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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 14th August)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly continues to provide a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

19:00, 20th August 2017

Breaking the Trust of Football Fans: The Rangers FC Tax Case

A recent Supreme Court decision confirmed the illegality of a tax avoidance scheme utilised by Rangers Football Club during the Noughties. Though this case appears, at first glance, to be confined to the realm of tax law, it also impacts on the position of the beautiful game in modern society.

12:00, 18th August 2017

Carrying Some Baggage? The Law of Airlines and Lost Luggage

It seems almost inevitable that, at some point, a journey abroad will be affected by a problem with an airline. One of the most typical problems is with luggage that either gets damaged, delayed or lost. So is the law governing this area satisfactory and fair for passengers?

12:00, 15th August 2017

Examining Divorce Law's ‘Intellectual Dishonesty’ in Owens v Owens

The Court of Appeal's decision in a case from earlier this year received significant coverage, as the judges' powerful criticism of the current law reignited a debate about its rationale. With the case set to hit the Supreme Court, our Editor in Chief examines whether it might be time for reform.

12:00, 11th August 2017

Could the EU become a Military Union?

A provision in one of the EU's two main Treaties appears to impose a collective defence obligation that is comparable to that which forms the bedrock of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Is it therefore possible to argue that the EU could become, or is already, a military Union?

12:00, 8th August 2017

Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 31st July)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up returns from a short break, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 6th August 2017

Drones, Donald and Distinction: Civilian Protection in Contemporary Warfare

The use of drones in modern warfare highlights ambiguities in the law of armed conflict. Concerns surrounding this have been heightened as the new President undermines the due process and accountability mechanisms that Obama introduced. Under Trump, civilian collateral has become an afterthought.

12:00, 4th August 2017

Eli Lilly v Actavis: Widening the Scope of Patent Protection

A case of fundamental importance to the future of many patent claims was heard by the Supreme Court earlier this month. The decision, which appears to provide better protection for patent holders against competing inventions, might cause more problems than it solves.

12:00, 28th July 2017

Frustration: A New Approach for the 21st Century?

Since its creation in the mid-19th century, the courts have struggled to articulate a satisfactory justification for the doctrine of frustration. However, it appears that the 21st century - via an important judgment from the Court of Appeal - might have provided the long-awaited answer.

12:00, 25th July 2017

Editors' Pick July

The Last Laugh? The Failure of IP law to Protect Comedians

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