News, analysis, comment and updates from ICLR's case law and UK legislation platform


We’re walking the walk! Please help support legal advice in 2017

A team from ICLR will be walking the London Legal Support Trust’s  London Legal Walk on  22 May, to help raise money for much needed funds for free legal services in London and the South East. Please donate, if you can, via our electronic donations page.    The London Legal Support Trust provides grant funding and other forms of Continue reading

#AALS 2017 Conference Diary

The story so far… Paul Hastings and Paul Magrath of ICLR are in San Francisco for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. We’re at Booth No 406 in the Exhibition Hall, sweltering under the chandeliers of what is otherwise known as the Grand Ballroom. Hundreds of law school deans, professors Continue reading

ICLR at AALS 2017 – New Year in San Francisco!

Team ICLR will be attending the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco from January 3 to 7. This year’s theme is “Why Law Matters”, which seems particularly topical in the context not only of promoting public understanding of and access to laws, but also the dilution of respect for Continue reading

British Legal Week in China

In response to an invitation from the Great Britain China Centre, the ICLR was one of a number of publishers who contributed books and other materials for an exhibition at the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) museum in Beijing earlier this year. The exhibition was held to mark British Legal Week in China, as part of the Third Annual UK-China Judicial Continue reading

The ICLR Pupillage Award’s first winner: Sophia Stapleton

This is the first year that the ICLR have given a pupillage award, which is worth £12,000 for a barrister, taken on as a pupil in a set of chambers doing mainly publicly funded work, and in receipt of an existing pupil award from those chambers of no more than £14,000. The award was launched Continue reading

Archbold v Blackstone

True. The news that in July a small panel of judges (the Judicial Executive Board) decided that Blackstone’s Criminal Practice should replace Archbold as the standard text in the Crown Court is hardly front-page material. However, it’s precisely the sort of thing a law publisher with a criminal law background like me geeks out on. Continue reading

#ALLA2016Conf – Melbourne, here we come! (Updated)

Team ICLR is in Melbourne, Victoria, for the 2016 conference of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association. The conference is being held at the State Library Victoria, from 24 to 26 August and ICLR is happy to be a Silver Sponsor. We’ll be keeping you informed of events via this conference diary, which will appear in reverse date Continue reading

#IALL2016 – Oxford, here we come! (Updated)

Team ICLR is in Oxford for the 35th Annual Course of the International Association of Law Librararies. The theme is “Common Law Perspectives in an International Context”. This is our conference diary, which we’ll top up daily (older entries below). The ICLR team in Oxford is a pair of Pauls – Paul Hastings, Account Manager, and Continue reading

The first winner of the ICLR Pupillage Award

For a select few, obtaining pupillage is a foregone conclusion. Most pupillage-hopefuls, however, invariably find themselves plunged into an unbearable state of limbo, punctuated by obsessively checking the post and their email for news of an interview. The whole process of applying for pupillage reminded me of a massively protracted penalty shoot-out, the outcome of Continue reading