Weekly Notes

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 11 July 2014

This week’s stories concern threats to privacy, security and freedom of expression around the world, as well as other topics of legal and ethical interest. As always we keep a close eye on the legal professions and their conduct.   The Havers and Havers-nots: who shall judge whom? A question has arisen as to the Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 4 July 2014

Wolves, sharks and deep fried lawsuits are just some of the veiled metaphors you can hang on to the stories in this week’s selection of legal news from home and abroad, many of which have a religious or moral angle. Other recent posts: ICLR Criminal Law Updater (June 2014), launching a new monthly roundup of recent Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 27 June 2014

A selection of topical legal news from the UK and around the world, including phonehacking, fraud and other wongadoing, and those dismal legal aid statistics. Other recent posts from ICLR: Life at the Bar: A North-South Divide? Review of Barristers’ Working Lives: a second biennial survey of the Bar (2013) Team ICLR at BIALL 2014 – Continue reading

Weekly Notes: Legal news from ICLR – 20 June 2014

A selection of topical legal news from the UK and around the world, including Magna Carta’s legacy, the pros and cons of the European Court of Human Rights, and trials fair and foul. Other recent posts from ICLR: BIALL conference 2014: The Curious Case of the Judgment Enhancers, text of a talk by Daniel Hoadley Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 13 June 2014

A selection of topical legal news from the UK and around the world, including secret trials and not-so-secret tribulations, not forgetting google and some end of term reports from courts and regulators, with a sprinkling of alphabetical acronyms. This blog has been updated with new links as at 23 June 2014.   Open justice and Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 6 June 2014

This week’s stories are mostly about speeches – including the Queen’s speech and the laws her government say they will make, free speech (under article 10) and the laws which interfere with it (especially on the internet), and speeches on the future of law by the Lord Chief Justice and the future of the legal Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 30 May 2014

A selection of topical legal news from the UK and around the world, including the historic dispute over the mortal remains of the last Plantagenet king, a consultation over hate crime, the continuing saga of legal aid cuts and the criminal justice system, and tales of justice (or injustice) in foreign parts. Other recent posts Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 23 May 2014

A weekly roundup of topical legal news from the UK and around the world, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain and the USA. Afghanistan The appeal of a British marine, initially tried by court martial as “Marine A” but later revealed to be Sgt Alexander Blackman, against his conviction for murder was dismissed by the Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 16 May 2014

A weekly roundup of topical legal news, including the continuing VHCC saga, a review of criminal advocacy (or what might be left of it), and a torrent of historical “divorce porn” from the new Family Court. But first, that “unforgettable” google ruling from the ECJ. You have a right to remain silent, thanks to Magna Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 9 May 2014

A weekly roundup of topical legal news This week’s stories deal largely with issues of representation: its quality (if you can get it) and what happens if you can’t. Operation Cotton Over the past week, there’s been a lot of commentary on the collapse of a major fraud trial, owing to the lack of suitable Continue reading