Sponsored blog post: Get ahead with the ICLR Online

PanicStricken was in chambers today trying to sort out bundles of authorities for a case which OldSmoothie has against UpTights next week. “I just don’t know where to start,” she was complaining. “It’s so very confusing with all these different sets of reports. I mean, which ones are we meant to choose?”
“Young lady, let me tell you a few of the facts of life,” said OldSmoothie. “Solicitors don’t like any law reports and barristers will take anything that helps their case. But in my experience judges invariably prefer the official reports from the ICLR. It’s as simple as that and never forget it. They’re the ones that matter.”
“That’s the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting to you,” said TheCreep.
“I think that’s because judges are too lazy to read the whole judgments and they prefer the ICLR’s summaries,” said BusyBody.
“Well I certainly do,” said TheBusker. “Written by barristers for barristers is good enough for me. Particularly now that they’re now online .”
“Yes in today’s world of gossipy social media and online encyclopedia written by every Tom, Dick and Harry, there’s something extremely comforting in the reliability of the ICLR,” said HeadofChambers. “As always, nothing ever beats the real thing.”
“You know, I’ve always imagined the ICLR’s reports as the physical embodiment of the whole of the English common law,” said OldRuin. “It’s what is produced when you mix together all the great judges from Bingham and Denning right back to Blackstone.” He looked somewhat wistful before adding, “To imagine all of that online is really something.”

October 5, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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