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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 9 July 2018

This week’s roundup includes new courts for old, lower court fees, judicial recruitment, legal tech, and rapidly dating Brexit developments. Courts City of London fraud and cyber crime complex The Ministry of Justice announced last week that a new courts complex specifically designed to tackle cyber crime, fraud, and economic crime would be opened on the site of Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 2 July 2018

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment includes an Act of Withdrawal, new judges, anonymised litigants, legal books and bullies, and a bit about ICLR. Plus murder and unwanted criminal connections overseas. Legislation EU Withdrawal Act The Queen gave her formal assent to the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which you Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 25 June 2018

This week’s roundup steals a march on Brexit, and casts an eye on probation, accountancy, family courts and young criminals, before tripping the maple leaf rag. Brexit March for second vote rambles against the shambles The second anniversary of the referendum in which just shy of 52% of those eligible to do so (some 17 Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 18 June 2018

This week’s roundup covers a blocked ban on upskirting, bankers’ profitable wills, a looming crisis of children in care, open courts and a diverse judiciary, plus rifled copyright from the USA and a rebel yell from Oz.   Crime Upskirting shambles On Friday 15 June the Ministry of Justice announced that ‘“Upskirting” is set to Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 11 June 2018

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment focuses on the courts, court reform, legal aid and family law. Court reform HMCTS Reform programme The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, delivering the first Sir Henry Brooke Memorial Lecture under the title The Age of Reform, provided a somewhat panglossian* update on the current Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 4 June 2018

Returning on the eve of the new Trinity law term, we catch up on some of the legal stories and commentary over the last fortnight. These include the application of international law in cyberspace, of domestic law to social media, and of European law to data protection. Plus developments relating to judges, courts and case Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 21 May 2018

This week’s roundup of legal news and comment includes the match made in heaven, or at any rate Windsor – among other, less frothy content, such as forensic science, courts, coroners and end of life decisions in the family courts. Royal Wedding Legal commentary Lest readers might think we had succumbed to the national hysteria Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 14 May 2018

Our weekly roundup of legal news and commentary returns after a fortnight’s gap while we attended a conference in Darwin and other events in Australia. This week’s selection has a lot about family law, for reasons that will become apparent; also immigration, legal aid in criminal cases, freedom of information, court reform, and copyright.  Family Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 30 April 2018

This week’s roundup comes from Darwin, Australia, where ICLR is sponsoring the Australian Law Librarians’ Association biennial conference, #ALLA2018. We’ve encountered warm weather, cold beer, glorious sunsets and snapping crocodiles – but no law librarians, so far. The conference proper starts on 2 May, and we’ll bring you more news about it in due course. Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 23 April 2018

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes cautionary tales from court, a pricking of passing-off pomposity, a papal intervention over a baby’s best interests, Brexit, and investigation into NDAs and sexual harassment.  (Separate post on legal education to follow.) Courts Cautionary tales about conduct Two recent blog posts discuss issues around breaches of Continue reading