Irony in passing.

I know I shouldn’t, but working on the litigator’s instinct of putting the boot in, here is a quote from the ‘CEO’ of Netrank, taken from this Guardian article: John Straw, chief executive of online brand positioning company Netrank, says it advises its clients to deal quickly with customer complaints that have become the source […]

A dialogue (of sorts) with Netrank.

I have an email from Ellie Precious. On the plus side, that is a response within 36 hours of my original post. Not bad as a damage limitation reaction time. On the minus side, it was an email, not posted as a response to the post, which shows a continued level of not really getting […]

Eleanor Precious doesn't really like me.

Today I got an email from Eleanor (or Ellie) Precious, which enclosed a press release on a survey of law firms’ views on the likely effects of Age Discrimination law on their firms. I’m not going to link to it here, for reasons that will become obvious, but the firm that undertook the survey was […]

Vanity Fair (somewhere in the 1st terrace of hell).

Nearly Legal made the blawgreview 86. I am Becky Sharpe, albeit a Becky with a trumpet of her very own. (I do realise possession of a trumpet with intent to play equates less to social climbing minx and more to nuisance neighbour.) Still, as someone who has used and abused Dante allegories all too often […]

Law Search

I’ve been toying with the idea for while, since I discovered Google Co-op. Why not a search engine dedicated to legal resources/information/commentary, bringing together the scattered information and comment that is already out there? So, with a small parp of the trumpets, here is an alpha version. It is also accessible via the ‘Law search’ […]

Left at the altar.

As Nick Holmes and Family Lore have noted, the Times Law blog appears to have unceremoniously vanished, 404ing without even so much as a goodbye. I hope that something new is planned, although in retrospect the difference between the blog and the Times law online pages was never entirely clear – was the blog for […]

Public Law 2.0

Nick Holmes has a very interesting post at Binary Law on the future of Law publishing in a world of social software. I’ve been wondering about similar things recently, both in general and in particular, following an examination of my server logs, and Nick Holmes’ post crystallised a few thoughts. I’m not going to go […]

Kafka didn't do dialogue

But I am very impressed that Brian Barder, the ex-SIAC lay member who resigned on principle does. Mr Barder commented on my post via the trackback at his blog. I’ve posted a comment in response, but I’d like to post his comment and my response here, for two reasons. Firstly, because I still find it […]

Anonymity, the confessional and, um, me.

[edited 19 Aug] A disclaimer – Friday evening, wine etc. One of the odd revenges of old media against the upstarts appears to be the revelation of the real person behind the anonymous or pseudonymous blog. This blog is the latest victim of the dramatic expose. There is, of course, a huge amount of hypocrisy […]

We apologise for the technical problems

Oh dear, oh dear. All it takes is for me to go away for few days (very pleasant, thank you for asking) and a corrupt mysql table makes the impressive edifice that is Nearly Legal collapse into a non-functional mess. It has taken a little while to restore it. No, I didn’t have backups, so […]