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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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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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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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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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ICLR Open University Law Society Mooting Competition 2017

The Grand Final of the ICLR Open University Law Society Mooting Competition 2017 was held in the main courtroom at the UK Supreme Court, before Baroness Hale of Richmond DPSC. Paul Magrath was there.  Drawings by Isobel Williams.

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#AALS 2017 Conference Diary

The story so far… Paul Hastings and Paul Magrath of ICLR are in San Francisco for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. We’re at Booth No 406 in the Exhibition Hall, sweltering under the chandeliers of what is otherwise known as the Grand Ballroom. Hundreds of law school deans, professors and librarians circulate and network here among the stands, enjoying the coffee and pastries on offer between sessions and seminars held in various other …

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ICLR at AALS 2017 – New Year in San Francisco!

Team ICLR will be attending the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco from January 3 to 7. This year’s theme is “Why Law Matters”, which seems particularly topical in the context not only of promoting public understanding of and access to laws, but also the dilution of respect for the rule of law in so many jurisdictions, including (sad to say) those of Britain and the USA.

ICLR will be …

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ICLR Online – platform maintenance

User Tips

We have been working behind the scenes to improve the stability and flexibility of the ICLR Online platform. This is being done in part to cope with massively increased demand, particularly in overseas jurisdictions, and also because we wished to replace our existing (now quite old) fixed servers with a more flexible cloud-based server system.

 

The transition should not cause any disruption to service, but if you experience problems getting into ICLR, it might be browser-related. Try closing the browser …

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British Legal Week in China

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In response to an invitation from the Great Britain China Centre, the ICLR was one of a number of publishers who contributed books and other materials for an exhibition at the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) museum in Beijing earlier this year. The exhibition was held to mark British Legal Week in China, as part of the Third Annual UK-China Judicial Roundtable, led by UK Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger and Chinese Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang.

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