Publications

Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

How are new technologies changing the practice of law? With examples and explanations drawn from the UK, US, Canada, Australia and other common law countries, as well as from China and Europe, this book considers the opportunities and implications for lawyers as artificial intelligence systems become commonplace in legal service delivery. It examines what lawyers […]

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Information Rights: A Practitioner’s Guide to Data Protection, Freedom of Information and other Information Rights

Retaining the position it has held since first publication, the fifth edition of this leading practitioner text on information law has been thoroughly re-worked to provide comprehensive coverage of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR. Information Rights has been cited by the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and others, and is used by […]

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Internet Law and Regulation 5th edition

The new, fifth edition of Internet Law and Regulation is the long-awaited new edition of the leading title in its field. The title presents an analysis of key areas of internet law and regulation from a UK perspective. It is fully updated including recent developments relating to GDPR, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, eIDAS, online […]

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Online Courts and the Future of Justice

Four years on and Professor Richard Susskind has written the same book he wrote last time, so he says. He jests, yet again. The message and the underlying arguments remain constant; the same analogies are deployed (you know, the drill); but tech has moved on, more is feasible and the vision is developed and refined […]

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Digital copyright: new challenges and opportunities

Copyright law is being challenged by disruptive technologies such as AI and blockchain, themes addressed in the recently published 5th edition of the author’s book Digital Copyright, on which this article is based. Artificial intelligence and virtual reality The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) are starting to pose significant challenges to […]

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The Internet, Warts and All

The Internet, Warts and All: Free Speech, Privacy and Truth by Paul Bernal is not a law book; it is a book about seeking to understand an environment – the internet – in which the law operates. It is a book about law, but “It is also … about technology, about politics, about psychology, about […]

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Publications and blogs

The Internet, Warts and All: Free Speech, Privacy and Truth, by Paul Bernal, Senior Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law at the University of East Anglia, seeks to explain the internet information ecosystem, busting myths, pointing out why attempts at regulation have failed and suggesting the way forward. Published by Cambridge University […]

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The Law Society Guide to Good Practice

The “fully updated” second print edition of The Law Society Guide to Good Practice includes 100 current Law Society practice notes, plus details of useful contacts and further resources, an index and tables of citations. It is 972 pp, weighs 1.5 kg, occupies 4.3 cm of shelf space and costs £60. All 119 current Law […]

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Online resources at IALS Digital

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) has as its central remit the promotion and facilitation of research and scholarship at an advanced level across the whole field of law. Though based in central London and attached to the University of London, IALS draws its primary membership from academic researchers and postgraduate research students from […]

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Publications, launches and events

Legal tech startups April’s Legal IT Insider incorporates a new Legal Tech Startup Directory. There are 18 pages of listings and analysis of 52 innovative companies who have “broken with the law firm herd mentality and are set to change the face of legal practice in the UK, Europe, US and APAC regions.” As well […]

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The IALS Open Book Service for Law

The Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) has launched OBserving Law, the IALS Open Book Service for Law, being developed as part of the School of Advanced Study’s Humanities Digital Library open access book publishing initiative. OBserving Law aims to provide a new open access monograph publishing service for legal researchers. Titles will be made […]

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Transcripts of Judicial Proceedings in England and Wales

This Guide, published by the Inner Temple Library and compiled by Sally McLaren, is a revised and expanded edition of the Library’s 2006 guide. It is intended primarily for information service staff who need to obtain transcripts of the proceedings of courts and tribunals in England and Wales. The guide (in PDF) costs £19.99. Details.

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