Weekly Notes

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

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 3 October 2014

This week’s selection of law and injustice from home and abroad includes a Human Rights Act rethink, a peaceful pro-democracy protest movement, a prose appraisal of the best of the Bar and a poetic appraisal of Google’s cack-fisted attempts to implement the Right to Deletion of Dubious Data-links, otherwise known as RTBF. HRA replacement therapy Continue reading

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