Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email infoatqccartoondotcom  (infoatqccartoondotcom)  .

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September 22, 2014   Posted in: Cartoons  Comments Closed

Weekend video: John Mortimer South bank Show

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September 20, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Book recommendation: The Law Machine by Marcel Berlins and Clare Dyer

The authors explain and discuss how the justice system evolved, the way it operates – including vivid descriptions of the trial process – and how lawyers work. Revised and updated throughout for this fifth edition, THE LAW MACHINE surveys recent developments in the workings of justice and the outlook for the future.

Available from Amazon.

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September 17, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Wilko Retail Ltd v Buyology Ltd, IPEC (Judge Hacon), 7/7/14

Following B’s admission of accidental infringement of W’s trade marks, W’s application for a Norwich Pharmacal order, requiring B to disclose the names of suppliers from whom B had purchased infringing goods, was refused. The court considered the application on the balance of irreparable harm.

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September 16, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email infoatqccartoondotcom  (infoatqccartoondotcom)  .

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September 15, 2014   Posted in: Cartoons  Comments Closed

Weekend video: Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

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September 13, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Internet Newsletter for Lawyers September/October 2014

We’re pleased to tell you that the latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.

In this issue

  • Legal practice – Tessa Shepperson shares her experience of working on the web since 2001
  • SEO – Michael Scutt of Crane & Staples considers the remedies for SEO bad practice
  • SEO – Abra Millar of Hallam Internet describes how you can find out and analyse links to your site
  • Legal practice – Brian Inkster of Inksters Solicitors on the many steps you can take to improve and reinvent your firm
  • ODR – Christina Blacklaws of Cripps suggests that ODR technology should now be introduced for family law
  • Justice – As the old justice websites move to GOV.UK Nick Holmes looks at the features of Justice online

Online extras

  • Probate – Celia Fraser describes the benefits of Probate Plus probate administration software from Law Systems Ltd
  • Social networking – Joe Reevy of LegalRSS tells us not to let the pursuit of data get in the way of networking

Access the Newsletter online at http://www.infolaw.co.uk/newsletter/.

The RSS feed of latest articles is at http://www.infolaw.co.uk/newsletter/feed/.

Our 2014 CPD courses are all now online

All three of our new CPD courses for 2014 are now available online at www.infolaw.co.uk/cpd.

Social Media and eBusiness for Solicitors

  1. Introduction to the main types of social media used in a business context
  2. All about Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter – and how to make the most of them
  3. Make your website a marketing tool, and getting local clients with local SEO
  4. Social media monitoring what are they saying about you online? And battling with Google
  5. eCommerce projects (and successes) for law firms selling documents and developing software

Guide to Legal Web Resources (for barristers and solicitors)

  1. Legal commentaries online, provided free by chambers and publishers
  2. Justice resources from Government; and electronic evidence where we are now
  3. European primary law resources on Eur–Lex and European institutions and legal resources
  4. Legal news and resources in the USA, worldwide resources, and languages for lawyers
  5. A review of the most useful internet skills for lawyers and particularly the benefits of RSS

Guide to Legal Web Issues (for barristers and solicitors)

  1. Media law issues: the future of privacy and restrictions on court reporting
  2. Where we are (and the future) of digital copyright, and how fair use relates to this
  3. Website legal issues, including copyright of website images and SEO law and good practice
  4. Digital currencies (all about Bitcoin) and the problems of BYOD (bring your own device)
  5. Access to law, including Big Data for Law and the future of law reporting

All three courses are accredited for 5 hours CPD each from the SRA. Guide to Legal Web Resources and Guide to Legal Web Issues have been accredited by the Bar Standards Board for 5 hours CPD each.

You buy these courses online, you access the material online and you complete a set of questions online. It is all straightforward and (if necessary) Nick and Delia will assist.

Each course costs ÂŁ80 plus VAT and qualifies (after taking the online test) for 5 CPD hours. There is a special combo price for any two courses purchased together of ÂŁ120 plus VAT. A multi-use licence for one course for up to 5 people costs ÂŁ200 plus VAT; for 2 courses ÂŁ300 plus VAT. Larger group pricing available.

To complete a course each person has to answer a set of questions online. There are ten questions, two for each of the five chapters. You email your answers to Delia who will reply to you by email, usually within two working days, to confirm whether you have passed the test.

Quick steps to 5 points per course

  1. Purchase the course online
  2. Read the materials online or offline (pdf)
  3. Answer 10 straightforward questions
  4. Receive confirmation from Delia by email

Purchase the courses for immediate access at www.infolaw.co.uk/cpd.

Special bonus

Anyone taking one or more of these courses in 2014 will receive the pdf version of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers free for 2015. That will help you on your way to next year’s CPD courses!

Enjoy the Newsletter.

Regards

Nick Holmes and Delia Venables

infolaw Limited
5 Coval Passage
London SW14 7RE
Tel 020 8878 3033

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September 12, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Book recommendation: Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher

Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name – an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf’s heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II’s recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression ‘OMG’ in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi’s appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop’s beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives. Including letters from: Zelda Fitzgerald, Iggy Pop, Fidel Castro, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Hicks, AnaĂŻs Nin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Amelia Earhart, Charles Darwin, Roald Dahl, Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley, Dorothy Parker, John F. Kennedy, Groucho Marx, Charles Dickens, Katharine Hepburn, Kurt Vonnegut, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Emily Dickinson and many more.

Available from Amazon.

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September 10, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Governor & Co of the Bank of Ireland v Faithful & Gould Ltd & CBRE Ltd 10/7/14 (TCC)

A firm of surveyors was not liable to a bank for a valuation of a property development as security for a loan after the bank lost money when the developer went into administration. The bank’s loss had not been caused by the firm’s overvaluation of the property’s gross development value, and the bank had not relied on its valuation of the site’s residual market value.

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September 9, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email infoatqccartoondotcom  (infoatqccartoondotcom)  .

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September 8, 2014   Posted in: Cartoons  Comments Closed