On 25 September BPTC students in London and on 5 October BPTC students out of London are invited to open afternoons at the Library.
The events will last from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and will begin in the Lawson Room, which is on the first floor just below the Library.
Attendees will be welcomed by Library staff who will explain about the services on offer to students and how the Library is arranged.
The afternoons will include tours, demonstrations of the databases and our web-based services. There will be an orientation quiz with a prize draw (3 course lunch for two with wine in Hall) for those who complete it. All attendees will receive a tote bag containing an assortment of free gifts.
The Library will be hosting tours for BPTC students from Monday 17 September to Friday 28 September 2018 from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Tours take about 20 minutes; there is no need to book in advance. Just come in and speak to a member of staff at the Enquiry Point.
We are happy to give Library tours at any time throughout the year to students who are unable to visit during the period advertised, but those who take up the offer of a tour in September will also be given £5 of free photocopying credit.
We have reissued our guide to sources of transcripts after carrying out some limited updating of the edition published in 2017. The latest versions of the HMCTS form EX107 and guidance notes (both of them recently amended and expanded) are now included; the procedure for obtaining transcripts of hearings at the Royal Courts of Justice and at some other London courts has been clarified; and some recent name changes affecting the High Court have been incorporated.
The guide, which is available as a 176 page PDF, includes new courts and tribunals created since 2011 as well as the changes made to HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s transcription service in 2017. In most cases the service providers included in the guide were consulted directly in order to ensure that the information given about their service is as accurate as possible.
Details on how to purchase the guide can be found here.
LexisNexis is carrying out a survey to find out more about how LexisPSL is used at the Inns of Court Libraries and would welcome feedback from pupils, barristers and students who have been using the service.
We are now subscribing to the Bloomsbury Professional Online Service which gives full text access to 176 textbooks, loose-leafs and journals in over 20 practice areas including company and commercial, employment, environment, family, personal injury, property and Scots law. The service will be available within the Library and we will also have a limited number of log-ins which will allow us to make the service available to Inner Temple barrister members by remote access. Priority will be given to members outside London who are unable to visit the Library in person.
The Inn has submitted a planning application for temporary structures, one in the Garden (to accommodate a temporary Hall and Treasury Building) and another in the Car Park (to accommodate a temporary Library and Offices building) to the City of London’s Planning Department. The application will be considered by the City’s Planning Committee at its September meeting.
It is planned that the Executive Committee will consider Project Pegasus and make its recommendation on the Project in October. Governing Benchers would discuss and vote on whether the project should proceed in its present form at a Bench Table meeting in December.
The Project allows for the creation of a third and fourth floor in the Treasury Building to house an education centre with training rooms, an auditorium and offices.
The current plans preserve the use of seven of the existing rooms (Rooms A-G) on the main floor of the Library but not the Library Gallery (which becomes part of the new third floor) or Rooms H (Textbooks) and J (Legislation). A book storage room in the basement will be provided to house some of the material displaced from the Gallery. Some of the remaining books will be rehoused in the basement of the Littleton Building (3 King’s Bench Walk North).
The July issue contains an update on Project Pegasus; details of summer opening hours, forthcoming activities for new students, and our new subscription to Bloomsbury Professional Online Service, which includes remote access; a retrospective on the 2018 BIALL Conference; and features on new acquisitions and the Shipping Law section of AccessToLaw.
During the first half of the months of August and September the Library will open at 9.00 a.m. and close at 5.30 p.m. Late opening will resume on Monday 17 September.
The Library will be closed from Monday 20 – Friday 31 August inclusive so that general maintenance work may be carried out. During the closed period the document supply service will still be available.
This calendar gives the opening hours of all four Inn Libraries over the summer vacation.
To mark Pride 2018 we have updated our Pride Timeline which highlights some of the countries where Pride marches have become notable fixtures. A snapshot of the current legal situation in each country is included though it should be noted that an audit of a country’s legal measures relating to LGBT+ issues cannot tell the full story and is often at odds with lived experience.