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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.

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.


The website of Epravo, a Czech legal publisher, provides a wide range of Czech legal material, including news, legislation, cases, and articles on various areas of law. The site is available in Czech only.

LexisNexis Blogs

This section of the LexisNexis website hosts blogs on a range of practice areas, including dispute resolution, the future of law, corporate law, family law, financial services, insolvency law and the built environment. Contributors include practising lawyers and LexisNexis' editors.

Gherson Blog

Blog compiled by staff at London based law firm, Gherson. This law firm specialises in UK immigration, nationality, extradition and human rights law. The blog provides news and updates in these legal areas along with sections focusing on Brexit and business immigration. Posts are available back to 2012.

Law Brief Publishing

Website of Law Brief Publishing a legal publishing company founded in 2006. The site gives details of Law Brief publications which include practical guides for lawyers. Free samples and chapters from some of the books are provided on the site. The company publish PI Brief Update Law Journal, a monthly online subscription publication offering case law, news items and articles on personal injury law. There is also a free newsletter giving updates on recent cases in all the major areas of law. You are required to register on the site to receive this publication.

Cousins Business Law

Website of Cousins Business Law, a firm of commercial solicitors specialising in SMEs and family run businesses. The site offers a selection of free articles covering subjects relevant to small business such as outsourcing, contracts, IT and ecommerce. There is also a monthly ezine which can be freely downloaded from the site and a business law blog. Posts can be viewed by date or subject eg. partnership agreements, business disputes, licensing and laws and regulations.

Public Law for Everyone

Blog by Mark Elliott, Reader in Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. Posts discuss current issues in the field of public law, including constitutional law, judicial review, parliamentary sovereignty and human rights. Longer ‘1000 words’ pieces examine key aspects of public law, such as devolution. The blog is intended for practising lawyers as well as law students.

African Legal Information Institute

Website of the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII), a project of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) at the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, at the University of Cape Town. The site provides access to a catalogue of web links to online legal resources in African jurisdictions. African legal news stories and blogs are also offered. African LII supports and collaborates with a range of LIIs working in African jurisdictions eg. SwaziLII and LesLII.


JADE (Judgments and Decisions Enhanced) is a free service produced by a group of Sydney barristers. It provides a searchable and browseable collection of Australian court and tribunal decisions and aims for comprehensive coverage of new cases. There is also a case citator called ‘CaseTrace’. Cases can be bookmarked and annotated, and RSS or email alerts are available for new cases.