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 […]

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 […]