Archive for April 14th, 2011

The era of the high-rolling criminal barrister is over – The Guardian

“A handful of criminal barristers still make big money, but the rest may have to diversify if they want to eat.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lawcast 182: Emily Allbon, Law Librarian at City Law School on research skills, law resources and social media – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Emily Allbon, law Librarian at City University and the editor of the excellent Lawbore resource website. Research skills lie at the root of all legal work, whether in academe or practice, so we are going to look at the skills needed and resources available to law students and lawyers in the modern era. We may even have time to look at the value of legal blogging and social media for younger lawyers and not so young lawyers.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 14th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Law Society report reveals partner promotions still fail to reflect rising tide of female lawyers – Legal Week

“The latest annual statistical report from The Law Society has confirmed the extent to which law firms have so far failed to react to the increase in women in the profession, with the number of female solicitors nearly doubling over the last 10 years.”

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Legal Week, 14th April 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Transport directory infringed Yellow Pages trade marks, court finds – OUT-LAW.com

“The use of ‘yellow pages’ in the domain http://www.transport-yellow-pages.com breached trade mark regulations, a court has ruled. A person finding the website in the UK could think it belonged to Yell, the England and Wales Patent County Court said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th April 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Kettling of G20 protesters by police was illegal, high court rules – The Guardian

“The high court has ruled that the Metropolitan police broke the law in the way they ‘kettled’ protesters at the G20 demonstrations in 2009.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jones v First-tier Tribunal – WLR Daily

Jones v First-tier Tribunal [2011] EWCA Civ 400; [2011] WLR (D) 131

“An offence of inflicting grevious bodily harm, contrary to section 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861, was a ‘crime of violence’ for the purposes of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001.”

WLR Daily, 12th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Staatssecretaris van Financiën v Sony Supply Chain Solutions (Europe) BV, formerly Sony Logistics Europe BV – WLR Daily

Staatssecretaris van Financiën v Sony Supply Chain Solutions (Europe) BV, formerly Sony Logistics Europe BV (Case C-153/10); [2011] WLR (D) 130

“A person who made customs declarations in his own name and on his own behalf could not rely on a binding tariff information of which he was not the holder, but which associated company on whose instructions he made those declarations. A person could, however, in proceedings relating to the imposition of customs duties, challenge the imposition of duties by submitting as evidence a binding tariff information issued in another member state.”

WLR Daily, 7th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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