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BabyBarista – Get ahead with the ICLR Online

We at the ICLR are all huge fans of Tim Kevan’s BabyBarista, so you can imagine the excitment when our first sponosred post went live yesterday! “Written by barristers for barristers is good enough for me. Particularly now that they’re now online”… Read the rest of the post online at BabyBarista and sign up for Continue reading

Raw Law Wars

As avid fans of the excellent Guardian law online service, we were a little baffled by their recent editorial concerning the opening up of judgments to public scrutiny.The debate about the free availability of raw law certainly deserves attention, but let’s be clear what we’re talking about. The first point to make is that this Continue reading

Judicious Reviewing

I’m reading a book For pleasure and profit The pleasure is variable The profit small I’m doing what’s called Reviewing” “Reviewing”, by Paul Magrath (from Pretext 6 (2002), ed DJ Taylor) As an occasional freelance book reviewer (and poet) this blogger has been following the Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd litigation with more than Continue reading

Law Reporting: the inside story

“A lot of people don’t know much about law reporting. We all read them, of course… at least, we’re supposed to read them”, says legendary law blogger Charon QC, introducing his latest “lawcast” for InsiteLaw Mag in which he interviews Daniel Hoadley, a member of the Bar who went into law reporting for ICLR. Daniel Continue reading

Piracy in the Gulf between law and morality

In these morally muddied waters, there is no universally recognised principle of morality, no clearly identified public policy, no substantially incontestable public interest, which could lead the courts … to state that payment of ransom [to release cargo ships seized by pirates] should be regarded as a matter which stands beyond the pale, without any Continue reading

Tips on reading WLR Dailies on i-Pad and i-Phone

It’s easy to access and read our WLR Daily case summaries on your i-Phone or i-Pad, despite the limitations of the touch-screen version of the Safari web browser. But it’s not as straightforward as it might be, so here’s a step-by-step guide. 1. Open the ICLR home page at 2. Go to Case Search Continue reading

The INJUSTICE of it….

The description “criminal barrister” is normally used to mean a barrister who specialises in criminal law, rather than a barrister who is also in fact a criminal. But then William Travers is an unusual barrister in many ways. Though formerly a member of London chambers, he now seems to be a partner in a provincial Continue reading

An open and shut case

The principle of open justice is our guarantee of judicial accountability. It is also the best way of ensuring that those caught up in the web of litigation are treated fairly and, where, necessary, the wrongdoer is villified while the rightdoer is vindicated. Law reporting has always played an essential role in maintaining that principle. Continue reading

Legally blogged

Put together a room full of legal bloggers, a goodly supply of wine, and some current legal issues to discuss, and the only thing missing will be enough time to do it all justice. That’s what we found when representatives of the ICLR joined some of the top names in legal blogging at the Law Continue reading

The Red Bag of Courage

If you’ve been following the BabyBarista blog you’ll know that the hero is an ambitious young barrister who aims to succeed at any price, and that his sworn enemy is a fellow barrister known as TopFirst. And if you’ve read the first novel in the series, Law and Disorder (aka BabyBarista and the Art of Continue reading