03/05/2014 17:08:00 PM
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have recently published a consultation seeking stakeholder views on reforming the continuing professional development (CPD) obligations on solicitors. You can have a butchers at the consultation entitled
03/02/2014 15:40:00 PM
The UK is slowly emerging from its wettest winter since records began. Many people have had their homes and lives ruined by flood the unprecedented flood waters. Damage from flooding can be devastating, with the financial loss representing just a fr
03/01/2014 09:44:00 AM
Youre all looking radiant and delightful today. Apparently, its World Compliment Day, so thought Id embrace it.
02/26/2014 17:26:00 PM
Maria Miller MPs speech on the rights and responsibilities of the internet age was published online earlier today. Having a mooch through it, I spotted a bit of a howler.
02/24/2014 17:10:00 PM
Since the demise of Google Reader last summer, Ive been pondering the best way to keep up to date with the online content I like to follow. Ive tried a bunch of online RSS feed services and standalone applications. One of these was Digg Reader
02/24/2014 16:46:00 PM
Guest PostDoes a speeding fine matter if Ive a clean licence? Well, apart from the fine it can have a bigger effect than you thought if you only passed your test in the last 2 years. If youre still on a provisional licence courts may take an ev
02/23/2014 16:42:00 PM
From Popsci.com 22/01/14: When a storm is brewing and the streets are soon to be rendered useless by mounds of snow, there's really only one thing running through every student's mind: please let tomorrow be a snow day. Now there's science to bac
02/19/2014 17:30:00 PM
Today marks the 7th birthday of LA. Where the heck has the time gone? The blawgosphere has changed considerably over the past 7 years with a large number of the student/graduate law blogs that used to be so plentiful almost dying away completely.
02/18/2014 16:48:00 PM
Actually, it started with a water pistol and a pork pie. Like all true love stories, right? From the Telegraph 17/02/14: A couple's wedding celebrations were interrupted by a brawl that is thought to have started over a pork pie. O
02/17/2014 16:51:00 PM
From Lawstudent.tv 15/02/14: Its true, your first-year of law school will be stressful, very stressful.
02/10/2014 16:53:00 PM
Guest Post Around the world, human rights remain an important topic. Over the last 50 years, they have evolved from an abstract goal into a concrete set of rights that remain a major topic of activists, political leaders, and global journalists. Toda
02/07/2014 16:50:00 PM
Guest Post The newspaper headlines this week that have bemoaned and cried in shock at the decision to award ex-police officer Mike Baillon £430,000 in damages demonstrate that media outrage and emotional reaction account for little compared to
02/03/2014 16:52:00 PM
From the Solicitors Journal 21/01/14: Legal Choices, the legal regulators' consumer-friendly website, went live [recently] with a variety of polls and quizzes, including one which asked consumers about their favourite crisp flavour. The sugges
01/31/2014 16:36:00 PM
From Mondaq 27/01/14:The rules governing dawn raids by competition authorities in the EU are complex. Powers vary depending on whether the raiding authority is the European Commission or a national competition authority; the suspected infringement; a
01/28/2014 17:01:00 PM
Guest Post For the uninitiated, conveyancing is the legal process that deals with the transference of property from one person to the other. With house-buying being one of the most stressful things a person can go through, choosing the right co
01/27/2014 16:35:00 PM
From the Telegraph 22/01/14: A motorist is facing prosecution after he allegedly drenched children walking to their primary school by driving through a puddle. He has been summonsed to appear before magistrates for driving without reasonable c
01/24/2014 08:32:00 AM
Guest Post As early as 2009 in his final report on reform of costs and civil procedure rules, Lord Justice Jackson made it very clear that his recommendations would herald radical and seismic changes to the conduct of civil litigation in the United
01/22/2014 17:07:00 PM
Over time, it seems that email is abused more and more.
01/21/2014 17:31:00 PM
Movie Therapy for Law Students by Sonia Buck is, how shall I put it, one of the more niche titles that youre likely to come across. Its chief aim is simple: to bridge the gap between legal study and the watching of legally-themed films. Confuse
01/16/2014 16:50:00 PM
From News Republic 08/01/14: Research suggests that people chooseor are unconsciously drawn tocareers that resemble their own names. In a 2002 paper in the journal Attitudes and Social Cognition, psychologists from the State University
01/15/2014 16:39:00 PM
Guest PostThinking of leaving your job? Amongst the many things for you to think about is how and when to give notice to your employer. Here are some common questions answered by employment lawyer Jon Curtis, managing director of myhrtoolkit. What'
01/13/2014 16:26:00 PM
Guest Post Many of us dont know our rights when it comes to interacting with the police, whether its being stopped and searched in the street or something more serious like being arrested. Even those who have been on the wrong side of the law
01/09/2014 16:31:00 PM
Guest Post What on the surface seems a rather standard case of negligence has proven to show that the cogs of liturgy become more convoluted the larger the case tends to grow. Therefore, following a criminal hearing against the management, the family
01/08/2014 16:54:00 PM
From the Metro 06/01/14: A woman was sent a cake that resembled human faeces with the words eat s**t written on it after a dispute with the baker. Charming.
01/07/2014 16:51:00 PM
Guest PostA recent case in which an insurer attempted to make changes to a claim for a road traffic accident based on a change of heart on admission of liability has highlighted how vulnerable claimants can be to the whims of insurers. In many cases
01/04/2014 15:11:00 PM
Our Christmas decorations were taken down today and stuffed in a large plastic tub dutifully packed away all ready for next year. As has become something of an end-of-yuletide tradition for me, I spent a good hour or so chopping up the Christmas tree
01/03/2014 15:40:00 PM
From This Week 24/12/13: True fact: You are more likely to die on Christmas, the day after Christmas [commonly known as Boxing Day in good ol Blighty], or New Year's Day than pretty much any other day of the year. Like ugly sweaters and bizarre
12/25/2013 16:10:00 PM
From Mashable 24/12/13:It was all going so well until 1 creepy elf on a shelf.
12/20/2013 14:16:00 PM
Guest PostIn the UK, there is a general time limit of three years in which a personal injury claim for compensation must be made. If proceedings are not started in a court within this time frame, then the case becomes statute-barred and cannot be pur
12/20/2013 07:29:00 AM
Guest Post On the 1st of August 2013, High Court judge Master McCloud cut to the root of the issue regarding budgeting for civil litigation with these words. Budgeting is something which all solicitors by now ought to know is intended to be inte
12/19/2013 16:21:00 PM
From Las Vegas CBS Central 17/12/13: A Salvation Army bell ringer claims she was assaulted by a woman for saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas outside of a Walmart. Kristina Vindiola was ringing a bell outside of a Phoenix-
12/15/2013 17:00:00 PM
Law Actually has been given its annual festive makeover today. I made a conscious decision to try and keep the design at the minimalist end of the spectrum, steering well clear of my usual tendency to use a hotchpotch of ill-suited colours and elemen