‘Department for Culture, Media and Sport challenged over its failure to carry out legal duty of providing quality public library services.’
The Guardian, 17th December 2015
‘Lincolnshire County Council has said it will consult its lawyers about the recovery of its costs after a High Court judge set out why in July she rejected a legal challenge to the authority’s plans for its libraries services.’
Local Government Lawyer, 22nd October 2015
‘Mr Justice Collins has handed down judgment in the latest case borne out of government cuts. The judgment provides useful learning to local authorities in particular on how to comply with new duties in relation to expressions of interest under the Localism Act 2011, writes Leon Glenister.’
Hardwicke Chambers, 5th August 2014
‘Local authorities proposing sensitive budget cuts inevitably cross minefields laden with lethal legal ordnance. This generally includes volatile consultation and equalities devices. But following the decision of Collins J on 17 July in Draper v Lincolnshire County Council  EWHC 2388 (Admin), consultation may have become more complex.’
Law Society’s Gazette, 4th August 2014
‘Copying content from online journals or other texts for the purposes of non-commercial research is no longer an infringement of UK copyright laws providing copiers have lawful access to that content and they, generally, make “a sufficient acknowledgement” of the original work.’
OUT-LAW.com, 2nd June 2014
‘Building on successful work with the School of Advanced Study’s Open Journals System, a project is in progress at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) to develop an Open Access version of the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review.
Established in 2004, the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review brings articles, legal developments and case reports to academics, practitioners and the industry in relation to digital evidence and electronic signatures from across the world.
This Open Access version of Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review is being developed by Stephen Mason (founder, publisher and general editor) with the Institute on the SAS Open Journals System – further raising the visibility and accessibility of the journal and its contents.
Our exciting project, through SAS OJS, will safeguard free online access to all the back issues for legal researchers, support the publication of publicly available future issues and help stimulate new areas of legal discussion and scholarship.
The full back run of published volumes is now available on the service and we are beginning work on Volume 11 : 2014 as a “Born Digital” Open Access publication.’
IALS, 6th February 2014
“Squatters who have occupied a north London library for more than three months with the blessing of the local community are to be evicted, a judge has ruled. However, the court recognised their right to protest and the illegal tenants have been given a six-week stay of execution before they will be moved on.”
The Guardian, 18th December 2012