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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 15 December 2014

The week’s selection of legal stories from home and abroad includes a simian entitlement to human rights, a juror’s entitlement to a hot lunch, and the public’s right to government information. Plus the Google tax and a veiled threat.   Other recent articles of interest: Dan Bunting, blog post about A conversation with the Lord Chief Justice John Bolch, Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 5 December 2014

This week’s roundup of legal stories from home and abroad includes a cutting critique of the MoJ, an “unlike” for the way Facebook is being blamed for a murder, a faker’s shakeup of criminal convictions and an immigration lawyer’s bear-faced cheek. UPDATED 8 December 2014.   Recent writings of interest: Carl Gardner, on Head of Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 28 November 2014

This week’s selection of legal tales from home and abroad looks at legal aid cuts, litigants in person and their McKenzie friends, and the government’s approach to internet crime and surveillance. Plus plebs at the gate and the five-a-day fruits of law enforcement. Recent blogs etc of interest: David Allen Green on the FT blog, asks What Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 21 November 2014

This week’s selection of legal news includes restorative justice, fictitious litigation, the tale of a tweet that tanked and a copyright fight over nudie pics. Plus some exotic injustice from foreign parts.   Restorative Justice Week “What would you do” campaign The question relates to what you would do if you could meet someone who had committed Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 14 November 2014

This week’s selection of legal tales from home and abroad is something of a judiciary special, with items about judges struggling with antiquated technology, a lack of diversity among those appointed to the bench, a complaint by one of them over the wasteful conduct of litigants, and a promise by another (retired) to help the Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 7 November 2014

This week’s selection of law stories from home and abroad includes a celebration of free legal activity, a promotion of professional excellence, and the lordly stuffing of a legislative turkey. Plus important developments in intellectual property law and some tasty looking legal writing prizes.   National Pro Bono week 2014 Celebrating lawyers’ unpaid contribution to underfunded justice Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 31 October 2014

In this week’s selection of legal stories and “snippets” from home and abroad, the Home Secretary loses a chair, the Justice Secretary loses a vote, the Bar gains another training programme and human rights protection is linked to written-constitutionalism via a Tory think tank discussion. And despite its being Halloween, some ghoulish bad guys get their just Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 24 October 2014

This week’s selection of legal stories from home and abroad includes ideas for putting more cameras in court and fewer lawyers, and some really terrible tales about injustice under legal systems less benign than our own. Please note that puns cost nothing extra and are employed solely to grab attention for a worthy topic. Other Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 17 October 2014

This week’s confection of legal fancies includes a couple of birthday cakes, a pie chart, and some half-baked ideas from politicians, as well as some rather bitter offerings from less fortunate jurisdictions. UPDATED; 19 October 2014   Five years young: the UK Supreme Court This month marks the fifth anniversary of the first hearings by Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 10 October 2014

This week’s roundup of legal news from home and abroad includes more on the war on Human Rights, a nasty case of vigilante justice, an amusing case of voter ignorance and a comment on the citation of cartoon quotations.   Other recent content of interest:  The Children Act by Ian McEwan, reviewed by Paul Magrath Continue reading