With the new perl and cgi access on the new server I have ditched the
advert based ezboard as a host for the Scottish Law Online Discussion
Forum and have installed yabb on the site's server. The new board is
available by clicking here.
Again, please tell me the errors you are getting!!!!
December 2002 Site
moved on the 7th/8th of December and experienced no downtime during
this move. Please notify me of any errors whatsoever that you encounter
on the site as all of these can be fixed, I'm sure.
December 2002 I'm
planning to move the site to a new host over the next two months. The
costs incurred by the site, due to a massive increase in bandwidth
consumption over the last year, are becoming excessive. If you know of
a good host, please recommend them to me. I am making this announcement
now to warn you about possible service disruptions in December/January.
It is unlikely that disruptions (if any) will last for more than a
You can now search through hundreds of Scottish legal jobs available
online through this site. Scottish Law Online has teamed up with
lawrecruiter to provide access to current legal job vacancies online.
Access this new section of the site now by clicking here.
The new edition of the Scots Law Journal is now online and accessible
by clicking this link.
Have become acutely aware that despite this having been perhaps the
most productive year yet for Scottish Law Online, I haven't actually
updated this page to show what has been going on. Much of the
information below was added in September while I could still vaguely
recollect what had happened in the preceding months. Thoughts
Remarkably good performance over the summer. The stats did not suffer
too much as students disappeared. The site now receives about half a
million hits a month and 50000 visits (on average).
Where on earth is the next edition of the SLSJ? Good question ask me
again in November.
23 September 2002
Article in Business
AM says that a well known Scottish legal website which is an
"in-depth guide to the Scottish legal profession" that claims to be
"visited by about a quarter of Scotland's lawyers every week" is set to
target lawyers' wallets. The site is moving into offering recruitment and
business. Obviously as so many of you use it, I don't need to
tell you the site's name. Or do I?!? The odd thing is though, all of
the information available on that site is presently available for free
at the following two sites: lawscot.org.uk
Finally bit the bullet and added all of the Stickmen Fighting files to
the Games and Shockwave Pages
of the Recreation Centre.
I have tried for quite some time to speak with the author about this
but have not yet had a response. If you're out there, contact me please. Actually,
if you know of a good host, please let me know. The files eat up about
1Gb of bandwidth a day!
Realised that the Shopping
Centre hadn't been updated in quite a while so began updating
this. It is taking longer than expected so sorry about the dead links.
Expect to complete this by the end of October 2002 (just in time for
Begun creating the World Law Centre. Sadly, don't expect to complete
this for at least another couple of years (if ever). Oh, and I think I
was on holiday for part of this month.
Continuous updating, although my recollection of June is a little hazy.
Couple of large projects at work and quite a bit of socialising so not
so much time for the site I'm afraid.
June 2002 Tommy Butler,
owner of lawscot.co.uk
becomes involved in a trade mark dispute with the Law Society of
Scotland over his ownership of the domain name after the Law Society
register "lawscot" as a trade mark.
Large overhaul of the Recreation
Centre including many more sections and an expansion of the
scope of existing ones.
Mark O'Dowd, a Scottish trainee solicitor, fights off 20th Century
Fox's lawyers and wins the right to call his sandwich shop in Paisley
Updating more slowly at the moment. Please be patient if you have
submitted links which haven't been added yet. There are at least two
hundred other links that are being gradually added.
Added many new areas but also improved upon existing content. In
particular the Law Firms directory underwent a significant
reorganisation and expansion to take account of many other professions
which use or are used by lawyers in Scotland.
January 2002 Have
discovered a plausible competitor to Scottish Law Online. Not saying
who it is but will be keeping a close eye on the site over the coming
months. Actually, it is very good and has an enviable site design but
seems to focus a lot more on issues which would often be tackled by Law
Centres. I haven't personally considered (yet) taking this site into
those areas in a big way but you never know!
Redesigned larger pages to split them into smaller ones to reduce
bandwidth consumption. This didn't work so I upgraded to a much larger
bandwidth allowance. In particular, you will note that Search Law has
been redesigned and enlarged. The new Search Law at http://www.searchlaw.co.uk
is now certainly worth a visit.
2 January 2002
Aside from changing references to 2001 on every page that had one, I
also concentrated on the IT section of A to Z which had been neglected.
Another area which needed maintenance was the Student Zone and I have
now added a Law Society trainee
info centre featuring documents about the TPC and PCC as well
as Minutes of the Student/Trainee Liaison Committee.
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