Herbert Smith Freehills: Employment Notes

This section of the Herbert Smith Freehills website provides free access to an employment law blog highlighting developments in international employment legislation, regulation and litigation. Posts can be filtered by jurisdiction or category including whistleblowing, termination of employment, industrial relations, workplace related claims, health and safety and workplace culture, discrimination and diversity. The site can also be searched by keyword and results limited by content type eg. videos, podcasts or webinars.

Labour Law Research Network

Website of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) which is made up of university departments and research institutes around the work engaged in the study of labour and employment law. The aim of the LLRN is to “advance research in labour law, and specifically to facilitate the dissemination of research work and encourage open discussion of scholarship and ideas in this field”. Research papers by LLRN members are made freely available on the site many in full text PDF. There are also links to videos and digital lectures and events.

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.

Judiciary NI

Official website of the Northern Ireland judiciary. The site lists members of the judiciary and provides information on the court structure in Northern Ireland. There are sections on the Judicial Studies Board which oversees training for judges and on legacy litigation and inquests arising out of the conflict in Northern Ireland. A database of full text court and tribunal decisions and directions can be browsed by type, date or judge or searched by keyword. Publications can also be viewed including sentencing guidelines, press releases and bench books.

Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive

The Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive (NIOPA) is hosted by Queen's University Belfast. The library at Queen’s is a depository for printed official publications and, since 2015, has focused on the creation of a digital archive of Northern Ireland official publications covering current and previous ministerial departments, independent bodies and other organisations. There’s a description of each department along with their associated agencies and a list of the publications collected. Full text documents are presented in PDF.

Refugee Law Clinic

Website of the Refugee Law Clinic established by the University of London (UoL) to provide pro bono legal advice for refugee clients (referrals only) focusing on asylum claims. The project provides clinical legal education opportunities for volunteer law students from 10 UoL member universities along with volunteers from law firms Macfarlanes and Clifford Chance. Details of project partners and supervising lawyers are also given on the site.

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.

Privy Council Papers

Searchable catalogue of papers relating to appeals from colonial and Commonwealth courts to the UK Privy Council,1972 to 1998. Each record gives dates, party names, the origin of the appeal and other details, and lists the papers produced during the proceedings.