Legal Resources from Individual Barristers

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  • Religion Law UK from Neil Addison is provides information and relevant web links on the subject of Religion and the Law today. He covers the law relating to criminal and also civil situations where religion is involved and also has sections for case law relevant to religion, with links to the judgments if they are available. There are also reports and articles, a section on international declarations and a very comprehensive set of links to religious ngeral legal resources sites and also religious bodies under headings of Legal, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Eastern and General. He makes the distinction that the site contains information rather than comment. Neil recommends Law and Relgion blog from Frank Cranmer and David Pocklington.

  • Peter Aeberli is a practising barrister, arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator specialising in construction law. There are articles and background material on this general area.

  • John Antell, from King's Bench Chambers, provides information on the law affecting freehold land ownership particularly restrictive covenants, adverse possession and rights of way and other easements.

  • Daniel Barnett employment barrister of Outer Temple Gardens created and runs the first ever Employment Law email bulletin service, which has been running since 1999. About 30,000 recipients receive these bulletins, including judges, tribunal members, barristers, solicitors, in-house lawyers, HR professionals, academics, journalists and union officials. Bulletins go out two or three times a week, subscription is free, and there is an archive of past bulletins on the site. Daniel is a regular commentator in the broadcast media and extracts from radio and television appearances are available.

  • Tony Bingham, of 3 Paper Buildings, is a construction barrister, arbitrator, adjudicator and columnist for "Building Magazine". The site contains information about the Building and Construction industry, together with Building and Construction Law, an explanation of Arbitration, Adjudication and ADR, and a good set of links in these areas.

  • Jonathan Fisher QC – Lead Counsel of "barrister law firm" Bright Line Law and one of the UK's leading barristers for financial crime and proceeds of crime cases, created and runs The White Collar Crime Portal. This provides short commentaries on significant developments in the field of white collar crime. The portal was started in early 2014 and continues with regular items.

  • Free Movement, run by barrister Colin Yeo and colleagues, aims to provide good quality and clear information available to all affected by immigration control: migrants themselves, their families, their lawyers and their judges. As he says on the site "Immigration law has become very complex in the UK and changes very rapidly; we try to make it simple, or at least understandable". The website receives over 300,000 page views a month with a great deal of free information and there is also a membership scheme for additional information, costing from £20 a month. There are guides for purchase and also a fixed price legal advice scheme for people with particular problems. He also tweets from @ColinYeo1 and provides a regular flow of information on the latest developments in this field.

  • Jonathan Goodliffe provides material on legal issues arising from alcohol misuse in a variety of different situations. His articles include Discriminating against the former drinker, Drink driving and the wider purpose of insurance and Insurance issues for people with mental health problems.

  • James Kessler, of 15 Old Square, founded the trusts discussion forum. The Forum is a moderated mailing list initiated in October 1998 and covering topics relating to the drafting and administration of trusts, wills and other private client issues including taxation

  • Nicholas Nicol, Barrister & Mediator of 1 Pump Court, specialises in housing, property and public law and offers case briefings and articles in those areas, plus an introduction to the English legal system (in both English and Spanish).

  • Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal (PIBULJ) is an email newsletter which gives a brief introduction to recent case law, news alerts and information of developments in the industry. It is written by a team of barristers from several different chambers who specialise in personal injury. You can have a free trial.

  • Dr Michael J Powers QC, leader of the Medical Law Group at Clerksroom, specialises in major medical negligence actions (cerebral palsy, anaesthetic brain damage, neuro/cardiac surgery) for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as group litigation involving medical treatment, and pharmaceutical litigation. His site provides a number of articles on these topics.

  • Charles Price, of No5 Chambers, Birmingham, Bristol and London, provides a site covering the latest developments in employment law and offering practical advice for employment lawyers. You can sign up for a regular email "E-Missive" on these topics. There are also free lecture notes on grievance procedures, new employment tribunal procedure and age discrimination. He also writes an Employment Law Blog.

  • Jonathan Turner of 13 Old Square, provides case reports and articles on IP, competition and IT law. He has acted in a number of interesting internet cases, including French Connection v Sutton (fcuk.com) and Antiquesportfolio.com v Fitch (copyright in photographs on the net, duties of website designers), as well as other significant IP cases such Designers Guild v Russell Williams, PLG v Ardon, Reckitt & Colman v Borden (Jif lemon) and C&H v Klucznik.

  • Gary Webber, of 33 Bedford Row, runs The Property Law Website, an online property law updating service with additional material from a number of other property specialists. Updates are available on the site each month, together with appropriate links to cases, statutes, statutory instruments and other documents. It is also possible to download the monthly updates in pdf or word format. Material from the monthly updates is also put into "The Property Law Library" section of the site, which contains articles, summaries of cases, statutes, statutory instruments and other material. There is a section covering courses available which relate to property law, an extensive description of the web resources on the topic and a list of mediators available to deal with property law disputes. Some parts of the site are free but full access is only available to members who subscribe, currently £207 plus VAT, with group rates offered.

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