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Is reporting EU case law now a waste of time?

Brexit will have a decisive effect in altering the relationship between the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU or ECJ) and that of England and Wales, but it would be a mistake to assume that European case law will shortly become irrelevant. Paul Magrath comments on the forthcoming Great Repeal Bill.

On 30 March 2017 the government …

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The Criminal Law Update – Autumn 2016

The very fact that criminal cases account for around a quarter of ICLR’s annual coverage is testament to the fact that English criminal law is in a continual state of development and adjustment in the courts. For criminal practitioners, this means continual effort must be applied to keeping track of the ever-changing rules and points of procedure that crop up in practice.

List of Subjects CHILDREN CONSPIRACY CORRUPTION EVIDENCE EXTRADITION HOMICIDE HUMAN RIGHTS IDENTITY DOCUMENTS INDICTMENT MISCARRIAGE …

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Bundles of joy – CPR Practice Direction 52C, para 33

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Law reporters have always depended on the goodwill of advocates and instructing solicitors in providing copies of pleadings, skeleton arguments and authorities bundles to help in the process of reporting important precedents. In the past, such help was sought and given unofficially. Although there has been a series of practice directions on how court bundles are to be prepared and circulated, it is only now, with the insertion of a new paragraph into the Civil Procedure Rules, that official …

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Expanding The Weekly Law Reports – Introducing Volume 4

Expanding The Weekly Law Reports – Introducing Volume 4

We are pleased to announce a significant expansion in the coverage offered by The Weekly Law Reports.

Since it entered circulation in 1953, The Weekly Law Reports has provided the most up to date and comprehensive generalist coverage of law-changing judgments in England and Wales.

Over the past 63 years, the volume of cases entering the English justice system has grown relentlessly. There is far more law to keep abreast of in 2016 than ever before. As law reporters, this …

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Criminal Law – 2015 Case Law Review

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Introduction to the Review

The purpose of this Review is to pull together the most significant criminal cases decided in 2015 into one place and to provide a short “snippet” on each that e ncapsulates the principle of law for which they stand as authority.

There are many superior alternatives to this sort of “updater” available and by no means does this Review purport to be exhaustive or definitive. On the other hand, this Review is made available free of …

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New: UK Supreme Court links to ICLR case summaries

ICLR reporters covering the UK Supreme Court have always written WLR Daily case summaries of their judgments in advance of the publication of a fully headnoted, checked and edited law report; but now you can link to them in a special feed directly from the Decided Cases page on the Supreme Court’s website: https://www.supremecourt.uk/decided-cases/index.html

 

The links are part of a pilot scheme announced by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court, on 6 October …

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ICLR’s Law Reports: An Explainer

ICLR’s Law Reports: An Explainer

It is fair to say that law reporting probably strikes quite a few people out there as being a rather arcane business. The purpose of this post is to try to make things a little less obscure by explaining the various types of law report published by ICLR. Whether you’re just about to begin studying law or have been practising for years, we hope that you find what follows useful. The five series of reports

ICLR currently publish five series …

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150 Years of Case Law on Trial

To commemorate the fact that ICLR has been creating case history for the last 150 years, we’ve put together a special Anniversary Edition of the Law Reports, which includes the 15 top cases voted for by you, our readers. The results of that poll, and the cases chosen, are set out below. But first, a bit of background.

Since 1865, when the Council of Law Reporting was founded, we’ve been selecting and reporting the cases that have changed or clarified the …

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Case Law On Trial: 1946 to 1970

Find out which cases have been getting the most votes for inclusion in our special Anniversary Edition, to celebrate ICLR’s sesquicentenary. We’ve been reporting cases for 150 years and now we’re putting them all on trial. Which cases made the biggest difference in the development of the common law? Which are the landmarks that really stand out? We need you to give us your verdict.

 

This third voting period, 1946 to 1970, saw the emergence of more liberal …

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ICLR Criminal Law Updater (January – March 2015)

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Welcome to the ICLR Criminal Law Updater for January to March 2015. Here’s our round up of the reportable criminal cases decided in the High Court, the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the UK Supreme Court over the last four weeks. Where a transcript is available on BAILII, a linked reference has been provided. Practice Direction Updated Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Various Amendments) [2015] EWCA Crim 430

On 18 March 2015, The Lord Chief Justice …

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