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ICLR at #BIALL2015

A Night at the Museum and a Day to Remember This year’s British and Irish Association of Law Librarians’ annual conference took place in Brighton, 11-13 June. The ICLR, who were platinum sponsors of the conference, hosted a delightful party at the Brighton Museum, celebrating our 150th anniversary. Delegates and exhibitors were invited for an Continue reading

We walked the walk! Please help support legal advice

The ICLR team walked the London Legal Walk. Here are some pictures.                   Our team was:- Georgina Orde, Susanne Rook, Celia Fox, Scott McGlinchey, Matthew Brotherton   We were walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which Continue reading

We’re walking the walk! Sponsorship welcome

An ICLR team will be walking the London Legal Walk on 18 May 2015 to help raise funds for  free legal advice centres in and around London. This is the 11th annual London Legal Walk and is the largest gathering of legal professionals in the UK all walking with friends and colleagues supporting access to Continue reading

CALL – how ICLR is helping turn the tide

TURNING THE TIDE / RENVERSER LA MARÉE is the theme for the 52nd annual Canadian Association of Law Libraries/L’Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit Conference 2015 which is being held this year in Atlantic Canada. The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is dedicated to promoting the networking, professional development and career growth of all Continue reading

Essential legal kittens

ICLR wishes all its readers a very Happy Easter vacation. Weekly Notes is on holiday until next term. Other posts may appear in the meantime. To be going on with, here is a Queen’s Counsel cartoon in The Times, by Alex Williams. Continue reading

Annual Notes 2014: ICLR’s review of the year’s legal news (part 2)

Concluding our review of significant trends and developments in last year’s legal news, part 1 of which covered from January to June 2014.   July: Fakes We reported in July (Weekly Notes, 4 July) that some high street banks were using the names of fake solicitors’ firms on the letterhead of their chasers-up to defaulting debtors. This Continue reading

ICLR Criminal Law Updater (November – December 2014)

Welcome to the ICLR Criminal Law Updater for November and December 2014. Here’s our round up of the reportable and unreportable criminal cases decided in the High Court, the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the UK Supreme Court over the last four weeks. Where a transcript is available on BAILII, a linked reference has Continue reading

Annual Notes 2014: ICLR’s review of the year’s legal news (part 1)

Court procedure may be getting less adversarial but the relationship between lawyers and the executive has become more so, as the number of defeats suffered by the government in judicial review proceedings grows steadily greater. No wonder the government wants to cut back on the scope for bringing judicial review, yet even in this endeavour Continue reading

Team ICLR at BIALL 2014 – conference diary

By Kate O’Connell, Account Manager Last week saw Team ICLR head off to the annual British and Irish Association of Law Librarians Conference in Harrogate. The BIALL conference has long been one of the most important and enjoyable for Team ICLR as it gives us a chance to get together with friends and customers from Continue reading