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24 April 2011 by

Someone pointed out to me yesterday that our blog roll, that is our list of links to other sites, had disappeared. To my horror, they were right, and to my double horror, it turned out that the list of links was woefully inadequate. 

So, the much-improved list is back, a bit lower down on the right. And below is a list with some short descriptions of the links. I have tried to limit the list to sites relevant to legal blogging and (to a lesser extent, because there are so many) human rights: for a much better roundup of the state of legal blogging in the UK, please read the almost impossibly comprehensive UK Blawg Roundup #6 by Brian Inkster.

Also, if you think you or someone else should be on this list, please let me know via the contact tab above. And the next #Lawblogs event is on 19 May at 6:30pm at the Law Society – details this week on how to reserve your place.

1 Crown Office Row: The mothership – the barristers’ chambers which runs UK Human Rights Blog

1COR Human Rights Update: The human rights update service which 1COR has been running since 2000. Very useful for searching for cases prior to April 2010 (when the blog started and more or less took over the human rights update’s function).

1COR resources: Recent seminars and papers from 1COR.

A(nother) Lawyer Writes: James Wilson, a lawyer working for LexisNexis UK writes intelligent and useful posts on many of the key legal issues.

Ashley Connick’s Blog: An excellent blog from a legal student and soon-to-be trainee. Great on legal education issues.

AVMA Blog: The new Action against Medical Accidents blog.

BAILII: The indispensable case law website, without which the UK legal blogs probably wouldn’t exist (see my post)

British Institute of Human Rights: A useful source of human rights news.

Cearta.ie: A great blog which often covers human rights issues by Dr Eoin O’Dell a Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin.

Charon QC: Interesting, thoughtful, irreverent but never irrelevant. For many people the first legal blog they read in the morning. Great stuff.

David Allen Green: Solicitor David Allen Green’s blog at the New Statesman. Provocative and incisive. Sometimes makes the news too on libel reform and free speech cases such as the Twitter joke trial.

ECHR Blog: Antoine Buyse reports on the European Court of Human Rights – long running and very useful. Keeps a close eye on the court’s website, which is well run.

Education Law Blog: 11KBW’s blog on this niche area which sometimes coincides with human rights.

EJIL Talk!: The blog of the European Journal of International Law. Always well written and a great place to go to for European Court of Human Rights judgments as well as international criminal prosecutions.

Family Lore: Former family lawyer John Bolch writes on all things family law. Often entertaining and serious too.

Garrulous Law: Blog of student barrister (and soon to be pupil) Benjamin Gray. Always interesting and well written.

Guardian Legal Network: Guardian.co.uk’s site featuring selected content from some of the leading legal blogs, including ourselves.

Halsbury’s Law Exchange: An independent and politically neutral legal think tank which contributes to the development of law and the legal sector. Often prints thought-provoking articles on human rights.

Head of Legal: Carl Gardner’s authoritative and usually ahead of the curve views on key legal issues.

Human Rights in Ireland: A brilliant site which was an inspiration for the UK Human Rights Blog. Written mostly by academics, a great contribution not only to Irish human rights law but also UK too.

Inforrm’s Blog: The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog. Always up to date, often takes a different view to the mainstream media and plays an important and intelligent role in the debate over media freedom and privacy.

Inner Temple Current Awareness: One of the old stagers on the UK legal blogging scene, a great place to find links to legal stories in the mainstream media as well as case reports. Could do with a few more links to legal blogs!

Jack of Kent: David Allen Green’s other blog aside from The New Statesman.

Jailhouse Lawyer’s Blog: John Hirst (of Hirst No. 2 – the prisoner votes case) blogs about prisoner votes and other issues.

Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants: A very interesting and regularly update blog on UK immigration law.

Joshua Rozenberg’s Blog: Long established but still well-informed and thoroughly sensible. Also writes for the Guardian and Law Society Gazette.

Law and Lawyers: A fantastic resource by a retired lawyer “Obiter J”, always adds something new to the mix on significant legal issues. A voice of reason.

Law Think: A newish blog run by three future lawyers. Some really interesting opinion pieces on hot legal issues, often touching on human rights law too. They also produce a very useful human rights roundup.

Lawbore: A very long-established but still cutting-edge law student’s guide produced by Emily Albon and Howard Richardson of City Law School.

Lawyer Watch: Professor Richard Moorhead of Cardiff University writes on issues of access to justice and legal education. Always worth reading and reflecting on.

Legal Week Legal Village: Legal Week’s site which republishes selected posts from the legal blogs, including ourselves.

Meeja Law: Researcher Judith Townend’s excellent media law site which also often covers the use of technology and access to justice, one of my own hobby horses.

Nearly Legal: The long-established housing law blog. A one-stop-shop for housing law news, reports on pretty much every case which comes out of the courts, and sometimes touches on human rights issues too. Worth reading even if you are not a housing law practitioner.

Panopticon Blog: 11KBW’s information law blog. Well written and regularly updated.

PHD Studies in Human Rights: Another excellent blog on human rights written by PHD students.

Pink Tape: Very well written, clever and up to date family law blog by practising barrister Lucy Reed.

RPC Privacy Blog: Useful blog on privacy law written by experts at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP.

Strasbourg Observers:Blog commenting on developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. Regularly updated, well written.

The Human Rights Blog: The original human rights blog! Doesn’t really deal with UK issues but worth a read.

The Magistrate’s Blog: Musings and Snippets from an English Magistrate. Worth reading for an insight into English criminal law from the coal face.

The Pupillage Blog: A blog for those running the terrifying gauntlet of pupillage applications.

The Small Places: Legal researcher Lucy Series writes comprehensive and thought-provoking posts on human rights law and community care. We have reposted Lucy on this blog.

The Time Blawg: The past, present and future practice of law.

UK Constitutional Law Group blog: Interesting new blog on constitutional law run by a group of London university academics.

UK Freedom of Information Blog: Does what it says on the tin. Run by the Campaign for Freedom of Information since 2003.

UK Immigration Law Blog: A blog on immigration law by a Pakistani barrister. Regularly updated and worth reading.

UK Supreme Court Blog: Another of this blog’s inspirations, a brilliant resource for everything supreme court related. Really useful for case comments and previews.

Venables legal resources: Delia Venables’ long established links to legal resources in the UK.

Watching the Law: Another of Obiter J’s excellent blogs (along with Law and Lawyers), this time relating to human rights and international law.

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3 comments


  1. ObiterJ says:

    Many thanks for the mentions – much appreciated.

  2. Adam Wagner says:

    Thanks Ryan – added it

  3. The Free Movement blog is also very good for immigration law updates – http://freemovement.wordpress.com/

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