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There is now a fourth significant turning point in modern British history - Brexit. Brexit could be the shock that the EU needs to reform. For the European Union to survive, it must understand that member states are significantly frustrated at the way it has operated over the past decade.12:00, 4th August 2016
Injunctions are an incredibly common remedy, dealing with issues from boundary disputes to anti-social behaviour. In recent years, however, the power has come under more scrutiny where injunctions are used to prevent details of the private lives of public figures being reported.
There exists what Taggart describes as a ‘bifurcated view’ of administrative law, where a line is drawn between human rights cases in which the proportionality test is used, and other cases in which the unreasonableness test remains operable. Does one provide better results than the other?
With Sir John Chilcot soon to release his long-awaited report, one of the major issues that is likely to be examined is the legality of the initial invasion under international law. What valid justifications might there be for the UK and US invasion of Iraq, and are they likely to hold?
The National Green Tribunal, established by the National Green Tribunal Act 2010, is a special tribunal created in India to dispose expeditiously and effectively of cases pertaining to environmental matters. Has it worked, and could the same model be deployed in the UK without "floodgates" opening?
Lord Philips in Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society (CCWS) roused: ‘the law of vicarious liability is on the move’. This platitude remains apt today; recent cases have seen both development of the first limb of the vicarious liability test and an extension in scope of the second.
A Christian bakery in Northern Ireland made the headlines last year, having had a successful discrimination case brought against it for refusing to bake a cake supporting gay marriage. However, the judgment had a number of important flaws in the reasoning, which makes the case a dangerous precedent.
The ‘credit crunch’ of 2009 saw a great deal of households facing mortgage arrears and the threat of repossession. Have mortgage-lenders been given too much power by the courts, and might human rights assist borrowers in defeating mortgage-lenders in the future?
In 2012, a report on behalf of the Institute of Economic Affairs claimed to identify fundamental problems with the way government funding was used by many charities. The government is now including anti-lobbying clauses in grants, which could materially jeopardise the effectiveness of research.
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