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The first winner of the ICLR Pupillage Award

For a select few, obtaining pupillage is a foregone conclusion. Most pupillage-hopefuls, however, invariably find themselves plunged into an unbearable state of limbo, punctuated by obsessively checking the post and their email for news of an interview.

The whole process of applying for pupillage reminded me of a massively protracted penalty shoot-out, the outcome of which either spells out sheer elation or, for the unlucky ones, yet another round of the same uncertainty a year later.

Of course, getting …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 22 July 2016

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes the swearing in of the first female Lord Chancellor, the commencement of litigation over Brexit, the risks of prosecuting historic sexual offences, human rights in Yemen and the state of emergency in Turkey. We can’t promise to be cheerful, but we’ll try to be interesting.

 

Politics New Lord Chancellor sworn in

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd was among those endorsing the appointment of Liz …

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Brexitigation: article 50 in a heatwave – an artist’s impression

Today saw the opening scene of a courtroom drama that looks likely to play out over the rest of the year, if not beyond. Claims have been brought against the government in the person of the Secretary of State for Brexit with a view to obtaining a court ruling on the correct procedure for the sending to the rest of the European Union of a notification under article 50 of the EU Treaty, following the referendum vote in favour …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 15 July 2016

This week’s roundup of legal news and events comes from Chicago, where ICLR is attending the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Coping with the oversupply of news in recent weeks has not been easy and this week is no exception. We have a reshuffled government, a fragmenting opposition, and the legal fallout of conflicts past and all too present to cover, along with some more specifically legal news to catch up on.

 

Politics …

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#AALL16 – Chicago, here we come!

Team ICLR is in Chicago for the 109th Annual Meeting & Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. The theme is “Make it New: Create the Future”. This is our conference diary, which we’ll top up daily.

The ICLR team in Chicago is a pair of Pauls – Paul Hastings, Account Manager, and Paul Magrath, Head of Product Development and Online Content. This diary will be updated regularly, with new content going in …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 11 July 2016

This week’s roundup of legal news and events includes a letter of a thousand (plus) lawyers, urging compliance with the rule of law over Brexit, plus prizes for good lawyers and a telling off for a less good advocate. UPDATED 12 July – with added Brexit law (yes, that is now a thing). UPDATED AGAIN 15 July – with added parliamentary debate promise.

EU Referendum Second Referendum Petition response

The government has responded to the so-called Second Referendum Petition, which …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 1 July 2016

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes the art of law and the law of art, a legal regulator’s perverse promotion of unregulated legal services, the law in Wales and some information about the law of information. With all this and more, we hope you’ll enjoy a virtually Brexit-free blog post.

Art The Body of Law

This is the title of a wonderful exhibition of the drawings of Isobel Williams, an artist who has been given permission …

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