The building blocks for more intelligent legal research

Posted by Robin Chesterman on 8 December 2016



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Starting the BPTC? "You're in for a treat!"

Posted by Emily Craxton on 25 October 2016

Celina Faugoo recently completed her BPTC with City University of London and has now been called to the Bar. Here, she passes on some valuable advice to prospective BPTC students.   

  Change can be scary for some. But when a course prospectus warns you of the negative repercussions if you are faint-hearted, you start imagining the worst. Given the massive influx of barristers in the recent years, you wonder whether that is meant to deter people from embarking on the Bar Professional Training Course.

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Does copyright exist for online artists?

Posted by Emily Craxton on 19 October 2016

Copyright is an often unrecognised or misunderstood right. Contrary to common belief, there is no need to go through a legal process or registration to establish copyright; it is automatically instilled in original artistic work once it is fixed in material form. Of course, it is also very valuable to all artists, as it protects their work from unauthorised copying.

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The legislative process of the United Kingdom Parliament

Posted by Zenaira Khan on 17 October 2016

The origins of a Bill

The main Bills constituting the government’s legislative programme are announced in the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, which is usually in November.

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Designing for Privacy

Posted by Emily Craxton on 12 October 2016

When faced with issues of data protection, privacy and regulation, we tend to focus on what legal professionals, policy makers and enforcement organisations can do to strengthen regulation.

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Legal Research and Revision

Posted by Zenaira Khan on 12 October 2016


As it is the start of the academic year, many of you will have now received your extremely long reading lists for this term. We've put together some useful research and study tips, to help make things easier for you :
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New collection of Irish case law!

Posted by Emily Craxton on 12 October 2016

Today, we are very pleased to announce our new collection of Irish case law is available on JustisOne. 
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What impact has technology had on diversifying the provision of legal services?

Posted by Zenaira Khan on 21 September 2016

"Look to where the Law is going, not where the Law is."

Ayomide Akin-Oteniya recently organised an event at Hogan Lovells on celebrating diversity in the legal industry. The event was comprised of a number of talks for aspiring lawyers, most notably on how technology has diversified the provision of legal services.

In the last 20 years, the legal industry has changed considerably and possibly the most interesting change in recent times has been the types of people who are now becoming lawyers. Law almost exclusively used to be the preserve of individuals who had studied the LLB or humanities subjects. Ex scientists, engineers and mathematicians who are switching to the legal sector, bring with them a range of new skills and ways of thinking that have not been seen in the industry before.

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Preparing for a moot

Posted by Fojan Nourouzi on 17 May 2016

Preparing for a moot can be stressful. The scenario you are given may include issues which you have no prior knowledge on. Don’t panic, instead break down the preparation process step by step.

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Assisted Dying: Do We Have a Right to Die?

Posted by Fojan Nourouzi on 5 May 2016

There seems to be widespread opposition to the right to die from Parliament. This opinion seems to be rather consistent and entrenched as the BBC reported that 74% of MPs voted against the Assisted Dying Bill in 2015 in comparison to the 72% in 1997 (

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