As many of you will be aware, News International recently announced their decision to begin charging for online content of the Times newspaper. This will naturally have an impact on our Current Awareness blog as it will reduce the range of stories and law reports we can link to. It will also affect our archive of Times stories, since abstracts will remain in the archive, but with non-functioning links. As yet we do not know if we will be able to continue abstracting and linking to content from the Times. The TimesOnline website is still accessible for the moment but we have been told that free access to Times content will cease at a date yet to be confirmed.
We will of course endeavour keep you informed of how this development will affect our service.
“On 26 May 2010, we published our report Administrative Redress: Public Bodies and the Citizen. This sets out an overview of the responses to our consultation paper and brings to a close the state liability aspects of the Administrative Redress project. The report is accompanied by a short summary. A press release is also available.”
Law Commission, 26th My 2010
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Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)
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High Court (Administrative Court)
High Court (Commercial Court)
“One of the most thankless jobs in the legal world must be championing public legal education (PLE). The embodiment of motherhood and apple pie, nobody can argue with the notion that people should have the know-how to manage the law in their everyday lives, but it is one of the most marginal of issues.”
The Guardian, 25th May 2010
“A son sued his mother at the High Court yesterday over her alleged failure to protect him from his father’s beatings. The 32-year-old man from Co Durham, who cannot be identified, said that his mother, now in her late 60s, assaulted him herself and aided and abetted the daily punishment meted out by her husband by reporting his failings.”
The Times, 26th May 2010