Our curated list of recommended legal and commercial blogs to follow to help you with your commercial awareness.
You've heard about this thing called commercial awareness, right? You need it. A key way of learning about the latest developments in law and business is reading legal blogs.
- Kingsley Napley Brexit Blog
This blog from Kingsley Napley looks at commercial, public law and private client issues.
- Matrix Brexit Hub
A weekly roundup of legislative and other developments from Matrix Chambers.
- Inside Brexit
Lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright look at the effects of Brexit on areas including finance, life sciences and regulation.
- Brexit: Navigating the unknown
Clyde & Co on what Brexit means for energy, employment, competition, tax, contracts, insurance etc.
- Brexit Hub
Ashurst's lawyers on the effects of Brexit on financial services, real estate, energy and other sectors.
- Waiting for Godot
Blog by tax barrister Jolyon Maugham; mostly about Brexit these days.
- Brexit Blog
Insight and analysis from barristers at Monckton Chambers on subjects including trade, EU law and Article 50.
Corporate and transactional
- Global Business and Human Rights Blog
Blog from Freshfields on human rights, business and regulation in the UK, EU and around the world.
- Global M&A Hub
Cross-border M&A news from Ashurst.
- Talking Business
Commercial law updates from Gateley.
- Global Energy Blog
The latest developments in global energy law and policy from Dentons.
- BBC Business
News blog on business and the financial markets by BBC Business editor Simon Jack.
- SDLT questions and answers
Ex-City solicitor and tax lawyer Ann L Humphrey answers questions about Stamp Duty Land Tax.
- Lawfully Chic
Fabulously named fashion blog written mostly by lawyers at Mishcon de Reya.
- Art Law and More
Microsite from Boodle Hatfield about the fascinating and mysterious world of art law.
- Bristows Cookie Jar
A sweet resource from Bristows' tech, media and telecoms team looking at legal opportunities and challenges in the tech sector.
- Freshfields Digital
Insights on the legal implications of the digital revolution.
- The IPKat
Intellectual property news from academics and lawyers; headed up by Eleonora Rosati of Bird & Bird and Annsley Merelle Ward of Bristows.
- Global media and communications watch
Blog from Hogan Lovells on tech, media and telecoms issues from around the world.
Litigation and crime
- The Secret Barrister
Blog by an anonymous criminal barrister covering all kinds.
- Civil Litigation Brief
Updates and commentary on civil procedure, costs and more from barrister Gordon Exall.
- The Cycling Lawyer
Blog by keen cyclist Martin Porter QC of 2 Temple Gardens looking at personal injury cases and legal protections for cyclists.
- Insurance Hub
Cases, reports and commentary on the insurance industry from Clyde & Co.
- Costs Barrister
Blog on legal costs from Nottingham barrister Andrew Hogan.
- Current awareness
Case law, changes in legislation, and legal news from the Inner Temple Library.
Family and private client
- Pink Tape
A blog about family law from barrister Lucy Reed.
- Family Law Blog
A consumer-focused blog from regional firm Woolley & Co.
- The Transparency Project
Blog from a charity aimed at improving understanding of family law and the family courts.
- The Small Places
Blog on health and social care law by dr Lucy Series of Cardiff Law School.
- The Wealth Lawyer UK
Blog on private client law from Helena Luckhurst, a partner at Fladgate.
Property and construction
- Nearly Legal
Blog and resources on housing, leasehold and landlord/tenant law from from a partner at Anthony Gold.
- Talking Property Law
All things leasing, licensing and commercial property from Gateley.
- Housing Blog
News, comments and insights on housing law from Addleshaw Goddard.
- Infrastructure Hub
Projects and construction law updates from Clyde & Co.
- Practical Completion
Commentary on construction and engineering matters from Mills & Reeve.
- Be Aware UK
News and views from DLA Piper's employment law team.
- Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog
Insight from Kingsley Napley's lawyers.
- Employment Law Blog
Blog by Birmingham-based barrister Charles Price.
- UK Constitutional Law Association
Constitutional law blog; a June 2016 blogpost here was the impetus for the Article 50 Miller case.
- UK Human Rights Blog
Insightful blog on UK human rights written by barristers from 1 Crown Office Row.
Devoted to spreading knowledge about the advances in human rights protections brought about by the UK Human Rights Act. Founded by barrister Adam Wagner, this blog has developed into a news website and campaign organisation with nine staff led by journalists Alex Feis-Bryce, Sarah Wishart and Jem Collins.
- Barrister Blogger
London barrister blogging on crime, public law and the courts.
- UKSC Blog
Blog about cases appearing before the UK Supreme Court started in 2009; written by barristers from Matrix Chambers and solicitors from CMS.
- ECHR Blog
A look at cases and other matters related to the ECHR written by a Dutch legal academic.
- Comp Law Blog
Commentary on competition law from various industry experts.
- Privacy Matters
European and global privacy and data protection blog from DLA Piper.
- Inside Privacy
Blog about privacy law in the US from Covington & Burling.
- Free Movement
Blog on all things immigration from Garden Court Chambers barrister Colin Yeo.
International human rights blog written by women and started by Diane Marie Amann of the University of Georgia.
- Public Law for Everyone
Blog on administrative, constitutional and human rights law from Cambridge law professor Mark Elliott.
- Future of Law
Blog from publishers LexisNexis on legal technology, training and diversity.
- Artificial Lawyer
News and views on artificial intelligence and legal automation.
- 3 Geeks and a Law Blog
Blog by three US lawyers on law firm marketing, resources and knowledge management.
- Law, Technology and Access to Justice
Blog on the use of technology to advance access to justice around the world.
- eDisclosure Information Project
Blog about the the rules, the technology and the practice of eDiscovery.
- Lawyer Watch
Personal blog of UCL law professor Richard Moorhead. Recent posts cover barrister earnings, legal aid, compliance, recruitment and diversity.
- Legal Solutions UK & Ireland Blog
Blog from publishers Thomson Reuters about legal technology; has a careers section too.