On this day when The Pope visits our shores, I thought I would have a look at a few law blogs……
First up is the all new Pink Tape blog – a blog by a family law barrister ‘Familoo’ – her About section explains all. I quote her own words to describe the blog. I am not a Family lawyer – but I do read Pink Tape...
“A blog in which I ricochet from too serious to too flippant, and alternate between a bit clever, a bit interesting and a bit ranty: Pink Tape neatly functions as both a blog about family law and a therapeutic escape valve for me.”
Other Family Law blogs of particular value – John Bolch’s Family Lore. John, an experienced solicitor now devoting his time to writing about family law works tirelessly on family law updates and commentaries. He even does podcasts with Natasha Phillips whose excellent blog Divorce Manual is also worth a look. See also Family Law Week
I’ve been impressed by the new Guardian Law website and Afua Hirsch’s blog on The Guardian is a good read. Another Guardian blog worth reading of course is Babybarista. Just one word of warning. I had a very long lunch with the author of Babybarista recently. He also publishes Babybarista on his own blog. I’ve known Tim Kevan for some time….. If he should sidle up to you and suggest a long lunch…be afraid… be very afraid. Very amusing… but you may need to consult a doctor afterwards for your liver!
I came across this fascinating free law website today on twitter: Legal Futures – The essential free guide to conduct, compliance and competence for lawyers. Speaks for itself rather well…or res ipsa loquitur as we say over at Muttley Dastardly LLP when we want an uplift on our fees.
I drew your attention to new blogger The Utterant yesterday – but I am master of this slightly surreal ship, so I’ll mention The Utterant again – definitely a good read.
Serious law blogging is done well in many quarters and here is a small selection of specialist blogs from the UK that are a must read if you are interested in the particular subject matter
Head of Legal – Constitutional Law, human rights and civil liberties (in particular) written by former government lawyer Carl Gardner
UK Human Rights Law: – A superb resource and blog from the team at 1 Crown Office Row – first port of call for comment on UK Human Rights Law
Jack of Kent – Written by practising lawyer David Allen Green – libel, privacy, law reform, constitutional and hard cases. He also writes about ‘Bad Law’
Charles Russell Critique – An excellent commercial blog written by Andrew Sharpe – telecoms – commercial contracts
Inner Temple Library Current Awareness – why go anywhere else for their news service. I use it oas an RSS feed for Insite law – excellent
John Flood’s RATS – Random Academic Thoughts from prof John Flood – eclectic and interesting.
Law and Lawyers – Obiter J’s excellent blog on human rights and international law
MTPT – a blog by a ‘twenty-something’ solicitor, Matthew Taylor – eclectic, analytical and a good read – politics, civil liberties – broad based
Conflictoflaws.net – it does exactly what is says – Conflicts. Definitive
The Magistrate’s blog – By Bystander JP – he’s been around a long time and the blog is a very enjoyable read.
UKSC Blog – You just can’t get more definitive or detailed on the work of the UK Supreme Court – an excellent resource.
Simon Myerson QC Pupillage and How To Get It – if you are thinking of reading for the Bar you have to read this.
Android’s Reminscences – a recently qualified barrister – musings, but good ones – and great artwork
Law Actually – IT and telecoms law
Nearly Legal:Housing Law – a very comprehensive resource on housing law issues
SB Consulting – tax matters.
Lallands Peat Worrier – a sophisticated blog on Scots law
Loveandgarbage – another excellent blog on Scots law…and other matters
Landlord Law blog – Landlord & tenant law Tessa Sheperton
White Rabbit – absolutely no law in it whatsoever (* – except when there is) – but a truly surreal and excellent read. Another barrister who enjoys a drink with me and vice versa (See Kevan above, Babybarista)
The Fat Bigot – I knew The Fat Bigot many moons ago – a retired criminal barrister – always on the button with his observations
There are more (many in my blogroll) and this is but a small selection to be going on with. I will do another blog review shortly and include others not mentioned here today.