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Why the Law on Indirect Discrimination is so Vital for Equality

Annie Fendrich examines the protection afforded by the Equality Act and looks at a recent agreement made between the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Urswick School after their school hairstyle policy was found to constitute indirect discrimination against black and mixed-race students.

12:05, 15th June 2021
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Walk It Off: Rugby Union and the Law of Negligence

In light of a 2020 class-action lawsuit brought by rugby ex-internationals who report brain damage from repeated concussions, KCTL examines the law of Negligence as it applies to sports and particularly Rugby Union. How does a contestant's voluntary participation affect a claim?

11:15, 18th April 2021
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Are the Courts Overstepping on Parliamentary Accountability?

Jalal Chohan examines the current status of Judicial Review and recent attempts by the government to curb what some see as its expansion into the realms of parliamentary accountability.

19:19, 30th March 2021
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The Biggest Challenges Facing the Legal Profession in 2021

2021 is an exciting - if strange - time to be starting out in the legal sector or trying to get a foot in the door. Keep Calm Talk Law looks at some of the major trends and challenges for the year ahead, including Brexit, lockdown, and the possibility of a "big squeeze" on the horizon.

12:00, 2nd March 2021
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KCTL: New Year, New Team

After a year of far less pleasant upheavals and changes, Keep Calm Talk Law is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Editor in Chief and welcomes new editors and writers who have joined the team for the New Year. KCTL also looks at upcoming articles in March and April.

18:59, 1st March 2021
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Intention to Create Legal Relations: A Necessary Fiction?

Case law points to an entrenched divide between the treatment of domestic and commercial relationships, but is the objective test for determining an intention to create legal relations a fiction? Moreover, if it is, is the test a necessary fiction or one that is no longer fit for purpose?

12:00, 24th November 2020
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The Owners and Directors Test: An Unreliable Keeper of Football's Integrity?

The Owners and Directors Test (ODT) is intended to ensure those who run English football clubs are fit for the job and preserve the integrity of the game - but is the current ODT fit for purpose in the wake of recent scandals and failures?

11:00, 13th October 2020
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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?

11:00, 18th August 2020
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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.

11:00, 28th July 2020
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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.

11:00, 7th July 2020
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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.

11:00, 23rd June 2020
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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.

11:00, 16th June 2020
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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.

11:00, 26th May 2020
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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.

11:00, 19th May 2020
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