Regular readers may remember that back in November I did a Landlord Law Toolbar. This provided links to all the main parts of my Landlord Law site, to give members an alternative method of navigation.
I have gradually found myself using the toolbar. But I found I wanted more. I wanted links to the courts, to BAILII, to the Statute Law database, to all the sites I use professionally. I have all these links of course in bookmarks. However where they are varies, depending on whether I am using the PC or the Macbook, and whether I am using Safari, Firefox of IE. “It would be nice” I thought to myself, “to have a toolbar which I could have on all of these where the position of the links can be the same”. ” And “, I thought, “perhaps it might also be useful to other practitioenrs”.
After contacting Conduit.com who provide the free online software, and having been assured that it is all right for me to have two toolbars, I put it together this evening. It has a number of different sections, as follows:
Landlord Law Links. After all it is *my* toolbar, and I do need to have easy access to the various parts of my site.
Law. This has links to the statute law database and my Landlord Law legislation links section.
Cases. This has links to several sites, BAILII of course, Lawindexpro, Nearly Legal (as it is more of less a case reporting service now), Arden Chambers eflashes, House of Lords, Supreme Court
Courts. The HM Court Service site, the Residential Property Tribunal, and the Supreme Court (again)
Gov’t. This has just the CPR and the Communities and Local Government housing section, at present.
Web. Useful web-sites such as Delia Venables links pages, Infolaw, Garden Law.
Blogs. This one, Nearly Legal (again), Pain Smith, and a few others. I have limited the list to blogs dealing mostly with housing rather than pure property law, althugh I have included my Solicitors blog at the end (well after all it is my toolbar …)
Press. Just the Times Law section and Inside Housing at the moment, but I expect I will add to this soon.
NFP (not for profit). This has Shelter and the CAB at present.
Lawyers. This has useful pracitioners sites, currently Gary Webbers’ UK Property site, Nic Madge’s site and Garden Court Chambers’ housing legal resources page.
Messages – see below.
As indicated above, this is a bit of a work in progress, and I hope to add to the toolbar as and when I find (or remember) other sites.
If you would like the toolbar for your own computer, you are welcome to download it. >> You can do this here. I have set the link to open in a new window. The procedure for downloading the toolbar is explained >> in my earlier post, so I suggest you go there next and read how to do it. It is very simple (make sure you use the download page linked from here though, its the one called the Housing Advisor Community Toolbar).
Note that I have added a message box to the end of the toolbar. This is so, if I decide to add a link, I can put a message up for anyone using it, to tell them what I have done. If this is you, you can reply to this, perhaps to suggest another site. I think you can also just use it to send me a message, but we won’t find out really how it works until we use it.
I hope a few of you do decide to use it. It could become a collaborative effort. Although my word is final. It is after all *my* toolbar!