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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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Book review: Mr Justice McCardie (1869-1933) – Rebel, Reformer, and Rogue Judge

Antony Lentin’s life of Henry Alfred McCardie, published in the centenary year of his appointment to the High Court Bench, offers a fascinating portrait of a judicial figure whose reforming judgments have stood the test of time rather better than some of the public pronouncements that brought him fame and notoriety in his own day.  Review by Paul Magrath

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 1 May 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes last minute legislation, legal services, law in the movies, and a survey of judgment opening lines. If there’s a theme, it’s “sieze the day” —or: fame may not be the spur, but don’t spurn it.

Photo: Suffragette film producer Alison Owen in the Act Room, Parliamentary Archives in 2015. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor via UK Parliament Flickr account. Legislation Washup and Go

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 25 April 2017

We mark the end of the Easter law vacation and the start of the new term with an update of legal news and commentary including the British and French elections, the fate of pending legislation, legal services regulation and a fatal ruling from SCOTUS.

Legislation The fate — and fatality — of bills

Theresa May’s spectacular u-turn on her earlier oft-repeated declaration that, as Prime Minister, she would not be calling an early election …

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The legacy of LASPO

It is four years since the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into effect, on April Fool’s day 2013. The Act itself was passed five years ago. Its effects, as we predicted at the time, have been seismic.

Image: The Manifesto …

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Bad Faith Bunnies — A bitter/sweet Easter Tale

Weekly Notes, the ICLR roundup of recent legal news and commentary, is currently on holiday. We’ll resume publication in the next law term, which begins on Tuesday, 25th April. In the meantime, here’s an Easter-flavoured tale from the archives of the Business Law Reports (Bus LR).

It’s all about that most festive of confections, the chocolate bunny.

Bitter rivalry between Swiss-based Chocoladefabriken …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 10 April 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes some of the sillier aspects of Brexit, along with judges behaving boldly, and a clearer view of transparency in the family courts. As the phoney war cools in Gibraltar the real one hots up in Syria.

Brexit No feel for ‘no deal’

The Exiting the European Union Committee concluded in its report last week that the Government’s assertion that “no deal is better than a bad …

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