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Authoritative Guidance or ‘Inspired Discussion’? Lord Hoffman on Implied Terms

It is over a year since Lord Hoffmann's controversial approach to implied terms was overruled by the Supreme Court. The law, having been reverted back to its prior state, is generally considered more satisfactory now. But why?

12:00, 28th March 2017
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The People v Tony Blair? Examining the Crime of Aggression

The life of Tony Blair is beset with calls for him to face charges for 'war crimes' at the ICC in The Hague. However, such demands are flawed: they advocate prosecuting Blair for the wrong offence. Instead, the Crime of Aggression is more appropriate - despite uncertainties surrounding its scope.

12:00, 24th March 2017
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TransAm Trucking v ARB: Time to Freeze Out Judge Neil Gorsuch?

The Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing of Donald Trump's nominee for the empty seat on the US Supreme Court discussed one of Gorsuch J's past decisions: TransAm Trucking v ARB. His dissent in this case suggests he may not be as good a fit for the Supreme Court as it might seem.

13:00, 22nd March 2017
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Lord Lester's 'Five Ideas to Fight For' - And How Brexit Changes Them

Lord Lester QC's book, published in April 2016, outlined the importance of fighting for five key ideals. Almost one year and a Brexit vote later, the protection that these principles are afforded is under threat, and the nature and content of the battle for them has changed.

12:00, 21st March 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 13th March)

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

18:00, 19th March 2017
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No Safety, Know Pain: Time to Celebrate the HASWA 1974

Health and safety legislation is invariably greeted with scepticism. Myths concerning bans on conkers and the putting up of Christmas decorations have meant that the importance of the law in this area oft goes unnoticed. But it is time to give credit where it is due.

12:00, 10th March 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 27th February)

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

18:00, 5th March 2017
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Fair A Lease? Newman v Clarke and the Strictness of the Self-Dealing Rule

Equity's emphasis on fiduciaries being loyal to their principal has created a number of stringent rules. One - the rule against self-dealing - is particularly rigorous. However, a case from late 2016 shed light on how the courts have tried to limit unfairness caused by this rule of strict liability.

12:00, 3rd March 2017
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Time for Stark Changes? Examining Pop Culture in Legal Education

Reading dusty tomes and learning by rote the names and facts of cases to supplement daily lectures has long been the staple approach for legal education. However, it might be time for some law courses to rethink their approach to teaching. What roles can 'Pop Culture' and Virtual Reality play?

12:00, 24th February 2017
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Idealism or Progress? Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System

The theory of restorative justice has developed thanks to dissatisfaction with the current criminal justice paradigm. Advocating the involvement of stakeholders in the decision-making process, it seeks to put a human face on the handling of crime: but how feasible would its introduction be?

12:00, 21st February 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 13th February)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. But with financial news often inaccessible in terms of volume and complexity, enter Keep Calm Talk Law's new fortnightly round-up: a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:43, 19th February 2017
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Briggs v Briggs: Rethinking the Law on Withdrawal of Treatment

In late 2016, the case of Paul Briggs tested the law on the withdrawal of treatment for those in a Minimally Conscious State. With courts invariably receptive to applications on behalf of patients in Persistent Vegetative States, can greater judicial reluctance to cases like Briggs' be justified?

12:00, 17th February 2017
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You’ll Never Walk Alone: How Hillsborough Put Negligence on a Wrong Turn

The impact of the Hillsborough is still being felt right across society and across the law. Indeed, the fallout of the disaster saw the creation of a precedent applied to negligence claims for psychiatric harm. Though of the highest authority, is it time for that decision to be rethought?

12:00, 14th February 2017
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Slipping off the Mask: The Failure to Protect our Right to Privacy

Our privacy is under threat. The fight against terrorism and the emergence of social media have meant it is increasingly hard to protect information about our personal lives. And, to compound matters, the current remedies for the infringements of privacy rights we do have are simply not sufficient.

12:00, 10th February 2017
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