United Kingdom

UK Copyright Literacy

Copyright blog run by Chris Morrison, Copyright, Licensing and Policy Manager at the University of Kent, and Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. The blog is intended for non-lawyers with an interest in copyright literacy and copyright education. As well as blog posts, the site provides details of research into copyright literacy and information relating to Secker and Morrison’s book, ‘Copyright and E-learning: a guide for practitioners’ (2nd edn, Facet Publishing, 2016), including an open-access chapter, ‘Copyright education and training’.

Judicial College

This part of the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website provides information on the Judicial College, the body responsible for training judges and magistrates in England and Wales. The Judicial College was established in 2011 replacing the former Judicial Studies Board. The site gives information on the training covering civil, criminal, cross jurisdictional and family law.

Clinical Legal Education Handbook

The Clinical Legal Education Handbook is a free open access ebook (PDF). The book is edited by Linden Thomas and Nick Johnson and was published by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) in 2020. The handbook gives guidance on how to establish and run student law clinics, the regulatory framework and research on clinical legal education. There is also a section providing resources and document templates covering policies and procedures, checklists and questionnaires.

Kids Law

A monthly podcast aimed at children aged six and up and their families, hosted by ten-year-old Alma-Constance Denis-Smith and non-practising solicitor Lucinda Acland, in which they interview legal experts to explain in simple terms how certain aspects of the law impact children. The podcast is playable on the website, and available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

SCOOP print still matters

SCOOP print still matters is an online tool for identifying UK libraries with print collections of official publications issued by the UK Parliament, UK Government, and the Devolved Assemblies, Parliaments, and Administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Official publications of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are also covered. The information contained in the website was collected through the Print Still Matters Project in 2012/13, an initiative of the Standing Committee on Official Publications (SCOOP).

Social Welfare Updates

Blog posts and news items on areas of law covered by barristers at Garden Court Chambers. Updates are given on housing, mental health, capacity, adult social care, children, education, Court of Protection, migration and welfare benefits. Most of the updates relate to recent cases providing a digest and commentary on the issues.

National Crime Agency

Website of the National Crime Agency (NCA), an operational crime-fighting agency which investigates serious and organised crime in the UK. The site gives information on the work of the NCA and the type of crimes they investigate including cyber crime, fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, illegal firearms and child sexual abuse. Statistics, suspicious activity reports and other publications are also available on the site.

Communication & Internet Services Adjudication Scheme

The Communication & Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS) is a UK dispute resolution provider that looks into complaints about telecommunications and internet companies. The CISAS webpages provide guidance on bringing a complaint, procedural forms, the CISAS Rules, FAQs, a list of the companies covered and information about compensation. Details of the CISAS adjudicators are given under ‘Officials’ and data about the outcomes of complaints cases is found under ‘Reports’. Based in London, CISAS is managed by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

Informa Law

Informa Law, an imprint of Routledge, publishes books for practitioners on subjects such as maritime law (these include Lloyd's Shipping Law titles), commercial law, dispute resolution and insurance law. The website gives details current Informa Law publications, grouped by area of law.

National Security Appeals Panel

This archived section of the superseded Justice.gov.uk website includes decisions by the National Security Appeals Panel (NSAP). The NSAP was part of the Information Tribunal. It heard appeals against certificates issued by  ministers of the British Crown on national security grounds. It was replaced by the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) in 2010.

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