Author: Graeme Johnston

  • noslegal – open source legal taxonomy

    noslegal – open source legal taxonomy

    Graeme Johnston / April 2022 Over the last few weeks, a lot of my spare time has been dedicated to the noslegal open source taxonomy project. I’ve done various LinkedIn posts recently about it, which I thought would be useful to collate here – 28 March: announcing the upcoming release and linking to a 1 […]

  • Machines for complicating legal work

    Machines for complicating legal work

    Graeme Johnston / 13 March 2022 This is an article I wrote in June 2021 and published on a blogging platform. A comment by Lisa McClory reminded me of it today. I’m reproducing it here as I think it fits well with the key Juralio theme of helping people manage complexity. Introduction Better roads sometimes […]

  • A simple, respectful privacy notice

    A simple, respectful privacy notice

    Graeme Johnston / 6 March 2022 A personal obsession over recent years has been to understand more about what Shosana Zuboff aptly calls “surveillance capitalism” and to avoid contributing to the problematic aspects of this while still running a modern technology business. Not easy, sometimes. As a small part of this, we have over recent […]

  • Two practical website privacy topics

    Two practical website privacy topics

    Graeme Johnston and James Friel / 15 February 2022 We published a short article recently about how to establish a conveniently administered website with modern graphics but no cookies. Quite a few people have told us they found it useful. This article covers two more practical privacy-related topics we had to address. They’re not unique to […]

  • Overworking in the law

    Overworking in the law

    Graeme Johnston / 10 February 2022 I’m intrigued by this week’s announcement by the largest English regulator of lawyers (the SRA) that, while it recognises that legal work can involve long hours and heavy workloads, it will now consider taking enforcement action against law firms in serious or persistent cases of ‘imposition of wholly unreasonable […]

  • Organising contracting in a moderately sized business

    Organising  contracting in a moderately sized business

    Graeme Johnston / 2 February 2022 Something that’s crept up on me over the years is my frustration with the typical format of contracts, the process for dealing with them and the difficulty of doing much about it in a practical way. Contracts have never been my core business, but I’ve drafted them, negotiated them, […]

  • Tip cards in Juralio

    Tip cards in Juralio

    Sophie Powell-Hall / 27 January 2022 You might have noticed we’ve recently added ‘tip cards’ to Juralio. We’ve given a lot of thought to how to help you use Juralio. Our approach is to make it easy at every step: We show you key things when you first log in and when you first go […]

  • Less is more in project management: 1869 edition

    Less is more in project management: 1869 edition

    Graeme Johnston / 18 January 2022 Let’s assume that you’re working on a project with many other people. A project that’s complex, in the sense that there are lots of moving parts, and success depends significantly upon adaptation to developments (for instance, the actions and inactions of people outside your team).  Two of the big challenges are […]

  • Rough notes on open source concepts

    Rough notes on open source concepts

    Graeme Johnston / 29 December 2021 I prepared these notes on “open source” and related concepts for my own purposes, as an attempt to cut through the complexity of this topic. They’re not very profound, but as the topic often seems to be misunderstood, I thought I’d publish them as a very simple introduction to […]

  • A farewell to cookies

    A farewell to cookies

    Graeme Johnston / 23 December 2021 Some questions asked to me the other day: Q: Why doesn’t your site have a cookie banner? A: Because we don’t use cookies. Q: Why not? My answer to that second question seemed to interest the questioner. This post summarises the points, in case anyone else finds it interesting […]