The Times’ Top Legal Bloggers

Stowe Family Law|March 17th 2011

The Times lists its Top Legal Bloggers today, and I am delighted to have been included. What an honour!

The roll call is accompanied by an interesting piece about the future of legal blogging. Journalist Pat Long points out that although fewer new blogs are being launched, in the face of competition from other social networks such as Twitter, the “notoriously verbose legal profession” is bucking the trend. Carl Gardner from Head of Legal is quoted in the feature explaining that as blogs have matured and proliferated, the quality has increased and readers have come to expect “a higher level of quality and higher production values”.

This blog is more than three years old now, and during that time its readership has continued to grow. Some of the blogs in The Times’ list are written by lawyers for lawyers; others, like mine, also aim to provide detailed advice and information for readers who do not have legal training. I suspect that this may be another reason why legal blogs are increasingly popular. Twitter certainly serves a purpose – but you try explaining the finer points of family law in 140 characters or less!

The Times’ Top Legal Bloggers

Roll On Friday

Where city lawyers swap gossip and share tips on where to take clients for dinner – on expenses, naturally.

Jack Of Kent

Media lawyer David Allen Green is skilled at making complex legal tangles understandable for non-lawyers.

Inner Temple Library Current Awareness

An extremely useful digest of latest resolutions and legal news stories from around the web, updated regularly.

Nearly Legal

Long-running blog covering housing law.

IP Kat

Specialising in copyright, patent and confidentiality issues.

Marilyn Stowe

Insightful family law blog. Also recommended are Family Lore and Pink Tape.

Inforrm

The International Forum for Responsible Media blogs about issues of media responsibility.

Other UK law blogs singled out in the feature include the always entertaining Charon QC, the UK Human Rights Blog, the UK Supreme Court Blog, Charles Russell commercial law blog and Legal Bizzle.

The founder of Stowe Family Law, Marilyn Stowe is one of Britain’s best known divorce lawyers. She retired from Stowe Family Law in 2017.

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