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Victims or Villains – is the freedom of the press under threat?

Guest post by Dr Julie Doughty, who teaches media law at Cardiff University Law School, reporting on a recent debate on the future of press regulation.

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General Election 2017: what the party manifestos say about law and justice

Though other issues may loom larger with some voters, most lawyers will want to know how the parties’s manifestos compare on key issues of law and justice. We hunt for the few specific proposals amongst the vague aspirational waffle.

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ICLR in Ottawa (2): Library of Parliament and Supreme Court #CALLACBD2017

We continue our report of ICLR’s trip to Ottawa for the  Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference 2017 with this account of specially organised visits to the Library of Parliament and the Supreme Court of Canada. (Read our earlier post here.)

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 22 May 2017

This week’s roundup includes election manifestos, divorce reform, crime and punishment, and legal services.

Politics General Election manifestos launched

The three main political parties launched their manifestos last week. On Tuesday 16 May, Labour launched its previously leaked manifesto, under the title For The Many Not The Few. On Thursday, the Conservatives launched theirs, entitled Forward, together — Our …

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Book review: Evidence in Family Proceedings by David Burrows

In a series of posts on this blog, author David Burrows has been examining the impact on family law and practice of reported cases arising in other areas of law. Now Iain Large reviews his recently published book, Evidence in Family Proceedings, and welcomes a valuable new entry into a busy marketplace.

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 15 May 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes election crimes, legal services, and the law of the gig economy. Plus: legalising cannabis in Canada (the giggle economy), and the not so funny use of Pokemon Go.

Election [f]law Tory election expenses: CPS declines to prosecute

On 10 May the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it would not be pursuing criminal charges in respect of …

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Doritos-in-law: widow’s foiled attempt to make a packet with forged will

It’s not often that Doritos, a corn-based tortilla-chip snack food, make it into the legal news, but they did so recently with quite a zing. Paul Magrath investigates.

The excitable Daily Mail headline read almost like a headnote:

‘Gold digger’ in her twenties who married a school lollipop man, 76, forged his will and claimed she’d found it in an empty Doritos packet to get her hands on his …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 8 May 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment comes from Ottawa where team ICLR are attending the Canadian Association of Law Libraries annual conference. And no, we’re not doing all of it in both French and English, fun though that might be (and a suitable test of the editor’s schoolboy French).

ICLR in Ottawa Welcome to the 55th annual Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference! / Bienvenue au 55e Congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne des …

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ICLR in Ottawa #CALLACBD2017

Welcome to the 55th annual Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference! / Bienvenue au 55e Congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit!

Representing ICLR at the conference are Paul Hastings, Account Manager, and Paul Magrath, Head of Product Development and Online Content. They will be demonstrating ICLR Online to potential new users, and discussing with existing users the forthcoming seismic upgrade, ICLR.3

This year is a …

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We’re walking the walk! Please help support legal advice in 2017

A team from ICLR will be walking the London Legal Support Trust’s  London Legal Walk on  22 May, to help raise money for much needed funds for free legal services in London and the South East. Please donate, if you can, via our electronic donations page

 

The London Legal Support Trust provides grant funding and other forms of support to law centres, advice agencies and Citizens Advice Bureaux to assist thousands of …

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