Automation and apps for advocates

There is now a huge number of automations and apps to help the modern advocate manage juggling the torrent of information we all manage. I thought I'd share some I use, especially as the current Reader's course comes to a close. A lot of the apps I mention are Apple specific. I'll mention those which …

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High Court refuses leave in particularly important case

The High Court today refused leave to appeal in DPP v Fox. This means the Court of Appeal case of Fox v DPP; Bant v Grant; Nunn v Pezzimenti (2022) 99 MVR 130 is the most authoritative statement of the law on necessary particulars in a charge and charge-sheet under the Criminal Procedure Act 2009. …

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Using the iPad in legal practice 2015

Back in 2011, when iPads were still not a familiar sight in our courtrooms, I did a series of posts on using the iPad in legal practice.Since then, I've presented that information in various formats, and converted it into a PDF ideally suited for use on an iPad, with hyperlinks to recommended apps and websites.I …

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Watt is a bicycle? Emerson v Police [2015] SASC 161

A few years ago, monkey bikes were quite popular on our roads, and causing headaches for the police and courts trying to decide if they were motor vehicles or not.A bicycle is defined in the Road Rules dictionary to mean a vehicle with two or more wheels built to be propelled partly or wholly by …

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Security, encryption, and keeping confidences confidential

Why is security and encryption important? View image | gettyimages.com Technology has changed the way we access and store information, and the law is one of the industries where iPhones and iPads have become significant tools for day-to-day use. (One recent survey put the rates at 68% and 63% respectively for USA lawyers). One side effect of …

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