110 Best Legal Blogs in the UK

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  • Andrew Hogan's blog on legal costs provides information and posts on this topic. Andrew is a barrister who has advised upon and argued costs cases in the County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as other tribunals including the Lands Tribunal. He is based at Ropewalk Chambers in Nottingham but travels widely.

  • April King's blog covers topics relating to Family Law, include estates law, wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney, divorce, children etc. The blog is well produced with frequent posts.

  • Austin Lafferty Blog comes from Austin Lafferty's solicitors and estate agents in Glasgow & East Kilbride (and particularly from Austin Lafferty himself) discussing legal issues relevant to businesses and individuals in Glasgow, East Kilbride and beyond.

  • Azrights News and Media covers Intellectual Property, Internet, Technology, Online Business law, Litigation, Branding and all things Digital. The blog is edited by Shireen Smith, the founder of Azrights. People who will find this blog useful range from one-person start ups to established international tech PLCs, as well as all those interested in business and entrepreneurship, internet and technology and intellectual property and media law.

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  • BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar along with other associated characters. The stories he tells appeared on The Times online for three years and The Guardian online for two years and also led to him getting two book deals with Harry Potter’s publisher Bloomsbury: Law and Disorder and Law and Peace. BabyBarista is written by Tim Kevan who practised at the Bar for ten years. There are great cartoons by Alex Williams.

  • Barrister Bard comes from David Osborne, a successful and experienced barrister. His fields of expertise range from crime, prison law and personal injury, to family and matrimonial law. He is also an acknowledged authority on human rights. He is also a bestselling author and public speaker. His aim in writing the blog to comment on topical legal issues - sometimes humorously, but usually with a serious message.

  • BarristerBlogger comes from Criminal Barrister Matthew Scott of Pump Court Chambers, who specialises in serious crime, including murder, serious sexual and violent offences, offences against children as well as cases involving drugs and fraud. His blog provides legal comment, argument and discussion on these topics. He won the Comment Awards 2015 Best Independent Blog.

  • Binary Law is Nick Holmes's blog on issues of legal information: how it is authored, edited, managed, processed and published; who uses it, why and what for; its syntax and semantics. Nick Holmes is a publishing consultant specialising in the UK legal sector and is Managing Director of infolaw. infolaw offers a range of e-publishing services, including blog setup, configuration and advice, tailored to requirements. Nick has set up a section on the infolaw site to catalogue all UK law blogs; you can find this here.

  • Building the Circular Economy comes from barrister Jeremy Barnett, a fraud barrister representing companies (large and small) and individuals in Regulatory and Disciplinary cases. The blog is about designing stuff to 'disassemble' rather than disposal and preventing uncessary use of energy. Some people call it 'cradle to cradle' manufacturing, or C2C, the aim is to encourage reuse of materials or using biodegradable ingrediants rather than landfill. He also covers climate change, future internet and data protection and solicitors and accountants disciplinary work. The overall theme of the blog is regulatory law in the modern world.

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  • Chaffanbrass, from Alison Padfield QC of 4 New Square, covers Commercial Law with in-depth posts on Access to justice, Commercial Agents, Insurance, Practice & procedure and Professional negligence. Alison has also written a book on Insurance Claims.

  • Child Protection Resources comes from family lawyer Sarah Phillimore and is a series of articles and opinions on the Child Protection System by her and other contributors in order to provide up to date information about relevant law and practice, and to contribute to the wider debate about the child protection system.

  • Children in Law is a blog from barrister Jacqui Gilliatt. The description of the blog is "Where there's a relative there's a bloody good argument to be had". The blog is associated with Jacqui's chambers website 4 Brick Court where there are a large number of articles on family law and a monthly "update" on family law with summaries of recent cases, articles etc.

  • Civil Litigation Brief comes from Barrister Gordon Exall, and is described as "Updates and Commentary on Civil Procedure, Costs, Limitation, Sanctions & Evidence". The blog provides frequent and detailed updates and commentary on current issues and case reports. The content is well presented and has a very wide following.

  • Conscious Solutions Blog comes from a lively firm in legal IT/marketing headed by David Gilroy called Conscious Solutions. The blog is run as a team with posts from different members of the company on various topics from SEO to social media to technical issues - and always up to date.

  • Corporate Law and Governance is a blog from Robert Goddard of Aston Business School Birmingham covering news from the UK and beyond concerning corporate law and governance. These areas are broadly defined to include capital market regulation, financial reporting and the legal environment in which companies (of all sizes) operate.

  • Cousins Business Law Blog comes from Gary Cousins of commercial solicitors Cousins Business Law. It is designed to inform people quickly and in plain English on legal issues that can help their business. The blog also includes the firm's thoughts on topical legal and business issues.

  • Curated Media's Blog provides expert tips on how solicitors can attract and convert more clients online through effective content marketing. There are regular posts on current topics, well presented and easy to read.

  • Current Awareness from the Inner Temple Library provides up-to-date information regarding new case law, changes in legislation and a wide variety of legal news, which Library Staff think will be of interest to lawyers practising in England and Wales. The content is selected and updated daily with a wide variety of entries on most days.

  • Cyberleagle, Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media. Graham Smith is a private practice lawyer based in London, dealing with IT, internet and intellectual property issues. Fewer topics covered than in some blogs, but in considerable detail.

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  • DavidsonMorris immigration Blog is very comprehensive and informative in covering all aspects of UK immigration law with real time updates on changes to legislation, as well as keeping an eye on global immigration.

  • Divorce Family Toolkit is a blog from Alan Larkin of Family Law Partners in Brighton - "The inside track for those struggling with divorce finance issues". As well as postings on topics of family law finance, the blog contains a description of the legal terms used in family law, lots of information on the dreaded Form E, and links to other useful sites related to Family Law and (particularly) the financial aspects of Divorce. There is now a useful (free) facility The Child Maintenance Service’s child maintenance calculator. This allows parents to predict what level of child maintenance may be requested if the Child Maintenance Service is involved, based on the rules introduced by the Child Maintenance Service on 29th July 2013. It uses a gross income model and applies different rates (or a combination of rates) in 5 bands. The calculator is free to use and can be used directly by parents or by their lawyers or mediators. It can be accessed by computer or through mobile devices. There is an official calculator provided by the Government but this does not give enough detail and does not lend itself to allowing the results to be easily communicated (by email for instance) to a co-parent. The lack of transparency in the calculation tends to aggravate the mistrust that exists immediately after separation.

  • Divorcesolicitor.com provides lively posts and good photos and pictures to go with the stories (many blogs are just text based - very boring to look at).

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  • ECHR blog provides commentary on cases and issues at the ECHR. The blog is compiled by Antoine Buyse, of Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht University.

  • Employment Law Blog is written by Charles Price, an employment law specialist and barrister with No5 Chambers. He covers topics relating to cases in employment law, such as how harassment is being used in claims against employers.

  • Employment Law Update is the blog from the employment team at ebl miller rosenfalck (London, EC1). The blog reviews employment related case law, government consultations and legislative changes. It also includes practical tips on employment tribunals, and day to day HR advice; a city focus section looking at regulation and risk; mediation in the work place; links to helpful resources, and a Just for Fun section.

  • Eutopia law was founded by members of Matrix Chambers' EU law group. It aims at commenting selectively on interesting developments in EU law, particularly as they affect lawyers' practice areas, and at contributing to the debate on topical issues.. It is not intended to promote any particular party line or view-point. The name is a pun on Thomas More's Utopia (published in 1516). "Utopia" is already a pun in Greek: it can be understood as meaning both no-place (ou-topia) and good-place (eu-topia). Eutopia is a further extension of the pun!

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  • Family Law from LexisNexis, provides analysis of market issues for family lawyers. as it says about itself "Family law is undergoing fundamental change. The increasing demise of family legal aid, the economic downturn, changes to the court system and a raft of legislative changes are reshaping the family law market. Family lawyers need to adapt their services, whether by changes to fee structures, increased use of ADR or simply by being more responsive to client needs. The market is changing and it has never been more important to keep up to date with legal developments, quickly and efficiently. With this blog we aim to provide analysis of market issues and family law. We write in-house with comments from our many market leading experts."

  • Family Law Blog comes from Andrew Woolley and his team, at Family Law Firm. The blog covers recent case law and other interesting cases and provides their views on a wide variety of family law related issues.

  • Family Law In Partnership is an informative blog about divorce, children in divorce situations, when to consider collaborative law, special risks in international abduction, topics of jurisidiction. (The blog starts below the "News" section.)

  • Family Law Matters is a blog from Jo Spain of Spain Williams. The blog contains articles, information and news on many areas of Family Law.

  • Family Lore is a blog from solicitor John Bolch covering serious and not-so-serious posts on the subject. The second blog Family Law Focus for more serious material which provides family law news, including legislation articles and a full list of blogs around the world on family Law.

  • Forbes Solicitors have a blog covering personal law topics.

  • Free Movement Immigration Law Blog was founded by barrister Colin Yeo and is written by him and other legal experts in immigration. It provides updates and commentary on immigration and asylum law and is a key soure for information and procedure on this topic.

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  • Gill's blog comes from solicitor Gill Steel and covers topical matters relating to wills, probate, trusts and tax. The blog, together with her main site LawSkills is a mine of information on these topics and she also provides many sorts of legal training in these specialist areas, as well as consultancy. She has been lecturing to the legal profession for 20 years.

  • Gherson, an important Immigration firm, maintains a blog on wide ranging Immigration topics including Brexit issues, Business Immigration, Extradition, Human Rights, EU Law, Nationality and Immigration issues around the world. The blog is kept well up to date with several substantive posts a week.

  • Grindeys - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, provide a news and blog site called Family Law and Divorce with in-depth posts on current developments in family law and court cases.

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  • Hall Ellis provides information on contract law, intellectual property, software and business disputes with posts on important topics presented in clear language.

  • Hallam Blog is a great source of information on marketing and new media topics. Sue Hallam, who founded Hallam Internet, provides short tutorials on many useful subjects, like a glossary of social media terms, how to use Google Trends, whether Guest blogging is "done", all about Top Level Domains, whether your business needs a legal app, how to fix an email marketing mistake, and.... lots more.

  • HardingEvans Blog offers information on all aspects of law that can affect individuals and businesses, from employment law advice to family advice. There are video blogs as well.

  • (Sir) Henry Brooke provides a blog, subtitled "Musings, Memories and Miscellanea" based on a long and successful career in the law - he is a retired Lord Justice of Appeal and former chairman of the trustees of BAILII, as well as a proponent and champion of IT in the law courts. Instead of writing a book about his life, he is bringing it out in stages, in this blog.

  • Human Law Mediation is an attractive and interesting blog from solicitor Justin Patten which explores the interlinked themes of mediation, law, technology and people. The site includes a lot of useful background information about mediation in general, why it is useful and how it compares to other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

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  • Ian Gould is an experienced solicitor relating to actions against the police and he is head of litigation at David Phillips & Partners. Ian’s blog provides his thoughts and opinions relating to misconduct by the police and wrongful arrest.

  • ICLR Blog provides "News, analysis, comment and updates from ICLR's case law and UK legislation platform" and includes"Weekly Notes from ICLR". The posts are fully categorised by legal topic so that the "thread" can be followed through to the present position. Prepared mainly by Paul Magrath, Head of Product Development and Online Content at ICLR, this blog deserves to be at the top of any lawyers "must look at" sites.

  • IDRAK is a web site and blog covering Islamic Law relating to banking and finance. It provides a primer on Islamic contract law and its sources, before introducing the principal commercial areas: company law (partnerships and corporate governance; the limited liability company), trusts, investment structures and instruments (including sukuk: Islamic investment certificates), insurance, the law of agency/guaranty and wills. It also provides relevant English authorities. The author of the site and the blog, Scott Morrison, lectures in English commercial law at Middlesex University in London but also researches Islamic finance and banking, drawing on his scholarly background in Middle East and Islamic studies, which included periods in Turkey, the Maldives and Dubai.

  • Inforrm stands for the International Forum for Responsible Media which has been set up to debate issues of media responsibility. They say "We believe in an independent, strong, free and responsible mass media. The media has important privileges in the public interest to enable it to perform its role as a public watchdog. But with those privileges go responsibilities. The media’s right to freedom of expression must be properly balanced against the rights to privacy and reputation". There are frequent postings on topics of the media, privacy and the law.

  • Inpractice news and posts from the consultants at Inpractice UK covers analysis, research, proven techniques and innovative solutions in all aspects of management to help lawyers and managers develop a more successful and profitable legal business.

  • Insurance Law Updates is a blog from barrister Graham Bartlett of Trinity Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne, dedicated to legal developments and analysis of the ever evolving insurance industry.

  • International Law Blog was launched in 2014 by a group of young scholars whose paths first crossed at Middlesex University London and aims to provide students, junior lawyers and scholars at different stages of their professional and academic careers with a platform to discuss issues related to international, transnational, European and comparative law. Peer-reviewed posts are published every other Monday. Key categories are EU Law, Human Rights, International Criminal Law and Public International Law.

  • Insurance Law comes from London Chambers 4 New Square and includes posts from several members of chambers on the latest developments and decisions in Insurance law and practice.

  • IP Draughts comes from Anderson Law LLP and is written by the firm's Intellectual Property practitioners.

  • Ipkat has been covering copyright, patent, trade mark, info-tech and privacy/confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective since 2003. The team is David Brophy, Birgit Clark, Merpel, Jeremy Phillips, Eleonora Rosati, Darren Smyth, Annsley Merelle Ward and Neil J. Wilkof. With frequent posts, this is a very significant resource.

  • Information Overlord, which has been going since 2004, is a blog on Information Management and Librarian issues with a communications media and technology law slant from Clifford Chance information Officer Scott Vine.

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  • Jack of Kent (David Allen Green) provides "A critical and liberal blog about law, policy, and other things". He provides frequent and in-depth posts on the legal and societal issues of today. He is a Barrister and a Solicitor and also writes for The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Lawyer and New Scientist. He is a major source of informed comment about Brexit.

  • JMW, a large and outward looking law firm in Manchester, provides an interesting blog covering many topics including family and children, sport, injuries, hobbies, marriage and cohabiting, divorce, pets... whatever is topical (and sometimes controversial) with a legal angle!

  • LEGALRSS (Joe Reevy) provides commentary from many leading industry figures on matters relating to the management of and business development in law firms. There is an additional interest in the blog since it is generated automatically from other material produced by Joe without further intervention.

  • The Justice of the Peace Blog comes from "A Magistrate of independent mind and a libertarian bent". He says "Having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state's ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind." His frequent posts are always interesting and informative.

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  • Keepmeontheroad is the Transport Law blog from the Defence team at Rothera Dowson Solicitors, led by Anton Balkitis. There are frequent postings on current topics and cases relating to road transport law, motoring and traffic offences with discussions of the policies behind the regulations.

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  • Landlord Law Blog comes from Tessa Shepperson, a solicitor working entirely in the field of residential landlord and tenant law. She also maintains the Landlord Law site which provides a lot of free information on issues for landlords and tenants and also sells a variety of "packages" of information and documentation from the site. The blog is newsy but serious and well informed.

  • Lanyon Bowdler's Blog is designed for clients of the firm (Lanyon Bowdler is a general law firm located in Shropshire) and provides information about changes in legislation which could affect them, together with news about the practice and its people.

  • Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law comes from Laurie Kaye of Laurence Kaye solicitors. It is an extensive and thought provoking blog about the future of digital media and the law which covers this.

  • Lawford Kidd's blog comes from Edinburgh Solicitors Lawford Kidd and provides coverage of all areas of the law relating to accident compensation claims, injury claims and no win no fee in Scotland.

  • Law, Technology and Access to Justice covers domestic and international developments on how technology is affecting (and may in future affect) individuals' access to Justice. There are frequent and in depth posts, led by Roger Smith, an English Solicitor who has worked in the field of legal services and human rights and written widely about them. The blog is funded by the The Legal Education Foundation.

  • Legal Costs Blog comes from Gibbs Wyatt Stone, Defendant Costs Specialists. The blog covers the expertise expected from specialist costs counsel and the range of services provided by traditional costs draftsmen.

  • Legal Jobs and Recruitment - frequent articles on legal jobs, legal recruitment and the legal profession in the UK, as seen through the eyes of Jonathan Fagan, MD and legal recruitment consultant with Ten Percent Legal Recruitment. Lots of good chat about jobs, how to get them, how to keep them and generally about the legal profession.

  • Legal Project Management Limited is a blog from Antony Smith, a solicitor by training with many years of project based experience working in the legal sector who now helps lawyers become more productive and profitable by the application of project management techniques to all aspects of their business. The blog covers topics in legal project management and ways to improve a firm's performance using these techniques.

  • Life Law NI is a Northern Ireland blog which aims to provide information on all legal matters surrounding family life. The blog highlights any special features of the law related to Northern Ireland and comes from Claire Edgar and Karen Connolly at the Belfast firm of Francis Hanna & Co.. They believe that everybody should be able to access information on legal issues which may affect their day to day lives and that this information should be presented in plain English, with a minimum of jargon. Recent topics include Protecting Your Child Online, Claiming Compensation for Your Child, A Simple Guide to Divorce Procedure in NI and The Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Network.

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  • Marc Beaumont's blog: A senior, progressive barrister discusses topical issues. His interests include the Bar, the legal profession, Barristers, direct access to the Bar, property litigation, commercial litigation, defending Barristers, defending solicitors, defending professionals, Mediation, Education Law, Judicial Review, the Bar Council.

  • Marilyn Stowe Blog (subtitled "Where Family Law meets Family Life") covers many areas of Family Law including Children and Divorce, Cohabiting Couples, CSA, Finances and Divorce, Fostering & Adoption, Gay Marriage, International Divorce and Prenuptial Agreements. There are frequent articles on these topics as well as news and comment.

  • Mathys & Squire - London, Manchester, Cambridge, York, Paris Munich, Luxembourg, Brighton and the Midlands is one of Europe's most highly regarded intellectual property firms. They provide a News and Insights section with frequent posts on major IP topics in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.

  • Motoring Lawyers Online, a firm of solicitors in Nottingham, provide a blog called Motoring Solicitors with postings about Speeding, Drink Driving and Motoring Law.

  • My Scottish Law blog comes from Bruce de Wert, a Scottish solicitor at Georgesons Solicitors of Wick and Thurso in Caithness. The blog is updated frequently with postings on Scottish Divorce, Scottish Powers of Attorney, Scottish Wills and topics relating to Property Law and Estate Agency. Bruce also offers a number of spcialised sites for the purchase of wills, powers of attorney and divorce services in Scotland, all at very reasonable rates with a particular emphasis on family law.

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  • Nationwide Employment Lawyers provide news, comment and information on employment topics. The posts are particularly well catalogued and cross referenced so you can find the topic you are looking for with ease.

  • nearlylegal "housing law news and comment" is a blog by a group of barristers and solicitors including Giles Peaker, one of the longest standing blogger and experienced in housing and landlord & tenant law. The site provides updates, case reports and comment on housing law and related matters.The archives contain case reports on pretty much every relevant High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords case since 2007, as well as some County Court and Lands Tribunal judgments. They also have updates on statute, links to other resources and a page of housing news feeds from other sites.

  • Neil Cadwallader Property Law draws together useful legal and other information of interest to property professionals of all kinds, especially those based in the North West: lawyers, surveyors, property managers, developers, and landowners. Neil is a commercial barrister specialising in property law from Exchange Chambers in Manchester and he updates the blog every day or two. There will apparently also be material relating to ADR, mediation and arbitration soon.

  • NIPC is written mainly by barrister Jane Lambert and contains news and comment on English, European and overseas intellectual property,technology, media and entertainment and competition law. NIPC stands for Northern Intellectual Property Chambers.

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  • OUPblog (Oxford University Press's Academic Insights for the Thinking World) has a section on Law here with particular posts relating to books and journals published by OUP. There is a strong international thread to the posts and of course the other blog areas (Arts & Humanities, History, Language, Science and Medicine, Social Sciences, Multimedia, and other shorter categories) are of interest as well!

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  • The Paisley Snail - Wellmeadow Cafe is an internet meeting place for all those interested in Scots law, citizenship and education - with ginger beer and snails. (This is a reference to the famous Paisley Snail case - see the blog for details!). They want to get schools (including primary schools) interested and involved in the processes of law in Scotland. There is also a very good selection of Scottish Law links on the site.

  • Panopticon covers Information Law and is maintained by members of 11KBW’s Information Law Practice Group. Information law is about the right to know, the right to keep private and the boundary between those rights. It encompasses areas such as data protection, freedom of information, the protection of private information under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, breach of confidence, and the regulation of surveillance. The name apparently comes from Jeremy Bentham’s proposed new model prison, in which constant surveillance would be a tool for moral regeneration; it has become an enduring metaphor in debates about the benefits and the dangers of systematic information-gathering.

  • Pensions Talk from Allen & Overy, covers workplace pension plans, where employers and trustees want to know what everyone else is doing, and what to look out for in the day-to-day running of a pension scheme. Here’s a blog to share experience, trends and tips.

  • Phil Taylor's Law Blog covers current issues in Property Law.

  • piBlawg is a collaboration between piCalculator, a site to calculate damages ("Making Ogden Easy") and leading chambers 1 Chancery Lane. The blog provides an up to date commentary on all legal aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence case law and has frequent (and lively) posts from quite a few contributing barristers.

  • Pictons a major firm in Luton, Milton Keynes and Tring, provide an interesting and well presented blog for individuals, covering Commercial Property, Residential Property, Family, Wills, Trust and Probate, Personal Injury, Dispute Resolution and Employment. You can view the posts by topic or just read through them, for general interest.

  • Pink Tape is a blog on Family Law from Barrister Lucy Reed, now at St John’s Chambers in Bristol. The blog aims to enhance the quality of public information and debate about legal matters and about family law in particular. She has also been part of the project to set up The Transparency Project ("helping to make family law clearer").

  • PJH Law News is a blog from Liam Pike at PJH Law, a specialist employment firm based in Stamford, Lincolnshire. The blog is lively and has frequent postings, often with a nice little picture.

  • Planning Law Blog comes from Martin H Goodall, a Solicitor who has specialised in planning law for more than 30 years. The blog provides Legal Commentary on issues affecting Town & Country Planning and particularly recent changes in planning legislation and judicial rulings in planning cases.

  • practicesource.com (previously excited utterances) comes from Joy London, UK Know-how & Training Manager now working for Kluwers Law International in New York. She concentrates on knowledge management in legal domains, primarily large law firms, but also in-house corporate counsel, law courts, and regulatory agencies. Her blog has a valuable dual focus approach (USA and UK) on KM topics with detailed comments on the web resources available. She also provides an extended link to other legal blogs (mainly USA based).

  • Public Law for Everyone from Mark Elliott, is a key web site on Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Public Law generally and Brexit in particular. Mark Elliott is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. As well as many important articles on these topics, he set up a directory of legal blogs and key Twitter sources in 2016.

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  • Rainscourt Family Law of Milton Keynes, provide a blog written by Katie Rainscourt and James Norris, on topical divorce matters such as grounds for divorce, maintenance which does (or does not) keep up with inflation, prenuptual agreements and other ongoing topics. It is interesting and does not "talk down" to the readers.

  • Rights As Usual is subtitled "Human rights & business (and a few other things)" and comes from Nadia Bernaz, Associate Professor of Law and Governance at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Her main area of research is business and human rights. She looks at how corporations and businesspeople can be held accountable for their human rights impact through international, domestic and transnational processes.

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  • ScotsLawBlog provides the most recent news relevant to Scots lawyers and businesses. The blog is written by Gavin Ward, a solicitor, former Citizens Advice Bureau adviser and private law tutor at the University of Glasgow. There is a facility for law firms, lawyers and law students to display their own legal knowledge and skills as "guest bloggers" - an easy way to try out blogging, with the benefit of the extensive coverage of this blog, and without the hassle. The blog also deals with academic legal topics, particularly ones related to Scotland.

  • Settlement Agreements Blog from Mason Bullock, an online law firm based in Coventry. This blog provides helpful advice about settlement agreements in an employment context.

  • Spencers Solicitors Blog from personal injury law firm Spencers Solicitors, provides a commentary on personal injury topics from its solicitors, as well as reporting on campaigns for improved safety on the roads and within workplaces.

  • Suesspiciousminds.com from Andrew Pack, a local government lawyer specialising in family law, is subtitled "Law, nonsense, and the nonsense of law" but is really about family law, care proceedings, court of protection and related topics. There are also substantial sections on the law for social workers. (The name comes from Dr SUESS plus SUSPICIOUS MINDS and, as the author says, is quite a few years late in terms of slang. However, it is certainly original!).

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  • Technollama is the online persona of Dr Andres Guadamuz. The blog covers several Cyberlaw topics, including open licensing, digital rights, software protection, virtual worlds, and (yes really) llamas. While the blog tackles these issues in a light-hearted manner, some serious points filter through from time to time. He says that nNo llamas were harmed during the creation of this blog.

  • Tela is a major Digital Agency with a blog on expert tips on how solicitors can attract and convert more clients online through effective content marketing. the blog is at the bottom of the home page.

  • The Barrister Blog is written by non-practising barrister Tim Kevan who is a co-founder of Law Brief Publishing which publishes hard copy books, an online law journal and email newsletters. Tim is also founder of PI Brief Update and Law Brief Update, two free email newsletters coming from a group of mostly barristers to provide brief case reportsto solicitors and other interested parties.

  • The Transparency Project Blog describes itself as "Correcting, clarifying or commenting on media reports of family court cases; explaining or commenting on published Judgments of family court cases; and highlighting other transparency news." Posts are frequent, varied and well presented. The blog is part of The Transparency Project, a registered charity which aims to explain and discuss family law and family courts in England & Wales, and provide signposts to useful resources to help people understand the system and the law better.

  • Thompsons Solicitors' Blog covers legal matters in Scotland, and particularly personal injury law, with health and safety news, lawyer opinion and topics of litigation in Scotland and in the UK overall.

  • Tilly Bailey & Irvine provide a "News and Opinions" blog on a wide and interesting variety of topics in family law, accident claims and business law.

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  • UK Constitutional Law Association (UKCLA) is the British section of the International Association of Constitutional Law. The UKCLA blog has developed into an invaluable repository of expert comment and analysis on matters of constitutional law in the UK and further afield. Blog posts have been cited in academic writing, official publications and in the news media.

  • UK Human Rights Blog is associated with One Crown Office Row and aims to provide a free, comprehensive and balanced legal update service. The intention is not to campaign on any particular issue, but rather to present both sides of the argument on issues which are often highly controversial. Posts cover a huge range of legal issues, from human rights, to public, medical and environmental law. Jonathan Metzer is the Blog's Commissioning Editor and he leads an Editorial Team comprising Rosalind English, Angus McCullough QC, David Hart QC, and Jim Duffy. The Blog has a searchable archive of case reports and comments dating back to 1998 and also delivers a weekly Rights Round-up. The cases are taken from domestic courts and the Strasbourg court involving human rights points that demonstrate the impact of the European Convention on domestic law and also explores the practical impact of these cases for practitioners.

  • UK Police Law Blog comes from Serjeants' Inn Police Team. Serjeants' Inn is a leading barristers chambers which acts for most police forces around the country together with a number of PCCs and other police bodies. There are frequent posts from the barristers involved and covering key current policing issues. Serjeants' Inn also provide blogs on UK Health Care, UK Inquest Law and UK Medical Decision Law.

  • UK Supreme Court Blog (UKSC blog) comes from Matrix Chambers and the Litigation Department of Olswang LLP, which is now part of CMS. The authors are solicitors and barristers specialising in litigation and with a particular interest in the work of the House of Lords and the UK Supreme Court.

  • Unlock The Law blog comes from Stephen Moore and Alasdair Thomson, covering legal issues arising from current news stories. The blog is part of a new site designed to explain legal concepts clearly and to help people understand the legal issues which concern them. The site includes useful legal guides to particular situations such as personal injury for England and Wales.

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  • WardBlawg is a law blog or “blawg” showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe. It aims to provide content from the best minds in the Scottish legal profession, while also providing the most recent news relevant to Scots lawyers and businesses both those domiciled in Scotland and those established elsewhere looking to set up or develop their business in Scotland. The blog was started by Gavin Ward. The blog also deals with academic legal topics, particularly ones related to Scotland.

  • Washminster is written for everyone interested in the work of Britain's Parliament and the US Congress (Washington and Westminster - get it?). Also the European Parliament and the French Parlement. It covers Practice, Procedure, History and current issues. The blog is written by David Morgan, who tutors in Law for both Leicester University and the Open University.

  • Wealth Lawyer is provided by Helena Luckhurst, a Partner in Fladgate LLP, who specialises in advising British and overseas families and entrepreneurs who want to protect their wealth and successfully pass it down to the next generation. The blog is aimed at non-lawyer family wealth advisers including accountants, bankers and wealth managers. Its purpose is to raise awareness of tips, traps and new developments concerning legal wealth planning issues that crop up in this field.

  • Wright Hassall, a major law firm in the Midlands, blogs about a variety of legal matters including corporate and commercial law, medical negligence, property law, and employment law. You can filter the posts shown according to the area of law which interests you.

    Y, Z

    None at the moment.


    Irish Legal blogs (overlapping into Northern Ireland in some cases

  • cearta.ie (the Irish for Rights) is by Eoin O’Dell a Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. According to Eoin, the blog covers matters of Irish law which make the headlines, or matters of law in which he has a research interest (Contract, Restitution, Freedom of Expression, Media, IT & Cyber law), with some comments on more general areas of law and politics on occasion.

  • Digital Rights Ireland is a blog by a group of lawyers interested in, and defending, Civil, Human and Legal rights in a digital age.

  • Lex Ferenda was started by Daithí Mac Síthigh, a graduate student at the Law School, Trinity College Dublin who is writing a PhD on the regulation of 'Web media'. The blog is on cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. However, now he is a professor at Queen's University Belfast so he covers both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • IT Law in Ireland covers Irish IT law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. The author is TJ McIntyre, Lecturer in the School of Law, University College Dublin. Recent posts include a discussion of whether irish law protects voicemail, the Amnesty International campaign against online censorship, reports that the US Government is pushing for 2 years of internet data retention, Ryanair in the High Court seeking to identify pilots who have anonymously criticised them online and the latest reason to oppose ID cards (innocent people being branded as criminals on government database).

  • Irish Updates (Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law) is maintained by Darius Whelan, of University College Cork Law Faculty who also maintains the most important Irish Law Portal Irish Law Links. Darius is also one of the people responsible for Irish Legal Information Initiative - IRLII and its relationship as an information source to BAILII.

  • Michael Monahan of Dublin and Sligo, provides a lively blog on topics relating to personal injury and the Injuries Board.

    Background to these topics

    Nick's article Writing out loud in Legal Web Watch, February 2016.

    A blog is a website designed for frequently added news items which can be set up using various templates and where the detailed work of running a website is done for the blogger by the blogging service provider. This enables interesting (or indeed, uninteresting) people to give us their views without delay, generally on a particular topic.

    A news feed is the way that you (the end user) can identify the blogs you wish to see and have the latest entries automatically brought to your computer. The process is called RSS (Remote Site Syndication) and you download special software to set this up. The blogger has to provide the information in a particular way to enable this to happen and not all blogs offer this facility. And not all people who read blogs want this information “popping up” on their screen when they are in the middle of doing something else.

    A podcast is an audio programme in MP3 format, designed to be “broadcast” to mobile devices such as the i-pod (whence the name), various PDA’s and smart phones. The programmes can also be downloaded to any modern PC, which provides a method of accessing podcasts for those for whom downloading music and then listening whilst working out at the gym is a skill too far! For real devotees, the process can be automated with RSS so you are notified of all new podcasts and can download them very easily for later consumption. Podcasts have suddenly leapt into the public consciousness because of Ricky Gervais’ recent series of podcasts for the Guardian.

    A video blog (or video cast or vlog) is a short video which the blogger provides on their site and which is downloaded and viewed on the user's computer. There is only one legal video blog that I know of, so far - described under the Human Law blog below.

    A wiki is a free, collaborative, online "database". Anyone can search for information or add new information. Whilst this may seem to be anarchy, the wiki automatically keeps a log of changes so the identity of the person making them can be seen and the concept already works very well for the massive and successful Wikipedia.

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