Weekly Notes

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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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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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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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 15 May 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes election crimes, legal services, and the law of the gig economy. Plus: legalising cannabis in Canada (the giggle economy), and the not so funny use of Pokemon Go.

Election [f]law Tory election expenses: CPS declines to prosecute

On 10 May the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it would not be pursuing criminal charges in respect of …

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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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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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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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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 3 April 2017

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary is mainly about Brexit and what’s been happening – or not happening – in the courts, here and abroad.

Brexit Trigger warning

On 29 March, some 9 months after it had been mandated by the ‘will of the people’ as expressed in the EU referendum, Theresa May sent notification under article 50 of the EU Treaty of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union. …

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