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Sir Henry Brooke 1936-2018

We are sad to announce the passing of Sir Henry Brooke. Sir Henry was a driving force in establishing BAILII and was one of the key instigators of the "Free the Law" movement in the United Kingdom. As a judge of the Court of Appeal, he was responsible for modernising court processes. This included the introduction of electronic publication of judgments by the Royal Courts of Justice as well as the adoption of medium neutral citation which has now become standard for courts and tribunals in the UK.

Sir Henry was the inaugural Chair of BAILII and served in this role for over a decade until 2011. During this time, he oversaw the development of BAILII from its simple beginnings. His guidance and good humour were essential in making BAILII what it has become today. Sir Henry was a champion of free access to legal information not only for the UK, but for the whole common law world.

Call for Papers: Law via the Internet 2018 Conference, 11-12 October 2018

Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ITTIG) is pleased to announce the call-for-paper (abstract only) for participating in LAW VIA THE INTERNET CONFERENCE 2018, October 11-12, 2018, Firenze, Italy.
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