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The Biggest Challenges Facing the Legal Profession in 2021

2021 is an exciting - if strange - time to be starting out in the legal sector or trying to get a foot in the door. Keep Calm Talk Law looks at some of the major trends and challenges for the year ahead, including Brexit, lockdown, and the possibility of a "big squeeze" on the horizon.

12:00, 2nd March 2021

KCTL: New Year, New Team

After a year of far less pleasant upheavals and changes, Keep Calm Talk Law is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Editor in Chief and welcomes new editors and writers who have joined the team for the New Year. KCTL also looks at upcoming articles in March and April.

18:59, 1st March 2021

Intention to Create Legal Relations: A Necessary Fiction?

Case law points to an entrenched divide between the treatment of domestic and commercial relationships, but is the objective test for determining an intention to create legal relations a fiction? Moreover, if it is, is the test a necessary fiction or one that is no longer fit for purpose?

12:00, 24th November 2020

The Owners and Directors Test: An Unreliable Keeper of Football's Integrity?

The Owners and Directors Test (ODT) is intended to ensure those who run English football clubs are fit for the job and preserve the integrity of the game - but is the current ODT fit for purpose in the wake of recent scandals and failures?

11:00, 13th October 2020

Internet Regulation: How Far Should States Go in Regulating Online Content?

As the internet grows and develops, states are becoming more aware of the potential for harm in allowing unregulated transmissions of information across it. How far should states go in regulating this content without infringing on individual liberties - and do they even have the technology to do so?

11:00, 18th August 2020

The Public Benefit Requirement for Charitable Trusts: A Mere Formality?

The public benefit requirement is a longstanding element of charitable trusts, and remains a key element in determining their validity. However, a recent case involving independent schools has caused some uncertainty, and left questions for Parliament to answer.

11:00, 28th July 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020: What is a Reasonable Response to a Pandemic?

The Coronavirus Act 2020 was rushed through Parliament in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic with little scrutiny at the time. This piece examines the Act's delegated powers, sometimes-vague drafting, and inconsistent enforcement, and ultimately asks how effective a response it really is.

11:00, 7th July 2020

Vicarious Liability: Clarifying A "Close Connection"

Two recent Supreme Court cases have reviewed and updated the case law on vicarious liability. WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants clarifies the controversial Mohamud case and what exactly constitutes a "close connection" in vicarious liability.

11:00, 23rd June 2020

Vicarious Liability: Re-Examining the "Akin to Employment" Test

Two recent Supreme Court cases have reviewed and updated the case law on vicarious liability. Barclays Bank v Various Claimants explores the first step of the vicarious liability test, controversial recent case law, and the traditional divide between employees and contractors.

11:00, 16th June 2020

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