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Spanish Rugby in the Dock Pt II: Mitigating Ineligibility

The Spanish rugby team will miss out on qualifying for the Rugby World Cup 2019 after fielding ineligible players. An independent committee confirmed they had breached the laws of the game. However, in the second of a two part series, Ben Cisneros suggests there remains a glimmer of hope for Spain.

19:00, 20th May 2018
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Proposed Changes to Organ Donation Miss the Heart of the Issue

A Private Members' Bill proposing changes to organ donation has recently passed its second reading in Parliament. However, the proposed soft opt-out scheme is the incorrect route to take; instead, attention should be given to changing societal attitudes towards organ donation.

12:00, 3rd April 2018
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Affray Outside Off-Stump: Explaining Ben Stokes’ Charges

England cricketer Ben Stokes was charged earlier this week with the offence of affray following an incident that occurred outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017. This article explains what exactly he is being charged with, what the prosecution must prove and what defences might be used.

12:00, 16th March 2018
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Innocent Fun or Underage Gambling? Loot Boxes in Video Games

Many video games offer players the chance to purchase 'loot boxes' that aid their progress in the game by rewarding the player with random in-game items. Questions can be raised about the extent to which this can, and should, be considered as falling under the legal definition of gambling.

12:00, 20th February 2018
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The Biggest Challenges Facing the Legal Profession in 2018

Showing an understanding of the challenges facing the legal profession is vital for demonstrating commercial awareness to recruiters. Thus, it is important to examine how issues like Brexit, cyber security, fixed costs and online courts could cause problems for lawyers in the coming year.

12:00, 2nd January 2018
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A Study of Damaging Discourse: Regulating Female Genital Cutting

A polarised discourse on the subject of Female Genital Cutting that has tended to focus upon the writers themselves rather than their arguments has impacted upon the development of effective and coherent regulation of the practice. This leaves contradictions in the law that need to be resolved.

12:00, 12th December 2017
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Guarding against Phoney Wills: Applying Formalities to Unsent Texts

English law requires that, in order for a document to be treated as a will, several formalities must be complied with. However, the Supreme Court of Queensland's decision to allow an unsent text to constitute a will shows how granting courts flexibility when applying such formalities is beneficial.

12:00, 28th November 2017
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Poor Relations and Proportionality: The Flaws of TfL’s Uber Decision

The decision by Transport for London not to renew Uber's operating licence in London has proved divisive. But for all the public discourse, little focus has been placed on the legal specifics, close examination of which reveals several grounds for the company to use to launch a successful appeal.

12:00, 13th October 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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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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The Last Laugh? The Failure of IP law to Protect Comedians

The law of IP across many jurisdictions has struggled to provide adequate protection for comedians, as demonstrated by an upcoming case in America involving Conan O'Brien. There is evidence that shows comedians have thus resorted to using social norms to protect themselves, and each other.

12:00, 11th July 2017
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Questions Without Answers: The Grenfell Tower Disaster

While the political fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire has been intensely covered by the media, legal questions that examine the effectiveness of the relevant regulations, as well as notions of accountability, have been given less airtime and scrutiny. But is this an oversight?

12:00, 28th June 2017
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Block-Chain and Smart-Contracts

New online technology, and the 'Smart-Contracts' it facilitates, could have a dramatic impact on the future work of law firms in areas such as insurance and private equity management. But what exactly are these new developments?

12:00, 2nd May 2017
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Alright for SAAMco? Redefining Negligence for the Legal Profession

The scope of negligence liability faced by legal professionals was authoritatively determined in the late 1990s; the law was stable and well-known. But a Supreme Court decision from earlier this year heralded a new approach - so should lawyers start to worry, or breathe a sigh of relief?

12:00, 11th April 2017
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