United Kingdom

Legal Frameworks for Nuclear Activities

This part of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) site provides information on the legal frameworks for nuclear activities in OECD and NEA member and partner countries. Country profiles cover a range of topics including the regulatory regime, regulatory authorities and advisory bodies. There is information on nuclear installations, radioactive waste management, radioactive substances and equipment, non-proliferation and transport. Links are given to primary legislation and to other NEA publications. The NEA is part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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.

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.

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.

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