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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 18th September)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. In a bumper edition before it takes a well-earned break, Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness round-up sets out a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

20:00, 24th September 2017
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‘Broadcast Yourself’ Within The Limits: Fair Use on YouTube

A recent American case saw, for the first time, a maker of a YouTube video that used clips made by other YouTubers taken to court. It sheds light on the similarities between two doctrines of English and American law that govern when the exclusive right granted by copyright law can be overcome.

12:00, 19th September 2017
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Robot Wars? Autonomous Weapons and International Humanitarian Law

With the increasing likelihood that weapons equipped with AI that operate independently of humans may feature in conflicts, humanity must answer two key question related to their use: will these weapons ever be able to comply with international humanitarian law and if so, should we allow them to?

12:00, 15th September 2017
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Love for Labour Lost? The Taylor Review and the Gig Economy

The Taylor Review's conclusions into modern working practices were controversial, dismissed by some as too weak and others as too invasive. But on closer examination, Taylor seems to have come close to striking the right balance between giving workers protection and maintaining market flexibility.

12:00, 12th September 2017
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MWB v Rock: Consideration and Promissory Estoppel on the Move

The law surrounding the doctrine of consideration has been in a state of confusion for many years. When the Court of Appeal sought to rectify this last year, mixed results followed. So when the Supreme Court comes to examine the situation, what have they got to resolve and how should they do it?

12:00, 8th September 2017
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Through the Looking Glass: Law and Interdisciplinarity

There is a tendency among lawyers to focus solely on the black-letter provisions of the law. By doing so, they neglect a valuable method with which to solve problems: examining the issue through a new lens that offers a different perspective that might shed light on a hitherto unknown solution.

12:00, 5th September 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 28th August)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness feature moves forward, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

19:00, 3rd September 2017
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Brexit and State Aid: A Sad Story or Freedom from Bureaucratic Constraint?

The form that the UK's relationship with the EU will take following Brexit remains unclear. The arrangements put in place could impact heavily on the law governing State aid in the UK; it is as yet unknown whether this area of the law will face continuity or change. How might this all play out?

12:00, 1st September 2017
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Inventing Intention: Problems with Common Intention Constructive Trusts

Common Intention Constructive Trusts allow courts to assign interests in property to persons who have not complied with formality requirements. Though a useful tool for the courts to use upon the break-up of unmarried couples, the courts have - at times - contradicted key principles of property law.

12:00, 25th August 2017
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A Problem of Perpetuity: Reconsidering White & Carter and Repudiatory Breaches

Upon a repudiatory breach, the 'innocent' party to a contract can decide whether or not the contract should be terminated. But this right is subject to limitations, one of which is highly controversial. Fortunately, the Supreme Court will soon have the opportunity to resolve this complex debate.

12:00, 22nd August 2017
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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 commercial awareness feature continues to provide a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

19:00, 20th August 2017
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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
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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
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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
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