Day: 7 July 2011

Rough and ready Justice

On 1 April 2011 the Justice site ( was born. This is not the Ministry of Justice site by another name but the beginnings of a “super-site” that will act as a portal to all services within the justice system for the professional user. The previous administration’s “Transformational Government Strategy” (published by the Cabinet Office […]

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Connect2Law – referral with a difference

Basic Information from Paul Coombes, of Pannone LLP The Connect2Law network for law firms was established in 2001 by Pannone LLP. There is no cost to membership and the primary benefit was to offer member firms the ability to service their clients in areas of law they didn’t undertake themselves by referring them to Pannone. […]

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The new JustCite citator

JustCite, the multijurisdictional citator from Justis, has been rebuilt from the ground up, with the new version released in December 2010. More recently it has been enhanced to incorporate details of barristers in England and Wales, cross-linked to their cases. But perhaps the biggest shift is that now the first page of JustCite results is […]

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Key sites for keeping up to date with case law

BAILII (the British and Irish Legal Information Institute) provides access to the most comprehensive free and up-to-date collection of British and Irish primary legal materials on the internet with 76 databases covering 7 jurisdictions including the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the European Court of Human Rights. Also on BAILII are Law […]

Read More and the myth of Sisyphus

The launch in July 2010 of to little fanfare (there was no marketing budget!) was a significant landmark achievement, both in terms of official legislation and of the whole Berners Lee inspired concept in Government of “linked data” and the semantic web. And, like many aspects of public sector information, it raises enormous issues […]

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Social media policies for the workplace

In my last article I wrote about the risks employers face from the use by employees of social media and recommended that businesses have a social media policy. Why is a policy necessary? Employers need to manage their employees fairly and consistently and this applies to how they respond to their employees’ usage of social […]

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Family Procedure Rules OK?

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 came into effect on 6 April 2011. The new Rules attempt to provide a single set of rules for all family proceedings in all levels of court, thereby replacing a large body of unconsolidated rules, practice directions, guidance and forms. At the same time, the Rules aim to modernise many […]

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