Internet Newsletter for Lawyers

Overall Index by Subject Groupings, as of September/October 2006

ISSN 1467 - 3835 © Copyright retained by Delia Venables and respective authors 2001 to 2006

Legal research; web resources for particular work areas Practice developments; Selling and marketing legal services
How the web is changing whole areas of legal life (including e-conveyancing) Legal aspects of websites and of e-commerce
Email and online activities in a firm - management, legality, security, risks; also phone lines New software, new sites, general interest

Legal research; web resources for particular work areas

The Statute Law Database - Finally a Reality by Nick Holmes, September/October 2006

New versions of Justis & JustCite due soon, September/October 2006

Who will provide a pay-as-you-go library service? by David Vaughan-Birch, July/August 2006

Criminal Solicitor Dot Net by Gavin Burrell, July/August 2006

How electronic resources affect a library by Jane Clavin, January/February 2006

Web Resources and Knowledge Management by Derek Sturdy, November/December 2005

Caselex - European case law backbone by Flore Bouhey, September/October 2005

Lawindexpro: review and discussion by Delia Venables, Angus Hamilton and David swarbrick, September/October 2005

EU Law and the Europa Website by Sue Pettit, July/August 2005

What's New in Legal Publishing by Ann Hemming, March/April 2005

News from the Publishers
Westlaw UK and the ICLR Weekly Law Reports by Katy Adelson, July/August 2005
Context News by Victoria MacLean, May/June 2005

Scotland and Wales
Scottish Legal Resources by Jonathan Mitchell, May/June 2005
Welsh Devolution and the Web by Marie Navarro, March/April 2005
What Next for Welsh Legislation on the Web? by Carolyn Kirby, March/April 2005

British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) and Legal Information Institutes generally
BAILII seeks historic data by Joe Ury, January/February 2006
Global Legal Research: WorldLII and the Future by Graham Greenleaf, January/February 2005
Freeing the Law in Ireland by John Mee, November/December 2004
BAILII - Where We Are Now by Joe Ury, September/October 2004
BAILII Extends its Coverage, January/February 2004
News from BAILII by Joe Ury, May/June 2003
Presentation to the Bar Report by Delia Venables, January/February 2003
Where We are Now by Lord Justice Brooke, January/February 2003
Be a BAILII Sponsor March/April 2003

RSS: how to pull the news that matters by Nick Holmes, May/June 2004

Web Resources for Particular Work Areas
Criminal Solicitor Dot Net by Gavin Burrell, July/August 2006
Website resources for the family lawyer and client (2005) by David Hodson, September/October 2005
Free Personal Injury Resources by Lee McIlwaine, July/August 2005
Employment Law Resources on the Web by Shantha David, January/February 2005
Religion and Law on the Internet by Neil Addison, January/February 2005
Education Law Resources by Iain Nisbet, July/August 2004
Web Resources for Money Laundering Regulations by Michael Kaye, March/April 2004
Free and Easy Access to Law by Peter Clinch, January/February 2004
Internet Resources Relating to the Law on Financial Crime by Khawar Qureshi, January/February 2004
Personal Injury Resources on the Web by Rebecca Lambert, September/October 2003
What is Wiki? (Part 1) by Paul Robertson, January/February 2004
New Laws for E-privacy including free web resources for E-privacy by Eduardo Ustaran, May/June 2003
Legal Resources Online for Criminal Lawyers by Andrew Keogh, March/April 2003
Company Research Online by John Craske, March/April 2003
Mediation Resources on the Web by Christopher Butterworth, January/February 2003
Human Rights Update from One Crown Office Row by Delia Venables, November/December 2002
Electronic Immigration Network (EIN) Site Relaunched by Delia Venables, November/December 2002
Web Resources for the Family Lawyer and Client by David Hodson, September/October 2002
Local Government and the Internet by Ross Hussey, July/August 2002
Welsh legislation on the web - the Cardiff Law School Project by David Lambert, July/August 2002
Public International Law by Khawar Qureshi, May/June 2002
Human Rights Material on the Internet by Khawar Qureshi, March/April 2002
Property Law Resources by Gary Webber, November/December 2001
E-Commerce Resources by Paul Sillis and Robert Ungar, September/October 2001
Data Protection and Privacy Law Information by Stewart Dresner and Sandra Kelman, September/October 2001

The Inevitable Decline of Traditional Legal Publishing by Russell Shepherd, March/April 2004
Traditional Legal Publishing - Inevitable Decline? May/June 2004
Riposte from Matthew Rowe of LexisNexis UK
Riposte from Julie Stott of Sweet & Maxwell
Contribution from a legal librarian (who prefers to remain anonymous)

Reviews and News of Irish Legal Research Services
How electronic resources affect a library by Jane Clavin, January/February 2006
Irish Legal Resources by Jane Clavin, November/December 2005
Legal Research Products for the Irish Market by Nuala Byrne, (overall review and comparison), July/August 2004
LexisNexis Professional for Ireland by Nuala Byrne, January/February 2004
Electronic Irish Reports and Digests on Justis by Nuala Byrne, November/December 2003
FirstLaw by Nuala Byrne, July/August 2003
Westlaw IE by Nuala Byrne, May/June 2003
Irish legal research on the Internet by Jennefer Aston, July/August 2002
Context launches Irish Reports and Digests on the Web, July/August 2003

Articles on Legal Libraries and Choosing Legal Resources Online
How electronic resources affect a library by Jane Clavin, January/February 2006
Horses for Courses and Value for Money by Oriole Newgass, January/February 2005
Theory Meets Real Life in the Legal Library by Julia Bragg, March/April 2004
The Chambers Library by Sonia Michaels, January/February 2002
Leading Regional Firm by Kathy Jones, March/April 2002
Sole Practitioner, Major Irish Firm and Local Law Society by Montagu Martin, Thrse Broy and Ruth Martin, Nov/Dec 2001
City law Firm, Provincial Firm and Academic Library by Hilary Green, Steve Harris and Sarah Carter, September/October 2001

Series on Legal Publishers Online
Practical Law Company by Guy Baring, July/August 2004
WordWave by Sarah Andrews, May/June 2004
Legalease by Mark Cusick, March/April 2004
The Estates Gazette Group by Joanne Tenhave, January/February 2004
The Jordans Group by Nicola Webb and Philip Wilmott, November/December 2003
Incorporated Council of Law Reporting by Martha Hawting, November/December 2003
The Lawyer Group by Rachel Lesiter, September/October 2003
Semple Piggot Rochez by John Pitman, September/October 2003
Butterworths by Caroline Phelps, July/August 2003
Context by Justin Needle, July/August 2003
Sweet & Maxwell by Katy Adelson, May/June 2003

Short Reports on New Research Tools
Lawfinder Data Feeds, November/December 2004
BIALL Database of Online Publications, November/December 2004
Two Important New Research Tools - JustCite and Lawlinker, May/June 2004

Reviews and News of Scottish Research Services
Scottish Session Cases by Anthony Kinahan, November/December 2003
LexisNexis Butterworths Scotland Review by John Craske, January/February 2003
Westlaw UK Services for Scotland Review by Gillian Leslie, January/February 2003
Scottish Online Services by Laurence Kennedy, July/August 2001

Case Alerter - new service from Casetrack by Clair Woodward, July/August 2003

Occasional series on what English language resources are available for legal material in other countries
Translations of Russian Legislation by Alexander Nikiforov, March/April 2003
The French Legal Web by Michael Haravon, January/February 2003

The Story of Law-index and now Lawindexpro by David Swarbrick, May/June 2002

Practice developments; Selling and marketing legal services

Five Virtual Law Firms - A special feature prepared by Delia Venables, September/October 2006
Family Law International by Amanda Quinn
Woolley & Co. by Andrew Woolley
NetworkLaw by Marcus O'Leary
The Legal Desk by Alyson Jackson
Scott-Moncrieff Harbour and Sinclair by Lucy Scott-Moncrieff

Sending Out Email Bulletins by Nick Mundy, September/October 2006

Managing a Modern Chambers by Martin Griffiths, September/October 2006
Note: also available as a separate pdf file Barristers' Extra

Electronic ID Verification by Bill Jones, July/August 2006

The sleeping fee-earner and the mechanics of ecommerce by Gabriel Karawani, July/August 2006

New approaches to delivering information online
Syndication, Syndication, Syndication (RSS explained) by Nick Holmes, July/August 2006
Is blogging good for business? by Nick Holmes, May/June 2006
Blogging for Lawyers by Justin Patten, January/February 2006
Podcasting for Lawyers by Tony Fisher, January/February 2006
Telephone/Web Seminars by Daniel Barnett, January/February 2006

Special analysis of barristers' web sites
Individual barristers offering legal resources on their sites by Delia Venables, July/August 2006
Chambers with significant legal resources on their sites by Delia Venables, May/June 2006
Note: also available as a separate pdf file Barristers' Extra.

Sending out email bulletins: a new type of marketing for barristers? by Tim Kevan & Daniel Barnett, July/August 2006

Multiple domain names by Ray Cobb, May/June 2006

Search Engine Optimisation by Nick Holmes, March/April 2006
Note: the full article by Nick Holmes can be downloaded as a pdf file from here.

ALEX - an Intranet Experience at Law South - by Anne Bailey, March/April 2006

Clerksroom - how does it work? - by Delia Venables and Jonathan Dingle, March/April 2006

Online Legal Services - what the big firms are doing by Nick Holmes, January/February 2006

Virtual Lawyers - how far can they go? by Alex Heshmaty, January/February 2006

Web Marketing for Chambers by David Rose, November/December 2005

Be more efficient, using the web by Allan Carton, September/October 2005

Chambers without walls - BarristerWeb - a Virtual Chambers by Neil Goodman-Smith, September/October 2005

Running a Virtual Law Firm by Andrew Woolley, May/June 2004

How Barristers use the Internet by Martin Poulter, July/August 2005

The Story of First Law by Anthony Armitage, July/August 2005

Most Solicitors Shun Marketing Sites by Delia Venables, May/June 2005
Solicitors and Marketing Sites - A Response by Martin Davies, July/August 2005

Property Law Website by Gary Webber, July/August 2005

Injury Lawyers 4U by Martin Cockx, May/June 2005

How to get into the Search Engines by Nicola Webb, March/April 2005

A Second Generation Website for a Chambers by Karen Rock Monnick, March/April 2005

The Tesco Legal Store by Alan Chance, November/December 2004
Shopping in Tesco Legal Store by Neil Howlett, September/October 2004

New Sites from Enterprising Barristers by Delia Venables, November/December 2004

Website Design for Lawyers by Alex Heshmaty, September/October 2004
Ten Sins of Website Design for Lawyers by Delia Venables, May/June 2002

Series on Case tracking Online- Solicitors Using the Web to Develop New Client Services
Debate on the "Pay as you Convey" model for conveyancing online, May/June 2004
Martin MacDuff of ConveyanceLink
Dominic Cullis of Easy Convey
And the earlier articles....
Case Tracking Online by Delia Venables, January/February 2003
Suppliers Offering Case Tracking Online, May/June 2003
Note on Case Studies, March/April 2003:
Note on Case Studies, May/June 2003
and then the actual case studies.....
Axxia - Morton Fraser by Ian Thomson, May/June 2003
DPS - Stanley Tee by Ian Fretwell, May/June 2003
EasyConvey - Chartahouse by Nick Hawkins, May/June 2003
Linetime - LCL Collections by Ian Longbottom, May/June 2003
Norwel - Lees Lloyd Whitley by Tony Nicholls, May/June 2003
Pericom - Franklins by Michael Franklin, May/June 2003
SellersLink - Bates & Partners by Matthew Clark, May/June 2003
AIM - AMS Law by Steve Williams, March/April 2003
Solicitec - Yuill + Kyle by Stephen Cowen, March/April 2003
Solicitec - Fitzpatricks by Tom Fitzpatrick, March/April 2003
Pracctice - Sykes Anderson by David Anderson, March/April 2003
Videss - Sills & Betteridge by Paul Cowen and Gary Phillips, March/April 2003
DIY - Wilson Nesbitt by Kieran Gilmurray, March/April 2003

Scottish Firms Work Together to Provide a Legal Knowledge Data Base by Delia Venables, March/April 2004

Landlord-Law Online (and Selling Legal Services Online Generally) by Tessa Shepperson, March/April 2004

On-line Legal Services - are they a Dead Duck? by Michael Kaye, July/August 2003
Money Laundering Update by Michael Kaye, September/October 2003

Ongoing Series on specialised sites and work-related domain names
Latest Specialised Websites by Delia Venables, March/April 2004
Latest Specialised Websites by Delia Venables, January/February 2004
More Specialised Websites by Delia Venables, November/December 2003
The Role of Specialised Websites by Lorraine Chapman, September/October 2003

Blogging for Lawyers by Jeremy Phillips and Ilanah Simon, September/October 2003
Real Lawyers Don't Blog by Sen Mac Cann, September/October 2003

Four Firms Relaunch their Websites by Delia Venables, September/October 2003

Developing a Portal for your Law Firm by Delia Venables, July/August 2003

The Story of Divorce-Online by Mark Keenan, May/June 2003
Comment on Divorce-Online by Lawrence McNulty, July/August 2003

Barristers can have Intranets too by Michael Mclean, July/August 2003

Developments in Irish Firm Sites by Siobhan Heaney, July/August 2003

What is a Deal Room? by Kevin Doolan, March/April 2003

Fewer High Street Firms Selling Legal Services Online by Delia Venables, March/April 2003

How the web is changing whole areas of legal life (including e-conveyancing)

Judicial Use of IT and the Internet by His Honour Judge Behrens, July/August 2006

Hot Topics for 2006 by Delia Venables, January/February 2006

E-conveyancing and Property
HIPs will be business as usual by By Rob Hailstone, September/October 2006
How to work with HIPs by Richard Hinton, May/June 2006
Home Information Packs and Law Society Initiatives by Michael Garson, March/April 2006
Home Information Packs by Rob Hailstone, January/February 2006
Do you really need case management for conveyancing? by Gordon Hewstone, January/February 2006
PISCES - what is it? by Osman Ismail, November/December 2005
Ten things a firm should be doing now for e-conveyancing by Tim Platel, November/December 2005
Lawyers and Electronic Signatures by Stephen Mason, July/August 2005
Web Site for an In-House Estate Agency by Lawrence McNulty, May/June 2005
Case Tracking Online - for French Property by David Anderson, May/June 2005
Home Information Packs (HIP's) and HIPAG by Rob Hailstone, May/June 2005
E-Conveyancing - The Story So Far by Alastair Rhodes, January/February 2005
The End is Nigh - Or Possibly Not by Raymond Perry, September/October 2004
Practical Problems of Digital Signatures by Stephen Mason, November/December 2003
E-Conveyancing - Promise and Reality by Raymond Perry, September/October 2003
NLIS Update by Mark Riddick, November/December 2002
Old Meets New in Property Group by Maitland Kalton, September/October 2002
A practitioner's view by Alastair Rhodes, July/August 2002
A secretary's view by Jackie Jones, July/August 2002
A consultant's view by Allan Carton, July/August 2002

Digital Dictation and the Internet by Delia Venables, November/December 2005

Pro Bono on the Web by Graham Bucknall, March/April 2005

UN Forum on Online Dispute Resolution by Graham Ross, November/December 2004

.NET Changes Everything by Martin Siddle, November/December 2004

The Paperless Office - Has it Worked? by Peter Garsden, September/October 2004
The Paperless Office by Peter Garsden, May/June 2004

Backing up Data - Online or Onsite by Antony Nicholls, November/December 2004
Is Online Backup Feasible for Lawyers? by Roderick Ramage, September/October 2004

Outsourcing and Off-shoring for Lawyers using the Internet by Sunil Radia, May/June 2004

Operation Ore: An Expert's Story by Alistair Kelman, November/December 2003

Digital Rights Management by Laurence Kaye, July/August 2003
Digital Rights Management Update by Laurence Kaye, September/October 2003

Locating an Expert Witness by Clive Lougher, May/June 2003

Voluntary Sector Providing Legal Information on the Web (or not, as the case may be) by Steve Donnison, May/June 2003

Forms on the Web by Nick Holmes, March/April 2003

The Changing Face of the Official Record by Martin Bangs, January/February 2003

Gambling on the Web by Lindsey Greig, January/February 2003

Richard Susskind's Talk on Online Government by Delia Venables, November/December 2002

Legal aspects of websites and of e-commerce

Electronic ID Verification by Bill Jones, July/August 2006

Using a Creative Commons licence for a legal website by Jonathan Mitchell, July/August 2006

.eu - new kid on the block by Tim Brown, May/June 2006

Get ready to register .eu domains by Jody Tsigarides, November/December 2005

Website optimisation - bringing trade mark infringers to book by Daniel Doherty, September/October 2005

When is your software not your software? by Kolvin Stone, September/October 2005

Lawyers and Electronic Signatures by Stephen Mason, July/August 2005

Articles on "Accessibility" of Websites
Web Accessibility - Why Bother? by Andrew Gray, November/December 2005
Ensuring your website is DDA Compatible by David Gilroy, November/December 2005
This is a Word Document. Right click on the link, choose a location on your system, download the article and then open it in Word.
Accessibility in Practice by Antony Nicholls, September/October 2004
Is Your Website Accessible? by David Gilroy, July/August 2004
Accessibility Survey by Delia Venables, July/August 2004
Web Site Design and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 by Stephen Mason, May/June 2002
Community Legal Services Quality Mark by Adrian Miles, May/June 2002
Will Your Site Be Legal? and free email newsletter on accessibility issues, May/June 2002

Nominet, Domain Names and the Law by Willie Black, March/April 2005

Articles on Privacy, Data Protection, Email Marketing, Spam and Related topics
Lawyers - are they Data Protection Compliant? by Peter Carey, November/December 2004
Email Marketing Regulation Across Europe by Eduardo Ustaran, September/October 2004
Privacy and Electronic Communications - Ten Tricky Questions Answered by Eduardo Ustaran, January/February 2004
Email - the New Law by Charles Black, November/December 2003
New Laws for E-privacy by Eduardo Ustaran, May/June 2003 including free web resources for E-privacy

Meta Tags and Adwords by Michael Coyle and Jason Lysandrides, July/August 2004

E-Commerce Law Developments by Kolvin Stone, May/June 2004

Foul Play or Fair Game? by Daniel Doherty, March/April 2004

What's On My Bookshelf by Jeremy Holt, March/April 2004

Domains are Hot Property by Tim Brown, November/December 2003

Jurisdiction on the Internet
Jurisdiction on the Internet - Where to Sue? by Sinead Morgan, March/April 2004
The Internet Is Not Special by Louis Joseph, January/February 2003
Internet Defamation - In what Jurisdiction Can An Action Be Taken? (Irish Case Report) by Louise Gallagher, January/February 2003

email and online activities in a firm - management, legality, security, risks; also phone lines

Staff computer and email policies by Jeremy Holt, May/June 2006
Specimen computer and email use policy in Microsoft Word format

Corporate use of VoIP by Kieran Gilmurray, May/June 2006

Talk is Cheap(er) with VoIP by Chris Spencer, March/April 2006

Instant Messaging by Rupert Kendrick, March/April 2006

Managed Email - One Less Worry? by Simon Page, May/June 2005

Managing Internet Risk by Rupert Kendrick, March/April 2005

Firewalls - Why You Need Them by Roger Jackson, January/February 2005

Backing up Data - Online or Onsite by Antony Nicholls, November/December 2004
Is Online Backup Feasible for Lawyers? by Roderick Ramage, September/October 2004

Web Acronyms Galore by Alex Heshmaty, November/December 2004

.pro progress and .eu soon by Tim Brown, July/August 2004

co.uk or .com? (or .ie or .com?) by Delia Venables, July/August 2004
Profile of Lawyers Online by Delia Venables, July/August 2004

The Paperless Office by Peter Garsden, May/June 2004

Outsourcing and Off-shoring for Lawyers using the Internet by Sunil Radia, May/June 2004

Running a Virtual Law Firm by Andrew Woolley, May/June 2004

Privacy and Electronic Communications - Ten Tricky Questions Answered by Eduardo Ustaran, January/February 2004
Email - the New Law by Charles Black, November/December 2003

Lawyers Like Blackberries - Case Studies by Patrick Ryan, Jonathan Fox and Jennifer Buckle, March/April 2004
Lawyers Like BlackBerries and Call for Volunteers, January/February 2004

Spam Wars - Next Big Threat for Law Firms by Delia Venables, September/October 2003
Approaches to Spam Controlby Delia Venables, September/October 2003
including further articles in Microsoft Word format by Dean Hill-Jowett, Simon Bennett, Charles Black, and Peter Sweeney
How to Avoid Spam by Alan Tomlinson, November/December 2003
"If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem." Full article in Microsoft Word format here.

Metadata and Email - Disclosure Issues in an Electronic Age
Report of Talks by Nick Gardner and Adrian Palmer, September/October 2003

New software, new sites, general interest

Will Microsoft Rule the World?
Open Office - An Alternative to Microsoft Office by Neil Addison, September/October 2006
Why I use Firefox by Andrew Barrett, January/February 2006
Why I use Apple Mac by Stephen Mason, January/February 2006
Are there alternatives to Windows for a small professional office? by Robert Newey, November/December 2005
The Return of Browser Wars by Nick Holmes, January/February 2005

Website strategy of a Scottish Law Centre by Iain Nisbet, July/August 2006

Creating a Wiki on crime by Andrew Keogh, May/June 2006

New judiciary web site by Mike Wicksteed, May/June 2006

Some useful resources collected by Delia Venables, May/June 2006
* Human rights and police cases from Bhatt Murphy
* Common mistakes on websites from Conscious Solutions

Microsoft's Sharepoint - what is it and what can it do for you? by Alastair Morrison, January/February 2006
More on Sharepoint - case study from a small firm by Laurence Kaye, Julian Baker and Alastair Morrison, March/April 2006

Google and Censorship in China - by Jody Tsigarides, March/April 2006

New approaches to delivering information online
Is blogging good for business? by Nick Holmes, May/June 2006
Blogging for Lawyers by Justin Patten, January/February 2006
Podcasting for Lawyers by Tony Fisher, January/February 2006
Telephone/Web Seminars by Daniel Barnett, January/February 2006

The Susskind Interviews note from Delia Venables, November/December 2005

CPD Anywhere by Jacqui Gilliatt, September/October 2005

Trials for Scottish Schools by Anthony Kinahan, July/August 2005

New Site for Civil Appeals by Peter Farr, July/August 2005

Black Lawyers Directory (BLD) by Debo Nwauzu, July/August 2005

Avoiding Information Overload - Linex Legal by Matthew Dickinson, May/June 2005

What Exactly is .NET? compiled by Delia Venables, March/April 2005
.NET Changes Everything by Martin Siddle, November/December 2004

New Scottish Parliament Site Launched, November/December 2004

Government Legal Service by Victoria Smith, LexisNexis UK, November/December 2004

The Government's New Site DirectGov by Delia Venables, September/October 2004

What's New on the Legal Internet by Delia Venables, September/October 2004
New Law Society Site; new CLS site; Solicitors Support Network

Money Claim Online (MCOL) by Ken Fraser, July/August 2004

PIQuantum - a New Online Software Tool by Robert Weston, July/August 2004

What's New on the Legal Internet by Delia Venables, July/August 2004
Copy Free Zone from Context; Civil Court Service from Jordans; Electronic Signatures in Law by Stephen Mason; Tesco Legal Store; Deaf Lawyers, Emplaw; firms and chambers sites

New Directions, January/February 2004
Free CPD from CrimeLine; New Directory of Barristers and Chambers; Legal Information Exchange

Other News, January/February 2004
Scottish Property Standardisation Group; Government Archives and Library Deposits; New Chambers' Initiatives

Hutton Enquiry: How It's Done by Mike Wicksteed and Sarah Andrews, November/December 2003

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