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New search tools

The previous live search form that sat in the column to the right was getting a little creaky. The archives on this site are quite large now and it just wasn't returning the results properly, and/or there were too many for it to handle adequately....

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New year revamp?

Albeit too late and too slow to count as a new look for 2009, a few changes are being slowly rolled out hereabouts. There's a new header and tag line (both likely subject to further revision), a new title font, a re-jig of the blogroll listing to...

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Have a good break

Nearly Legal is on holiday for a bit. Don't expect anything much before early January. Unless, of course, something comes up, or a whim takes one or more of us by force. A well earned rest to all our readers, before a doubtless to be frenzied 2009.

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Unsung heroes Part 2

The shortlist for the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid lawyers of the year awards is out (see previous post here), and given that housing only featured as a subset of social welfare, there is a good crop of housing lawyers in there. Not NL,...

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For old times' sake

This is only for for those of you who have been reading this blog for some time, but I'm quite pleased to be able to say that Nearly Legal (the person) has finally been admitted to the roll as a solicitor. Everyone else involved in the blog is, of...

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Gentoo in the news (again)

Gentoo Group Ltd and Peter Walls v Hanratty [2008] EWHC 2328 (QB) is the latest case in the unfortunate saga which comes from the LSVT of Sunderland's entire housing stock to Sunderland HA, now known as Gentoo. When Gentoo took the housing stock,...

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Unsung heroes?

Under the banner of 'Unsung Heroes', LAPG is inviting nominations for the 6th annual Legal Aid Laywer of the year awards. The categories are Criminal Defence Mental Health Family Legal aid firm/not-for-profit-agency Young Solicitor Barrister...

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Institutionally racist

We are not institutionally racist. SRA October 2007 This is not housing law related, but it is of significance to many in the sector. Lord Ouseley, the former head of the Commission for Racial Equality, was jointly commissioned by the Solicitors...

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Amour fou

Unsurprisingly, the papers and blawgers have been all over the story of Kylie McGrath, detained under the Mental Health Act after breaking into the home of solicitor Emma Eardley, whom McGrath had been stalking for over two years. McGrath began as...

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