Weekly Notes

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 27 March 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes terrorism, politics, and the judiciary, plus transparency in the family courts and an exciting new development at ICLR.

 

 

Judiciary LCJ v LC

Who will stand up for the judiciary? A row has erupted between the Lord Chief Justice and the Lord Chancellor over the extent of the constitutional duty of the latter to protect and defend the judiciary, of which the former is head.

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 20 March 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary covers everything from politics to war and a bit of law in between. Some lighter notes amid the gloom, but mostly they’re laughter in the dark.

 

Brexit & Breakup To lose one union may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness.

Parliament having finally voted to give the government power to issue notification under article 50 of the EU Treaty of …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 13 March 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary features the Lord Chancellor, a crisis in the judiciary, libellous tweets, and the Lords and Knights of Brexit. In short, another mixed bag of goodies (and baddies).

Policy Lord Chancellor interviewed, wriggles a bit, slips off hook

Last week’s BBC Radio 4 Law in Action programme was wholly taken up with an unintentionally revealing interview of the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 6 March 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary deals with snooping, whistleblowing and journalism as well as judicial appointments and legal aid fees. Stormy political weather continues across the pond.

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 27 February 2017

The theme of this week’s roundup of legal news and commentary is the Law and the Press, but we’ve included some other topical material, including important new draft legislation, and the quest for a new Lord Chief Justice.

Press regulation HC Culture, Media & Sport committee slams press over regulatory failure IPSO granted year-long extension to comply with Leveson Report — yet another last chance saloon?

Wander into the long grass these …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 20 February 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary features several items about the judiciary and two presidents, good and bad. There’s an interview with one of the ultimate (perhaps even supreme) guardians of the rule of law, and a call by another retired judge for the American president’s “Trumpeachment”. But we’re taking a break from Brexit this week, so you can come out from behind the sofa.

Judiciary On air

Anticipating his retirement later this year, on Thursday morning …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 13 February 2017

This week’s tour of the legal horizon includes a parliament voting, a speaker speaking, a court reporting, a president tweeting and a couple more of those referendum thingies. Will o’ the people or will o’ the wisp, we’ve all got democracy coming to us.

 

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Parliament When is a concession not a concession? When it’s something you could have had anyway.

The government …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 6 February 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary features a poor reflection on parliament, an attempt to bring employment law to heel, an investigation into fake news and a man with a fake tan. Never a dull moment these days.

Brexit A Looking Glass Vote

‘I don’t understand you,’ said Alice. ‘It’s dreadfully confusing!’ ‘That’s the effect of living backwards,’ the Queen said kindly: ‘it always makes one a little giddy at first—’ ‘Living backwards!’ Alice repeated in great astonishment. …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 30 January 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment is all about the Law versus the Executive, with our Supreme Court upholding parliamentary sovereignty in the face of a trigger-minded executive at home and federal judges blocking executive overreach in the USA. Yes, it’s all been kicking off this week, but there’s a lovely ray of sunshine from down under, if you can stay the distance. UPDATED 31 January 2017.

Constitutional law Supreme Court recognises Parliamentary …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 23 January 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment includes a prime minister, three presidents, a consultation, and another referendum. No one can say it hasn’t been an eventful week!

Politics May’s big speech: a hard (boiled) Brexit

On Tuesday Theresa May delivered her much talked-up and widely anticipated speech on the UK’s big “plan” for leaving the EU. No big surprises, really, except that she made clear what was already implicit from …

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