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Keep Calm Talk Law is a forward-thinking modern take on the traditional law journal, with a unique ethos and unique values.

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We take contributions from both aspiring and practising lawyers.

We do not assume prior knowledge of the topic at hand, making our law journal uniquely accessible to non-lawyers, students and practising lawyers alike.

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We give passionate people the ability to publish their views to a wide audience, where otherwise they might not have had the chance.

Contributors are given the opportunity to develop practical skills from an early stage in their career.

Readers receive high quality legal commentary, without costly subscription fees.

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We provide contributors with unrivalled editorial support. Each article receives on average two hours of editorial review.

We support our readers by providing them with a wide breadth of commentary, allowing them to keep up to date with legal developments outside of their everyday practice area or profession.

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We take the best aspects of traditional legal publishing, and combine them with the 21st Century.

We start from the bottom up. Modern practising lawyers often want the same as lay people; less academics, more practice, and more opinion.

We encourage contributors to be thought leaders, thus starting discussions on important issues.

The Management Team

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Keir Baker (Editor in Chief)

Keir is currently in his final year of studying law at Selwyn College, Cambridge University and is also a Future Trainee Solicitor at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. Outside the realm of law, Keir is the goalkeeper for Selwyn College’s football and hockey teams, as well as a keen actor and pianist. He is a long-suffering supporter of Middlesbrough FC.

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Andrew Wong (Managing Editor)

Andrew graduated from Lancaster University in 2015 and is currently doing an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is interested in academic critiques of fiduciary and trust law – which from time to time serves as a cure to his irregular sleeping patterns.

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Chris Bridges (Executive Editor)

Chris is a trainee solicitor at a top 20 full service firm and the founder of Keep Calm Talk Law. He is primarily interested in privacy, technology/IT and construction, also contributing to Computers & Law and other industry specific publications.

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Ben Brown (Bar Outreach)

Ben graduated from Durham University with a 2:1 LLB in 2012, and subsequently completed the BPTC at Kaplan Law School in 2013. Before starting his pupillage a large London Chambers specialising in all areas of Criminal and International Criminal Law, Ben was a paralegal in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of a large American law firm.

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Samuel Cuthbert (Private Law Manager)

Sam read Philosophy at Durham University, followed by the GDL funded by the Lord Brougham Scholarship and a Hardwicke Scholarship from Lincoln's Inn. Sam is now spending a year, prior to undertaking the BPTC, to develop his legal interests in a paralegal capacity. His legal career is starting in a M&A paralegal role at a large Viennese firm. He is a passionate speaker and has his sights set firmly on a career at the bar.

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Alexander Barbour (Criminal & Environmental Law Editor)

Alex has recently graduated from the University of Birmingham, achieving a First Class Honours degree in Law. His main interests lie in issues concerning human rights, criminal justice and the environment. Alex recently received the Albion Richardson Award from Gray’s Inn to fund the BPTC, which he is currently undertaking at the University of Law, Birmingham.

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Matt Bogdan (EU & International Law Editor)

Matt graduated with an LLB (2:1) from Durham University in July 2014. Most recently, he has been assisting with research on comparative company law at the Durham Law School. Matt is primarily interested in the TMT sector, but has also been involved in matters of public international law through Durham United Nations Society.

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Rowan Clapp (Public Law & Human Rights Editor)

Rowan graduated from Durham University in 2013 with a First Class degree in Philosophy and Theology. He completed the GDL at BPP University on a Lord Haldane Scholarship and Hardwicke Entrance Award from Lincoln’s Inn. He is currently undertaking an LLM at University College London and working as a volunteer caseworker at Reprieve.

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Anirudh Mandagere (Law and Social Policy Editor)

Anirudh is a GDL student at City University on a Lord Bowen Scholarship and Hardwicke Award from Lincoln’s Inn. He studied History at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University and graduated in 2014 with a First-Class Honours Degree.

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Jack Slone (Private Law Editor)

Jack is a second-year law student at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University. He has a keen passion for legal issues which affect the day-to-day lives of people in society, such as criminal law, medical law, and the law of negligence. Outside of law, Jack enjoys a number of sports including cycling, squash and snooker or indulging in his guilty pleasure of American TV programs and box-sets.

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Our Writers

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Connor Griffith (Regular Writer)

Connor is a third-year law student at the University of Nottingham with a particular interest in the impact of technology on the law. He hopes to train and qualify as a solicitor at a regional firm, after having completed his combined LLM LPC.

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Ben McGuckin (Regular Writer)

Ben is currently studying an LLM in International Law at Durham University after having graduated from Northumbria University in 2016 with a First Class LLB. He has a strong interest in international human rights law and how international criminal tribunals can vindicate justice for victims of serious human rights abuses. He is also a keen fencer and enjoys video games and rock music.

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Mark O'Neill (Regular Writer)

Mark is a final year BSc (Hons) Open Degree student with the Open University where his studies have encompassed business and legal students. As well as this, Mark also works full time for University College London at the Institute of Education as a Facilities and Health & Safety Coordinator. After completing his studies, Mark is looking to study the GDL and LPC with the aim of working as a commercial solicitor in the city.

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Jordan Robinson (Regular Writer)

Jordan is a third-year law student at Durham University, with a keen interest in commercial and family law. He plans on completing a Master's Degree in law before pursuing a career as a solicitor. Outside the law, Jordan enjoys swimming, hockey and volunteering in his local community.

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Jack Turner (Regular Writer)

Jack is a law graduate from the University of Manchester and is currently working for as an analyst for a 'Big 4' accountancy firm. He has an interest in current affairs, business and commercial law, while also being a talented and passionate musician.

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Rebecca Von Blumenthal (Regular Writer)

Rebecca graduated from King's College London in July 2014 with a 2.1 LLB with European Legal Studies. Rebecca has a deep-rooted interest in human rights, criminal law, public law and clinical negligence. Her desire to scrutinise and proliferate accurate information concerning these topics has lead her to pursue a career combining writing with law reform on a practical and significant level.

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Briggs v Briggs: Rethinking the Law on Withdrawal of Treatment

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