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On the Naughty Step

Our non-lawyer/law student readers, or even non-barrister readers, might have to forgive us for this for this Naughty Step, but it was too good to resist, particularly for those of us - i.e.  me - still newly qualified enough to harbour memories of...

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On the naughty step

For this Naughty Step, we're going trans-atlantic. A warm welcome to the Step for Horizon Group Management, a property owner/management firm from Chicago. Horizon cannot be said to lack a pioneering spirit (or, as we shall see, a snappy way with a...

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Mutual appreciation

Tessa Shepperson's Landlord law blog has been up since February 2006, predating us by four months. The name is slightly misleading - Tessa deals with residential landlord and tenant matters and has much to say of interest for private tenants as...

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Now we are three

It seems like it was just yesterday it started, albeit with a very long and restless night in between, but Nearly Legal is now three years old, which in internet terms is late middle age to bus pass territory. But, if I wondered how the time was...

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New housing minister!

We now have a new housing minister, Margaret Beckett, having returned to the backbenches and her predecessor, Caroline Flint (she of the transparent brief about home ownership crisis), also resigned but with rather more to say about the treatment...

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All in a good cause

The London Legal Support Trust annual sponsored walk takes place on 18 May 2009, at 5.30pm. Members of the judiciary, as well as solicitors, barristers and ILEX members engage in a leisurely stroll around London in order to raise money for legal...

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By way of apology…

There will be some housing law along in a minute, but I've had an email request that prompts a bit of an apology. How, in the employment law blog links, could I have overlooked Daniel Barnett's blog. Daniel Barnett has a valid claim to be one of...

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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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