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ICLR at IBA in Dubai (2)

Interest in the ICLR’s new online service has been intense among the delegates at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Dubai. Lawyers from common law jurisdictions such as Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, India, Hong Kong and Singapore have been especially keen to take up our offer of a month’s free trial with the benefit of Continue reading

BabyBarista – Prepare for battle with the ICLR case reports…

Don’t be without the correct armour when heading into battle in court. In the words of BabyBarista’s Vamp be sure to “wield the sword of, er, the common law of England and Wales” which, according to BusyBody, must be “Sharpened with the authority of the official law reports from the ICLR”. We couldn’t have put Continue reading

BabyBarista – Dress Down Friday

It pays to do your research properly, as The Creep found out in this week’s edition of the BabyBarista, featuring the ICLR. Be sure not to make the same mistakes in court; take advantage of our free ICLR Online trial where you can download court ready PDF’s. Apply for your free trial today on the Continue reading

The Rolls Building — now open for business

Roll up, roll up! Company, commercial, technology and construction. They’ve got ’em all in London’s brand new court complex, which last week opened its doors for, er, business. Located in Fetter Lane, in the heart of legal London, the Rolls Building brings together in one place all the courts of the Chancery Division of the Continue reading

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 excitement when our first sponsored 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 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