Please do not adjust your set

Some behind the scenes updates – which had to be done – mean that the blog is going to look not entirely like its usual self for a few days (fonts and font size, some layout etc.), till I can get to grips with some coding oddities. Probably this weekend. I just thought you ought […]

Blogging to death?

Apparently some high output bloggers have been dropping dead, leading the New York Times to blame the pressure of blogging. but as Jeremy Blachman points out, ‘middle age geek who never leaves their computer has heart attack’ is a somewhat less gripping headline. If I drop dead through an excess of blogging, I shall be […]

The uses of vanity

Hands up how many readers of the British blawgs had read BabyBarista’s blog prior to say four to six weeks ago? No? Me neither. But it has been apparently going since October 06. In a textbook campaign, BabyBarista made himself known though comments to posts on other blawgs and referral links to other blawgs. Never […]

Hello to everyone from the Law Society

Having come home to find a huge spike in traffic direct to the blog, I was initially startled to find that the Law Society Professional Update newsletter email had linked to a couple of my posts on the ‘What Price Justice?’ campaign. Whilst I am naturally grateful for the link, I feel duty bound by […]


The theme of the last few days for me, at least in regard to some small corners of the law blog world, has turned out to be the failure of anonymity. Item one: Someone has apparently worked out who Pupilblog is. Item two: I’ve been reading Anonymous Lawyer, the book, in which the difficulty of […]

Au Rebours

The kindly Family Lore has tagged me with the latest blogger’s version of a chain letter, a meme tag. I vaguely recall seeing this one spreading amongst web designer blogs a couple of months ago and then it recently hit the law blogs like mutated bird flu. I am to reveal five things that you […]

Blawgs, hurgh, what are they good for?

Navel gazing (or meta blogging) on the future of the law blog seems to be the flavour of the moment in the USA, and on this side of the pond, human law and binary law have weighed in with some thoughtful views on the future of law blogs. With this in mind, together with geeklawyer’s […]

Comment spam

Apologies if you have had problems accessing the site. There is a torrent of comment spam posting going on and it is hitting my server heavily at the moment. None of it gets through, as I use Askimet for WordPress, but each attempted spam comment means a server hit and they are coming in batches […]

Law Search now Beta 0.1

It is an ongoing process, but I think Law Search has reached Beta status, just, and has thus been promoted to the sidebar. The custom specialist search, via Google co-op, prioritises results from listed sites, but includes general search results. The listed sites aim to cover freely available resources for statute, case law, commentary, reports, […]

And a happy christmas to me.

Unlike Charon QC or even Geeklawyer, I have been away doing the christmas necessaries, and actually very pleasant they were too. On my return today, I find that to my surprise and delight, I have received a Blawg Review Award for 2006. Hurrah and indeed whoopee. As a newcomer of 6 months or so, this […]