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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 26 September 2014

This week’s selection of stuff about law and injustice from home and abroad includes Labour’s position on legal aid, the state of the nation’s prisons and a weird little story about Ukulele bands. Also of interest, in the legal blogosphere this week: Clarity in law: precedent law by David Burrows on dbfamilylaw Who to follow Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 19 September 2014

This week’s collection of law and injustice from home and abroad includes human rights, legal aid, open justice and various forms of separatism, with stories from Scotland, China, Turkey, Iran, New Zealand and South Africa. And we’ll be updating them with more as things develop.   Legal Aid (civil) – Rights of Women protest outside RCJ Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 12 September 2014

This week’s selection of legal stories from home and abroad includes the legal consequences of a Scottish schism, the half-life (or half-death) of privacy, and the effect of legal aid cuts and new court fees on access to justice. Plus a bumper roundup of global tales of law and injustice. UPDATED: 15 September 2014.   Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 5 September 2014

This week’s roundup of recent law stories from home and abroad looks at legal regulation, deregulation and amateurisation; at investigation of abuse and abuse of investigation; and at attempts to prosecute economic crime and prevent gay marriage. Other recent posts of interest (from the new Transparency Project blog): Open justice and access to law: why BAILII Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 29 August 2014

This week’s roundup looks at open justice, transparency, the independence of a sometimes outspoken judiciary, and the risk of removing special canteens in the criminal court. Plus the usual survey of law and injustice in foreign parts. Also on the blog this week: Terror makes tyrants of us all: Boris and the Reverse Burden proposal Judges, Journalists Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 22 August 2014

This week’s selection looks like a Bank Holiday Celebrity Special, with Cliff Richard and the shadows of controversy, Julian Assange and his novel predicament, and Shakespeare’s fatal injunction challenged. Plus law and injustice from around the globe. UPDATED: 26 August 2014   We’re all going on a summer holiday… …while the cops grab a warrant to Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 15 August 2014

With this week’s roundup of legal news from home and abroad we get into another Vine mess over copyright, we pit an unstoppable force against an immovable object, we question the value of victim statements and we look back in anger at the miscarriages of justice before the ending of the death penalty.   Another Vine mess… Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 8 August 2014

This week’s roundup of legal news from home and abroad goes “in camera” to see who put the ape into aperture, gets court in the cross-fire of legal funding, and notes how a fake sheikh’s fakery led to a shakeup of more than 30 criminal cases. There’s also a bumper crop of tales of injustice from Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 4 August 2014

The ICLR’s weekly roundup of legal news from home and abroad resumes after a brief holiday, with tales of legal aid, legal hindrance and a legal (omni)shambles, among other topical matters. And don’t forget: ICLR Criminal Law Updater (July 2014)  Internet Newsletter for Lawyers (July 2014) Legal Aid turns 65 The Legal Aid and Advice Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 18 July 2014

This week’s round up of legal news from home and abroad includes loss of office for some, loss of privacy for others, and links to plenty of further reading matter. Updated 20 July 2014.   DRIP enacted – PDQ! Despite widespread concern among legal commentators on social media, the number of MPs actually present in the Continue reading