Family Law No Island: Partial disclosure of material in family proceedings

Points of Law

Continuing his series discussing the impact on family law and practice of legal developments in other areas, David Burrows considers the grounds on which one party in proceedings may restrict the disclosure to one or more other parties of documents and other materials before the court, and the scope and procedure for doing so.

Disclosure and a fair trial

Disclosure of all material – documents and information – on which the court is to decide a case is …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 19 June 2017

This week’s roundup includes political fixes, fiddles and failures, the legal fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire, the legality of drones, and our old friends, the McKenzies. Plus news of an important new development at ICLR.

Politics Deal or no deal: caught between the devil and the DUP

Last week we reported that Theresa May, who remains Prime Minister despite calls to resign after her disappointing victory …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 12 June 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary is dominated by the fallout from the general election, which turns out to have been either a dangerous gamble or a stupid blunder, or both. We look at its effect on Brexit, crime and media policies, and other recent legal developments both here and abroad. (UPDATED 14 June, to add further links.)

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ICLR at BIALL 2017

Team ICLR attended the 48th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians in Manchester last week.


The conference took place at The Principal. The theme of this year’s conference was Together or apart? Effective ways of working which BIALL hoped would

allow us to explore different working practices and working relationships, training techniques, tech solutions and the role of our professional networks, as …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 5 June 2017

This week’s survey of legal news and commentary includes global warming, the general election, terrorism, Brexit and legal services. It’s been a tumultuous fortnight and it isn’t going to calm down for a while. Welcome to the Trinity law term, which begins on Tuesday 6 June.

Terrorism London Bridge incident

Over the weekend a major terrorist incident prompted calls for a suspension of election campaigning by political parties and …

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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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