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SAGlobal to Acquire LexisOne, Combine with Legal360, Merging Practice Management and CRM

SAGlobal will acquire the LexisOne cloud-based practice management application from LexisNexis, according to an agreement the two companies planned to announce tomorrow. SAGlobal had notified me of the news earlier today on the condition that I agree to an embargo and not publish it until tomorrow morning. Since then, however, Legal IT Insider broke the story. SAGlobal will combine LexisOne with its Legal360 client relationship management (CRM) software to create an integrated, cloud-based pract...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, ERP, LexisNexis, Microsoft Dynamics, Dynamics, Bob Ambrogi, McIsaac, Whit McIsaac


SAGlobal to Acquire LexisOne, Combine with Legal360, Merging Practice Management and CRM

SAGlobal will acquire the LexisOne cloud-based practice management application from LexisNexis, according to an agreement the two companies planned to announce tomorrow. SAGlobal had notified me of the news earlier today on the condition that I agree to an embargo and not publish it until tomorrow morning. Since then, however, Legal IT Insider broke the story. SAGlobal will combine LexisOne with its Legal360 client relationship management (CRM) software to create an integrated, cloud-based pract...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, ERP, LexisNexis, Microsoft Dynamics, Dynamics, McIsaac, Whit McIsaac


This won’t hurt: the Syrian medics helped back to work by UK startups | Ammar Kalia

All too often, Britain fails to use the valuable professional skills that refugees bring to the country. But social enterprises are now enabling newcomers to make the most of their talentsHussam Allahham knows how to save a life on the operating table. He has done it many times in his home city of Damascus. He can fix broken limbs, amputate, remove tumours and replace organs. As a general surgeon he has had plenty of practice with a scalpel and stitches, both in Syria and while in a refugee camp...
Tags: UK, Money, Society, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Work & careers, Britain, Charities, Voluntary sector, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Damascus, Guardian Careers


A London DJ's punishment sheds light on Singapore's caning shame | Kirsten Han

It’s a fearful time for Ye Ming Yuen. But Singapore sees foreign lobbying to end corporal punishment as a threat to sovereigntyAny day now, 29-year-old Ye Ming Yuen could be escorted out of his cell at Singapore’s Changi prison and whipped 24 times with a rattan cane. This comes on top of the 20-year sentence he’s already serving after being convicted of seven drug offences in a country that takes pride in its uncompromising approach when it comes to law-breaking. Related: Why the Singapore mo...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Human Rights, Law, Singapore, Society, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Changi, Kirsten Han, Ye Ming Yuen


InCloudCounsel Crosses the Pond, Opens London Office to Serve UK and EU Market

InCloudCounsel, a U.S. company that provides corporations and law firms with freelance attorneys to handle routine legal work, is today announcing its expansion into Europe with the opening of an office in London to serve the UK and European legal markets. Leading the office and the company’s expansion there is Bridget K. Deiters, a London-based managing director at InCloudCounsel. Deiters formerly practiced corporate/capital markets law at the law firms Kirkland & Ellis in London and Chicago an...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, London, Law, Germany, Uncategorized, Chicago, Kirkland Ellis, Bob Ambrogi, Cravath, EU Market, Deiters, Pond Opens London Office, Bridget K Deiters, InCloudCounsel Deiters


Azerbaijani banker’s £1m diamond ring seized in ‘dirty money’ inquiry

Ring bought by Jahangir Hajiyev from Harrods department store confiscated by National Crime AgencyPolice have seized a Cartier diamond ring worth more than £1m bought by a jailed Azerbaijani banker in Harrods, the latest move in the UK’s first McMafia-style “dirty money” investigation.A district judge on Monday granted the confiscation of the ring worth £1,190,000, plus VAT, that Jahangir Hajiyev obtained from at the department store in London’s Knightsbridge in 2011. The National Crime Agency (...
Tags: Business, UK, London, Crime, Law, UK News, Azerbaijan, Harrods, Knightsbridge, National Crime Agency NCA, Cartier, The super-rich, Jahangir Hajiyev, National Crime AgencyPolice


InCloudCounsel Crosses the Pond, Opens London Office to Serve UK and EU Market

InCloudCounsel, a U.S. company that provides corporations and law firms with freelance attorneys to handle routine legal work, is today announcing its expansion into Europe with the opening of an office in London to serve the UK and European legal markets. Leading the office and the company’s expansion there is Bridget K. Deiters, a London-based managing director at InCloudCounsel. Deiters formerly practiced corporate/capital markets law at the law firms Kirkland & Ellis in London and Chicago an...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, London, Law, Germany, Uncategorized, Chicago, Kirkland Ellis, Cravath, EU Market, Deiters, Pond Opens London Office, Bridget K Deiters, InCloudCounsel Deiters, InCloudCounsel


Kings of cocaine: how the Albanian mafia seized control of the UK drugs trade

‘They’re sophisticated, clever – and they always deliver’: from the ports of Europe to the streets of London, one criminal network is now at the top of the UK’s £5bn tradeSomething had kicked off the night before and the guys on the corner were keen to offer advice. “You don’t want to be hanging around here too long,” one said, refusing to elaborate. They were standing near Crispe house, a tower block on east London’s Gascoigne estate, undisputed territory of Hellbanianz.The gang, an Albanian st...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Crime, Drugs, Thames, Society, UK News, World news, Drugs trade, Albania, Crispe, Gascoigne


Bahrain arbitrarily detained activist's family, UN body rules

Trio are related to UK-based Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, who has protested against kingdomBahrain has been found guilty by a UN body of arbitrarily detaining three relatives of a British-based human rights activist as a reprisal for his protest in London against the visit of the country’s king in 2017.In a judgment published on Thursday, the UN called for all three to be released from detention and suggested evidence showed they had been victims of torture and false confessions. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Human Rights, Protest, Law, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Un, Bahrain, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei


Patent File Wrapper Estoppel Comes to Canada

In a move that surprised many in the IP community, a budget bill that received royal assent before the holidays, introduced file wrapper estoppel to Canadian patent law. Bill C-86 (link) included a number of changes to intellectual property legislation including enacting the College of Patent Agents and Trade-mark Agents Act, reforming the Copyright Board, and numerous amendments to the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act and Copyright Act. One of the changes to the Patent Act, allows for the patent fil...
Tags: UK, Supreme Court, Law, US, Canada, United States, Intellectual Property, US supreme court, Patent Office, Locke, SG, Eli Lilly Co, Neuberger, Pollard Banknote Limited, Babn Technologies Corp, Copyright Board


Britons make 170,000 antisemitic Google searches a year, study finds

Research shows 10% of these searches involve violent phrases such as ‘Jews must die’At least 170,000 antisemitic Google searches are made in the UK every year, with 10% of them involving violent phrases such as “Jews must die” or “kill Jews”, research has revealed.The analysis for the Community Security Trust (CST) showed that while most of the searches are for jokes mocking Jewish people, the most common negative stereotypes claim Jews are “evil” and “racist”. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, UK, Technology, Society, UK News, Judaism, Antisemitism, Community Security Trust CST


UK councils invest £566m in arms firms implicated in Saudi's Yemen campaign

Exclusive: workers’ pensions invested in five firms linked to conflict which has killed thousands of civilians More than half a billion pounds of council workers’ pension money has been directly invested by local councils in arms companies implicated in Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen, a conflict in which thousands of civilians have been killed.Council pension funds have sizeable shareholdings in BAE Systems, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, according to nearly 1...
Tags: Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, Society, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Local Government, Airbus, Freedom Of Information, Yemen, Bae Systems, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems Airbus Lockheed Martin Raytheon


UK Will Soon Require ID For Porn Site Access

The United Kingdom will soon require its citizens to provide proof of identity in order to look at porn, a whole new level of invasiveness that will no doubt end up being used to police what type of pornographic content citizens are allowed to watch. The UK’s Regulatory Policy Committee approved the plan and described […]
Tags: UK, Privacy, Law, International, Bizarre, United Kingdom, Pornography, Anime, Porn Sites, UK s Regulatory Policy Committee


Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes

Nottingham pioneers ‘Energiesprong’ after it wins £5m funding from EUA Dutch approach to transforming old homes through a dramatic green makeover has arrived in the UK and cut tenants’ energy bills in half.Nottingham has become the first city council to pioneer the “Energiesprong” (energy leap) initiative, which has radically upgraded the energy efficiency of thousands of homes in the Netherlands. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, UK, Money, Climate Change, Housing, Environment, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Netherlands, Energy Bills, Nottingham


Dutch eco initiative cuts energy bills in half in first UK homes

Nottingham pioneers ‘Energiesprong’ after it wins £5m funding from EUA Dutch approach to transforming old homes through a dramatic green makeover has arrived in the UK and cut tenants’ energy bills in half.Nottingham has become the first city council to pioneer the “Energiesprong” (energy leap) initiative, which has radically upgraded the energy efficiency of thousands of homes in the Netherlands. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, UK, Money, Climate Change, Housing, Environment, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Netherlands, Energy Bills, Nottingham


The Diminishing Of The Western Militaries

Beginning with the UK: … last year it launched its ‘Belonging’ recruitment campaign, which assured would-be soldiers that the army is an emotionally correct outfit that provides psychological validation to its recruits. One ad showed a tearful soldier in a jungle opening a letter from a loved one, while his comrades offered him a cup of tea. [ … ] And yet instead of learning from the failures of the ‘Belonging’ campaign, the army has decided to go even further down the road of presenting itself ...
Tags: UK, Department Of Defense, Colombia, Britain, Military, Marine Corps, Abc News, Justice Department, Corps, U S Marine Corps, United States Embassy, Special Forces Group, Army Green Berets, Parris Island South Carolina, Eglin Air Force Base Florida, Daniel Gould


France steps up efforts to prevent Channel crossings

French authorities to improve cooperation with UK and increase coastal surveillanceThe French authorities have set out plans to prevent people in small boats risking the dangerous Channel crossing to England.Measures being taken include improved cooperation between law enforcement agencies and more surveillance and security on beaches along the northern French coastline. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Military, Defence policy, Migration, Refugees, Royal Navy, Sajid Javid, England Measures


Open Access for Law Book Content

It was in my role as a director of Dunedin Academic Press that recently and with some trepidation, I attended a series of workshops on open access (OA) in relation to scholarly monographs. Issues surrounding open access, as they apply to the academic journals market are now substantially rehearsed but they are less so in relation to books and the various markets for them. While most of the discussion and progress made thus far is in the academic market and primarily in such fields as humanities ...
Tags: Google, UK, England, Law, Wales, Parliament, Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis, Abbie Hoffman, Legal Publishing, Colin Lachance, Dunedin Academic Press, Joseph Esposito, Law Journal, Ingenta Connect Another, Peter W Martin


Screen time not intrinsically bad for children, say doctors

Device use may not be issue if parents supervise other areas of children’s lives, study claimsSpending time looking at screens is not intrinsically bad for children’s health, say the UK’s leading children’s doctors, who are advising parents to focus on ensuring their children get enough sleep, exercise and family interaction rather than clamping down on phones and laptops.The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has produced the first guidance for parents on how long children should spe...
Tags: Health, UK, Children, Obesity, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


Naval ship deployed to Channel to intercept refugee vessels

HMS Mersey’s mission follows request for military assistance from the home secretary, Sajid JavidThe Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Mersey has been deployed to the Channel to help deal with people attempting to cross to the UK from France, ministers have confirmed.The move came after a formal request for military assistance from the home secretary, Sajid Javid. The deployment will be financed by the Home Office. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Military, Defence policy, Migration, Refugees, Sajid Javid, Home Office Continue, Gavin Williamson, Sajid JavidThe Royal Navy


The mystery plastic that can survive 75 nuclear blasts

A professional hairdresser and amateur chemist invented an unbelievably heat-resistant coating called Starlite. Military applications brought governments running, but the inventor's odd negotiating style ruined discussions. Was Starlite lost when he died, or had it already been stolen? None Maurice Ward was a ladies hairdresser and amateur chemist from Hartlepool, Yorkshire, England, and in 1986 he invented a startling plastic coating he called Starlite. Demonstrated on BBC's Tomorrow's World ...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, War, Nasa, Bbc, Chemistry, Materials, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Innovation, Ward, Airtours, Lee Johnson, Chris Bennett, Mark Miodownik


The mystery material that can survive 75 nuclear blasts

A professional hairdresser and amateur chemist invented an unbelievably heat-resistant coating called Starlite. Military applications brought governments running, but the inventor's odd negotiating style ruined discussions. Was Starlite lost when he died, or had it already been stolen? None Maurice Ward was a ladies hairdresser and amateur chemist from Hartlepool, Yorkshire, England, and in 1986 he invented a startling plastic coating he called Starlite. Demonstrated on BBC's Tomorrow's World ...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, War, Nasa, Bbc, Chemistry, Materials, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Innovation, Ward, Airtours, Lee Johnson, Chris Bennett, Mark Miodownik


UK army recruitment ads target 'snowflake' millennials

Campaign says army could use the ‘compassion’ of ‘snowflakes’ and the ‘focus’ of phone zombiesThe British army is calling on “snowflakes, selfie addicts, class clowns, phone zombies, and me, me, millennials” to join its ranks in a recruitment drive targeting young people.The campaign, featuring posters and TV ads titled Your Army Needs You, suggests that what is seen as a weakness or a character flaw by the rest of society can in fact be seen as a strength by the army. The campaign states that t...
Tags: UK, UK News, Military, British Army


Why exercise alone won’t save us

Sedentary lifestyles are killing us – we need to build activity into our everyday lives, not just leave it for the gym. By Vybarr Cregan-ReidThis is the time of year when trainers are mined from under beds and gym kits are disinterred from the bottom drawer. Google searches relating to physical fitness peak in January. Many people even trawl the web to find out about “desk exercises” and “workouts on the go” in case they are too busy to use their new gym memberships.Our relationship with exercis...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, Fitness, US, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, New Year, Vybarr Cregan ReidThis


Pro-choice activists hope Ireland’s success can be replicated in North

Campaigners vow to join with MPs to force UK government to support end to abortion banWomen’s rights campaigners in Northern Ireland have vowed to join forces with pro-choice activists in the Irish Republic and MPs at Westminster to force the UK government to address the “denial of human rights” in 2019 by supporting moves to end the region’s abortion ban.Activists urged Theresa May’s government not to sacrifice the rights and health of women at the altar of Brexit, and back potential legislatio...
Tags: Health, UK, Human Rights, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Westminster, Brexit, Irish Republic


Women forced into marriage overseas asked to repay cost of return to UK

Foreign Office criticised for seeking to recoup outlay on victims’ fares and expensesThe Foreign Office is seeking to recoup the cost of repatriating young women who have been forced into marriages overseas, it has been revealed, with charities criticising the government for making women “pay for their protection”.An investigation found that many of the 82 victims of forced marriage repatriated in 2016-17 had to pay for living costs between making distress calls and returning home, as well as th...
Tags: UK, Africa, Society, UK News, Middle East and North Africa, Somalia, Forced marriage, Foreign Office, Foreign Office They


Guardian and Observer charity appeal passes £750,000

Charities express gratitude for readers’ help to fight ‘hostile environment’ policyPlease donate to our appeal hereWith just under a week of the Guardian and Observer 2018 appeal to go, generous readers have raised more than £750,000 for five charities that helped uncover the Windrush scandal.The charities provide legal assistance, advice, advocacy – and often welfare support – for migrants and UK citizens facing injustice, homelessness and destitution caused by “hostile environment” immigration...
Tags: UK, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal


Top ten developments in international law in 2018

This year was, once again, one of great political turmoil. The international legal order is not immune from the impact of the rise of populism and increasingly strained relations between many of the world’s most powerful states. A positive view is that we are witnessing a period of global re-adjustment. A more negative take is that there is a real risk of the fabric of the international legal order, created so carefully in the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars, unravelling. One of thi...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, UK, Featured, Human Rights, Supreme Court, Law, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Israel, Court, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv


Injection to halt the progress of Alzheimer’s 'available within decade'

An injection capable of halting the progress of Alzheimer’s could be available to patients within a decade, Britain’s leading dementia organisation predicts. The Alzheimer’s Society says a series of recent breakthroughs in treatments that disrupt harmful genes has brought scientists to a “tipping point” in their fight against the disease. For decades, researchers have sought without success a treatment for Alzheimer’s based on targeting damaging proteins that build up in the brain. However, the ...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Society, Britain, Jasper, Pfizer, Jordan, Lola, Adrian, Daniel, University College, HUNTINGTON, Pickett, Daniel Bradbury, James Pickett


Police Struggle To Stop Flood Of Firearms Into UK

The Guardian: Police and border officials are struggling to stop a rising supply of illegal firearms being smuggled into Britain, a senior police chief has warned. Chief constable Andy Cooke, the national police lead for serious and organised crime, said law enforcement had seen an increased supply of guns over the past year, and feared that it would continue in 2019. The Guardian has learned that the situation is so serious that the National Crime Agency has taken the rare step of using its leg...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Britain, Military, Gun Control, NCA, National Crime Agency, Andy Cooke



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