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Scraping a second

I managed to miss an anniversary, a bit like my own birthdays these days. Nearly Legal was two years old on the first of June. Two years! That is positively middle aged in internet years, fittingly making the blog roughly as old as I am. It has been quite a...

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And another housing law blog

The world domination plan is on schedule as another housing law blog starts up... A warm welcome to 'The snail in that legal bottle', by Ethan, a 'housing sector legal person'. Unfortunately, by way of greeting I popped over late last night and left an...

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LSC to grade advocates?

By an unexpected route, the following landed in my inbox. I haven't heard anything about this, nor had some friends in Criminal so this may be news. What is clear is that the Legal Services Commission are seeking to introduce competence assessments for...

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I give in.

I have ignored this question, then I have mocked it. But dammit, the google searches for 'what is Anor in legal terms', or variants thereof, keep flooding in. They are now up to about 15 or more a week. So I give in. Clearly absolutely nobody is able to...

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On the naughty step

The family firm. It has such a reassuring sound, redolent of values of client care handed down through the generations, and the energy of youth brought under the careful supervision of wisdom. The very best traditions of the local small firm, a foundation...

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A use for twitter?

Apart from being an entertaining time waster, Twitter might also serve as notification of updates on specialist rss feeds. This is, naturally, Nick Holmes' suggestion. So, as a first experiment, www.twitter.com/housinglaw should give updates on new posts on...

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On the naughty step

On the naughty step this week is Susan Orton, a conveyancing assistant at Harold G Walker in Bournemouth, at which her husband was a senior partner. Mrs Orton made away with £79,655 from the firm's client account over 2 years, after blowing £30,000 from the...

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Me too, Me too!

I am really not sure what on earth I'm going to do with it, but because Nick Holmes seems fairly sure that it is worth trying out uses for Twitter, I've signed up. As has John at Family Lore. Where it goes from here, apart from wasting time that I haven't...

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On the naughty step

On the very crowded naughty step this week are the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society and, umm, firms of solicitors in general. Shahrokh Mireskrandari, senior partner of Dean and Dean, has launched a claim for £10 million against the SRA and...

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News Feeds Update

The Housing news feeds page has a couple of new sources added. In addition, although it has taken me a shamefully long time to borrow the example of Nick Holmes Family Law pipe, I've finally got around to it it. All eleven sources are now available as a...

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Brit blawg law blog review

Ruthie's Law dons the mantle of one of the all-too-rare British hostings of a Blawg Review, and a damn fine review it is. More details on Blawg Reviews here. I believe Geeklawyer is due to be the next British host, so anyone whose business is dependent on...

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The value of disinterest

That's disinterestedness, not uninterestedness, should anybody who went to school after about 1990 be reading this. Does nobody really read Kant any more? But, in a rather dismal demonstration of the trope of irony, this is likely to be an outright rant on...

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