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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?

12:00, 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.

12:00, 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.

12:00, 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.

12:00, 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.

12:00, 16th June 2020

The Caspian Sea Convention: International Law Meets International Relations

Teaching and commentary on international law often focuses on big ideas. However, many treaties are shaped not by heady ideas but by geopolitics and international relations, and are often utilized as tools of a nation's foreign policy. The Caspian Sea Convention is a useful recent example of this.

12:00, 26th May 2020

Coronavirus and Contracts: Is Frustration in Play?

In response to the commercial disruption caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, there has been an uptick in client interest and law firm advice on the doctrine of frustration. However, the doctrine is unlikely to apply to many of the situations created by the pandemic.

12:00, 19th May 2020

Taxation and Social Justice in International Human Rights Law

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) requires states to work towards greater socio-economic rights through their tax policies. International human rights law, however, is severely limited in its ability to enforce these requirements.

12:00, 28th April 2020

Strict Liability in Doping: A Step Too Far?

The 'strict liability' rule is the cornerstone of WADA's anti-doping policy. The rule is controversial, with some claiming it infringes on athletes' rights and presumed innocence, but for WADA, it may be the only practical way to eradicate doping from international sports.

12:00, 21st April 2020

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