data protection regime, a copyright claim that’s music to the lawyer’s ears, and the poison of a “millstone” name.

European Union Facts amid the fog of lies, damned lies and bogus statistics

Thanks to a generous public, via Crowdfunder the excellent fact-checking website Full Fact is now factchecking the EU referendum

One of the biggest porkies that …

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Panama papers: take legal professional privilege and a little iniquity…

Points of Law

Guest post by David Burrows


Confidentiality, privilege and the Panama papers

The leak of information from a firm of Panama lawyers – the Panama papers – raises a variety of questions for English lawyers, notably in the areas of confidentiality and of legal professional privilege (LPP). Papers held by a lawyer are confidential – at least they are in English law; and, mostly, if they form the basis of advice by a lawyer they are both confidential and …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 8 April 2016

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment includes an embarrassing Panamanian data leak, guidance on intellectual property, some views on judicial diversity and a collection of good and bad developments overseas. And after last week’s folly, it’s all perfectly serious.

Panama: a question of trust(s)

Here’s how it began (according to Süddeutsche Zeitung): 

Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and submitted encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm …

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Current awareness – legislation

As a new development, to complement the fact that ICLR Online now includes search and retrieval of all legislation currently in force, both as enacted and as updated, via the official government legislation service (, we will be publishing periodical updates on some of the new enactments which you may not be able to find there.

New statutes The following statutes have recently received the Royal Assent. Please note that they are awaiting commencement orders and …

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